Dr. Dongmei (Katie) Li

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003-2005
  • Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor University of Wyoming 2010-2011  
  • Sr. New Product Development Engineer DRC Metrigraphics 2007-2008
  • Sr. Process Engineer Intel Corporation 2006-2007

Postdoctoral Researchers

  Dr. Shuai Tan    Shaui's project is trying to focus on exploring and understanding the effects on catalyst activity and durability in hydrogen production through water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction, such as particle size, morphology, elemental doping, metal-support interaction and even reactor type, in the nanometer regime with two groups of synthesized catalysts: 1) high-temperature-shift (HTS) rare-earth element (REE) based complexes, 2) low-temperature-shift (LTS) platinum supported on molybdenum carbide (Pt/Mo2C). Additionally, we patented a compact catalytic membrane reactor (CCMR) concept with coated catalytic layer and membrane layer, which provides a novel reactor configuration for process intensification.

Dr. Shuai Tan 

Shaui's project is trying to focus on exploring and understanding the effects on catalyst activity and durability in hydrogen production through water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction, such as particle size, morphology, elemental doping, metal-support interaction and even reactor type, in the nanometer regime with two groups of synthesized catalysts: 1) high-temperature-shift (HTS) rare-earth element (REE) based complexes, 2) low-temperature-shift (LTS) platinum supported on molybdenum carbide (Pt/Mo2C). Additionally, we patented a compact catalytic membrane reactor (CCMR) concept with coated catalytic layer and membrane layer, which provides a novel reactor configuration for process intensification.

  Dr. Phuoc Duong     Phuoc is focusing on the development of nanomaterials and innovative composite membranes for various applications such as clean and renewable energy generation, hydrogen storage, water treatment, and organic solvent separation.

Dr. Phuoc Duong

 Phuoc is focusing on the development of nanomaterials and innovative composite membranes for various applications such as clean and renewable energy generation, hydrogen storage, water treatment, and organic solvent separation.


Graduate Students

  Daniel Debroy   Daniel is working on using microfluidic devices to produce monodisperse hydrogel particles in the micron-sized range, which can be easily modified to add functionality. The focus of his project has been to design devices to obtain smaller particles and model photopolymerization mechanisms within droplets. Some applications for these particles include drug delivery and cell encapsulation.

Daniel Debroy

Daniel is working on using microfluidic devices to produce monodisperse hydrogel particles in the micron-sized range, which can be easily modified to add functionality. The focus of his project has been to design devices to obtain smaller particles and model photopolymerization mechanisms within droplets. Some applications for these particles include drug delivery and cell encapsulation.

  Jiashi Yin   Jiashi's project focuses on modifying polymer membranes, along with developing new graphene oxide-like membranes, for produced water treatment. She also works with ion conductivity of new materials.

Jiashi Yin

Jiashi's project focuses on modifying polymer membranes, along with developing new graphene oxide-like membranes, for produced water treatment. She also works with ion conductivity of new materials.

  Audra DeStefano    Audra is studying controlled polymer surface modifications using atomic layer deposition, ultrasonic spray, and sol-gel methods. 

Audra DeStefano

Audra is studying controlled polymer surface modifications using atomic layer deposition, ultrasonic spray, and sol-gel methods. 

  Christopher Moody   Christopher is researching rare-earth element extraction from coal using ionic liquids.

Christopher Moody

Christopher is researching rare-earth element extraction from coal using ionic liquids.

  Jose Cabrera    Jose is focusing on catalyst (Pt/Mo2C) characterization using electrochemistry testing, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. He also works with Mo2C synthesis, characterization, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and testing for fuel cells.

Jose Cabrera

Jose is focusing on catalyst (Pt/Mo2C) characterization using electrochemistry testing, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. He also works with Mo2C synthesis, characterization, and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and testing for fuel cells.

  Christian McWorkman

Christian McWorkman

  Anqi Qu

Anqi Qu

 
 

Undergraduate Students

  Connor Tarver

Connor Tarver

  Ian Hammontree

Ian Hammontree

 

Alumni

  Max Weiss, BS 2018     -  Colorado School of Mines

Max Weiss, BS 2018

Colorado School of Mines

  Trey Herrara, BS 2017                - Aquahydrex, Inc.

Trey Herrara, BS 2017             

- Aquahydrex, Inc.

   Shibely Saha, Ph.D. 2016    -  MilliporeSigma

 Shibely Saha, Ph.D. 2016

MilliporeSigma

  Bridger Martin, BS 2016     -  Undergraduate Researcher

Bridger Martin, BS 2016

Undergraduate Researcher

  Zhihan Gao, MS 2015

Zhihan Gao, MS 2015

  Jennifer Hegarty, MS 2014      -  Samuels Consulting

Jennifer Hegarty, MS 2014  

Samuels Consulting

  Phil Cross, BS 2014                                          -  Ph.D. Candidate at Auburn University

Phil Cross, BS 2014                                     

- Ph.D. Candidate at Auburn University

  Weikang Li, BS 2014                             -  General Electric

Weikang Li, BS 2014                         

General Electric

  Kyle Meyers                                                       -  NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellow

Kyle Meyers                                                

NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellow

  Nicholas Stille                                   -  Undergraduate researcher

Nicholas Stille                               

Undergraduate researcher

  Taylor Sutter                                              -  Anadarko Undergraduate Research Fellow

Taylor Sutter                                         

Anadarko Undergraduate Research Fellow