Postdoctoral Researchers

Runhua Han Runhua Han
runhuahan@utexas.edu
Member since fall 2017

  • Phd Microbiology, Nankai University, China (2017)
  • BS Bioengineering, Central South University (2010)

Graduate Students

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 Matsuri Rojano Nisimura
matsuri.rojano@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since spring 2018

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
Philip Sweet
philipjsweet@utexas.edu | CPE 5.406
Member since spring 2017

  • BS Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh (2016)
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

Undergraduate Students

Jamie C Chuvalo-Abraham Jamie Abraham
Expected graduation: May 2020

Jamie has a passion for travel and spontaneous adventures. In her free time she enjoys baking, car racing, photography, and loves to make people laugh.

 Krishna Anand Krishna Anand
Expected graduation: Spring 2021

Krishna enjoys playing the violin, watching sports, and listening to music.

Hutson Burg Hutson Burg
Expected graduation: Fall 2019

Hutson is fascinated by how things are built and put together. He finds it really rewarding to read the Bible with others and be built together with them. He also likes camping, nature, drawing, soap making, singing, and playing the guitar.

Amiya Cunningham Eunique Byrd
SUPER summer research program

Biology, Florida Memorial University

Eunique enjoys hanging with family and friends and playing with and being an inspiration for kids.

Amiya Cunningham Amiya Cunningham
NSF-REU summer research program

Biochemistry, East Carolina University

Amiya enjoys going to the lake and the beach, watching movies, working out, and reading

Nicholas Curtis Nicholas Curtis
Expected graduation: May 2019

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

Nicholas Curtis Jaden Fang
Expected graduation: May 2022

Jaden likes to play basketball, cook, and listen to music.

Natalia Gonzalez Natalia Gonzalez
Expected graduation: May 2018

Natalia likes to travel the world to find new experiences and foods.

Isabella Joseph Isabella Joseph
Expected graduation: May 2021

Isabella loves drawing and painting. She also enjoys traveling, baking and playing chess.

Sang Hyun (Sam) Ju Sang Hyun (Sam) Ju
Expected graduation: May 2019

Sam enjoys running and traveling- sometimes he runs in new cities while traveling.

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.

McKenzie Stouffer
Expected graduation: December 2019

McKenzie loves to explore Austin and stay active with her friends. Some of her favorite hobbies include watching movies, fostering dogs, playing volleyball, and singing.

Daiqi Wang
Expected graduation: May 2019

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

John Ye
Expected graduation: May 2020

John enjoys reading, travelling, and occasionally playing video games with friends.

Former Graduate students

Chen-Hsun Tsai Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2017)
Chen is pursuing a postdoc position in the University of Houston
Kevin Baldridge Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2017)
Kevin is now a postdoctoral researcher in Daniel J. Leahy lab in the department of molecular biosciences at UT Austin.
Bianca Williams

Master’s degree recipient (2016)

Paul Amador M.S. Microbiology (2016)
Paul is now a research associate at Molecular Templates.
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 as a scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Jorge Vazquez-Anderson Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2016)
Jorge is currently working as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group in Dallas.
Justin Janovsky Master’s degree recipient (2015)
Justin is now working at Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Austin.
Shyla Narasimhachar Postdoctoral Associate

Former undergraduate students

Nithya Anirudhan Nithya is continuing her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Meg Arnold Meg is now working at Bloomberg L.P. as a software engineer.
Emmalie Berkovsky Emmalie is a medical student at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
Reena Bhikha Reena is now working at Merck in Austin.
Arijit Bhuyan Arijit is now working in Houston at Quorum Business Solutions.
Trystan Blake Trystan is attending medical school at Rocky Vista University.
Cameron Blome Cameron is currently working as a teacher at Del Valle High School.
Aishwarya Buvanendiran Aishu is attending medical school at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
Aanandh Chandrasekar Aanandh is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Brendan Chou Brendan is attending medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
David Castro David is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Chelsea Clark Chelsea is pursuing a doctoral degree at Rice University.
Kyler Cook Kyler is currently a business technology analyst at Deloitte Consulting.
Peter Dailey Peter is a medical student attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Ricardo de la Peña Ricardo is pursuing a doctoral degree at Stanford University.
Kaitlin Dunn Kaitlin is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Victoria Fry Victoria is an Energy Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies LLC in Houston.
Emily Fung Emily is currently attending medical school at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Jorge Gomez Medellin Jorge is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Chicago.
Nishant Gupta Nishant is currently a software developer at Bloomberg L.P.
Taylor Hatridge Taylor is a research assistant in the Lynd Lab at the University of Texas at Austin and is planning to pursue her PhD in chemical engineering.
Trey Henninger Trey is now a process engineer at BASF Corporation.
DanielHerrera Daniel is now a Software Engineer at IBM in Austin.
Sunjna Kohli Sunjna is continuing her undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Louis Kirkley Louis is continuing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Roy Lei Roy is attending medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Rick Liao Rick is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Washington.
Sarah Lipp Sarah is attending medical school at Indiana University.
Alex Moon-Walker Alex is pursuing a PhD in Virology at Harvard University.
Rohan Murthy Rohan is continuing his education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Areen Pitaktong Areen is a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
Matt Pribadi Matt is currently an applications engineer at Exxon Mobil.
Shiv Saha Shiv currently works at LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. as a technical service engineer. 
Ramon Sandigan Ramon is a continuous improvement engineer at Axiall Corporation. 
Ru Schaefferkoetter Ru currently works as a production engineer with BP America.
Emily Schmitz Emily is continuing her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UT and is planning to pursue graduate studies in environmental engineering. 
Bobi Simonsen Bobi is a Contact Engineer with ExxonMobil in Baytown, TX.
Anirudh Sivakumar Anirudh is pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory University with NSF Graduate Fellowship.
Anusha Sivakumar Anusha is now working as an application lab chemist at BASF Colors and Effects.
John Sung John is currently a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
Michael Trombold Michael is currently pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Respina Vaezian Respina is working at PepsiCo as a R&D associate engineer.
Praveen Vimalathas Praveen is a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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