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Grad Students

Recent M.S. Degrees

All M.S. candidates work closely with faculty members and do independent research to earn their degree. In addition, some submit a thesis.

Thesis Option: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Non-Thesis Option: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Thesis Option

2020

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Yaqoub Albrikan Qiuming Yu Exploring Non-Stoichiometric Nickel Oxide (NiOx) as a Hole Transport Layer for Cesium Tin Triiodide (CsSnI3) Perovskite Solar Cells
Julia Boese François Baneyx Exploiting the Interactions of Solid Binding Proteins with Silica to form Colloidal Assemblies
Shrikakshmi Bonageri Lilo D. Pozzo Data Classification in High Throughput Screening
Guoyao Chen Buddy D. Ratner A High-resolution 3D Printable Porous Biomaterial
Jeffrey Chin Hugh Hillhouse Double Cation Substitution of CZTSSe Constituents to Reduce Detrimental Defects Clusters and Improve Device Performance
Ge Gu Vince Holmberg Supercritical Fluid-Liquid-Solid Growth of Alloyed Si1-xGex nanowires.
Shripathi Ramakrishnan Samson A. Jenekhe Wide Bandgap Donor Copolymers Containing Selenophene Moieties Enable Highly Efficient All-Polymer Solar Cells based on Naphthalene Diimide Biselenophene
David Shackelford Elizabeth Nance Comparing Machine Learning Classification Methods for Biological Tracking Data
Neel Arvind Shah James Carothers Development of RNA Aptamers through Supervised Learning and Capture-SELEX strategy
Kun-Lin Wu Cole DeForest Pharmacological Regulation of Protein-Polymer Hydrogel Stiffness
Zizhao Xu Qiuming Yu Synthesis of CsPbBr3 Quantum Dots for Photodetectors

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2019

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Hao Dong Qiuming Yu Tuning Work Function and Conductivity of Methylhydroxyl Functionalized PEDOT-MeOH:PSS as a Hole Transport Material for Perovskite Solar Cells
Baochen Li Stuart Adler, Daniel Schwartz & Venkat Subramanian Develop a supercapacitor Real Time Model for PHIL simulation
Joel MacArthur Shaoyi Jiang Development of a High-Strength Zwitterionic Hydrogel to Combat Biofouling in Marine and Medical Applications
Liquan Niu Shaoyi Jiang A Study of Zwitterionic Polypeptide-Protein Conjugates
Zhiyin Niu Qiuming Yu Development of Chloromethyl Functionalized Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Derivative (PEDOT-MeCl:PSS) Hole Transport Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells
Rossana Scavone Cole DeForest Stiffness modulation in hydrogels using the LOV2-Jalpha system
Maitri Uppaluri Stuart Adler, Daniel Schwartz & Venkat Subramanian Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) Simulation of Battery Packs
Yuening Wang David Beck A generalized framework for machine re-learning of complex process and kinetic models
Chenggang Xi James Carothers Multi-Ribozyme-gRNA-Aptazyme (RGA) networks for biosensing and gene regulation
Lena Xiao François Baneyx & David Beck Machine Learning of Amino Acid Composition Models for Protein Redesign
Yundi Zhao François Baneyx Stimuli-responsive assembly of nanoparticles with solid binding proteins

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2018

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Rahul Avadhoot David A.C. Beck PyMolSAR: A Python-based toolkit to predict the activity and property of small molecules
Trevor Corrigan Shaoyi Zhang Hunt for a Genetically Engineered, Rationally Designed, Stealth Peptide to Prevent Non-Specific Protein Interactions
Sonja Glaser Dunakey François Baneyx Selective labeling of single-walled carbon nanotubes using solid binding proteins
Mengdi Fan Venkat Subramanian Review of Capacity Fade Models for Lithium-ion Batteries - Effects of Mechanisms on Numerical Implementation
Jiayuan Guo David A.C. Beck Developing a visualization tool for unsupervised machine learning techniques on *omics data
HyunJong Lee Samson A. Jenekhe Studies and Optimization of All-Polymer Solar Cells Based on Napthalene Diimide-Biselenophene Copolymer Acceptors
Yi-Yu Lin Qiuming Yu Solvent Effect on Morphologic, Crystalline and Electronic Properties of Triple-Cation Lead-Tin Double-Halide Perovskite Thin Films and Their Air Stability
Jinrong Ma Shaoyi Zhang Development of novel zwitterionic materials and their application
Tai-Yu Pan Jim Pfaendtner Accelerating Peptoid-Survade Simulations: Peptoid Binding on Au(111) and Au(100)
Sabiha Rustam Vincent Holmberg Exploring Copper as a Catalyst for Supercritical Fluid-Based Silicon Nanowire Growth
Khushmeen Sakloth Jim Pfaendtner Simultaneous Prediction of Density, Viscosity and Heat Calacity of Ionic Liquids- A Deep Learning Approach
Canfeng Wei Lilo D. Pozzo Making Ceramic Membranes Used in Redox Flow Batteries with Sol-gel Process
Kejia Wu Jim Pfaendter Exploring Serine-lysine Peptide Aggregation in Water and Interaction with Inorganic Surfaces Using Molecular Dynamics
Shijie Zhang Buddy D. Ratner Mechanical Simulation of Human Pleura for Medical Training by Crosslinked Polyurethane
Xiaoyu Zhang Qiuming Yu Flexible Narrowband Ultraviolet Photodetectors with Photomultiplication Based on Wide Band Gap Conjugate Pilymer and Inorganic Nanoparticles

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2017

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Chih-Chung Chen Elizabeth Nance Curcumin-Loaded Polymeric Nanoparticles for Neuroprotection in Neonatal Rats with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Chiawei Hsu François Baneyx Mineralization of titania with sfGFP-Car9 variants
Taejin Jang Venkat Subramanian Orthogonal Collocation on Finite Element Method for Driven Cavity Flow
Luman Liu Cole DeForest Cyclic Stiffness Photomodulation of Cell-Laden Protein-  Polymer Hydrogels
Pearl Philip David A.C. Beck Analyzing small molecule inhibition of enxymes: A preliminary  machine learning approach towards drug lead generation
Aditya Salunkhe Rene Overney & John Berg The Use of Boundary Lubricants for the Reduction of Particle Jamming in Jet Cutting
Vineet Venkatanarayanan John C. Berg Suppression of Asphaltene Adsorption in Porous Media
Brian W. Williamson Hugh Hillhouse Bil3: A Lower Toxicity Route to Tandem Solar Cells
Jiawei Xue Shaoyi Jiang Environmentally friendly self-polishing anti-fouling coatings for marine applications
Erjin Zheng Qiuming Yu Solution-processed Visible-blind UV-A Photodetectors Based on CH3NH3PbCl3 Perovskite Thin Films

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2016

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Jia-Ruey Ai Shaoyi Jiang Mixed-charge Copolymer as Environmentally Friendly Low fouling Marine Coatings
Kannan Aravagiri François Baneyx Affinity Tag Excision Strategies for Car-9 Tagged Positions
Julie Blanchfield Qiuming Yu Characterization and Degradation of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters and Biodiesel in Artificial Seawater Under UV Exposure Using Raman Spectroscopy
Xinran Che Shaoyi Jian Bioinspired Anti-fouling Coating on Hydrophobic Surfaces
Prathamesh Gawade Cole DeForest Logic Based Delivery of Site-Specifically-Modified Proteins from Gels through Engineered Biomacromolecular Architecture
Soohyung Lee Vincent Holmberg A Comparative Study of Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals as Agents for Photothermal Therapy
Hsin-Ju Tung Jim Pfaendtner Accelerating Protein Unfolding Simulations: Effect of Ionic Liquids on Villin Headpiece Unfolding Time

Wenlan Yang

François Baneyx Chemically Addressable Protein Entrapment in Silica Sol-gels

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2015

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Michael P. Comerford Cole A. DeForest Programmable Logic-Based Delivery of Small Molecule Therapeutics from Gels
Yu-Han Ho Qiuming Yu Development of Microfluidic Devices For In Situ Investigation of Cells Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Changlong Zou Daniel T. Schwartz Implementation of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy on the Mobile Phone

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2014

Student Faculty Adviser Thesis Title
Stephanie Marie Hoffmann Jim Pfaendtner Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Poly(3-hexyl thiophenes) in Dilute Solutions
Michael T. Lombardo Lilo D. Pozzo Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle Surfactants

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Non-Thesis Option

2020

Student Faculty Adviser
Omkar Bhambure Samson A. Jenekhe
Chih-Wei Hsu Vince Holmberg
David Hurt David Beck
Mihyun Kim Daniel T. Schwartz
Julia King Buddy D. Ratner
Zonglun Li Qiuming Yu
Cheng-Wei Lin David Beck
Christopher Nyambura Elizabeth Nance
John Rumptz Charles T. Campbell
Linnette Teo Daniel T. Schwartz
Duyen Tran Samson A. Jenekhe
Zichen Zhu David Beck

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2019

Student Faculty Adviser
Sarah Alamdari Jim Pfaendtner
Suyash Bhagwat Qiuming Yu
Vuthithorn Chinthammit Lilo Pozzo
Erica Eggleton Daniel T. Schwartz
Luke Gibson Jim Pfaendtner
Shao-Feng Hsu Lilo Pozzo
Christine Kang David Baker
Prabhleen Kaur Buddy D. Ratner
Yusong Liu Stuart Adler, Venkat Subramanian & Daniel Schwartz
Sijin Luozhong Shaoyi Jiang
Caitlin D. Parke Venkat Subramanian
Jaime Rodriguez Lilo Pozzo
Griffin Ruehl Charles T. Campbell
Akshay Subramaniam Venkat Subramanian
Jingtian Zhang Samson A. Jenekhe

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2018

Student Faculty Adviser
Brittany Bishop Vincent Holmberg
Neal Dawson-Elli Venkat Subramanian
Ian Faulkner James Carothers
Brian Gerwe Stuart B. Adler
Yi-Fan Hsieh Shaoyi Jiang
Victor Hu/td> Daniel T. Schwartz
Andrea Joseph Elizabeth Nance
Yu Liu David A.C. Beck
Michael McKenna Elizabeth Nance
Patrick McMullen Shaoyi Jiang
Mary Beth O'Kelly Shaoyi Jiang
Elena Pandres Vincent Holmberg
Benjamin Ponto John C. Berg
Emily Ruskowitz Cole DeForest
Jay Rutherford Jonathan Posner
Alexander Thomas François Baneyx
Nicole Thompson Vincent Holmberg
Gabriella Tosado Qiuming Yu
Jonathan Witt Stuart B. Adler and Eric Stuve
Caitlyn Wolf Lilo D. Pozzo
Tong Zhang François Baneyx
Yiheng Zhang Vincent Holmberg
Le Zhen Buddy Ratner

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2017

Student Faculty Adviser
Steven Adelmund Cole DeForest
Sai Varun Aduru David A.C. Beck
Barry Badeau Cole DeForest
Gil Benezer Shaoyi Jiang
Jerry Chen Shaoyi Jiang
James A. Clark Hugh Hillhouse
Jiarong Cui David. A.C. Beck
Chad Curtis Elizabeth Nance
Garrett Davidson Jim Pfaendtner
Monica Esopi Qiuming Yu
Yuan Gao David A.C. Beck
Yatong Ge François Baneyx
Kyle Harrigan Jonathan Posner
Yi-Ting Lee Lilo Pozzo
Rick Liao Elizabeth Nance
Sawyer Morgan Minoru Taya
Vidit Parekh Qiuming Yu
Yanbo Qi Venkat Subramaniam & Daniel T. Schwartz
Michael A. Newton James Carothers & David Castner
Jared Shadish Cole DeForest
Joshua K. Smith W. James Pfaendtner & Shaoyi Jiang
Ryan Stoddard Hugh Hillhouse
Ziwei Zhou Lilo D. Pozzo
Yuyan Zhu Samson A. Jenekhe

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2016

Student Faculty Adviser
Fahad Abdullah Alamer Vincent Holmberg
Mohammed Aldighaithir Qiuming Yu
Wesley Beckner Jim Pfaendtner
Kyle Caldwell John C. Berg
Christopher Fu Jim Pfaendtner
;Daniel Galvan Qiuming Yu
Elisa Harrison David G. Castner
Oliver Jan Jim Pfaendtner
Kiran Kanekal Lilo Pozzo
Ryan Kastilani Lilo Pozzo
Matthew Murbach Daniel T. Schwartz
Jessica Soto-Rodriguez François Baneyx
Stephen Susantyo Hugh Hillhouse
Caroline Tsao Shaoyi Jiang
Zehua Wei Rene Overney
Kan Wu Shaoyi Jiang
Yuyin Xi Lilo Pozzo
Peng Zhang Shaoyi Jiang
Dejie Zhou Hugh Hillhouse

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2015

Student Faculty Adviser
Hussain Aloufi Hugh Hillhouse
Ian Braly Hugh Hillhouse
Brett A.E. Courtright Samson A. Jenekhe
Frank Eberle Samson A. Jenekhe
Kevin Fu Qiuming Yu
John Katahara Hugh Hillhouse
Gary Kerr Samson A, Jenekhe
Fei Li Shaoyi Jiang
Xinpei Li Qiuming Yu
Erik J. Liu Shaoyi Jiang
Karl Ray Oleson Daniel T. Schwartz
Warren Pinkard Hugh Hillhouse
Arushi Prakash Jim Pfaendtner
Manoj Saiprasad Daniel T. Schwartz
Honorio Valdes Eric M. Stuve and Stuart B. Adler
William E. Voje, Jr. James Carothers
Jie Xu Stuart B. Adler
Yao Xu Qiuming Yu

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2014

Student Faculty Adviser
Tao Bai Shaoyi Jiang
Mark D. Borysiak Jonathan Posner
Trevor M. Braun Daniel T. Schwartz
Matthew Crane Peter Pauzauskie
Yanfen Fu Mary E. Lidstrom
Alexey Gilman Mary E. Lidstrom
Blake Robert Hough Daniel T. Schwartz and Jim Pfaendtner
Razieh Y. Khalifehzadeh Buddy D. Ratner
James M. Lownsbury Charles T. Campbell
Edward L. Michor John C. Berg
Kayla G. Sprenger Jim Pfaendtner
Yimin Wang Shaoyi Jiang
Minquian Zhang Samson A. Jenekhe

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2013

Student Faculty Adviser
Yina An Qiuming Yu
Cori N. Bucherl Hugh Hillhouse
Patrick R. Burney Jim Pfaendtner
Moses Cho Jim Pfaendtner
Charlie Corredor Jonathan D. Posner
Pablo de la Iglesia Lilo D. Pozzo
Kelly L. Fleming Jim Pfaendtner
Rami N. Foster David G. Castner
Vance Q. Jaeger Jim Pfaendtner
Xiaoyu Liang Shaoyi Jiang
Janet Bickford Matsen/td> Mary E. Lidstrom
Christina E. Nelson François Baneyx
Genaro A. Perez Selsky Stuart B. Adler
Andrew William Sinclair Shaoyi Jiang
Fang Sun Shaoyi Jiang
Brian J.F. Swift François Baneyx
Xuezhen Wang Qiuming Yu
Weiran Zhang François Baneyx

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2012

Student Faculty Adviser
John H. Bae Qiuming Yu
Andrew D. Collord Hugh Hillhouse
Rosa Daneshvar Buddy D. Ratner
Michael A. Deighan Jim Pfaendtner/td>
Matthew Michael Gacek John C. Berg
Tim C. Geary Stuart B. Adler
Ye-Jin Hwang Samson A. Jenekhe
Timothy J. McDonald Stuart B. Adler
Ann K. Nowinski Shaoyi Jiang
Beau J. Richardson Qiuming Yu
Lige Tonggu Hong Shen
Christopher A. Wolcott Charles T. Campbell
Xi Zhan Hong Shen
Leize Zhu Qiuming Yu

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