Research Scientists

Brad Foster
Research Associate; B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2020, now a MD student at Penn State

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

Postdoctoral Fellows

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

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

Zeqing Shen
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Rutgers University, 2017; B.S. in Chemistry, 2012, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012

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

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, MEMS PhD Spring 2023


Catherine Cai
Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Grand Challenges REU

Nick Cariello
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics with a minor in History; UNC, 2019, currently PhD student in Physics at Michigan State

Eduardo Chavez
Chemistry and Philosophy (minor), Duke University, 2022; off to med school!

Patrick Donley

Hannah Farley
Mechanical Engineering, University of Portland; NSF-REU

Lily Grosshans
Summer Intern - Agnes Scott College

Akosua Johnson
BioEngineering, NC A&T State University, now a PhD student in BME at Georgia Tech.

Riley Juenemann
Math and CS, Tulane University, now a PhD student at Stanford

Bailee Ku
Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

Minhkhoi Mac
Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

Mia Malden
Computer Science and English, Duke University

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

Gustavo Sosa Macias
Chemistry, Duke University

Quinton Tran
Physics, Duke University

Emi Yuan
Duke University