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Brice Bognet

Dr. Brice Bognet

Brice received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes.

Research topics: Process modeling of 3D printing

Email : brice.bognet <at> ec-nantes.fr




Anju Gupta

Dr. Anju Gupta

Anju received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, in polymer science and engineering. Her Ph.D. focused on tailoring the filler-matrix interface of carbon nanotube-polymer composites for high-performance applications. At UConn, she worked with Huseini and Yang on the inkjet and 3D printing projects.

Research topic : Inkjet and 3-D Printing




Virgile Daux

Dr. Virgile Daux

Dr. Virgile Daux was a post-doctoral fellow with CFL from Jan 2012 to Jan 2013. Prior to joining UConn, Dr. Daux obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Jean Monnet under the supervision of Prof. Christian Carrot and Dr. Frédéric Prochazka of the Engineering of Polymers Materials Laboratory (IMP@UJM). His Ph.D. thesis focused on the development of innovative macroporous separators for double-layer capacitors. The project goal was to develop a protocol for manufacturing thin porous membranes, by extruding complex polymer blends and subsequently extracting one of the polymers. To achieve this goal, Dr. Daux applied various experimental techniques (such as viscoelasticity measurement, scanning electronic microscopy, selective extraction, and extrusion) and successfully linked the initial composition and processing rheology to the final membrane morphology.



Research topic :Assembly and rheology of nanoparticles at interfaces


Former PhD Students




Yang Guo

Yang Guo

Yang Guo joined Polymer Program at University of Connecticut in fall 2011 as a Ph.D. student after graduating from Zhejiang University, China with a bachelor in Polymer Material and Engineering.

Research topic : Inkjet printing flexible electronics

Email : yang.2.guo <at> uconn.edu




Huseini Patanwala

Huseini Patanwala, GE Graduate Fellow 2014

Huseini Patanwala was a graduate student at UConn pursuing his PhD in the Polymer Program. He holds a bachelorette degree in Fibers and Textile Processing Technology from the Institute of Chemical Technology, India. After getting his bachelor's degree in 2008 he worked for three years. The invaluable experience that he gained during this period coupled with his desire to excel served to orient him towards a career in research and development.

Huseini is an easy going and fun loving person. In his leisure time, he likes listening to music and watching movies.

Research topic : Carbon nanotube aerogel

Email : huseini.patanwala <at> uconn.edu




Sahil

Sahil Vora, GE Graduate Fellow 2016 & Anton Paar Fellow 2016

Sahil Vora was a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut majoring in chemical engineering. He obtained his Bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Mumbai Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT). He is the Gen. Secretary of Tarang, a south Asian graduate student community at UConn.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at planar interfaces

Email : sahil.vora <at> uconn.edu


Master Student(s)




Maxime Dememe

Maxime Demême

Maxime Demême joined CFL as a visiting student from the University of Saint-Etienne, France. He obtained his Bachelor in chemistry from the University of Le Havre, France.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at interfaces




Thomas Desigaud

Thomas Desigaud

Thomas Desigaud joined CFL as a visiting student from the University of Saint-Etienne, from which he previously obtained his vocational degree in Materials and Plasma. Prior to pursuing his Master degree, he worked for a plasma company in France. He's interested in aeronautics, politics, cinema, music, and soccer.

Research topic : 3D printing polymer nanocomposites




Morgane Mahaud

Morgane Mahaud

Morgane Mahaud was a visiting research student from the Ecole Centrale Nantes, France in 2012. She was a 2nd year master student in engineering working with Prof. Francisco Chinesta.

Topic areas : Carbon black at interfaces


Visiting Research Student(s)




Kate Tschudi

Kate Tschudi

Kate Tschudi was a visiting student from Johns Hopkins during the summer of 2013, working with Erik Carboni on the nanoparticle-based drug delivery project. Prior to that, she worked in Wirtz Lab studying cancer morphology and proliferation in relation to metastasis.


Former UG Research Assistants(s)




Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Michael Ward joined CFL in his junior year. He recently switched his path of study from Biological Sciences to Chemical Engineering for a B.S. He has passion for biology, nutrition, and nanotechnology. He is also learning how to computer program with hopes to build a website to start his own online business. Some of his hobbies include exercising, hiking, and cooking.




Ivan Nguyen

Ivan Nguyen

Ivan Nguyen joined CFL in the Spring of 2014 as a junior. He is also working at the UConn library. Outside of UConn, he's one of leaders of the "Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society in USA" in Hartford. He loves watching movies, fishing, and camping.

Research topic : Inkjet and 3D printing




Leonora Yokubinas

Leonora Yokubinas

Leonora Yokubinas joined CFL as a freshman at the University of Connecticut, studying towards her B.S. in chemical engineering. She is involved in various clubs at the university, and works as an assistant teacher for the School of Engineering’s Pre-Engineering Program, an enrichment program for middle school children aimed at increasing interest in careers involving science, mathematics, and engineering. Outside of school, her interests include baking, playing the cello, and volleyball.

Research topic : Carbon nanotube aerogel




Chris Pacileo

Chris Pacileo

Chris Pacileo joined CFL as a junior at the UConn pursuing a B.S. in chemical engineering. He was involved with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) serving as the Vice President. In addition, he was a participant in Chem-E-Car, a project in which a group creates and designs a hydrogen fuel cell car for competition. Outside of schoolwork he is a member of Extreme Measures, a coed acapella group, as well as RunUC, the running club at the University of Connecticut.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at curved interfaces




Jeffrey Barna

Jeffrey Barna

Jeffrey Barna joined CFL as a chemical engineering senior student in chemical engineering in 2012. He was a member of the UConn branch of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and worked as a Resident Assistant at Towers. He was an active member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club team, and enjoys playing the guitar and piano in his free time.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at planar interfaces




David Golfin

David Golfin

David Golfin joined CFL as a sophomore pursuing a B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut. He is an active member of the Honors community, the United Technologies Presentation team, and is also a member of the outing club, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and speak easy, a public speaking club on campus. David is also an avid photographer.

Research topic : Carbon nanotube aerogel




Vinit Patel

Vinit Patel

Vinit joined CFL when he was a junior majoring in chemical engineering. He is currently the President of the UConn Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Some of his hobbies are long-boarding, exercising, and music.

Research topic : Nanoparticle-based drug delivery






David Troiani

David Troiani

David Troiani is studying towards his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering at the UConn. He has a passion for chemistry and nutrition. Some of his many interests include basketball, biking, reading, and watching movies.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at planar interfaces




Meaghan Sullivan

Meaghan Sullivan

Meaghan Sullivan joined CFL as a sophomore at the University of Connecticut working toward a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She is an active member of the UConn chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), and of the University of Connecticut’s Honors Program. Meaghan also exhibits an interest in snowboarding, and is part of the University of Connecticut Ski and Snowboard Club.

Research topic : Nanoparticle-based drug delivery




Diva Evans

Diva Evans

Diva Evans joined CLF as a junior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She is the president of the UConn chapter of Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). She is also an active member in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is also an avid runner and has a passion for traveling.

Research topic : Nanoparticle-based drug delivery




Rodney Sutherland

Rodney Sutherland

Rodney Sutherland joined CFL in the summer of 2013. He is a Biomedical Engineering student. His focus is Biosystems, Imaging & Instrumentation track. Rodney brings to the group a mixture of mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering experience that he is currently using in the design of a large ink drop generator and polymer foaming apparatus. In his spare time Rodney enjoys playing volleyball, racquetball, basketball, and videogames. Rodney hopes to graduate UCONN and find full time work in a manufacturing or research plant for a few years before obtaining his MBA.

Research topic : Inkjet printing & polymer foaming




Charles Young

Charles Young

Charlie joined CFL as a sophomore at UConn majoring in chemical engineering. He is the chair and coordinator of the Chem-E Car Team, which has just begun to compete regionally and is looking for new members. He is also an active member of AIChE and the university's honors program. Outside of school he enjoys running competitively with RunUC, the university's running club, and to stay in shape.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at planar interfaces




Shawn Aselin

Shawn Aselin

Shawn joined CFL in the summer of 2014 as a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is from Riverside, CT and attended Greenwich High School. Shawn's academic areas of interest include Astronomy & Astrophysics, Fluid Mechanics, and Organic Chemistry. Outside of school, he enjoys skateboarding and is a fan of college sports, especially football.

Research topic : Microfluidics


Visiting High School Student(s)




DiOnte Moore

DiOnte Moore

July 2012

Research topic : UConn ice cream


Hirah Shahid

July 2013

Research topic : Nanotube length characterization


Dylan Cheung

July 2013

Research topic : Nanotube length characterization


Sefan Ryan Mollah

July 2013

Research topic : Nanoparticle-based drug delivery






Olivia Loisel

Olivia Loisel

Olivia Loisel joined CFL as a sophomore at UConn, while pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She is member of the Society of Women Engineers, which works to promote women in the engineering industry. After graduation, Olivia plans to work in research and development before obtaining her Master's degree. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing field hockey, rock climbing, traveling, and reading.

Research topic : Inkjet printing biomaterials




David Cowles

David Cowles

David joined the CFL as a sophomore in the Fall of 2014, as a Chemical Engineering student working towards a Bachelor of Science degree. Outside of class, he is a member of the Engineering Ambassadors Presentation Team, which is an outreach group that spreads interest in STEM fields to middle and high school students through presentations and hands-on activities. David also enjoys skiing, playing soccer, and running in his free time.

Research topic : Nanoparticles at air-water interface; Hydrodynamic-assisted hemodialysis




Stephen Hawes

Stephen Hawes

Stephen Hawes joined CFL in March 2015. He received the IDEA Grant in 2015 as a sophomore, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science Engineering. He designed, built, and exhibited his wrist-mounted flamethrower at the 2014 New York Maker Faire. He is also the CTO of the UConn 3D Printing Club, where he is developing a 3D scanning machine. Outside of school, Stephen enjoys snowboarding, 3D printing, and slacklining.

Research topic : 3D printed EMG controlled prosthetics

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