Fall 2023

Principal Investigator


Dr. Nirala Singh

Dr. Nirala Singh

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering (2018-Present)
ChemE Car Advisor (2018-Present)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2015-2017)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington (2015-2017)
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara (2010-2015)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2006-2009)

Office: 2050W, Building No. 28, North Campus Research Complex
E-Mail: [email protected]
Contact: 734-764-1571

Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Gyan P Sharma

Dr. Gyan P Sharma

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan (2022-present)
Research Advisor, Kanopy Techno solutions Private Limited, India (2019-2022)
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2011-2019)
M.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (2009-2011)
B.Tech, Biochemical Engineering, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (2005-2009)

Project: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

E-Mail: [email protected]
Dr. Rong (Rocky) Ye

Dr. Rong (Rocky) Ye

Co-advised by Profs. Suljo Linic, Eranda Nikolla, and Bryan Goldsmith

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
MS, Inorganic Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
BE, Polymer Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Project: Machine-Learning-Guided Alloy Nanoparticle Synthesis and Catalytic Studies

E-Mail: [email protected]
Dr. Chayanika Das

Dr. Chayanika Das

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan (2023-present)
Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, The Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing, Berlin (2018-2022)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India (2017-2018)
PhD, Polymer Science and Engineering, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (2011-2017)
MSc, Physical Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, India (2008-2010)
BSc, Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, University of Calcutta, India (2005-2008)

Project: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

E-Mail: [email protected]
Dr. Joshua Bolarin

Dr. Joshua Bolarin

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan (2023-present)
PhD, Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China (2019-2023)
MSc, Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2015-2017)
BSc [Ed], Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (2010-2014)

Project: Water Electrolysis

E-Mail: [email protected]

Graduate Students


Claire Yin

Claire Yin

Co-advised by Prof. Suljo Linic

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2020-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2016-2020)

Project: CO2 reduction
Claire is looking at the effect of microenvironments in CO2 reduction reaction. She enjoys baking and knitting in her free time.

E-Mail: [email protected]
Jared Arkfeld

Jared Arkfeld

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2021-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2016-2021)

Project: Synthesis of Bimetallic Alloys for aided Catalyst Discovery
Jared is a third year in chemical engineering from Virginia. He studies alloy catalysts for carbon monoxide oxidation and nitrate reduction. Outside of lab, he loves to bake and cook, and is a member of University of Michigan’s powerlifting team.

E-Mail: [email protected]
Wendy Yu

Wendy Yu

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2021-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, Washington State University (2017-2021)

Project: Organic Oxidation in Aqueous Phase
Wendy is a third year graduate student working on understanding the oxidation of organics in aqueous phase.

E-Mail: [email protected]
Christina Uhlenbrock

Christina Uhlenbrock

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2022-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, Tufts University (2018-2022)

Project: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries
Christina is a second year graduate student and studies Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFBs).

E-Mail: [email protected]
Jacquelyn Tolth

Jacquelyn Tolth

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2022-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico (2017-2022)

Project: Iron-based Redox Flow Batteries
I study the kinetics of Iron based redox flow batteries in different electrolytes. Outside of the lab I enjoy cooking, lifting, and running.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Sirazam Munira Aishee

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2023-present)
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2021-2023)
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2016-2021)

Project: Terpene Hydrogenation

E-Mail: [email protected]
Sahil Halarnkar

Sahil Halarnkar

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2023-present)
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (2019-2023)

Project: TBD
Sahil is a first-year student. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing keys and running.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Clare Martin

Co-advised by Prof. Suljo Linic

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2023-present)
BSE, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University (2017-2022)

Project: CO2 reduction

E-Mail: [email protected]

Jordana Mazer

Co-advised by Prof. Suljo Linic

PhD, Chemical Engineering (2023-present)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo (SUNY) (2019-2023)

Project: CO2 reduction

E-Mail: [email protected]

Masters Students


Alumni


PhD Recipients

NameYearLast Known Position
Benjamin Silcox2020Consultant, Apricum
Zixuan Wang2021Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
Harsh Agarwal2022Researcher, Shell
Danielle Richards2022Post-doc, Sandia National Labs
Cailin Buchanan2022Post-doc, Argonne National Labs
James Akinola2023Researcher, Dow Chemical

Postdoctoral Alumni

NameYearLast Known Position
Libo Yao2022-2024Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Nanjing Tech University
[email protected]

MS Recipients

NameYearLast Known Position
Jiun-Yeu (Rita) Chang2020PhD Student, Sakamoto group, University of Michigan
Cem Komurcuoglu2020PhD Student, Urban Research Group, Columbia University
Takaaki Miki2022Factorial Energy
Dasol Jun2022Samsung
Zhiyang Cheng2023Envision AESC

Visiting Researchers

NameYearLast Known Position
Gabriel Floriano Costa2022-2023PhD Student, University of Campinas, Brazil

Undergraduate Students

NameLast Known Position
Benjamin FurnessChemical Engineering, 2022-Current
Angeline MonitelloChemical Engineering, 2019-2021
Dana SucharaChemical Engineering, 2019-2021
Evan OrtizMathematics, 2019-2021
Kiran KodaliChemical Engineering, 2018-2021
Alyssa RorieSROP, North Carolina A&T University, 2021-2022
Alexandra TomlinsonChemical Engineering, 2021
Spencer CiraChemical Engineering, 2021
Kara SteshetzChemical Engineering, 2020
Austin SheltonChemical Engineering, 2020