Broadbelt Research Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students Graduated

2016

Adam Pelzer


Uptake

Abraham Yanez-McKay

"Lignin Deconstruction Understood Through Coupled Structural and Kinetic Models"
Cummins

2015

Heather Mayes

"Uncovering Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Thermochemical and Enzymatic Cellulose Decomposition"
University of Chicago Post Doc then University of Michigan

Matthew Moura

"Computational and Experimental Techniques for the Application of Promiscuous Enzymes to Novel Biosynthetic Pathway Development" (co-advised by Keith Tyo)
Greenlight Biosciences

Andrew Stine

"BNICE"
Immunetrics

2014

Beatriz Peñalver Bernabé

"Dynamic Systems Biology Approaches for Regenerative Medicine" (co-advised by Prof. Lonnie Shea)
Northwestern

Renhu Ma

"Computational Screening of Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Hydrolysis"
Cummins

2013

Di Wu

"Development of a Structural-based Enzyme Screening Strategy and Its Application"
Intel

2012

Kate Bjorkman

"Computational Methods for Analysis of Complex Catalytic Reaction Networks"
UOP

2011

Ivan Konstantinov

"Towards the Rational Design of Biomimetic Catalytic Materials: A Molecular Modeling Approach"
Dow Chemical Company

Patrick Ryan

"Metal-Organic Frameworks and Porphyrin Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage, Gas Separations, and Catalysis" (co-advised by Prof. Randy Snurr)
Baxter

2010

Gloria Emberger Oxford

"Analysis and Design of Supramolecular Metal-Organic Complexes for Catalysis and Separations"
Freelance Editor, American Journal Experts

Andrew Adamczyk

"Prediction of Silicon Nanoparticle Formation: Thermochemistry and Kinetics Generalized from Quantum Chemistry"
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Lin Wang

"Designing Polymer Architectures through Synthesis, Characterization and Kinetic Analysis"
Dow Chemical Company

Xiaoying Bao

"Molecular Modeling of Enantioselective Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
General Electric

2009

Stacey Finley

"Computational Approaches to Systems Biology: Applications in Xenobiotic Metabolism and Cellular Signaling"
Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California

Chunyi Sung

"Quantum Chemical Investigations of NOx Reduction with BaY Zeolites"
Postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University

Andrew Cho

"Mechanistic modeling of nitroxide-mediated controlled radical polymerization"
Eagle Seven Trading

2008

Seth Levine

"Mechanistic Modeling of Polymer Pyrolysis: Investigation of Intrinsic Kinetics, Reaction Pathways, and Structural Heterogeneities"
bp

Xinrui Yu

"Kinetic Modeling of Acrylate Polymerization at High Temperature"
ExxonMobil

Rodney Priestley

"Effects of Nanoscale Confinement and Interfaces on the Structural Relaxation of Amorphous Polymers Monitored at the Molecular Scale by Fluorescence and Dielectric Spectroscopy" (co-advised by Prof. John Torkelson)
Assistant professor at Princeton University

2007

Simon Albo

"Development and Application of Tools for Modeling Mass Transport and Catalytic Reaction in Nanostructured Membranes" (co-advised by Prof. Randy Snurr)
Joule Unlimited

Jim Pfaendtner

"Mechanistic Modeling of Hydrocarbon Autoxidation: Theory and Application to the Study of Lubricant Degradation"
Assistant Professor at the University of Washington

Joanna González-Lergier

"Theoretical Considerations and Computational Analysis of the Complexity in Polyketide Synthesis Pathways"
(co-advised by Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis)
In-house Editor, American Journal Experts

Chris Henry

"Computational Thermodynamic and Biosynthetic Analysis of Genome-Scale Metabolic Models"
(co-advised by Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis)
Argonne National Laboratory

2006

Matt Jankowski

"On the Feasibility of Novel Biochemical Transformations: A Thermodynamics and Constraints-Based Study"
(co-advised by Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis)
Mayo Clinic

Chunhui Li

"A Computational Framework for the Discovery of Novel Biotransformations" (co-advised by Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis)
Pace Analytical, Inc.

Debarshi Majumder

"Multiscale Modeling in Materials Design: Molecular Square Catalysis"
UOP

Maria Curet-Arana

"Mechanistic Analysis of Styrene Epoxidation Catalyzed by Manganese Porphyrins and Molecular Squares"
Assistant professor at University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

2005

Shumaila Khan

"Computational Chemistry and Mechanistic Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry: Models of Alkane and Oxygenate Chemistry"
Abbott Labs

Chen Ramachandran

"Solvent Effects in the Liquid Phase Epoxidation of 1-Hexene with Titanium Silicate-1" (co-advised by Prof. Randy Snurr)
Shell

2003

Hsi-Wu Wong

"Analysis of Complex Reaction Systems: Application to the Chemistry of Silicon Nanoparticle Formation and Polystyrene/Polypropylene Degradation"
Aerodyne Research, Inc.

Todd Kruse

"Detailed Mechanistic Modeling of Polymer Degradation: PhD Application to Polystyrene, Polypropylene and Polystyrene/Polypropylene Mixtures"
UOP

Scott McMillan

"Modeling Nitrogen Oxide Catalysis Over Cobalt-Exchanged Zeolites: The Role of Cobalt-Zeolite Coordination Environment" (co-advised by Prof. Randy Snurr)
Intel

2002

Ned Haubein

"Koch Carbonylation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether: Challenges in Liquid Phase Mechanistic Modeling and Many-Body Optimization"
Penn Medicine

2000

David Dooling

"Development and Analysis of Kinetic Models for Nonuniformity in Heterogeneous Catalysis"
Washington University at St. Louis

1999

Oh Sang Woo

"Resource Recovery of Polystyrene to Monomer Through Binary Mixture Pyrolysis and Base Catalysis"
3M

Matthew De Witt

"Elucidation of the Primary Reaction Pathways and Degradation Mechanism During Coprocessing of Polymeric Waste with Coal"
Dayton Research Institute

1998

David Klinke

"Computational Developments in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reaction Modeling: Mechanisitic Elucidation of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis"
Associate professor at West Virginia University

Masters Students Graduated

2013

Kanika Mital

"A DFT Study of the Epoxidation of Alkenes using Free and Supported Peroxyacids"
Northwestern University

2011

Eric Mondor

"Group Additivity Determination for Enthalpies of Formation of Carbenium Ions and Microkinetic Modeling of Solid Acid Catalyzed Isobutane/Butene Alkylation"
High School Teacher, Tampa, FL

2008

Ramesh Sarathi

Conoco Philips

1999

Letitia Garber

"The Thermal and Catalytic Degradation of High Density Polyethylene using HUSY and HZSM-5 Zeolites"
Kraft Foods

Post-Doctoral Fellows

2014

Venkat Reddy Regatte

Developing a kinetic Monte Carlo framework for modeling of acrylic polymers
Sandvik Asia Pvt Limited, Pune, India

2012

Satyender Goel

Detailed chemical kinetic model for surface chemistry of C-SiC-SiO2 rubber composite materials
Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Majeed S. Shaik

Computational screening of catalysts for carbon dioxide hydrolysis
Shell

Parag A. Deshpande

Biomimetic catalyst design using density functional theory
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Vinu Ravikrishnan

Kinetic modeling of pyrolysis of biomass and polymers
Visiting Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2011

Janine Cheng

Microkinetics modeling on solid acid akylation
BASF, Germany

2009

Rajeev Surendran Assary

Discovery of novel biochemical pathways
Argonne National Laboratory

2005

Rafael Alcala

bp

2002

Quanchang Li

Razima Souleimanova

Qizhi Zhang

Argonne National Laboratory