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Former Group Members

Member
Previous position in our group
Time in our group
Position upon leaving our group

 

Kaila Oberhaus

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Homopolymer blended block copolymer electrolytes mateirals

Summer 2019

Undergraduate student in CBE

 

Jeffrey Ethier

-Ph.D. Student

-Research Interests:

Mechanical properties and crazing behavior in model polymer-grafted nanoparticle thin films

September  2015-May 2019

Senior Research Associate (Postdoc) at Illinois Institute of Technology

Alex Trazkovich

-Ph.D. Student

-Research Interests:

Structure-property relations of polymer nanocomposites.
-MD simulation of filled rubber with applications to the tire industry.

August 2014 - December 2018

Engineer at SEA, Ltd.

 

Mitchell Wendt

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Effect of copolymer sequence on local viscoelactic properties in spherical coordinates around a nanoparticle

Summer 2016 - Spring 2019

Professional at Battelle

Bhavya Shah

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Effect of mixing normal and inverse tapered block copolymers.

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Undergraduate student in CBE

 

Janani Sampath

-Ph.D. Student

-Research Interests:

Structure of ionic aggregates in ionomers, especially during deformation.
-Structure-mechanical property relationships in dry ionomers.

January 2014 - May 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Washington

Patrick Murtha

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Adhesion of ionomer thin films

Summer 2017 - Spring 2018

Undergraduate student in CBE

Steve Merriman

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Entanglements in polymer-grafted nanoparticle monolayers

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Graduate Student at University of Akron

 

Jonathan Brown

-Postdoctoral Scholar then Research Scientist

-Research Interests: Self-consistent field theory and fluids density functional theory of tapered block copolymers.

-Fluids density functional theory of salt doped microphase separating polymers.

September 2012 - April 2018

Research scientist at Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Youngmi Seo

-Ph.D. Student

-Research Interests: Phase behavior and segment dynamics of tapered block copolymers.

-Penetrant/ion dynamics in microphase separating block copolymers.

August 2012 - December 2017

Research scientist at LG Chemical, South Korea

Erica Hoffman

-High school student

-Research Interests: Classical Density Functional Theory of Diblock Copolymers

Summer 2017

College student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Marjorie Langston

-In-service Teacher

-Research Interests: MD simulations of ionomer aggregates with a bare nanoparticle

Summer 2017

High school teacher in Columbus, OH

Carol Oaks

-In-service Middle School Teacher

-Research Interests: Interactive MD simulations of diblock copolymers

Summer 2016

Middle school teacher in Columbus, OH

Mitchell Wendt

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: MD simulations of block copolymers

Summer

2015 - Spring 2016

Undergraduate

student at OSU (CBE Department)

Jack Mileski

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: MD simulations of polymer melts containing spherical nanoparticles

Fall

2015 - Fall 2016

Undergraduate

student at OSU (Mechanical Engineering Department)

Connor Barber

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: MD simulations of ionomer aggregates when external tension is applied

Summer

2014 - Spring 2016

Undergraduate

student at OSU (CBE Department)

Kevin Bowman

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Structure-property relations of polymer nanocomposites and MD simulations of filled rubber with applications to the tire industry

Summer
2015 - Fall 2015

Undergraduate

student at OSU (CBE Department)

Mona Lynch

-High school student

-Research Interests: MD simulations of penetrant added diblock copolymers

Fall

2014 - Spring 2015

Undergraduate

student at Ohio Wesleyan University (Chemistry)

                  

Ann Maula

-Undergraduate Student

-Research Interests: Fluid-density functional theory (fDFT) for faster equilibration of MD simulation 

Summer
2015

Graduate Student at Lehigh University

Anne R. Shim

-Undergraduate Student

-B.S. thesis about micelle formation

-Research Interests: MD simulations of micelle formation for use in drug delivery

January
2014 - April 2015 
Graduate Student at Northwestern University
Prasant Vijayaraghavan

-Graduate Student

-Graduated with Master's degree, 2014

-Research Interests: Modeling the morphology of ionenes for self-healing materials

Fall 2012 - Summer 2014 Graduate Student in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, OSU
Garrett Levine

-High School Student Intern (from Columbus Academy)

-Research Interests: Effect of individual polymer bead sequences (fixed vs. random) on the phase behavior of tapered diblock copolymers

January - August, 2014 Undergraduate Student at California Institute of Technology
Sayantan Banerjee

-Graduate Student 

-Research Interests: MD simulations of self-assembly of micelle encapsulated nanoparticles

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014 Transferred to Bakshi group for Master's Degree at OSU then Graduate Student at University of Manchester, UK

Joshua Fouasnon

-Undergraduate Student 

-Research Interests: Interactive MD simulations of polymers, communication of engineering concepts with broad audiences

Summer 2013
Undergraduate Student,
Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering, OSU