Current Members


Christine K. Payne

Yoh Family Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Postdoctoral Fellows

Nicholas Niemuth

Ph.D. in Freshwater Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2021; M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan 2011; B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2009

Hao Wang

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

PhD Students

Faisal Anees

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2017; M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2021

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

Samantha Holmes

B.S. in Materials Science, North Carolina State University, 2021

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

Bailee Ku

Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

Minhkhoi Mac

Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

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