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2015

Sulata Sahu

Position: Postdoc
Research: Perovskite materials
Current Position: Postdoc at MIT

 

John Drazin

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermodynamics of Calcia- and Yttria- doped Zirconia Ceramics
Current Position: TBD

P. Saradhi Maram

Position: Postdoc
Research: Lithium battery materials
Current Position: Researcher at Clean Diesel Technology Inc.

Xiaofeng Guo

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Uranium oxides and garnet structures
Current Position: Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dana Reusser

Position: Gradaute Student
Research: Energetics of aluminum hydroxide clusters
Current Position: TBD

Philip Jones

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of oxides and nitrides, specifically in the perovskite structure
Current Position: TBD

Kristina Lilova

Position: Staff Scientist
Research: Thermochemistry of spinels
Current Position: Researcher at Setaram

2014

Jorgen Rufner

Position: Graduate Student with Ricardo Castro
Research: Nanoparticle ceramic oxides
Current Position: Researcher with Intel

Nancy Birkner

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Manganese oxides
Current Position: Duke University

Lili Wu

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Energetics of cation substitution in zeolite frameworks
Current Position: TBD

Amir Hossein Tavakoli

Position: Postdoc
Research: Energetics and structure of polymer derived ceramics, structural evolution and energetics of amorphous nanoparticles, and thermodynamics of transition metal sulfides
Current Position: Postdoc at Clemson University

Aleksandra Mielewczyk-Gryn

Position: Postdoc
Research: Structural and electrical properties of rare earth functional ceramics
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Salih Buyukkilic

Position: Graduate Student
Research: The energetics of intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell electrolytes: singly and doubly doped ceria systems
Current Position: Researcher with Intel

Matthew Armentrout

Position: Postdoc
Research: Incorporation of carbon into silicates at ambient and high pressure
Current Position: TBD

2013

Gustavo Costa

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of bulk and nanomaterials
Current Position: Researcher with NASA-Cleveland

Dat Quach

Position: Postdoc
Research: Interface energetics, phase stability and radiation tolerance of nanostructured oxide ceramics
Current Position: Researcher with Seagate

Seyedeh Mahboobeh Hosseini

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Apatite-based ionic conductors
Current Position: Researcher with Chevron

James T. Hughes

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermochemistry of metal organic frameworks
Current Position: Researcher with PQ Corporation

Nektarios K. Nasikas

Position: Postdoc
Research: “High Temperature Material Synthesis”
Current Position: Researcher at National Hellenic Research Foundation

Scarlett Widgeon

Position: Graduate Student joint with Sabyasachi Sen
Research: Structural investigation of SiOC, SiCN, and SiBCN polymer derived ceramics and solid State NMR
Current Position: UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Chmelka Research Group at University of California, Santa Barbara

Tien Tran

Position: Postdoc
Research: Energetics of bismuth oxide-based electrolytes; Laser synthesis, field-assisted sintering, and thermochemistry of nanocrystalline ceramics; Field-assisted sintering of amorphous polymer-derived ceramics 
Current Position: Faculty position at University of the Pacific

Manas Bhunia

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermodynamics of porous metal organic framework (MOF), shape dependant surface energetics of multi-ferroic oxide materials, and synthesis and thermochemistry of porous cermaic materials 
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Khansaa Essa

Position: Postdoc
Research: Hafnia-based thin films nanoparticles and thermochemistry of gallosilicate zeolites
Current Position: Researcher at University of Jordan

2012

Shumal Hayun

Position: Postdoc
Research: Energetics of nano-CeO2 and titanates
Current Position: Researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Tatiana Shvareva

Position: Staff Research Scientist
Research: Actinide thermochemistry and melilite oxide ion conductors
Current Position: Industry

Yin-Qing Zhang

Position: Postdoc
Research: Synthesis and energetics on carbonate materials
Current Position: Researcher at Institute of New Catalytic Materials

YuanYuan Ma

Position: Graduate Student
Research: SnO2 – TiO2 bulk and nanophases
Current Position: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Chengcheng Ma

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of Mn oxide nanomaterials
Current Position: Intern

Ben Hanken

Position: Graduate Student
Research: UO2 – CeI2 solid solutions
Current Position: Postdoc with Mark Asta at UC Berkeley

Olga Trofymluk

Position: Staff Research Scientist
Research: 
Current Position: Shlumberger Inc.

2011

Emil Stoyanov

Position: Postdoc
Research: 
Current Position: Diamond Innovations Inc.

Alexis Loulier

Position: M.S. Student
Research: Nanoscale conrol of geologic CO2 and in-situ calorimetry of amorphous calcium carbonate
Current Position: Researcher at Sierra Energy

Nihan Kemik

Position: Postdoc
Research:Comparison of bulk and think film energetics of La(Sr)FeO3 and La(Sr)MnO3 and YSZ/Al3O3 multilayers crystallization
Current Position: N/A

Josh Furman

Position: Postdoc
Research: In-situ calorimetry of metal-organic framework synthesis
Current Position: Consultant

Chris Armstrong

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of actinides
Current Position: Researcher at Savannah River National Laboratory

Ozlem Sel

Position: Postdoc
Research: Amorphous templated material
Current Position: Researcher at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

Tae-Jin Park

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of actinide materials relevant to nuclear energy
Current Position: Researcher at Nuclear Energy Laboratory, Seoul, Korea

Wei Zhou

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Hafnia-based thin films nanoparticles and thermochemistry of gallosilicate zeolites
Current Position: Researcher at Seagate Technology

2010

Tori Forbes

Position: Postdoc
Research: Metal organic frameworks, carbonates, and x-ray diffraction
Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Iowa

Hongwei Ma

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of Mn oxide nanomaterials
Current Position: Researcher at Stanford University

Fen Xu

Position: Postdoc
Research:Energetics of CdSe and Mg2GeO4nanomaterials and Thermochemistry of sulfide solid solutions systems
Current Position: Researcher at Exxon, Houston

2009

Michael Aizenshtein

Position: Postdoc
Research: Interface and surface energy of yittria-stablized-zirconia and zirconia, Mg2SiO4nanoparticle energetics
Current Position: Researcher at Nuclear Research Centre Negev

Shushu Chen

Position: Postdoc
Research: Interface and surface energy of yittria-stablized-zirconia and zirconia, Mg2SiO4 nanoparticle energetics
Current Position: Consultant

2008

Yunchul Cho

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of Mn oxide nanomaterials
Current Position: N/A

Andre Levchenko

Position: Postdoc
Research: Energetics of formation of TiO2nanophases and confinement in organic-inorganic composites
Current Position: Applications Scientist at TA Instruments

2007

Peng Zhang

Position: Graduate Student
Research: ZnO and Y2O3 oxide nanomaterials
Current Position: N/A

Pingping Sun

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermochemistry, formation and hydration of zeolites
Current Position: Researcher at Philips66

Kailash Mogare

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermodynamics of perovskites
Current Position: Postdoc Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

Riham M. Morcos

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermochemistry of functional glasses and related materials
Current Position: N/A

Lena Mazeina

Position: Postdoc
Research: Uranium minerals and iron oxides
Current Position: Chemist at Miltec

So-Nhu Le

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Metal phosphate microporous materials 
Current Position: N/A

Tamas Varga

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of Si-C-O polymer derived ceramics, negative thermal expansion ceramics
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist WR Wiley Enivronmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

2006

Gyong Gug Jang

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermodynamics of nanophase solid electrolytes
Current Position: N/A

Ratnasabapathy “RG” Iyer

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of ceramics
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Claflin University

Hank Eng

Position: Postdoc
Research: Synthesis, crystallography and calorimetry of oxides
Current Position: N/A

Ferenc Forray

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry of scid mine drainage related minerals (jarosite, alunite, arsenic minerals)
Current Position: Lecturer, Babes-Bolyai University

Qingyuan Liu

Position: Postdoc
Research: Synthesis and thermochemistry of nitrate cancrinite
Current Position: Researcher at Schlumberger

Masha Dorogova

Position: Postdoc
Research: Calorimetry of rare earth vanadates
Current Position: Managing Editor, CEJC

Weiqun Chen

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Cerium containing solid electrolytes
Current Position: Researcher at Power Environmental Energy Research Institute

Suraj Deore

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Thermochemistry of sulfides
Current Position: N/A

Petra Simoncic

Position: Postdoc
Research: Thermochemistry and structures of rare earth-doped hafnia solid solutions and energectics of phase transitions in rare earth oxides
Current Position: Intellectual Property Manager at Heptagon Advanced Micro Optics

2004

Kathleen Helean

Position: Postdoc
Research: Pyrochlore, zirconolite, and fluorite materials related to nuclear waste disposal
Current Position: N/A

Hongwu Xu

Position: Staff Research Associate
Research: Crystal chemistry and thermodynamics of silicates, titanates and niobates related to nuclear waste disposal, low thermal expansion ceramics and other applications
Current Position: Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Website: Geochemistry & Geomaterials Research Laboratories (GGRL)

2003

Michael Pitcher

Position: Postdoc
Research: ZrO2
Current Position: N/A

Christophe Drouet

Member From: 2001-2003

Position: Postdoc
Research: Energetics of jarosites, alunites, and sulfate solid solutions
Current Position: Research Scientist at CIRIMAT Carnot Institute
Website: ChristopheDrouet.com

2002

Juraj Majzlan

Position: Postdoc
Research: Iron and aluminum oxides and oxyhydroxides
Current Position: Chair for General and Applied Mineralogy, Institute of Earth Sciences and Professor of Chemistry and Earth Sciences at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Website: Graduiertenkolleg Research Group

2000 & Older

Clare Fialips

Position: Postdoc
Research: Clay mineral thermochemistry
Current Position: Faculty position at the University of Newcastle, England

Zhengrong Tian

Position: Postdoc
Research: Magnese oxides and zeolites
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Arkansas
Website: Zhenrong Website

Robert Putnam

Position: Postdoc
Research: Clay mineral thermochemistry
Current Position: Defense Programs Science Council at National Nuclear Security Administration

Franck Tessier

Position: Postdoc
Research: Nitride thermodynamics
Current Position: Research Scientist, Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Rennes
Website: Glass and Ceramics Group, University of Rennes

Corine Gérardin

Position: Postdoc
Research: Zeolites
Current Position: Research Scientist, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Debra Dooley

Position: Postdoc
Research: Carbonates
Current Position: Professor of Earth Science in the Department of Natural Sciences, Piedmont College
Website: Dooley Faculty Page

Sophie Guillemet-Fritsch

Position: Postdoc
Research: Magnese oxides
Current Position: Faculty Member at Université de Toulouse, France

Mark Rodriguez

Position: Postdoc
Research: Ooxide superconductors
Current Position: Principal Member of the Materials Characterization Department, Sandia National Laboratory

Pamela Burnley

Position: Postdoc
Research: High pressure minerals
Current Position: Associate Research Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Website: Burnley Research Group

Irina Kiseleva

Position: Postdoc
Research: Zeolites
Current Position: Leading Research Fellow, Moscow State University, Russia

George Rossetti

Position: Postdoc
Research: PbTiO3 – PbZ5O3
Current Position: Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Conneticut
Website: Rossetti Faculty Page

Apurva Mehta

Position: Postdoc
Research: Oxide superconductors
Current Position: Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Light Source

Christel Laberty-Robert

Position: Postdoc
Research: Iron oxides
Current Position: Associate Professor, Université de Toulouse, France

TRS Presanna

Position: Postdoc
Research: Transition metal oxides
Current Position: Professor IIT, Bombay, India

Vincent Laberti

Position: Postdoc
Research: Oxide superconductors
Current Position: Staff member at Y-12 Site, Oak Ridge, TN

Rebecca Lange

Position: Postdoc
Research: Silicate melts
Current Position: Professor of Geology, University of Michigan
Website: Lange Faculty Page

James DeYoreo

Position: Postdoc
Research: Silicate melts
Current Position: Deputy Director for Research, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Website: DeYoreo Research Group

Joseph Bularzik

Position: Postdoc
Research: Oxide superconductors
Current Position: Professor, Univeristy of Indiana

Peter Davies

Position: Graduate Student
Research: Oxides and solid solutions
Current Position: Professor, Univeristy of Indiana
Website: Peter Davies Homepage

Nancy Ross

Position: Graduate Student
Research: High pressure phases
Current Position: Professor of Geology, Virginia Tech
Website: Crystallography Lab