People

 

Principal Investigator:

 

Pablo Debenedetti

Pablo Debenedetti

Undergraduate degree: Ingeniero Químico, Buenos Aires University (1978)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985)

Research projects: see personal website

Lab location: A419 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-5480

Email: pdebene@princeton.edu  

 

 

  

Graduate students and post-docs:

 

Elia Altabet, Graduate Student (2013-)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland (2012)

Research projects: Water in hydrophobic confinement; Supercooled liquids and glasses

Lab location: A027 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-5413

Email: altabet@Princeton.EDU

 

Betul Uralcan, Graduate Student (2014-)

Undergraduate degree: B.E. Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey (2013)

Research projects:

Lab location: A026 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-9089

Email: buralcan@Princeton.EDU

 

Folarin Latinwo, Post-Doc (2014-)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2007)

Research projects:

Lab location: A026 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-0206

Email: flatinwo@Princeton.EDU

 

Mohammad Navaid Khan, Post-Doc (2016-)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2016)

Undergraduate degree: B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2010)

Research projects: Understanding the dynamics and thermodynamics of protein biophysics using methods in molecular modeling

Lab location: A027 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-9089

Email: mnkhan@Princeton.EDU

 

Daniel Kozuch, Graduate Student (2017-)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (2016)

Research projects: Proteins in Extreme Conditions

Lab location: A027 EQuad

Phone: (609) 258-5413

Email: dkozuch@Princeton.EDU

 

Gül Zerze, Post-Doc (2017-)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University (2017)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University (2012)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University (2010)

Research projects:

Lab location:

Phone:

Email: hzerze@princeton.edu

 

 

  

Former members:

 
Sang Beom Kim, Graduate Student (2013-2017)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2017)

Research projects: Computational Modeling of Protein Hydration and Folding

Joseph Vella, Graduate Student (2013-2017)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University (2012)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2017)

Research projects: Simulations of liquid metals as plasma-facing materials for fusion energy systems

Amir Haji-Akbari, Post Doc (2012-2016)

Undergraduate degree: B.Sc. Biotechnology, University of Tehran (2003)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2006)

Graduate degree: M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan (2009)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan (2011)

Research projects:

 

Rakesh Singh, Post-Doc (2014-2016)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2013)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2009)

Undergraduate degree: B.Sc. Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India (2006)

Research projects:

 

Francesco Ricci, Graduate Student (2011-2016)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College (2010)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2016)

Research projects: The Origin of Biological Homochirality, and the Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition in Network-Forming Fluids

Lichao Cai, Graduate Student (2011-2016)

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemistry, Peking University (2010)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2016)

Research projects: Desalination Via Formation of Binary Clathrate Hydrates

Jeremy Palmer, Post-Doc (2011-2014)

Former Post-Doc, currently an assistant professor at University of Houston

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2006)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University (2011)

Research projects:

Kevin Daly, Graduate Student (2009-2014)

Former Graduate Student, currently at ExxonMobil

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rice University (2009)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2014)

Research projects: hydration and transport in fuel cell membranes

Zane Shi, Graduate Student (2009-2014)

Former Graduate Student

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Physics, Princeton University (2014)

Research projects: Stable glasses

Arun Prabhu, Graduate Student (2012-2014)

Former Graduate Student

Undergraduate degree:

Research projects:

Harold "Wick" Hatch, Graduate Student (2008-2013)

Former Graduate Student, currently NIST NRC Post-Doc with Vincent Shen

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tulane University (2008)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2013)

Research projects: see personal website

Yang Liu, (2007-2012)

Former Graduate Student, currently at Air Products.

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (2007)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2012)

Research projects: the phase behavior of nano-confined water

Sumit Sharma, Post-Doc (2010-2012)

Former Post-Doc, currently at Intel.

Undergraduate degree: B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (2003)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2006)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Columbia University (2010)

Research projects: Reaction rate calculations of liquid to vapor phase transition of water in confinement

Theresa Lindholm (Cho) (2004-2012)

Former Graduate Student, currently Post-Doc with Prof. Bengt-Harald Jonsson at Linkoping University.

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2004)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2012)

Research projects: stabilization of proteins in freeze drying processes

Sapna Sarupria (2009-2011)

Former Post-Doc, currently Assistant Professor at Clemson University

Undergraduate degree: B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology (2002)

Graduate degree: M.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A & M University (2004)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2009)

Research projects: Quantitative understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of CO2 hydrate formation

Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillón (2006-2011)

Former Graduate Student, currently Post-Doc with Prof. Elimelech at Yale

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, McGill University (2002)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2011)

Research projects: the dynamics of nano-confined water

Andy Ferguson (2005-2010)

Former Graduate Student, currently Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate degree: M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Imperial College (2005)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2010)

Research projects:

Tom Lombardo (2004-2009)

Former Graduate Student, currently at Areté Associates

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (2004)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2009)

Research projects: theory and simulation of liquids and glasses

Nicolas Giovambattista (2004-2008)

Former Post-Doc, currently Associate Professor at Brooklyn University

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Physics, Boston University (2004)

Research projects: thermodynamics of water in confinement

Swaroop Chatterjee (2003-2008)

Former Graduate Student, currently at Credit Suisse Securities USA

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio State (2003)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2008)

Research projects: analytical and computational investigation of water-like anomalies in model fluids

 

Bryan Patel (2002-2008)

Former Graduate Student, currently at ExxonMobil in Fairfax, VA

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo (2002)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2008)

Research projects: theory and simulation of pressure-induced denaturation of proteins

 

Tom O'Connor (2001-2007)

Former Graduate Student, currently at ExxonMobil in Fairfax, VA

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union (2001)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2007)

Research projects: protein stabilization with carbohydrates

 

Lawrence Lee

Lawrence Lee (2000-2006)

Former Graduate Student, currently at FDA in Virginia

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia (2000)

Graduate Degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2006)

Research projects: protein preservation in amorphous glasses

 

Scott Shell

M Scott Shell (2000-2005)

Former Graduate Student, now Associate Professor at UC-Santa Barbara

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2000)

Graduate Degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2005)

Research projects:  theory and simulation of glasses and network-forming fluids

 

Subhranil De (2003)

Former Post-Doc, currently with Prof. Thein Kyu at the University of Akron

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Physics, University of Rochester (2002)

Research projects: theory and simulation of water and gas hydrates

 

Melissa Feeney

Melissa Feeney Wasserman (1998-2003)

Former Graduate Student

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (1997)

Graduate Degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2003)

Research projects: theory of hydrogen-bonding liquids at low temperatures

 

Prasenjit Bhattacharya (2002-2003)

Former Graduate Student

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (1998)

Research projects: glass transition of biopolymers

 

Jose Francisco Chávez-Rios (2002-2003)

Former Post-Doc, currently at TransAlta

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Research projects: modeling of particle formation in supercritical processes


 

Yanfeng Zhang

Yanfeng Zhang, (2000)

Former Graduate Student

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (2000)

Vince Shen

Vincent Shen (1997-2002)

Former Graduate Student, currently at NIST in the Computational Chemistry Group

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.S. Materials Science, University of California at Berkeley (1996)

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2002)

 

Jeff Errington

Jeff Errington (1999-2001)

Former Post-Doc, now Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo

Graduate degree: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University (1999)