Current Members


Christine K. Payne

Yoh Family Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Scientists

Brad Foster

Research Associate; B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2020

Dhanya Jayaram

Research Scientist; Ph.D. in Chemistry, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, 2015; B.S. in Chemistry, U.C. College, Aluva, India, 2003

Postdoctoral Fellows

Pu Deng

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, 2020; B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Wuhan University, 2012

Hao Wang

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Notre Dame, 2016; B.S. in Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, 2011

PhD Students

Judith Dominguez

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2020, NSF Graduate Fellow

Xu Han

M.S. in Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Nanjing University, 2017; B.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, 2014

Karsten Poulsen

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and B.S. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2017

Nathan Rayens

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Piano Performance, Miami University, 2019


Eduardo Chavez

Chemistry and Philosophy (minor), Duke University

Mia Malden

Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

David Scarlette

Physics and Mechanical Engineering, NC Central University and NC State University

Gustavo Sosa Macias

Chemistry, Duke University