Current Members

Research Scholars

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Dr. Ahmad M. Harzandi

Senior Research Associate, Illinois Institute of Technology - Fall 2021

Research Interests: surface chemistry and catalysis, Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, operando analysis for material characterization and the mechanistic studies, CO2 Reduction Reaction.

Education: 

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Sep 2016-March 2020

  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, Sep 2003-May 2004

  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Azarbaijan Shahid madani University, Sep 1998 - June 2002

E-mail: amosenharzandi@iit.edu

Doctoral Students

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Alireza Kondori

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2018 - Present​

Research Interests: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems (Hydrogen Evolution, Metal-Air Batteries, Metal-Ion Batteries, CO2 Conversion), Materials Design and Synthesis, Materials Characterization, Catalysis, Chemical Kinetics and Modeling.

Education: 

  • Master of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2018 - Spring 2021

  • M.Sc., Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Fall 2016 - Fall 2017

  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Fall 2012 - Fall 2016

E-mail: akondori@hawk.iit.edu

Mohammadreza Esmaeilirad

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2018 - Present

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science, Kinetics, Modeling and Simulation, Electrochemical Engineering.

Education:

  • M.Sc., Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Fall 2012 - Fall 2014

  • B.Sc., Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Tabriz, Fall 2008 - Fall 2012

 

E-mail: mesmaeilirad@hawk.iit.edu

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Ahmad Ijaz

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall 2021 - Present

Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Transport Phenomena of Multiphase Flow, Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Education:

  • M.Sc., Process Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fall 2014 - Fall 2016

  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Fall 2010 - Fall 2014

E-mail: aijaz@hawk.iit.edu

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Karen A. Castaneda

Ph.D. Student in Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2021 - Present

Education:

  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Guanajuato, 2019

  • B.Sc., Physics, University of Quindio, 2016

 

E-mail: kcastanedamarin@hawk.iit.edu 

Ishani Senevirathna

Ishani Senevirathna

Ph.D. candidate in Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2022 - Present

Research Interests: Electrochemical Energy conversion and storage, Materials Characterization, Magnetic materials,  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Education:

  • B.Sc., Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2016 - 2020

 

E-mail: hsenevirathna@hawk.iit.edu

Master Students

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Yancun Qi

Master student in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall 2021 - Present

Research Interests: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems (Metal-Air Batteries, Metal-Ion Batteries)

Education:

  • B.Sc., Environment Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Fall 2017 -  2021

 

E-mail: yqi20@hawk.iit.edu

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Pablo Diego Maristany

Master student in Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall 2022

Research Interests: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems (CO2 conversion to value-added chemicals)

Education:

  • B.Sc., Energy Engineering,  Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain 2016 - 2021

NSF REU Program Students

Fiona M. Collins

Daniel Rossi

Summer 2022 

Summer 2021

Alumni Members

Andres Ruiz Belmonte

MEng Chemical Engineering, 2018

Current Position: Project Engineer en Tecnicas Reunidas

Pablo Navarro Muñoz-Delgado

MEng Chemical Engineering, 2018

Current Position: Mechanical Engineer at Raul V. Bravo + Associates, Inc.

Christopher Coble

MEng Chemical Engineering, 2019

Current Position: Process Engineer at Cargill

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Jackson Hayes

Masters Chemical Engineering, 2021

Current Position: Ph.D. student in Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University

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Yankee Zhou

Masters Chemical Engineering, 2020

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Erin Efimoff

B.Sc. and MAS Chemical Engineering, 2020

Current Position: Fuel Cell Controls Test Engineer at General Motors (GM)

Geovic Tonasse

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 2020

Current Position: CDP Plant Process Engineer-HyCO/Energy Systems

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Sadaf Maghsoudipour

B.Sc. and MAS Chemical Engineering, 2020

Current Position: Process Engineer at Middough Inc.

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Junwon Park

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 2020

Current Position: Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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Thomas Doyle

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, 2022

Current Position: Chemical Engineering Intern at Redwood Materials

High School Students

Nitika Goswami

Ashley Jiang

Aayan Ilyas

Jonathan Abraham

Komal Talloo

Prachi Gyanmote

Linda Wang

Emily Seburn

Yumin Kim

Isha Rustegi

Andy Dong

Maitri Shah

Sam Plenio

Anand Yallapragada

Summer 2022

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