Alumni


Graduate Students

Suvrajit Banerjee

(Coadvised with Prof. Steven Cramer)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Entrepreneurial Scientist at Avantor
Thesis: Protein-Surface Interactions in Multimodal Chromatography: A Molecular Modeling Based Investigation

Lijuan Li

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Scientist at Bristol Meyers Squibb
Thesis: Structure, Thermodynamics, Dynamics, and Assembly of Macromolecules at Aqueous Interfaces

Eugene Wu

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Senior Engineer at GlobalFoundries
Thesis: Solvation and Interactions in Aqueous, Organic, and Biomolecular Systems at Nanoscale Interfaces

Siddharth Parimal

(Coadvised with Prof. Steven Cramer)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Scientist at Biogen Idec, Raleigh, NC
Thesis: Molecular simulations of protein surface interactions

Vasudevan Venkateshwaran

(Coadvised with Prof. Joel Plawsky)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Scientist at W. L. Gore and Associates, Elkton, MD
Thesis: Ions, osmolytes and polymers at aqueous interfaces: Insights from molecular theory and simulations.

Srivathsan Vembanur

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Research Scientist at RNA Institute, Albany, NY
Thesis: Molecular level studies of water and water-mediated interactions at aqueous interfaces

Hari Acharya

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Scientist at Bayer, San Francisco, CA
Thesis: Hydrophobicity, heat transfer and momentum transfer at hard and soft aqueous interfaces

Sumanth Jamadagni

(Coadvised with Prof. Jonathan Dordick)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Scientist at Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Thesis: How interfaces affect the behavior of water and water-mediated interactions: Molecular theory and simulations

Natalia Shenogina

(Coadvised with Prof. Pawel Keblinski)

PhD, Material Science and Engineering
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Wright State University, Dayton, OH
natalia.shenogina@wright.edu
Thesis: Thermal coupling at aqueous and biomolecular interfaces

Ishita Manjrekar

MS, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Technology consultant to a Hedge Fund in San Francisco, CA
Thesis: Hydration in Biological Systems

Sapna Sarupria

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
ssarupr@clemson.edu
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Thesis: Understanding the effects of pressure on biological assembly: Role of hydration and water-mediated interactions

Rahul Godawat

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Staff Scientist at Genzyme, Boston, MA
Thesis: Hydration and assembly at interfaces: Thermodynamic, structural and kinetic studies

Hongjun Liu

MS, Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Phase behavior of square well fluids

Sandeep Jain

MS, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Credit Suisse
Thesis: Multiscale coarse-graining of polymeric melt systems

Manoj Athawale

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Intel Corporation, Portland, OR
Thesis: Hydrophobicity in the multidimensional space of lengthscales, attractions and thermodynamic conditions

Brian Pereira

(Coadvised with Prof. Georges Belfort)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at MIT, Boston, MA
Thesis: Mechanistic studies of intein splicing by molecular modeling, simulations and molecular biology experiments

Sowmi Rajamani

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Intel Corporation, Portland, OR
Thesis: Molecular simulation studies of hydration phenomena relevant to biological systems

Harshit Patel

(Coadvised with Prof. Bruce Nauman)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Entrepreneur in Mumbai, India
Thesis: Molecular dynamics studies of alkane polymers: In melts and at interfaces

Lu Yang

(Coadvised with Prof. Jonanthan Dordick)

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Applied Materials, San Francisco, CA
Thesis: Understanding hydration in biological and colloidal systems

Eric Storm

MS, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Bristol-Myers-Squibb Company, Syracuse, NY.
Thesis: Molecular Modeling of Intein Structure

Tuhin Ghosh

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Ronin Capital, San Francisco, CA
Thesis: Molecular studies of water-mediated interactions and their role in biomolecular self-assembly

Amrit Kalra

PhD, Chemical Engineering
Current Position: Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX
Thesis: Exploring carbon nanotubes and their assemblies as molecular channels

Postdoctoral Researchers

Eugene Wu

Current Position: Senior Engineer at GlobalFoundries

Ketan S. Khare

Current Position: Postdoc at NIST
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Amish Patel

Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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Parbati Biswas

Current Position: Associate Professor at University of Delhi, India
pbiswas@chemistry.du.ac.in
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Visitors

Cecily Wilbanks

Avni Jain

Hank Ashbaugh

Current Position: Associate Professor at Tulane University, New Orleans
hanka@tulane.edu
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Gaurav Goel

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi. Former Graduate student with Prof. Tom Truskett, University of Texas, Austin.
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Kelvin Chu

Systems Administrator

Robert Healey

healer@rpi.edu

Undergraduate Students

  • Stephen Vicchio (2014, UMBC)
  • Andrew Fiore (2012)
  • Cuyler Bates (2010)
  • Chris Bosoy (2007-2010)
  • Steve Roy (2007)
  • Joseph Reynolds (2005)
  • Caitlin Scott (2005-2007)
  • Jake Cohen (2004)
  • Monica Berrondo (2003)
  • Seema Jaisinghani (2003)
  • Hsiao Nancy Lin (2002)
  • Rebecca Rosenberg Beran (2002)
  • Pamela Sarro (2001)
  • Robert Gottleib (2012)
  • Nick Mozdzierz (2011-2012)
  • Zach Whiteman (2008)
  • Nai'l Mitchell (2007)
  • Galina Gartsman (2007)
  • Nathan Marsan (2005, High School Student)
  • Ashish Adhikari (2004)
  • Saryu Jindal (2004)
  • Archana Fotedar (2003)
  • Anya Esonis (2003)
  • Shifalika Kanwar (2002)
  • Jerome Covey (2002)
  • Brian Goldberg (2001)