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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
Debapriya Banerjee

 

Ryan Jadrich

 

Beth Lindquist (co-advised w/ Delia Milliron)

 

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

Chemical Engineering

 

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

Chemical Engineering

 

  William Pineros

Chemistry

 

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

Chemical Engineering

 

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

Chemical Engineering

 

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

Chemical Engineering

 

 
Recent Group Alumni
  Dr. Jon 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 at Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

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

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

Current Position: Rhodes Scholar, Oxford 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)

Current Position: PhD Student, Princeton University

 

  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:  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:  Associate 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:  Director, Sterile Product and Analyical Development, 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:  Senior Manager - Strategy & Digitalization 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

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Renewal Energy Laboratory

 

  Dr. Artemis Ailianou

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

PhD , Chemical Engineering, Caltech

Current Position: Research Scholar, Niagara Bottling

 

 

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: Environmental Engineer, GSI Environmental Inc

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Clarridge, MD

BS, Chemical Engineering,

BA, Plan II, &

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

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

Current Position:  Instructor of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

 

   
Recent Visiting Scientists
 

Frank van Swol, PhD

Sandia National Laboratories,

Advanced Materials Laboratory,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Trond Ingebrigtsen, PhD

The Department of Fundamental Engineering
University of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

 

 

F. Nicholas Braun, PhD

Institute of Medical Biology,

University of Tromso,

Tromso, Norway.