Student Research Organization (SRO)

SRO Objective: To establish and maintain collaborations for sharing knowledge with current and future students. This will be achieved through webinars, events, meetings, and presentations from both senior faculty and students alike.

Student Awards

Seokyoon Moon (2019), Best student poster award, American Chemical Society - Energy and Fuels Division, ACS spring meeting, Orlando FL

Guanhe Rim (2018), CPFD Student Travel Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Sara Hamilton (2018), the Provost’s Diversity Fellowship at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Tony Feric (2018), Best student poster award, American Chemical Society - Energy and Fuels Division, ACS fall meeting, Boston, MA

Name: Nelly Cantillo Cuello
University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Supervisor: Thomas Zawodzinski
Thrust: Thrust 2
Academic Status: Postdoc
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Electrochemical analysis of microemulsions
 
Name: Brian Chen
University: Case Western Reserve University
Supervisor: Prof. Burcu Gurkan
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 3rd  Year
BEES Expertise: Physical Property Measurements (Density, Viscosity, Ionic Conducitivity), Electrochemical Characterization (Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy), Thermal Analysis (Thermogravimetric analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry)
 
Name: Brian Doherty
University: New York University 
Supervisor: Mark Tuckerman
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Post Doc
Year: 1st Year
BEES Expertise: ab initio molecular dynamic simulations for structural and dynamic properties of DESs.
 
Name: Katelyn Edgehouse
University: Texas A&M
Supervisor: Emily Pentzer
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 3rd Year
BEES Expertise: DES characterization and encapsulation of DESs using functionalized graphene oxide.
 
Name: Tony Feric
University: Columbia University
Supervisor: Alissa Park
Thrust: Thrust 2
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 3rd Year
BEES Expertise: Synthesizing NOHMS and electrochemical characterization of NOHMs based mixtures
 
Name: Carla Cecilia Fraenza
University: Hunter College of The City University of New York
Supervisor: Steve Greenbaum
Thrust: Both
Academic Status: Postdoc
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Fast Field-cycling NMR relaxometry techniques of solutions
 
Name: Sara Hamilton
University: Columbia University
Supervisor: Alissa Park
Thrust: Thrust 2
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Synthesizing NOHMS and electrochemical characterization of NOHMs based mixtures
 
Name: Md Ashraful Haque
University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Supervisor: Mark Dadmun
Thrust: Thurst 1& 2
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Characterization of soft materials using Neutrons (Neutron Scattering and Reflectivity)
 
Name: Muhammad Redwan Hassan
University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Supervisor: Tessa Calhoun
Thrust: Thrust 2
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year:  3rd Year
BEES Expertise: Nonlinear optical spectroscopy
 

Name: Luke Heroux
University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Supervisor: Mark Dadmun
Thrust: Thrust 1&2
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 5th Year and Beyond
BEES Expertise: Neutron Scattering
 
Name: Adam Imel           
University: University of Tennessee
Supervisor: Thomas Zawodzinski
Thrust: Thrust 2
Academic Status: Postdoc
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Structure and dynamics of microemulsion systems. 
 
Name: Jeffrey Klein
University: CWRU
Supervisor: Burcu Gurkan
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 3rd Year
Bees Expertise: Physical electrochemistry
 
Name: Charles Kolodziej
University: Case Western Reserve University
Supervisor: Clemens Burda
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 5th Year
BEES Expertise: Time-resolved spectroscopy analysis of DESs
 
Name: Sarah Mitchell
University: Texas A&M University
Supervisor: Emily Pentzer
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 4th Year
BEES Expertise: Small molecule synthesis and characterization, solubility studies of redox active species in DES
 
Name: Derrick Poe
University: University of Notre Dame
Supervisor: Edward Maginn
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Force field development for DESs, MD simulations of physical properties and EW predictions
 
Name: Nora Shaheen
University: CWRU
Supervisor: Rohan Akolkar
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: PhD student
Year: 2nd Year
BEES Expertise: Electrochemical engineering
 
Name: Stephanie Spittle
University: The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Supervisor: Joshua Sangoro
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Graduate Student
Year: 3rd Year
BEES Expertise: Broadband dielectric spectroscopy, dynamic mechanical spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and FTIR analysis of DESs
 
Name: Tamar Zelovich
University: New York University 
Supervisor: Mark Tuckerman
Thrust: Thrust 1
Academic Status: Postdoc
Year: 5th Year
BEES Expertise: ab initio molecular dynamic simulations for structural and dynamic properties of DESs.