Team Members

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Ali Mohraz

Ali Mohraz, PhD

Principle Investigator

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2006)
PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, (2004)
ME Chemical Engineering, City University of New York (1999)
BS Chemical Engineering, Azad University (1996)

Todd Thorson, PhD

Todd Thorson, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2019)
MS Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa (2013)
BS Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University (2011)
Joint affiliation with Professor Elliot Botvinick

Herman Ching

Herman Ching

PhD Candidate

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara (2016)

Sierra Gross

Sierra Gross

PhD Student

Materials Science and Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering and Minor in Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine (2019)
ECR Fellow
NSF Fellow

Alyse Gonthier

Alyse Gonthier

PhD Student

Materials Science and Engineering
Co-Advised by Professor Elliot Botvinick
BS Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley (2019)
GAANN Fellow

Luciano Groisman

Luciano Groisman

PhD Student

Biomedical Engineering
Co-Advised by Professor Elliot Botvinick
BS Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine (2020)
ECR Fellow
NSF Fellow

Saranya Pillai

Saranya Pillai

PhD Student

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
BE Chemical Engineering, University of Mumbai (2016)

IsabellaChu

Isabella Chu

PhD Student

Materials Science and Engineering
Primary Advisor: Professor Lorenzo Valdevit
Co-Advised by Professor Ali Mohraz
BS Chemical Engineering and Minor in Materials Science and Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona (2019)

Bilal Saudi

Bilal Saudi

Undergraduate Researcher

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Honorary Members

Coco

Coco

Holding Office Hours, underwhelmed by your midterm performance.

Copernicus

Copernicus

Ready to make new discoveries. But, safety first!

Copernicus

Mochi

Never memorize something that you can look up.

Affiliated Alumni

Jonggyu Lee


Primary Advisor, Professor Yoonnjin Won
PhD Mechanical Engineering (2021)

Alyssa Pronovost


BS Chemical Engineering (2021)

Kyle McDevitt, PhD


Co-Advised by Professor Daniel Mumm
PhD Materials Science and Engineering (2020)

Andrew Luu


Chemical Engineering Student (2020)

Zeinab Ali Hatem


BS Chemical Engineering (2020)

Brian Paul


BS Chemical Engineering and BS Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine (2019)

Max Kaganyuk, PhD


PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2019)

Rachel Gurlin, PhD


Primary Affiliation: BEAMS Lab
PI: Professor Elliot Botvinick
PhD Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine (2019)

Madeline Hale Talebi


BS Chemical Engineering (2020)

Parastoo Ali Pour


Double BS, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering (2018)

Michael Carson


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2018)

Saman Zaryab


MS Materials Science and Engineering, UC Irvine (2018)

Farzaneh Taslimi, PhD


PhD Soft Matter Physics, RWTH Aachen University (2013)

Jose Paolo Zapanta Ramos


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2017)

Amanda Lew


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2017)

Jessica Witt, PhD


Co-Advised by Professor Daniel Mumm
PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, (2015)

Hubert Chan, PhD


GAANN Fellow
PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2013)

Matthew Lee, PhD


GAANN Fellow
PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2012)

Bharath Rajaram, PhD


PhD Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (2011)

Alireza Mirsepassi, PhD


Main Affiliation at UCI: the Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Research Group
PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, (2012)

Kunal Choudhuri


MS Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, (2016)

Shannon Xu


MS Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, (2014)

Kaela Napolitano


MS Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, (2012)

Leonora Kuzmenko


BS Chemical Engineering, (2015)

Victor Vazquez


UROP Fellow
BS Chemical Engineering, (2015)

Aleksander Metulev


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2014)

Junyan Peng


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2014)

Mathieu Gonin


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2012)

Rodrigo Nery Azevedo, PhD


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2009)

Jose Sierra


BS Chemical Engineering, UC Irvine (2009)

Professor Mohraz

mohraz@uci.edu

Office

(949) 824-2028

4072 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building

Laboratory

(949) 824-3246

2550 Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building

2550 ISEB, Bldg. #419,419 S. Circle View Dr, Irvine CA 92697