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Graduate Alumni

Colin Neikirk, Ph.D.

Graduate Student 2009-2015


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University: 2015

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Main Research Areas: Adaptive Materials, Hybrid Materials 

Kimberly Shepard, Ph.D.

Graduate Student: 2010-2015


Current Position: Senior Research Chemical Engineer at Bend Research

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University: 2015

B.E. and M.E. Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2010

Thesis Title: "Nanostructured Polymer Stable Glasses via Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation"

Chuan Zhang, Ph.D.

Graduate Student: 2009-2014


Current Position: Co-Founder of Sphera Materials

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton Unversity: 2014

B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2009

Thesis Title: "Size and Interfacial Effects on the Glass Transition and Associated Dynamics in Nanoscopically-Confined Polymer Glasses"