Principal Investigator


Amish J. Patel

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Office: Room 529, 3401 Walnut St (PICS SUITE)

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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2007
B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2001


Postdoctoral Fellows


  • Nicholas Rego

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    Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
    Research interests: Protein hydration and intermolecular interactions, machine learning


PhD Students


  • Zachariah Vicars

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    B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2017
    Research interests: Surface nanotexture



  • Lilia Escobedo

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    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019
    Research interests: Non-fouling surfaces, superhydrophilicity, protein-water interactions



  • Jun Lu

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    B.S. Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2019
    Research interests: Statistics of ion solvation, enhanced sampling



  • Akash Pallath

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    B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar, 2019
    Research interests: Protein and polymer conformational transitions, enhanced sampling, machine learning



  • Lizhu Zhang

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    B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, 2017
    Research interests: Protein hydration, enhanced sampling, machine learning



  • Yusheng Cai

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    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Penn State University, 2019
    Research interests: Liquid crystals, enhanced sampling



  • Jeongmoon Choi

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    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Yonsei University, 2020
    Research interests: Clathrates, antifreeze proteins



  • Alexander Johnson

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    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, 2018
    Research interests: Bijels


Undergraduate Students


  • Quinn Gallagher

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    Research interests: Protein binding, molecular simulation, machine learning




Alumni


Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Aniket Thosar, 2019-2022, Started working at Reliance in Mumbai, India.
  • Hao Jiang, 2018-2020, Started working as a Senior Associate Chemist at SC Johnson in Racine, WI.
  • Debdas Dhabal, 2017-2020, Started a postdoc in the Molinero group at the University of Utah. Personal website
  • Saeed Najafi, 2017-2019, Started a postdoc in the Fredrickson group at UCSB.
  • Richard Remsing, 2013-2015, Started a postdoc in the Klein group at Temple University. Current position: Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Group website

PhD Students
  • Sean Marks, 2015-2021
  • Nicholas Rego, 2014-2020, Recieved PhD and continued as a postdoc in the Patel group.
  • Zhitong Jiang, 2014-2019
  • Suruchi Fialoke, 2012-2017, Received PhD and started working at Pfizer in Boston, MA.
  • Erte Xi, 2012-2017, Received PhD and started working at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, OH.

Masters Students
  • Jimin Yoon, 2021
  • Kevin Juan, 2021
  • Roopal Bhatnagar, 2019
  • Unnati Joshi, 2019
  • Sharmilapriya Mohanasundaram, 2017
  • Guoda Liang, 2016
  • Ramalingam Kailasham, 2015

Undergraduate Students
  • Dakota Wallach, 2020
  • Connor Gallagher, 2020
  • Matthew Kim, 2020
  • Zachary Varley, 2019
  • Sangjae Park, 2015
  • Phillip Taylor, 2015

Visiting Students
  • Omar Jiminez Negron, 2018, REU Intern from UPR Mayaguez
  • Tristan Lugan, 2017, French REACT Intern
  • Anurag Jhaver, 2015, Undergraduate from IIT Guwahati
  • Siddhansh Arora, 2013, Undergraduate from IIT Kanpur