Group Members

Postdoctoral and Visiting Researchers

Alice Chang

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Ph.D. Chemistry - California Institute of Technology (2018)
B.A. Chemistry - Columbia University (2013)


Research Topic: Impact of molecular architecture on block polymer self-assembly and physical properties.

Phone: 612-625-0584
Office: 336 Amundson Hall
Email: achang@umn.edu

 

S. Piril Ertem

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering - University of Massachusetts Amherst (2016)
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering - Koc University, Turkey (2011)
B.S. Chemistry - Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (2009)

Research Topic: Selective deuteration of polyolefins, Structurally modified cellulose ethers

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge and Prof. Theresa Reineke

Phone: N/A 
Office: 11 Smith Hall
Email: sertem@umn.edu
 

Kailong Jin

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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University (2017) 
M.S. Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University (2013) 
B.S. Chemical Engineering - Nanjing University of Technology (2012) 

Research Topic: Melt blown nano/microfibers

Co-advised with Prof. Chris Ellison 

Phone: N/A 
Office: 210 Amundson Hall 
Email: jinxx328@umn.edu

 

Kyungtae Kim

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Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry - Pohang University of Science and Technology (2014)
B.S. Chemistry - Pohang University of Science and Technology (2008) 

Research Topic: Morphology and properties of block polymers and polyolefins 

Phone: N/A 
Office: 305 Amundson Hall 
Email: kimx4743@umn.edu

 

Mihee Kim

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Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry - Pohang University of Science and Technology (2015) 
B.S. Chemistry / Minor in Life Science - Pohang University of Science and Technology (2008)

Research Topic: Mechanism of block copolymer and cell membrane interaction

Co-advised with Prof. Ben Hackel 

Phone: 612-625-0067 
Office: 316 Amundson Hall 
Email: kimx4807@umn.edu

 

Bongjoon Lee

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Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University (2016) 
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering - Seoul National University (2009) 
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering - Seoul National University (2007) 

Research Topic: Micro-cellular polyethyleneterephthalate fiber

Co-advised with Prof. Marc Hillmyer 

Phone: 612-626-9979 
Office: 686 Kolthoff Hall 
Email: lee01147@umn.edu

 

Jimin Shim

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Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering - Seoul National University (2017) 
B.S. Chemistry Education - Seoul National University (2011) 

Research Topic: Ion-containing nanostructured ternary polymer blends 

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge


Phone: 612-625-0575
Office: 11 Smith Hall 
Email: jshim@umn.edu

 

 

Graduate Students

Logan Case

Graduate Student Logan Case

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2017)

Research Topic:

Phase behavior of block co-polymers using computational models

Co-advised with Prof. Kevin Dorfman

Phone: TBD 
Office: 11 Amundson Hall
Email: case0234@umn.edu 

 

Anshul Chawla

Graduate Student Anshul Chawla

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (2018)

Research Topic: TBD

Co-advised with Prof. Kevin Dorfman

Phone: TBD 
Office: 612-707-2729
Email: chawl029@umn.edu 

 

McKenzie Coughlin

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Florida (2016) 

Research Topic: Cellulose ether materials

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge 

Phone: 612-625-0575 
Office: 11 Smith Hall
Email: cough094@umn.edu 

 

Adelyn Crabtree

Graduate Student Adelyn Crabtree

B.S. Chemical Engineering - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (2017) 

Research Topic: Mechanism of block copolymer and cell membrane interaction

Co-advised with Prof. Ben Hackel

Phone: N/A 
Office: 210 Amundson Hall 
Email: crabt046@umn.edu 

 

Joseph Hassler

Graduate Student Joseph Hassler

B.S. Chemical Engineering - Cornell University 2018


Research Topic: Interactions between block polymers and cell membranes.

Co-advised by Prof. Tim Lodge and Prof. Ben Hackel

Phone: TBD
Office: TBD
Email: hassl025@umn.edu 

 

Ingrid Haugan Smidt

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B.S. Chemistry - Hamline University (2014) 
B.A. Physics - Hamline University (2014)

Research Topic: Highly branched polypropylene-based polymer hybrids

Co-advised with Prof. Marc Hillmyer 

Phone: 612-624-9766 
Office: 668A Kolthoff Hall 
Email: hauga056@umn.edu 

 

Aaron Lindsay

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - New Mexico State University (2016) 

Research Topic: Block copolymer phase behavior in sphere-forming region

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge 

Phone: 612-625-0575 
Office: 11 Smith Hall
Email: linds573@umn.edu 

 

Charles McCutcheon

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Delaware (2016) 

Research Topic: Toughening PLA with diblock copolymers

Co-advised with Prof. Chris Ellison 

Phone: 612-626-5940 
Office: 210 Amundson Hall 
Email: mccut045@umn.edu

 

Andreas Mueller

Graduate Student Andread Mueller

B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2016) 

Research Topic: Block copolymer phase behavior

Co-advised with Prof. Mahesh Mahanthappa

Phone: 612-625-0067 
Office: 316 Amundson Hall 
Email: muel0467@umn.edu 

 

Monica Ohnsorg

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B.S. Chemistry - Hope College (2016) 

Research Topic: Polymers for oral drug delivery

Co-advised with Prof. Theresa Reineke 

Phone: 612-625-6317 
Office: 65 Kolthoff Hall 
Email: ohnso008@umn.edu

 

Emmanuel Onuoha

Graduate Student Emmanuel Onuoha

B.S. Chemical Engineering - Montana State University (2016) 

Research Topic: Selective hydrogen-deuterium exchange in polyolefins

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge

Phone: TBD 
Office: TBD 
Email: onuoh010@umn.edu 

 

Sanshui Pansanshui

Graduate Student 

B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering - Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017) 

Research Topic: Sustainable polymer materials

Co-advised with Prof. Chris Ellison

Phone: 612-626-5940 
Office: 336 Amundson Hall 
Email: pan00003@umn.edu 

 

Vincent Pang

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of California, Berkeley (2016) 
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering - University of California, Berkeley (2016) 

Research Topic: Epoxy toughening

co-advised with Prof. Lorraine Francis 

Phone: 612-625-4809
Office: 424 Amundson Hall 
Email: pangx141@umn.edu 

 

Hannah Seo

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - Northwestern University (2015) 

Research Topic: Interaction between block copolymers and brain microvascular endothelial cells

Co-advised with Prof. Samira Azarin 

Phone: 612-301-3423
Office: 257 Amundson Hall 
Email: seoxx210@umn.edu 

 

En Wang

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B.S. Polymer Materials and Engineering - Fudan University (2014) 

Research Topic: Micelle dynamics

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge 

Phone: 612-625-0067 
Office: 316 Amundson Hall 
Email: wang5412@umn.edu

 

Mridul Yadav

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2015) 

Research Topic: Phase behavior of diblock-homopolymer ternary blends

Co-advised with Prof. David Morse 

Phone: 612-626-1013 
Office: 307 Amundson Hall 
Email: yadav051@umn.edu 

 

Bo Zhang

Graduate Student Bo Zhang

B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017) 

Research Topic: Ion-containing polymer blends

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge

Phone: TBD 
Office: TBD 
Email: zhan5777@umn.edu 

 

Wenjia Zhang

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B.S. Chemical Engineering - University of Michigan (2014) 

Research Topic: Study of the interactions between lipid membranes and block copolymers

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge 

Phone: 612-625-0575 
Office: 10C Smith Hall 
Email: zhan3917@umn.edu 

 

Jiahao Zhu

Graduate Student Jiahao Zhu

University of California Berkeley (2017)

Research Topic: Micelle Exchange Dynamics 

Co-advised with Prof. Tim Lodge 

Phone: (612) 626-5940
Office: 336 Amundson Hall
Email: zhuxx809@umn.edu 

 

Tianyi Zhu

Graduate Student Tianyi Zhu

B. Eng. Macromolecule Materials & Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China (2018)

Research Topic: Sphere-forming block polymers and surfactants.

Co-advised with Prof. Mahesh Mahanthappa

Phone: 612-625-0067
Office: 316 Amundson Hall 
Email: zhu00168@umn.edu