Principle Investigator

Dr. Bridgette M. Budhlall

Ph.D., in Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. USA. 2000

B.Sc., in Natural Sciences, (Hons) majoring in Anal. Chem. & Biochem., Univ. of the West-Indies, Trinidad. 1992

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Robinson Anandakathir

Ph.D., in Organic Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. 2003
M.Sc., in Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 1995
B.Sc., in Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 1993

Graduate Students (Ph.D. and MSE)

Cody White

Ph.D.

Polymer-Liposome Hybrid Particles for Cell Encapsulation.

 

May 2021 (expected)

Krishna Jaju

MSE

Superhydrophic Coatings for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (Thesis).

December 2020 (expected)

Amir Yazdani

Ph.D.

Directed Assembly of Conducting Polymer Colloids for Electronic Films.

August 2019

N. Buket   Zaifoglu

Ph.D.

Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites      and Investigation of the Effects of High Shear Rates during the Injection Molding Process., Co-advised with Prof. Stephen Johnston. 

August 2018

Yuxuan Liu

Ph.D.

Self-Healing Nanocomposites for Impact Mitigation. 

 

November 2016

Soujanya Muraldhara

Ph.D.

Synthesis of Quantum Dot and Graphene Oxide Nanostructured Polymer Colloids.

 

 

October 2016

Amit Garle

Ph.D.

Polyethylene Glycol Copolymers as Interfacially Active Biomedical Agents.

 

 

June 2016

Haikun Xu

Ph.D.

Shape Memory Polymers for Bioimplants.

 

 

April 2016

Syed Hassan

Ph.D.

Light-actuated Liquid Crystalline Polymers.

 

 

January 2016

Colleen Cannon

MSE

Antifouling Marine Coatings (Project).

 

 

September 2015

Bobby Chaase

MSE

Rapid 3D Prototype Device that Mimics Blood Flow for In-vitro Biodegradation of Polymers used in Biomedical Implants (Thesis).

 

 

May 2014

Soujanya Muralidhara

MSE

Encapsulation of CdSe Quantum Dots in Poly(styrene) for Live Cell Imaging (Thesis).

 

 

April 2014

Tatiya Trongsatitkul

Ph.D.

Thermoresponsive PNIPAm-co-PEGMa Microgels and Microcapsules for Drug Delivery.

 

December 2012

Amit Garle

MSE

Photocurable Poly(e-caprolactone) showing a Shape Memory Effect (Thesis).

 

 

May 2011

Deniz Gifford

MSE

Polymer Encapsulation Process for Liquid Energy Transfer System (Project).

 

 

May 2011

Neeraj Pardhy

MSE

Pickering Emulsions as a Template to Synthesize Janus Colloids (Thesis).

 

 

May 2010

Sergio Sanchez

MSE

PVC Resin Formulation for GEM4000 Sensor Cards (Project).

 

 

May 2010

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Students

Gavin Donahue

BSE

Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. MA. 

 

2018

Fernanda White

AS

Biotechnology, Middlesex Community   College, Bedford, MA. 

 

2015

Cody Langlois

BSE

Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. MA. 

 

 

2014

Peter Jones

BSE

Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. MA. 

 

 

2012

Cherie Fletcher

 BS

Chemistry, City University of New York   (CUNY) Bronx Community College, NYC.

 

2012

Kimberly Der

BSE

Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

 

2012

Erika Garcia

BSE

Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus, Puerto Rico.

 

2011

Sany Kong

BSE

Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell. MA.

 

2011

Kara Der

BSE

Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs. CT.

 

2010

Matthew Vegliante

BSE

B.S., in Chemical Engineering, Villanova University, PA. 

 

2010

Graduate Dissertation / Thesis Committee

Hao Pan

 Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline

 

January 2020

Zarif Mohd Aris Farhana

 Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan.

 

March 2017

Bin Tan

Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline.

 

December 2016

Rinky Devre

Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Carol Barry. 

 

April 2014

Anoop K. Pal

Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Dhimeter Bello.

 

September 2013

Satiyam Modi

Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Joey Mead.

 

 

May 2013

Zarif Mohd  Aris Farhana

MSE

Thesis committee member., Advisor: Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan.

 

August 2012

Mukul  Ramesh Atre

Ph.D.

Dissertation committee member., Advisor: Prof. Carol Barry

 

November 2008