Mohammed AdnanKeck Hall 226B
|Mohammed Adnan received his Bachelors degree in
Chemical Engineering in 2010 from The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi,
U.A.E. He has undergraduate research experience in functionalization of
graphene for production of nanocomposites. His current work involves
improving properties of CNT fibers and expanding the applicability of
CNT fibers. On May 2, 2013, he won 1st place in the campus-wide First
Annual Graduate Student Elevator Pitch competition 90-second
presentation of "Continuous fibers of Boron Nitride Nanotubes."
Shaghayegh AgahKeck Hall 231
|Shaghayegh Agah received her bachelor degree in
chemical engineering from University of Tehran, Iran in 2010. She joined
the PhD program at Rice university under the supervision of Prof.
Matteo Pasquali and Prof. Anatoly Kolomesiky in 2012. Her project is the
theoretical and experimental study of DNA/Water translocation through
Carbon Nanotube as nanopore.
Amram BengioKeck Hall 226B
|Amram Bengio received a Bachelors degree in Physics
from Rice in 2012. During the spring 2010, he studied abroad at the
Israeli Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and worked as an
undergraduate researcher in the group of professor Ishi Talmon.
Upon his return to Rice, he spent a year doing undergraduate research
for the CF2 group. He returned to Israel for a year during fall
2011/spring 2012 to further pursue research at Technion in the area of
electron microscopy of carbon nanotube dispersions in superacids. He is
a PhD Candidate under Prof Matteo Pasquali and is currently working on
the characterization and optimization of the carbon nanotube dispersion
process in chlorosulfonic acid.
Robby HeadrickKeck Hall 226B
|Robby Headrick received his bachelor degree in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. During that time he
worked as an intern at SouthWest NanoTechnologies in the R&D department
where his research focused on post processing and application of semiconducting
single walled carbon nanotubes. He joined Prof. Pasquali's group in the
Spring of 2013 as a PhD student in the Chemistry department. His research
interests include macroscopic assembly of carbon nanotubes and the control of
their electronic properties through solution processing.
Vida JamaliKeck Hall 230
Vida Jamali earned her B.Sc in Sharif University of
Technology, Iran in 2011. She joined Prof. Matteo Pasquali's group in
2011 to continue her graduate
studies. Her research interests are phase behavior and dynamics of CNT
liquid crystalline solutions. She studies nematic liquid crystalline
droplets formation in CNT solutions in collaboration with Prof. Paul van
der Schoot from Utrecht, Netherlands. Her current research is focused
on modeling the dynamics of CNT liquid crystalline solutions in fiber
Read more: vidajamali.blogs.rice.edu
Robby PinnickKeck Hall 226B
|Robert Pinnick received a B.S. in Chemistry and B.S.Ch.E.
in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2007. From 2007 to 2012, he
worked in Chevron's upstream oil and gas division as a flow assurance
specialist. In 2012, he joined the Pasquali group as a graduate student and is
focusing his research on the coagulation of CNT fibers during solution
Zhao TangKeck Hall 231
|Zhao Tang is a 4th year PhD candidate in the
research group of Matteo Pasquali. He graduated with a BS in Chemical
Engineering from the Purdue University (2012). His research in
the Pasquali group is focused on studying individual SWNT molecule transport
in sub-micron pores by near infra-red microscope.
Colin YoungKeck Hall 226B
|Colin Young is a PhD candidate in the Rice University Applied
Physics program, working under Professor Matteo Pasquali. He received his
B.S. at Tulane University with a double major in Physics and Mathematics, and
completed a Masters degree in Applied Physics at Rice University in 2012.
His research interests include the rheology of carbon nanotube
dispersions and fluids, and the development of processes for making macroscopic
films and fibers from solution precursors. He was one of the lead authors in
breakthrough work of wet-spinning strong, high conductivity continuous CNT
fibers and is interested in pursuing applications of
carbon nanotube fibers in various areas such as aerospace, medical, and
Lauren TaylorKeck Hall 231
|Lauren Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical
Engineering from Cornell University in 2014. She joined the Pasquali group at
the end of the same year. Her research interests include CNT coaxial cables,
CNT/acid rheology, and applications of CNT to wearable technologies.
Additionally, she was awarded a 2015 National Defense Science and Engineering
Oliver DeweyKeck Hall 226B
Dewey graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Chemical and
Biological Engineering in 2012. After three years working in the beer industry,
he returned to school to join the Pasquali group in 2015. His research
interests are polyimide aerogel rheology, coating of CNT fibers and yarns for
lightweight wiring, and CNT defect identification.
Stephen YanKeck Hall 230
Stephen Yan received his B.S. degree in Bioengineering from Rice University in 2014. He worked on the synthesis of gold nanoparticle conjugates for gene therapy as an undergraduate. Stephen joined the Pasquali group as PhD student in 2014. His current research focuses on biomedical applications of CNT materials. In particular, he is interested in the efficacy and safety of using CNT fiber and film to interface with excitable tissues.
Sushma Sri PamulapatiKeck Hall 230
Sushma Sri Pamulapati received her Bachelors degree in
Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India in
2014. Her undergraduate research was on developing methods to form
nanocomposites of boron analogues of graphene and gold nanoparticles. She
joined the graduate program at Rice University under the supervision of Prof.
Matteo Pasquali in 2014. Her research focuses on the applications of CNT
fibers for neural recording and stimulation.
Mitchell TraffordKeck Hall 226B
graduated from The University of Tulsa with degrees in both Chemical
Engineering and Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. His undergraduate
research in organic chemistry focused on developing new catalyst materials for
sustainable and efficient Suzuki-Miyaura cross couplings. He joined the
Pasquali group in 2015 as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research
Fellow. His research interests include CNT-superacid phase behavior and
rheology, as well as characterizing and optimizing the physical properties of
Arthur SloanKeck Hall 226B
|Arthur Sloan received his Bachelors of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 2016. His undergraduate research focused on the non-covalent functionalization of CNT with biomacromolecules. He joined the Pasquali Group as PhD student at the end of 2016. His research interests include 3D printing, CNT production, and CNT purification.
Emily YedinakKeck Hall 226B
|Emily Yedinak graduated in 2013 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Following graduation, she studied abroad in Chile on a Fulbright grant from March-December 2014 where she worked on carbon nanotube and electroceramic composite materials for detection of hydrogen peroxide in basic solutions. In January of 2015, she joined the Materials Science & Nanoengineering department at Rice University and is a 2016 National Defense Science & Engineering Fellow. Her research interests include direct synthesis-to-application carbon nanotube manufacturing.