Group Members

Current and Previous Doctoral Students

Emily Schulman (2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:
B.S., Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

Email:ebschul@terpmail.umd.edu

Wei Wu (2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:
B.S., Chemistry and Biotechnology, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China
M.S., Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Email: wuw11@umd.edu

 

  Mann Sakbodin (2013 – Present)

Prior to UMD: 
M.S., B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Honors:               
(1) The Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship, UMERC, 05/2015-04-2016

Email:  mann.sakbodin@gmail.com

 

Su Cheun Oh     (2013 – Present)

Prior to UMD:   
B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UMD, College Park, MD

Honors:
 (1) The Kokes Award, 25th North American Catalysis Society meeting, 06/2017
 (2) The Ted Koch Travel Award, Catalysis Club of Philadelphia, 04/2017
 (3) The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, UMD, 03/2015          
 (4) ASPIRE Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 02/2013

Email: sucheun@umd.edu

Yiqing Wu (02/2012-08/2017)
Prior to UMD:
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Thesis: The upgrading of methane to aromatics over transition metal loaded hierarchical zeolites

Honors:
(1) The Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, UMD, 09/2016
(2) The Kokes Award, 24th North American Catalysis Society meeting, 06/2015
(3) Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, UMD, 11/2016
(4) Hulka Energy Research Fellowship, 05/2015
(5) NECZA 2015 meeting poster presentation award, 12/2015
6National Science Foundation travel grants for attendance of “Shale Gas Monetization” workshop, 02/2014
(7) Catalysis Club of Philadelphia’s Annual Student Poster Award, 10/2012
(8) “TA of the 2012-2013 Year” award, ChBE Department

Email: wuyq2011@umd.edu

 

Laleh Emdadi     (02/2012-07/2016)

Prior to UMD:   
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
M.S., Biochemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology
M.S., ChBE Department, University of Maryland

Thesis: Engineering hierarchical meso-/microporous lamellar zeolites with variable textural and catalytic properties

Honors:
(1) The Kokes Award, 24th North American Catalysis Society meeting, 06/2015

(2) Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, UMD, 06/2013
(3) Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship, 05/2014
(4) “TA of the 2012-2013 Year” award, ChBE Department

Current position: Postdoc at Army Research Laboratory, Delphi, MD

Current and Previous Master Students

 

Ricardo Morales  (09/2016 – Present)

Prior to UMD: B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UMD, College Park, MD

Email: rmorale2@terpmail.umd.edu

 

 

Jingyu Fang          (09/2016 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      B.S., Applied Chemistry, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

Email: jfang126@terpmail.umd.edu

 

Dongchang Qin    (09/2016 – Present))

Prior to UMD:      B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Email:doq213@umd.edu

 

Junyan Zhang      (09/2015 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      B.S., Chemistry, Shandong University, Ji’nan, China

Email:junyanzhang0603@gmail.com

 

 

Guanghui Zhu    (09/2012 – 06/2014)

Prior to UMD:    B.S., Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Thesis:                Synthesis of zeolite@MOF nanoporous composites as bifunctional catalysts
Co-advisor:         Prof. K.-Y. Choi

Current position: PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Current and Previous Visiting Doctoral/Master Students

 

Wei Lu                 (09/2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      Ph.D. student in Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

 

Yuanyuan Bai      (02/2016 – 03/2017)

Prior to UMD:      Ph.D. student in Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

Current position: China National Pulp and Paper Research Institute

 

Wei Wang            (02/2016 – 08/2016)

Prior to UMD:      Ph.D. student in Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Current position:  Lecturer, Heilongjiang Institute of Technology

 

 

Baoyu Liu            (10/2013 – 10/2015)
      
Prior to UMD:      Ph.D. student in South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Current position: Associate professor, Guangdong University of Technology

 

 Yao He                 (01/2013 – 06/2014)

Prior to UMD:      Ph.D. student in South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Current position: Assistant professor, Guangdong University of Technology

 

Chaiyaporn (Tery) Wattanaprayoon

Faculty Research Assistant (03/2012 – 05/2013)

 BS: King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
 MS: Michigan Technological University

Current Position: CPO Coordinator at Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.

Current and Previous Visiting Professors

 

Zhaosheng Yu      (09/2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      Associate Professor in South China University of Technology, Guangzhou

 

 

Wang Yang          (02/2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      Associate Professor in Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China

 

 

Yanhong Chang   (02/2017 – Present)

Prior to UMD:      Associate Professor in University of Sci. and Tech. Beijing, China

 

Current and Previous Undergraduate Students (from UMD unless noted)

1.    Elizabeth Hung     (06/2017 – Present)

       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

2.    Daniel Drost         (02/2017 – Present)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      
3.    Hannah Ham         (09/2016 – Present)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

4.    Liang Zhang         (09/2016 – Present)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

5.    Njonkou Ngongang Yves Lumir     (06/2013-12/2016)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Next position:       Researcher at Materials Modification Inc.

6.    Ricardo Morales   (09/2014 – 09/2016)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       M.S. student in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
 
7.    Xiaoqi Li              (02/2015-06/2016)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      
8.   Amanda Filie         (06/2013-05/2016)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Ph.D. in Harvard University
       Honors:                 (1) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016
                                     (2) Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Award, 2015

9.    Thien Nguyendo   (06/2014 – 06/2015)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Honors:                 (1) OXE Undergraduate research day poster presentation award, 2015
                                     (2) ASPIRE Scholarship, 2014

10.  Armand Sandjeu   (09/2014 – 05/2015)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Associate Scientist in QPS, Delaware
   
11.  Andrew Michon    (06/2014 – 05/2015)
       Research topic:     Synthesis and Characterization of Lamellar FAU zeolite

12.  Raymond Yeung   (09/2013-05/2015)
       Research topic:     Ceramic membrane reactor for methane upgrading

13.  Richard Graver     (06/2013-05/2015)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Engineer in DuPont Company
       Honors:                 (1) ASPIRE Scholarship, 2013

14.  David Shoemaker (06/2013-05/2015)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Engineer at the Navy Research Lab

15.  Craig Hocking      (06/2014 – 12/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

16.  Lesslie M. Cuadrado (06/2014 – 12/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
                          
17.  Catherine Lobe     (01/2014 – 12/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

18.  Tatyana Kiryutina  (07/2014 – 10/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Montgomery College, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

19.  Allen Kao             (01/2014 – 05/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

20.  Christina Fontanos (06/2013-05/2014)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Engineer at the Navy Research Lab 

21.  Su Cheun Oh        (02/2012 – 09/2013)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Honors:                 (1) ASPIRE Scholarship, 2013

22.  Allan Miller          (01/2013-05/2013)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

23.  Judicael Bouraima (06/2012-05/2013)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      
24.  Thomas Hoff         (06/2012-05/2013)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
       Next position:       PhD student at the Iowa state University 
       Honors:                 (1) ASPIRE Scholarship, 2012

25.  Aurelia Catherine  (09/2012-12/2012)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      
26.  Asif Ahmed          (05/2012-12/2012)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      
27.  Pimolpong Sriyapai  (06/2012-08/2012)
       Position:                B.S. in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

28.  Kathryn M. Connolly  (01/2012-05/2012)
       Position:                B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering\

Current and Previous High-school Students

1.    Naya Franks          (09/2016-05/2017)
       Position:                Senior high school student in John F. Kennedy High School, MD
      
2.    Christina Kartzmeier   (09/2016-05/2017)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Glenelg High School, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in University of Maryland

3.    Rachel Sit              (06/2014-05/2015)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Zadok Magruder High School, MD
 
4.   Oluwakonyinsola O. Adesoye  (07/2013-05/2014)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Eleanor Roosevelt High School, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in Columbia University 
       Honors:                 (1) Senior Robert L. Wistort Best Presentation Award, 2014

5.    Joyce Yang            (07/2013-05/2014)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Eleanor Roosevelt High School, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in University of Maryland

6.    Shannon Jin           (06/2013-08/2013)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Thomas Wootton High School, MD

7.    Bryon Glass          (06/2012-05/2013)
       Position:                Senior high school student in DeMatha Catholic High School, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in University of South Dakoda

8.    Helen Lan             (06/2012-05/2013)
       Position:                Senior high school student in Eleanor Roosevelt High School, MD
       Next position:       B.S. in University of Maryland and now employed in Gates Corporation