Current Members


Christine K. Payne

Christine K. Payne

Yoh Family Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Postdoctoral Fellows

Nicholas  Niemuth

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

PhD Students

Faisal  Anees

Faisal Anees

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

Judith  Dominguez

Judith Dominguez

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

Xu  Han

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

Samantha Holmes

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

Karsten  Poulsen

Karsten Poulsen

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

Nathan  Rayens

Nathan Rayens

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


Mia  Malden

Mia Malden

Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Gustavo  Sosa Macias

Gustavo Sosa Macias

Chemistry, Duke University