Current Members


Christine K. Payne

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Scientists

Darbi Griffith

Research Associate; B.S. in Biology, Music, Documentary Studies, Duke University, 2016

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

PhD Students

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


Brad Foster

Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Gustavo Sosa Macias

Chemistry, Duke University

Quinton Tran

Physics, Duke University