Recent Graduates

 

 
Eric Arndt

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently a Graduate Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


 
Olivier Arnoult

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“A Novel Benign Solution for Collagen Processing”

Advisor: G. Wnek

Present Position at Green Wave Innovation, LLC, Cleveland, OH


 
Kelly Burke

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structure-Property Relationships in Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Networks”

Advisor: P. Mather

Present Position at Tufts University, Medford, MA


 
Mark Burnworth

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Multifunctional Metallo-Supramolecular Materials and Sensors”

Advisors: S. Rowan and C. Weder

Present Position at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


 
Anthony Cartwright

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Planning Graduate School for the 2011 Academic Year


 
Casey Check

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Two-dimensional Polyelectrolytes”

Advisor: M. Litt

Present Position at Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


 
Andrey Chernykh

2009 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Main Chain Type Benzoxazine Polymers for High Performance Applications”

Advisor: H. Ishida

Present Position at ACS Labs, Cleveland, OH


 
Taekwoong Chung

2009 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Shape Memory Polymers for Medical Devices”

Advisor: P. Mather

Present Position at Samsung Cheil Industry Inc., South Korea


 

Gregory Conen

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

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Samuel Costanzo

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position as a Graduate Student at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


 

Brian Cromer

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position as a Graduate Student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


 

G. Connor Evans

2011 B.S. Degree Recipient

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Meghan Gallagher

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently a Graduate Student at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


 
Gino Gisondo

2011 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at Healthcare Innovative Solutions, Medina, OH


 
Jared Griebel

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently a Graduate Student at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


 
Qiongyu Guo

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“POSS-based Biodegradable Polymers for Stent Applications: Electroprocessing, Characterization, and Controlled Drug Release”

Advisor: P. Mather

Present Position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


 
Mohit Gupta

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Enhancing the Value of Commodity Polymers: Part 1. Structure-Property Relationships in Composite Materials Based on Maleated Polypropylene/Inorganic Phosphate Glasses; Part 2. New Value-Added Applications for Polyesters”

Advisor: D. Schiraldi

Present Position at Intel, Chandler, AZ


 

Lin Jin

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Applications of Polybenzoxazines for Improvement in Processability and Property”

Advisor: H. Ishida


 
Akshay Kamdar

2009 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Miscibility and Structure-Property Relationships in Some Novel Polyolefins”

Advisors: E. Baer and A. Hiltner

Present Position with Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN


 
Devang Khariwala

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structure Property Relationships in Multilayered Polymers and Olefinic Block Copolymers”

Advisors: E. Baer and A. Hiltner

Present Position with Saint Gobain Innovative Materials, Northboro, MA


 
Pamela Knight

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Polyester-based Biodegradable Systems Incorporating POSS”

Advisor: P. Mather

Present Position with Akzo Nobel Packaging Coatings, Strongsville, OH


 
Jill Kunzelman

2009 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Polymers With Integrated Sensing Capabilities”

Advisor: C. Weder

Present Position as a Senior Research Engineer, PolyOne, Avon Lake, OH


 

Kevin Lamison

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at Edwards AFB, CA


 

Zheng Li

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structural Studies of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules Stabilized by Metal Ion Binding”

Advisor: A. Jamieson

Present Position at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL


 

Zhenlong Li

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structure-Property Relationship of Polyolefins Used as Packages and Adhesives”

Advisor: E. Dormindontova

Present Position at University of Texas, Houston, TX


 

Yijian Lin

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structure-Property Relationship of Polyolefins Used as Packages and Adhesives”

Advisors: E. Baer and A. Hiltner

Present Position at the Dow Chemical Company, Lake Jackson, TX


 

Joseph Lott

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Design, Synthesis, and Incorporation of Functional Additives into Multilayered Polymer Films”

Advisor: C. Weder

Present Position at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


 

Brendan McGrail

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position as a Polymer Scientist at W.L. Gore & Associates, Elkton, MD


 

Blayne McKenzie

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Metallo-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Monomers, Polymers and Networks”

Advisor: S. Rowan

Present Position at Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH


 

James Mendez

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Conjugated Polymer Networks and Nanocomposites”

Advisor: C. Weder

Present Position at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA


 
Nicholas Moon

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota


 

Sarah Pace

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at Lubrizol, Wickliffe, OH


 

Scott Seidel

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at University of South California, Los Angeles, CA


 

Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Bio-inspired Stimuli-responsive Mechanically Dynamic Nanocomposites”

Advisors: S. Rowan and C. Weder

Present Position as a Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin


 

Andrew Shaver

2011 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


 

Min Suk Shim

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Molecularly Engineered Acid-Responsive Polymers for Nucleic Acid Delivery”

Advisors: Y.J. Kwon and S. Rowan

Present Position at Washington University, Saint Louis, MO


 

Michelle Sing

2011 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


 
Jane Spikowski

2009 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at PolyOne, Cleveland, OH

 

 

Steven Vesole

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


 

Kevin Vietmeier

2011 B.S. Degree Recipient

Present Position at PolymerPlus, Cleveland, OH


 

Shihu Wang

2010 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Computer Simulation and Mathematical Modeling of Reversibly Associated Polymers”

Advisor: E. Dormidontova

Present Position at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


 

Jonathan Weis

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


 

Brandon Wenning

2010 B.S. Degree Recipient

Presently at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

 

Yankai "Frank" Yang

2011 Ph.D. Degree Recipient

“Structure and Property Relationship of Oriented Polymers by Solid-State Cross-Rolling”

Advisors: E. Baer and A. Hiltner