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Truskett Research Group

Interfaces and the structure & dynamics of complex fluids

McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,    1 University Station C0400, Austin, Texas 78712

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Thomas M. Truskett

Department Chair, Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor, and Bill L. Stanley Leadership Chair
Email: truskett at che dot utexas dot edu

 
Postdoctoral Fellows
Mike Howard

 

Zach Sherman

 

Graduate Students
  Camila A. Saez Cabezas (co-advised w/ D. J. Milliron)

Chemical Engineering

 

  Xilan Zhu (co-advised w/ R. T. Bonnecaze)

Chemical Engineering

 

  Amjad Chowdhury (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

Chemical Engineering

 

  Sanket Kadulkar (co-advised w/ V. Ganesan)

Chemical Engineering

 

  Laxmicharan Samineni (co-advised w/ M. Kumar)

Chemical Engineering

 

  Allison Green (co-advised w/ D. J. Milliron)

Chemical Engineering

 

Recent Group Alumni
  Dr. Ryan Jadrich

PhD, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

Current position:  Metropolis Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos

  Dr. Beth Lindquist

PhD, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

Current position:  Hoffman Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos

  Dr. Debapriya Banerjee

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)

Current position:  Quantitative Risk Analyst at ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  Dr. Ehsan Moaseri (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Thesis:  Biodegradable NIR-active contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging

  Dr. Barton Dear (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Thesis:  Relation of protein-protein interactions to rheological properties and stability of highly concentrated solutions of monoclonal antibodies

Current Position:  Scientist I at Bristol-Myers Squibb

  Dr. Jessica Hung (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Thesis:  Design of co-solute formulations for stable, highly concentrated monoclonal antibody solutions with low viscosity

Current Position:  Scientist I at Bristol-Myers Squibb

  Dr. William Pineros

PhD, Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)

Thesis:  Novel methods for crystal self assembly

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

  Dr. Jonathan Bollinger

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)

Thesis:  From confinement to clustering: decoding the structural and diffusive signatures of microscopic frustration

Current Position:  Sandia National Laboratories

  Dr. Mark Ferraro (co-advised w/ R. T. Bonnecaze)

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2015)

Thesis:  Graphoepitaxy for directed self-assembly of particle monolayers

Current Position:  Sandia National Laboratories

  Dr. Avni Jain

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Thesis:  Inverse design methods in targeted self-assembly

Current Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow,  DESY (Hamburg, Germany)

 

  Dr. Ameya Borwankar (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Thesis:  Formation of Nanostructures and Weakening of Interactions between
Proteins to Design Low Viscosity Dispersions at High Concentrations

Current Position: Scientist II at Nektar Therapeutics

 

  Sai Gourisankar (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

BS Chemical Engineering and BA Plan II, The University of Texas at Austin (2015)

Current Position: PhD student, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

 

  Kyle Hollingshead

MSE, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Thesis: Efficient Computational Strategies for Predicting Homogeneous Fluid Structure

 
  Brian Wilson (co-advised w/ K. P. Johnston)

BS Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2013)

 
  Dr. James Carmer

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Thesis: Local structure and dynamics of complex fluids

Current Position:  Software Engineer, Google  

  Dr. Mark Pond

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)

Thesis:  Structure and dynamics of fluids: From molecular to colloidal perspectives

Current Position:  Senior Business Manager, Capital One

  Dr. Gaurav Goel

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2009)

Thesis:  From polymer collapse to confined fluids: Investigating the implications of interfacial structuring
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi

  Dr. William P. Krekelberg

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2008)

Thesis:  Relationships between structure and dynamics of attractive colloidal fluids

Current Position:  Staff Engineer, Chemical and Biochemical Reference Data Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

  Dr. Jeetain Mittal

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2007)

Thesis:  Structure, thermodynamics, and dynamics of confined and supercooled liquids

Current Position:  Professor, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

 

Dr. Jason K. Cheung

PhD, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Thesis:  Coarse-grained modeling of concentrated protein solutions

Current Position:  Executive director of Merck's Preformulation Group, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Merck Research Laboratories

 

 

Dr. Pooja Shah

Postdoctoral Associate, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Current Position:  Adjunct Faculty, Dallas County Community College (DCCD)

 

 

 

Tanuj Kumar

MSE, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Current Position:  Head & Head Digital Transformation and Assistant General Manager at RPG Enterprises, Mumbai, India

 

  Dr. Scott Carmichael

BS, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

  Dr. Artemis Ailianou

BS, Chemical Engineering,The University of Texas at Austin,

PhD , Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Current Position: Regulatory Affairs Lead, iStar Medical

 

 

Poonam Kulkarni

BS, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Senior Honors Thesis:  Using a thermodynamic model and data from the human proteome to understand protein stability

MCEE, Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Current Position: Senior Environmental Engineer, GSI Environmental Inc

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Clarridge, MD

BS, Chemical Engineering,

BA, Plan II, &

Plan II Honors Thesis:  Predicting protein behavior in a confined space

MSE, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,

MD, University of Texas Southwestern,

Current Position:  allergist-immunologist in Bethesda, Maryland, affiliated with National Institutes of Health Clinical Center