Broadbelt Research Group Members

Research Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Lindsay Oakley

Education
BS Chemistry, College of William and Mary

Research
Using Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations to understand the polymerization and degradation pathways of linseed oil networks in historic oil paintings
Co-advised by Prof. Kenneth Shull

lindsayoakley2012@u.northwestern.edu

Ying Yu

Education
BS Automation, Zhejiang University, China

Research
Using quantum chemical methods and microkinetic modeling to study catalysis in regioselective ring opening reactions

yingyu2012@u.northwestern.edu

Jennifer Greene

Education
Vanderbilt University, B.E. Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2011

Research
Computational Metabolic Engineering
Co-advised by Prof. Keith Tyo

jennifergreene2012@u.northwestern.edu

Hanyu Gao

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Research
Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of Polymerization

hanyugao2017@u.northwestern.edu

Rob Brydon

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Research
Modeling Selective Oxidation Chemistry on Au Nanoparticles

robertbrydon2013@u.northwestern.edu

Lauren Dellon

Education
BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University

Research
Biomass Characterization and Pyrolysis

laurendellon2014@u.northwestern.edu

Charmaine Bennett

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara

Research
Regioselective Ring Opening of Epoxides
Co-advised by Justin Notestein

charmainebennett2020@u.northwestern.edu

Jonathan Strutz

Education
BS Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University

Research
Computational Metabolic Engineering
Co-advised by Keith Tyo

jonathanstrutz2021@u.northwestern.edu

Mihir Bhagat

Education
B.Tech. Dyestuff Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Research
Catalytic isomerizations of polyether, polyalcohols for use in polyurethane manufacturing
Co-advised by Justin Notestein

mihirbhagat@u.northwestern.edu

Master's Students

Rosalia Rizo

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, IQS School of Engineering in Barcelona, Spain

Research
Biomass Pyrolysis

rosaliarizo2018@u.northwestern.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiaowei Zhou

Education
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Chang'an University, China
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Research
Microkinetic modeling of biomass pyrolysis and analysis of catalytic routes to bio-based chemicals

xiaowei.zhou@northwestern.edu