|Wayde Schmidt||Director of Industrial Engagement, SHAP3D|
Wayde joined SHAP3D center as the Director of Industrial Engagement for UConn site in March 2021. He has over 25 years of experience in areas of materials science, chemistry and materials processing methods, especially non-metal additive manufacturing methods, most recently at United Technologies Research Center (now Raytheon Technologies Research Center). He is a named inventor on over 100 issued US patents and is a member of professional (American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society and the American Ceramic Society) and honorary societies (Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon). Wayde holds a PhD in Physical-Analytical Chemistry and an MBA in the Management of Technology, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
|Dehil Dharani||Undergraduate researcher|
|Mingyang Tan||Postdoctoral Fellow|
Mingyang received his bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in 2011, master’s degree from University of Southern California in 2013, and Ph.D. degree from Oregon State University in 2018. Prior to joining Dr. Ma’s group, Mingyang was a postdoctoral fellow in South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) and his research focused on developing computational model that simulates the dynamics and rheology of magnetic suspensions.
3D printing and rheology of emulsions
|Guilherme Bertola||PhD Student|
Guilherme is a Brazilian Chemical Engineer who received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Centro Universitário FACENS (Brazil) and joined UCONN as a PhD. student in Fall 2021.
|Ethan Chadwick||PhD Student|
Ethan completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at UCONN before joining CFL as a PhD student in Fall 2019.
|Steven Tricarico||PhD Student|
Steve graduated from UConn in 2022 with his B.S. in chemical engineering. He researched the formulation and characterization of lipid nanoparticles during his undergraduate career. He joined CFL in Fall 2022.