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Wirth Lab June 2022

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Sithara Vinod

Sithara Vinod

Sithara studies heat transfer by droplets impacting a heated surface for spray cooling applications and skinning in paints.

 

 


 

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Prateek Dwivedi

Prateek is developing new image processing and imaging deployment strategies for defect detection during the manufacturing of coatings.

 

 


Doctoral Students

 

Hairou Yu

Hairou Yu 

Hairou is studying the fabrication of the capsules and measuring the adhesion of capsules with SMR-TIRM. 

 

 

 

 

KangJin Lee

KangJin Lee 

KangJin is working on modeling the complex fluid in flow batteries and testing different surfactants for flow battery applications.

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Haroon

Muhammad Haroon 

Haroon is investigating dynamics of catalytically active Janus particles near a boundary and analyzing the mechanism of their motion using Scattering Morphology Resolved- Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (SMR-TIRM).

 

 

 

 


Undergraduate Students

Samhita Vasudevan

Samhita Vasudevan

Samhita is working on modeling the complex fluid in flow batteries and testing different surfactants for flow battery applications.

 

 

 

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Mobai Jiang

Mobai is assisting the study of skinning mechanisms of paint through optical coherence tomography imaging. 

 

 

 


Group Alumni

Marola Issa (PhD, Spring 2024), currently senior TS&D scientist at Dow.

Mohan Das (Postdoc)

Jiarui (Gary) Yan (PhD, Summer 2023)

Diego Calderon

Olivia Kamlet

Parker Holmes

Brian Cameron

John Mays currently completing his degree at CWRU.

Mattew Pitell (BS, Spring 2022) - Currently in his co-op.

Isabel Papenbrock Romero currently completing her Chemical Engineering degree at CWRU

Hanjoo Oliver Lee currently completing his Chemistry and Psychology degrees at CWRU.

Alison Kennedy (BS, Spring 2021) - Currently employed as an intern at Sherwin Williams.

Mandy Huynh  (BS) - Currently employed as an intern at Cargill.

Mingji Li (MS, Spring 2021)

Dr. Aidin Rashidi (Postdocs, Fall 2020) – Currently employed at Sherwin Williams.

Dr. Sergio Dominguez-Medina (Postdocs, Fall 2020) – Currently employed at Folio Photonics.

Adam Caroscio (HS Diploma, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his high school education at St. Edward's High School.

Samuel Baugh (HS Diploma, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his high school education at St. Edward’s High School.

Peter Howard (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Chemistry BS degree at Louisiana State University.

Tyler Leibengood (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Physics BS degree at Youngstown State University.

Steven Bengele (BS, Spring 2021, expected) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Mike March (MS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently employed at Sherwin Williams.

Lily Gould (MS, Spring 2021, expected) – Currently employed at BASF.

Marissa Trivisonno (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Sarahh Bouchahine (BS, Honors, Spring 2019) – Currently employed at Lubrizol.

Camerin McDonald (BS, Honors, Spring 2019) – Currently employed at Nexus Engineering Group.

Naik Yusufi (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Marissa Kostandaras (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Jiarui (Gary) Yan (MS, Summer 2018) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Chris Wirth.

Kenneth Gregg (BS, University of Akron, Spring 2020) – Currently completing his BS in Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Akron.

Sri Harsha Nuthalapati (MS, Spring 2018) – Data Scientist at Verizon.

Nandini Padaraju (BS/MS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Payton Lewis (BS, Honors, Spring 2018) – Employed at SIFCO Industries.

William Ivancic (BS, Honors & MS, Fall 2017) – Employed at Continental Products.

Selwin Varghese (MS, Fall 2017) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Chris Wirth.

Mehul Gamara (MS, Fall 2017) –

TJ Markiewicz (BS, Rowan University, Spring 2018) – Currently completing his Biomedical Engineering MS degree at Rutgers University.

Nick Turner (MS, Fall 2015) – Employed at GrafTech.

Jason Wolf (BS, Fall 2015) – Employed at AFRL.

Ian Burns – Currently completing his Mechanical Engineering degree at CSU.

Richard Schmitt (BS, Spring 2016) – Completed his Chemical Engineering MS degree at CSU with Nolan Holland. Employed at Rovasis.

Cornelius Obasanjo (MS, Fall 2016) – Canada.

Venkateswara Rao Kode (MS, Spring 2017) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Geyou Ao.

Will Tuttle (MS, Spring 2017) – Employed at BASF.

John Juchnowski (BS, Fall 2016) – Employed at Xellia Pharmaceuticals.


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