Former Members

Graduate Students

Nicholas Clay

Postdoctoral Research Associate at US Army Institute of Surgical Research
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
B.S.E. University of Michigan, 2011

 
 

Max Rich

M.D./Ph.D. program, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
B.S. John Hopkins University, 2010

 

Cartney Smith

Scientist, Kala Pharmaceuticals, MA
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2015
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
Sc.B. Brown University, 2006

 

Kwanghyun (Ian) Baek

Founder, Orgaid Inc., Champaign-Urbana, IL
Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2015
M.S. Hanyang University, Korea, 2009
SB.S. Hanyang University, Korea, 2007

 

Jinrong Chen

M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
B.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

 
 
 

Johana C. M. Vega Leonel

PhD in Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
B.S. Oglethorpe University/Georgie Institute of Technology, 2007

 
 
 
 

Molly Melhem

M.D./Ph.D. Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
B.S. Cornell University, 2007

 
 
 

Mei-Hsiu Lai

Principal Development Chemist, Autonomic Materials, IL
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2008
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2006

 

Je Choi

M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
B.S. Purdue University, 2012

 
 
 

Ross DeVolder

3M, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (M-CNTC Trainee), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
B.S. University of Iowa, 2008

 

Vincent Chan

Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S. Purdue University, 2008
B.S. Johns Hopkins University, 2006

 
 

Youyun Liang

Scientist, Metabolic Engineering Research Laboratory, A* Star, Singapore
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / National University of Singapore, 2012
B.Eng. National University of Singapore, 2008

 
 

John Schmidt

3M, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

 

Cathy Chu

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

 

Chaenyung Cha

Assistant Professor, Department of Material Science & Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Ph.D., M.S. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
B.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2007

 
 

Richie Kohman

Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.S. Santa Clara University, 2003

 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Jooyeon Park

Senior Engineer, Samsung, Korea
Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Seoul National University, 2015
B.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2010

 
 

Artem Shkumatov

Principal Pathologist, Amgen, San Fracisco, CA
Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, UIUC, 2011
DVM Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Belarus, 1988

 

Min Kyung Lee

Senior Research Engineer, Samsung Electronics, Korea
Ph.D. Chung-Ang University, Korea, 2012
M.S. Chung-Ang University, Korea, 2008
B.S. Chung-Ang University, Korea, 2006

 
 

Jae Hyun Jeong

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Soongshil University, Korea
Ph.D. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2007
M.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technolgy, Korea, 2003
B.S. Yonsei University, Korea, 2001

 

Amy Kaczmarowski

M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009
B.A. University of Houston, 2003

 
 
 
 

Andrew Zill

Senior research scientist, Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

 
 
 

Nihan Yonet-Tanyeri

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, ─░stanbul Medipol University, Turkey
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
M.S. Istanbul Technical University, 2004
B.S. Fatih University, 2002

 
 
 

Visiting Researchers

Myungjoo Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics & Dental Research institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University

Ph D. Seoul National University, 2006
D.D.S Seoul National University, 2000
M.S. Seoul National University, 1995
B.S. Seoul National University, 1992

 

Gurpreet Chouhan

Postdoctoral Scholar, the University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D. in Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration, University of Birminham, UK, 2013
BSc (Hons), Coventry University, UK, 2009

 
 

Haekwang Lee

Chief Scientist, Amorepacific R&D Center
Ph.D. Yonsei University, Korea, 2006
M.S. Sogang University, Korea, 1990
B.S. Sogang University, Korea, 1987

 
 

Soonnam Oh

Associate Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, Cathlolic University of Korea
Ph.D., M.S. Catholic University of Korea, Korea, 2005
B.S. Catholic University of Korea, Korea, 1997

 
 
 

Undergraduate Students

Shen Yan

Sanjeet Sen (Sage Environmental Consulting)

Seong-Min Kim

Bao Zhong Zhang
Natalie Swider
Ethan Self
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