Members

Graduate students

Majid Moradi Alibadi

B.S. ChE, Amirkabir University of Technology (2008); M.S., ChE, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2011).

Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering, 2014.

Phone: 577-1949

Seyedparham Pourmirjafari-Firouzabadi

B.S. ChE, Amirkabir University of Technology (2016) 

M.S. Student, Chemical Engineering, 2018.

Phone: 577-1949

Shaoqing Bai

B.S., Wuhan Institute of Technology, 2015.

M.S. Student, Chemical Engineering, 2014.

Exchange students, REU students

Alessia Valotta

Visiting Student -summer 2018

MS Student, ChE, Technical University Graz, Austria

BS, ChE, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2016

Illya Salinnyk

WSU REU Student -summer 2018

Undergraduate Student, ChE, Florida Institute of University, 2016

Sawyer Smith

WSU REU Student - summer 2017

Undergraduate Student, Economics, Wayne State University, 2013

Chandniben Joshi

WSU REU Student -summer 2016

Undergraduate Student, ChE, University of Kentucky, 2013

PhD Student, ChE, University of Kentucky, 2017 - 


Former Lab Members

A - Graduated Ph.D. Students

Aida Amini-Rankouhi (Ph.D. ChE, 2018; M.S. ChE, 2014, Wayne State University; B.S., University of Tehran, Iran, 2012). Current Position: Research Scientist, Honeywell UOP, Des Plaines, IL.

Hao Song (Ph.D. ChE, 2017; M.S. MSE, 2012, Wayne State University; M.S. Chemistry, 2010, Auburn University; B.S. Applied Chemistry, Shandong Normal University, 2007). Current Position: Quality Engineer, Complete Manufacturer's Equip. Corp, MI.

Rohan Uttarwar (Ph.D. ChE, 2013; M.S. MSE, 2011, Wayne State University; B. Tech., University of Mumbai, India, 2008). Current Position: Process Engineer, Intel, Portland, OR.

Zheng Liu (Ph.D. ChE, 2012; M.S. ChE, 2007, Wayne State University; M.S. ChE 2005, Tsinghua University, China; B.S. B.S. Automation, Beijing Univ. of Sci. & Tech., 2002, China ). Current Position: Senior Process Engineer, SABIC Americas, Evansville, IN.

Tamer Girgis (Ph.D. ChE, 2011; M.S. ChE, 2003; B.S. ChE, 2002, Wayne State University). Current Position: Senior Engineer, Metalsa Corp., Detroit, MI.

Jie Xiao (Ph.D. ChE, 2010; M.S. MSE, 2009; ChE, 2006, Wayne State University; M.S. Control Eng., 2004; B.S. Control Eng., 2001, Zhejiang University, China). Current Position: Jiangsu Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Soochow University, Soochow, China.

Xuanwen Luo (Ph.D. CS, 2008, Wayne State University; M.S. EE, 2003; MS Math, 2002, South Illinois University; BS EE, Northeast University, China). Current Position: Engineer, Ford Motor Company (Research and Innovation Lab.).

Cristina Piluso (Ph.D. ChE., 2008; M.S. ChE., 2005, B.S., 2003, Wayne State University). Current Position: Sustainability Specialist, BASF, Florham Park, NJ.

Jia Li (Ph.D. ChE., 2007; M.S. ChE., 2004, Wayne State University; M.S. Control Engineering, 2002, B.S. Control engineering, 2001; Tsinghua University). Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State Polytech. Univ., Pomona, CA.

Korkut Uygun (Postdoc Fellow, 2004-2006; Ph.D. ChE., 2004, Wayne State University; M.S. ChE., 2000, B.S. ChE., 1997, Bogazici University, Turkey). Current Position: Associate Professor (Biomedical Engineering), Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Qiong Zhou (Ph.D., 2002, Wayne State University; M.S., 1998; B.S., 1995, Zhejiang University, China). Current Position: Engineering Director, General Electric, Houston, CA

Helen H. Lou (Ph.D., 2001, Wayne State University; B.S., 1993, Zhejiang University, China). Current Position: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Quanzhong Yan (Ph.D., 2000, Wayne State University; M.S., 1993; B.S., 1989, Tsinghua University, China). Current Position: Senior Control Engineer, DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hill, MI (2000-2005); General Motors, Warren, MI (2005-present).

Keqin Luo (Ph.D., 1999, Wayne State University; B.S., 1984, East China University of Science and Technology). Current Position: Manager, Pfizer Corp., Chicago, IL.

Yihua Yang (Ph.D., 1998, Wayne State University; B.S., 1983, South China University of Science and Technology). Current Position: Senior Engineer, ABB, Philadelphia, PA.

Young Rhee (Ph.D., 1996, Wayne State University; M.S., 1985, Oregon State University; B.S., 1974, Seoul National University). Current Position: Senior Engineer, Lucky Engineering Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea.


B - Graduated M.S. Students

Jianming Zhao (M.S. ChE, 2017, Wayne State University; B.S. Polymer Engineering, 2014, Dalian University, China). Current Position: Process Engineer Kinlita LLC/Axalta, China

Navdeep Bhadbhade (M.S. ChE, 2015, Wayne State University; B.S., College of Engineering, Pune University, India, 2012). Current Position: Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2016 – present)

Liwei Yan (M.S. (2011) and B.S. (2008), ChE, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China); M.S. ChE, Wayne State University, 2013)

Zheng Liu (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2007)

Jie Xiao (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2005)

Jigar Patel (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2005); Process Engineer, Zestron America, Manassas, Virginia (2006).

Jia Li (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2004). Current Position: Senior Process Engineer, Clear Water Bay Technology, Los Angeles, CA (2007)

Isik Kuntay (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2003). Current Position: Project Engineer, Nu United Motors - A subsidiary of Toyota, San Francisco, CA (2003 - present).

Santhana G. Balasubramanian (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 2003)

Anthony J. Gullitti (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1999; B.S. ChE., University of Connecticut, 1984). Current Position: Project Engineer, DaimlerChrysler, Detroit, MI (1999-2004); Senior Engineer, IAV Automotive Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI (2004)

Charles P. Orr (M.S. ChE., 1999; B.S. ChE., 1994, Wayne State University). Current Position: Process Engineer, BASF, Detroit, MI.

Bo-Yeon Kim (M.S., ChE., Wayne State University, 2005; B.S. Safety Eng., Chungju National University, Korea, 2001), . Current Position: SamSung Electronics, Korea (2006).

Hui Peng (M.S., ChE, Wayne State University, 2004; B.S. ChE, 1989; Hubei Institute of Technology, China).

Wei Yuan (M.S., ChE., 2000, B.S. ChE, 1997, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China), M.S. Student

Damien Bernard-Brunel (B.S., CPE-Lyon, France, 2001)

David Hines (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1999), Process Engineer, Toyota, Detroit, MI.

Tanweerur Mallick (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1996), Ford Motor, Detroit, MI.

Zhiping Liu (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1997; M.S. 1989, B.S., 1982; Zhejiang University, China), Control Engineer, Visteon Corp., Detroit, MI.

Greenberg Ilya (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1997; B.S., 1995, Moscow Technological University, Russia), University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI.

Mohamad Faisal (M.S. ChE., Wayne State University, 1996); Process Engineer, M.W. Kellogg, Houston, Texas (1996 - 2006); Senior Technical Director, KRB, Houston, TX (2006 - present).


C - Post-Doctors, and Visiting Scholars

Alessia Valotta, Visiting M.S. Student, Summer 2018; BS, ChE, La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2016. Current Position: MS Student, ChE, Technical University Graz, Austria, (2017 – present)

Liang Zhang (Visiting PhD Student, 2011; M.E. Control, 2003; B.E., Control, 1995; Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China). Current Position: Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China (2016 – present)

Korkut Uygun (Postdoc Fellow, 2004-2006; Ph.D. ChE., 2004, Wayne State University; M.S. ChE., 2000, B.S. ChE., 1997, Bogazici University, Turkey). Current Position: Associate Professor (Biomedical Engineering), Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Qiang Xu (Post-doctoral Research Associate, 2003-2005, Wayne State University; Ph.D., 2003; B.S., 1997; Tsinghua University, China). Current Position: Professor of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (2005 - present).

Xiao Feng (ACS-PRF Research Fellow, Wayne State University, 2003 summer; Ph.D., 1988, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China), currently Professor and Associate Dean, School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.

Arnesh Telukdarie (Visiting Scholar, Wayne State University, 2003 and 2004 summer; Ph.D., 2005, Univrsity of Natal, M. Tech. ChE., 2000, Cape Technikon, South Africa). Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jianping Gong (Post-doctoral Research Associate, 1995-1997, Wayne State University; Ph.D., 1989; M.S., 1985; B.S., 1982; Zhejiang University, China). Current Position: Senior Engineer, Aspen Technology, Houston, TX (1997 - 2007); BP America, Chicago, IL (2007 - present).


D - B.S. Students (Undergraduate Research Assistants)

Illya Salinnyk, WSU REU Student, Summer 2018; Undergraduate Student, ChE, Florida Institute of University, 2016-

Sawyer Smith, WSU REU Student, Summer 2017; Undergraduate Student, Economics, Wayne State University, 2013 -

Chandniben Joshi, WSU REU Student, Summer 2016; Undergraduate Student, ChE, University of Kentucky, 2013-2017. Current: PhD Student, ChE, University of Kentucky, 2017-

Garret Yee (B.S. EE, Wayne State University), 2010 - present

Jean Nei (B.S. ChE, Wayne State University), Research Assistant, 2004.

John Z. Huang (B.S. ChE and Management Science, 2006, MIT), NSF-REU Research Assistant, 2002 summer.

Cristina Piluso (B.S., 2003, Wayne State University), NSF-REU Research Assistant, 2002.

Irina S. Robu (B.S., 2003, Wayne State University), NSF-REU Research Assistant, 2002.

Bryan Kenzie (B.S., 1996, Wayne State University), Ford Motor, Detroit, MI.

E - High School Student

Jennifer Huang (Sophomore, Troy High, MI), Research Assistant, Summer, 2004