Broadbelt Research Group Members

Research Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

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

Becca Harmon

Education
BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University

Research
Using microkinetic modeling to understand linseed oil degradation pathways in paintings

reharmon@u.northwestern.edu

Elsa Koninckx

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, Penn State University

Research
Modeling ethylene oligomerization on Ni zeolites

ekoninckx@u.northwestern.edu

Grant Marsden

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Research
Modeling to study catalysts for olefin oligomerization

grantmarsden2022@u.northwestern.edu

Jake Martin

Education
BS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University

Research
Computational metabolic engineering
Co-advised with Keith Tyo

jacobmartin2022@u.northwestern.edu

Joseph Ni

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, Rice University

Research
Computational metabolic engineering
Co-advised with Keith Tyo

joseph.ni@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

Sergio Vernuccio

Education
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ph.D., Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Research
Microkinetic modeling of oligomerization processes on acidic zeolites

sergio.vernuccio@northwestern.edu