Current Members

Master Student

List of People
Zack Bauman current memberZack BaumanMaster Student

Zack Bauman graduated from the University of Miami and is currently a Senior Developmental Chemist at Henkel, pursuing his Master degree in Polymer Science at UCONN.

Research topic : 3D Printing
Jerry ShawMaster Student

Jerry Shaw graduated with his Chemical Engineering degree from UCONN. He is currently an engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat, pursuing his Master degree in Material Science and Engineering at UCONN.

Research topic : 3D Printing Composites

Doctoral Student

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Hasan MerzaPharm.D Student

Hasan Merza graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Economics. Currently a Pharm.D candidate interested in working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Research topic : 3D printing
Alan ShenPh.D. Student

NASA CT Space Grant Fellow & Anton Paar Fellow 2016

Alan Shen started his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut in Aug 2015. He obtained his double major in Mathematics and Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked as a process engineer for Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Formosa Plastics before coming to UConn.

Research topic : Inkjet and 3D printing

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Lina BaroudiPostdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Baroudi received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York in 2017. Her research interests are primarily concerned with the development and application of high performance computational methods to study complex multicomponent and multiphase flows at different scales.
Kavin KowsariPostdoctoral Fellow & NSF SHAP3D Program Manager

Dr. Kowsari currently serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UCONN and Program Manager for the US NSF Additive Manufacturing Center (SHAP3D). He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2017 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD-MIT) prior to joining UCONN. His research interests encompass advanced additive manufacturing using digital light processing microstereolithography-based multimaterial 3D/4D printing of shape memory polymers and biomaterials as well as multiphase computational flow dynamics for flows within microfluidic channels.

Michelle Li current memberSi Wan "Michelle" LiPostdoctoral Fellow & Lab Manager

Anton Paar Fellow 2017

Dr. Michelle Li is currently the lab manager of CFL. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in 2010. She has over 10 years of experience in polymer rheology, material characterization, and molecular modeling. Michelle was named a 2017 Anton Paar Fellow.

Research topic : Thermoset characterization; 3D printing
Xiaoguang PengPostdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Xiaoguang Peng received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2016. After graduation and before joining UCONN, he stayed on as a postdoctoral research associate (2016-2017) in Prof. Greg McKenna’s group at Texas Tech. He has over 10 years of experience in the synthesis and characterization of polymers and colloidal dispersions.