Current Students

Robert DeJaco | PhD Candidate

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    487 Kolthoff Hall
   
    Education
    B.S., University of Kentucky     
   
 
 
 
Research Interest
Molecular simulation of adsorption and separation
of biorenewable chemicals and fuels.
Co-advised by J. Ilja Siepmann

Xuekui Duan | PhD Candidate

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    467 Amundson Hall
    (612) 626-0920
  
    Education
    B.S. Materials Science and
    Engineering, University of Science
    and Technology, Bejing, China
 
Research Interest
Membranes based on organic zeolite composite materials
for hydrocarbons separation, organic/water pervaporation
and water purification.

Supriya Ghosh | Graduate Student

supriya    Contact
    454 Amundson Hall
    ghosh115@umn.edu
    (612)-513-7172
   
    Education
    B.S. Chemical Engineering,
    Institute of Chemical
    Technology, Mumbai, India
 
Research Interest
MOF characterization and synthesis.
Co-advised by K. Andre Mkhoyan

Prashant Kumar | PhD Candidate

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    Contact
   
    Education
    B.Tech & M.Tech, Metallurgical
    & Materials Engineering, Indian
    Institute of Technology,
    Madras, India
 
 
Co-advised by K. Andre Mkhoyan
 
 

Choongsze Lee | Graduate Student

choongsze    Contact
    453 Amundson Hall
    lee01316@umn.edu
    (214) 463-4447
   
    Education
    B.S. Chemical Engineering,
    University of Texas, Austin
 
 
Research Interest
Catalyst design for biomass conversion.
Co-advised by Paul Dauenhauer
 

Nitish Mittal | PhD Candidate

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    225 Amundson Hall
    mitta014@umn.edu
    linkedin
   
    Education
    B.Tech. & M.Tech, Chemical
    Engineering, Indian Institute of
    Technology, Kanpur, India
Research Interest
Process modeling of zeolite based membrane and adsorptive separation.
Co-advised by Prodromos Daoutidis

Meera Shete | PhD Candidate

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    448B Amundson Hall
    shete001@umn.edu
    (612) 626-8655
 
    Education
    B.S. Chemical Engineering,
    Institute of Chemical
    Technology, Mumbai, India
   
Research Interest
Synthesis and characterization of 2D nanoporous materials for
applications in gas separations.
 

Feng Xue | PhD Candidate

feng-1    Contact
    448B Amundson Hall
    xuexx215@umn.edu
    (612) 626-8655
   
    Education
    B.S. Materials Science and
    Engineering, Tsinghua
    University, Beijing, China
 
Research Interest
Synthesis, characterization and processing of MOFs and
membranes.

Matheus Dorneles De Mello | PhD Candidate

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    440A Amundson Hall
    dorne033@umn.edu
    (612) 626-8656
   
    Education
    M.S. Technology of Chemical and
    Biochemical Processes, Federal
    University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Research Interest
Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of hierarchical
materials for biomass conversion and separations.
 

He Han | Visiting Student

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    Contact
    467 Amundson Hall
    hanx0203@umn.edu
    (612) 626-0920
   
    Education
    M.S. Industrial Catalysis, Dalian
    University of Technology, China
 
 
Research Interest
Design and Synthesis of Nano and Layer-like FAU Zeolite.
Co-advised by Xinwen Guo (Dalian University of Technology, China)

Yasmine Guefrachi | PhD Candidate

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    Contact
    440A Amundson Hall
    guefr002@umn.edu
    (612) 626-8656
   
    Education
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, The
    Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi,
    United Arab Emirates
 
Research Interest
Zeolite synthesis and stability investigation.
 

Gaurav Kumar | Graduate Student

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    Contact
    440A Amundson Hall
    kumar385@umn.edu
    (612) 626-0920
   
    Education
    B.Tech. Chemical Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology,
    Roorkee, India
 
Research Interest
Zeolites in biomass conversion catalysis.
Co-advised by Paul Dauenhauer

Xinyu Li | Graduate Student

xinyu    Contact   
    467 Amundson Hall
    li000022@umn.edu
    (651) 206-9691
    
    Education
    B.S. & M.S. Chemical Engineering, 
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
 
 
Research Interest
Consequences of short diffusion lengths on rates and selectivity during catalysis on zeolite and zeotype nanosheets.
Co-advised by Aditya Bhan

Mansi Shah | PhD Candidate

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    467 Amundson Hall
    shahx069@umn.edu
    (612) 626-0920 
    linkedin
    Education
    B.S. Chemical Engineering,
    Institute of Chemical
    Technology, Mumbai, India
 
Research Interest
Molecular simulations and experiments for designing
new gas separation materials and processes.
Co-advised by J. Ilja Siepmann

Dandan Xu | PhD Candidate

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    448B Amundson Hall
    dandanxu@umn.edu
    (612) 626-8655
 
    Education
    M.S. Chemical Engineering,
    Tsinghua University, Beijing,
    China
   
Research Interest
Zeolite synthesis and application.