Current Members

Master Student

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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 (Stereolithography & UV-assisted direct write)

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Shing Yun current memberShing-Yun ChangPostdoctoral Fellow

Anton Paar Fellow 2017

Dr. Shing-Yun Chang received her PhD degree from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry at National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2018. She spent two years with CFL from 2016 to 2018 as a visiting PhD student before returning as a postdoctoral fellow. She is the recipient of an Anton Paar Fellowship in 2017 and a Graduate Student Study Abroad Program Fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan.

Research topic: Rheology

Kavin KowsariPostdoctoral Fellow &
3D Printing Lead

Project Manager, NSF SHAP3D Center, UCONN Site

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.

Research topic : 3D printing (inkjet and digital light processing)
Xiaoguang PengPostdoctoral Fellow

Anton Paar Fellow 2019

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.

Research topic : Rheology
Alan ShenPostdoctoral Fellow

NASA CT Space Grant Fellow & Anton Paar Fellow 2016

Alan Shen received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCONN in 2018. 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 : 3D Printing (Direct write and UV-assisted direct write)

Visiting Scientist

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Lina BaroudiResearch Scientist

Dr. Baroudi is a visiting Research Scientist and Assistant Professor from Manhattan College. Dr. Baroudi received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York in 2017 and postdoctoral training at UCONN in 2018. 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.

Research topic : Numerical Modeling