Graduate Students

Kevin Baldridge Kevin Baldridge
baldridge.kevin@utexas.edu | CPE 3.474
Member since fall 2011

Angela Chen Angela Chen
angelachen@utexas.edu
Member since fall 2015

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • BS Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University (2015)
  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University (2015)
Juan Camilo Gonzalez-Rivera Juan Camilo Gonzalez-Rivera
jc.gonzalez@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2014

  • Fulbright Fellow
  • MS Electronics Engineering, University of Los Andes, Colombia (2014)
  • BS Chemical Engineering, University of Los Andes, Colombia (2011)
DSC_0017 - Version 3 Katie Haning
katie.haning@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2013

Abigail Leistra Abigail Leistra
anleistra@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2015

Mia Mihailovic Mia Mihailovic
mihailom@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2015

Mark Sherman Mark Sherman
mark.sherman@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since spring 2016

  • MS Marine Biology, University of North Carolina- Wilmington
  • BS Marine Biology, University of Maryland- College Park
Chen-Hsun Tsai
chenhsuntsai@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2011

  • BS Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University (2009)
Screen shot 2013-10-29 at 8.35.22 PM Kevin Vasquez
kvasquez@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since fall 2013

Jo Villa
jkvilla@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since spring 2016

Bianca Williams
bianca.williams@utexas.edu
Member since fall 2012

Undergraduate Students

Reena Bhikha Reena Bhikha
Expected graduation: May 2018

Reena enjoys visual arts, baking desserts, and performing classical dance.

Arijit Bhuyan Arijit Bhuyan
Expected graduation: May 2018

Arijit likes to play piano, listen to music, and play basketball with his friends.

Aishwarya Buvanendiran Aishwarya Buvanendiran
Expected graduation: December 2016

Aishwarya likes playing the violin and volunteering at the APA animal shelter.

Nicholas Curtis Nicholas Curtis
Expected graduation: May 2018

Nicholas likes to read, play piano, travel, and go out with friends.

Victoria Fry Victoria Fry
Expected graduation: May 2018

Victoria likes to read, listen to music, and travel in her free time.

Taylor Hatridge Taylor Hatridge
Expected graduation: May 2017

Taylor enjoys reading, painting, and hanging out with friends in her spare time.

Juliana Kim Juliana Kim
Expected graduation: May 2020

Juliana enjoys playing the cello and participating in various chamber groups. In her downtime, you might find her playing with her dog, journaling, running, or listening to music

Louis Kirkley Louis Kirkley
Expected graduation: May 2018

Louis likes to play violin and piano, read, watch anime, and play strategy games in his free time.

Sunjna Kohli Sunjna Kohli
Expected graduation: May 2019

Sunjna likes running, traveling and listening to music.

Matthew Law Matthew Law
Expected graduation: May 2020

Matthew enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, dancing, and cooking

Ali Modak Ali Modak
Expected graduation: May 2020

Ali was a national table tennis player in Saudi Arabia. He enjoys playing table tennis, loves to try different cuisines, travel, and play and watch cricket.

Alex Moon-Walker Alex Moon-Walker
Expected graduation: May 2017

Alex likes to work out, listen to music, and watch movies during his free time.

Rohan Murthy Rohan Murthy
Expected graduation: May 2018

Rohan likes to play guitar, play tennis, watch sports, watch movies, hang out with friends, and work out during his free time.

Bobi Simonsen Bobi Simonsen
Expected graduation: Fall 2017

Bobi is an avid rock climber and yoga enthusiast, and she loves music, puzzles, and cooking

Praveen Vimalathas Praveen Vimalathas
Expected graduation: May 2017

Praveen Vimalathas likes to play sports, workout, learn to cook new recipes, and discover the unknown.

Daiqi Wang
Expected graduation: May 2019

Daiqi likes to watch movies, eat, and play video games.

Former Graduate students

Paul Amador M.S. Microbiology (2016)
Seung Hee Cho Ph.D. Molecular Biology (2016)
Seung Hee is now working in Samsung Institute of Technology in Korea.
Grant Gelderman Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2016)
Grant is pursuing a postdoc position in Dr. Brynildsen’s lab in Princeton University.
Steven Sowa Ph.D. Microbiology (2016)
Steve currently works at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Justin Janovsky Master’s degree recipient (2015)
Justin is now working at Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Austin
Jorge Vazquez-Anderson Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2016)
Jorge is currently working at Boston Consulting Group in Dallas
Shyla Narasimhachar Postdoctoral Associate

Former undergraduate students

Nithya Anirudhan Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nithya is continuing her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Meg Arnold TACC ICERT REU Fellow (TACC ICERT REU at Texas Advanced Computing Center), University at Buffalo
Meg is continuing her studies at the University at Buffalo.
Emmalie Berkovsky Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emmalie is continuing her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Trystan Blake NSF REU Fellow (IMPACT REU at UT Austin), Southern Utah University.
Cameron Blome Undergraduate Research Assistant
Aanandh Chandrasekar Undergraduate Research Assistant
Aanandh continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Brendan Chou Undergraduate Research Assistant
Brendan is attending medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
David Castro Undergraduate Research Assistant
David is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Chelsea Clark Undergraduate Research Assistant, currently pursuing a PhD at Rice university.
Kyler Cook Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kyler is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Peter Dailey NSF REU Fellow (IMPACT REU at UT Austin), New Mexico State University
Peter is attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Ricardo de la Peña Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ricardo is pursuing graduate study at Stanford University.
Kaitlin Dunn Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kaitlin is pursuing graduate study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Emily Fung Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emily is currently working and preparing for medical school.
Alan J Garcia TACC ICERT REU Fellow (TACC ICERT REU at Texas Advanced Computing Center), California State University Monterey Bay
Jorge Gomez Medellin Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jorge is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Nishant Gupta Undergraduate Research Assistant
Nishant is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Trey Menninger Undergraduate Research Assistant
Trey is continuing his education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sang (Sam) Hyun Ju Undergraduate Research Assistant
Roy Lei Undergraduate Research Assistant; Roy is attending medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Rick Liao Undergraduate Research Assistant, currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Washington
Sarah Lipp Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sarah is attending medical school at Indiana University.
Trey Menninger Undergraduate Research Assistant
Trey is continuing his education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Pribadi Undergraduate Research Assistant
Shiv Saha Undergraduate Research Assistant
Shiv is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ramon Sandman Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ramon is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ru Schaefferkoetter Undergraduate Research Assistant
Ru currently works as an engineer with ExxonMobil.
Emily Schmitz Undergraduate Research Assistant
Emily is continuing her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UT
Anirudh Sivakumar Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anirudh is continuing his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UT.
Anusha Sivakumar Undergraduate Research Assistant
Anusha is now working as an engineer at BASF.
John Sung Undergraduate Research Assistant
Michael Trombold Undergraduate Research Assistant; currently pursuing a PhD at CU Boulder
Respina Vaezian Undergraduate Research Assistant