Alumni

Andrew Adamczyk - worked as a postdoc in the Green group co-advised by Profs. Paul Barton and Youssef Marzouk from 2011-2012. He now works for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in Allentown, PA.

Ashish Agarwal - was a researcher in Green group before moving on to do his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.

Preeti Aghalayam - Born and raised in India, Preeti went to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India, for a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering before heading off to Rochester, NY for her Masters in Chemical Engineering. She received her PhD. from UMass Amherst before joining the Green Research Group as a post-doctoral student. Preeti then became a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT in Mumbai, India. She is now a full-time professor at IIT Madras.

Jorge Aguilera Iparraguirre- Jorge was a postdoc in the Green Group for 3 years ending in 2013. He grew up in Zaragoza in northeastSpain. He obtained a degree in Chemistry at the University of Zaragoza, where specializing in Organic Chemistry. He worked as a computational chemist under the supervision of Dr. Jose Ignacio Garcia Laureiro. Jorge moved to Karlsruhe in southwest Germany to obtain his PhD in Quantum Chemistry under Prof. Wim Klopper. His work there consisted on the application of the explicitly-correlated methodologies (R12, F12) that are being developed for combustion reactions.

Ionut John Alecu- Romanian by birth, John Alecu grew up in Texas, and did his PhD at the Univ. of North Texas with Paul Marshall. John received a Combustion Energy Research Fellowship to work with Don Truhlar (U. Minn.) and Prof. Green on computing reaction rate coefficients. He is now a technology leader at a small company in the Dallas area.

Joshua Allen - works at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering in Virginia.

Bharthwaj Anantharaman - Received his undergraduate degree from IIT in India. While here Bharthwaj was co-advised by both Professor Green and Professor McRae. After earning his PhD he took a position with Deutsche Bank on Wall Street.

John Angelos - Successfully defended his ChemE PhD thesis on August 31, 2007 for the research portion of his degree, directly afterward, he took on the additional coursework in business and management for a dual degree, which he received in June, 2009. John works for ExxonMobil in Texas. He is a financial analyst in the Affiliate Finance group, which is a part of the Treasurer’s organization within ExxonMobil. At Affiliate Finance, they manage how ExxonMobil funds its many affiliates around the world.

Robert W. Ashcraft - Ashcraft worked for Exponent for a few years, then after doing postdoctoral research at the University of Ghent in Belgium, Rob has recently returned to Cambridge, MA, where he keeps tabs on research opportunities for industry.

Ayten Ates: is at Cumhuriyet University was a sabbatical visitor at MIT during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Dr. Gregory Beran - Greg was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Green Group from 2005 – 2007. Greg recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside, and is in the process of setting up his lab and accepting students in his new group.

Marc Bernat - Was a visiting student completing his masters degree from Institut Quimic De Sarria in Barcelona. While at MIT, he modeled HCCI engines.

Binita Bhattacharjee - co-advised by Prof. Green and Prof. Barton. After MIT, she started her career at BP, and now works for biofuels company Amyris.

D. Wayne Blaylock - Wayne grew up in Tennessee, did his undergrad degree at Tennessee Tech, worked at Oak Ridge, and then came to MIT to do his PhD. He did a joint project with NTNU, Norway’s technical university in Trondheim, developing models (and doing some experiments) on steam-methane reforming to make H2 over nickel and doped-nickel catalysts. He now works for Dow Chemical in Midland, MI.

Charles Boatin - Was from Ghana, and was an undergraduate researcher in the Green Group. He is now working at Applied Materials.

Hans-Heinrich Carstensen - Originally from Germany, is a former post-doc. He was a research Professor at Colorado School of Mines, and recently moved to the University of Ghent.

Jose Luis Chesa - was a visiting student completing his masters degree from Institut Quimic De Sarria in Barcelona who worked on HCCI simulations.

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David J. Couling- David did his undergraduate degree at Notre Dame and his PhD at MIT on cleaning up the syngas stream in IGCC coal plants. He now works for Dow Chemical in Midland, MI.

Brian D’Andrade - From Trinidad, Brian finished his junior year at Penn State when he worked with us in the summer of 1998. Unlike the rest of the group, Brian is an EE, and his research was sponsored by the Materials Processing Center. Brian worked on the development of more accurate density functionals. Brian is now Senior Managing Engineer at Exponent, Inc.

Ujjal Das - did his PhD with Krishnan Raghavachari at Indiana University. At MIT he did quantum calculations on the thermochemistry of alloys and surface adsorbed species relevant to capture of CO2 and Hg emissions. He worked at a industrial lab in India, and then took a postdoctoral position at Argonne National Laboratory.

Jaimee Lee Dong - Has earned her M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering measuring partition coefficients relevant to ultra-low-sulfur fuel production, and received her PhD. in Industrial Ecology at Yale. She is now working at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gerhard Ehlker - Was a visiting graduate student in the Green Group from Aachen, Germany. He now lives in Munich, where he works as a consultant.

Devika Gupta - Born in India and raised in New Jersey, Devika worked as a UROP in the Green Group for several years before graduating with a BS in Chemical Engineering in Spring 2000. She set up amine oxidation experiments and worked out the complexities of the necessary chemical analysis. Devika was also the Associate Advisor for Prof. Green’s 10.200 seminar in Fall 98. Devika started working at Applied Materials in 2000.

C. Franklin Goldsmith - Franklin grew up in North Carolina, and earned undergrad degrees at both UNC and NC State. At MIT he worked primarily on rate calculations, but also did some kinetic modeling and designed a new experimental apparatus. He also did an internship at Argonne National Lab. After completing his PhD, Franklin became a von Humboldt Fellow and worked at the Fritz Haber Institute. Franklin is now an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Brown University.

Michael Harper - Michael grew up in southern California and did his undergrad work at U.C. Berkeley. As a PhD student at MIT, Michael was a major developer of RMG and an important leader in the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center. He used RMG to build models for the butanol isomers. He now works for ExxonMobil in New Jersey.

Peter Hlavaty - Peter came to MIT by way of Slovakia, Wales, Woods Hole and Lafayette College,and graduated with his MSCEP in June 1999. He did experimental work and and some modeling of amine oxidation in the Green group in 1998. He now works on Wall St.

Huzeifa Ismail successfully defended his thesis and is now residing in Houston, Texas with his wife, Hani, and their daughter, Sakina. He is working at Baker Petrolite (www.bakerpetrolite.com) as aSenior Chemist/Combustion Engineer, and is working on the method development/commercialization of various diesel and marine diesel additives.

Young Seok Kim - worked as a postdoc in the Green group in 2010-2011, constructing a flash photolysis time-of-flight MS system with Josh Middaugh. He now works for Dow Chemical in Marlborough, MA.

Tom Lada - From Toledo, Ohio, Tom was an undergraduate researcher in the lab who worked with David Matheu on methods for computing pressure-dependent reaction rates. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Tom stayed on at MIT for his M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice. He is now Director of Fullerene Operations at Nano-C.

Panayiotis Lemonidis - Earned his PhD CEP co-supervised by Prof. Paul Barton and Prof. Green. He stayed on at MIT to earn his MBA as well. He now works on Wall St.

Qianqian Li – Visiting student in the Green group.

Yonghong Li - Professor Li is an expert in phase behavior and has returned to her university in China after visiting the Green group.

Pisi Lu - Pisi was a visiting graduate student from the University of Lisbon. He continued on in the group as a postdoctoral associate working on Adaptive Chemistry Reacting Flow Simulations. He led a research and design group at RMT Alliance in Madison, Wisconsin, which he recently made private as SmartBurn.

Dennis Lun - Dennis hails from Hong Kong and Toronto, had finished his junior year at theUniversity of Michigan when he worked with us in the summer of 1998. Dennis did a mix of computational thermochemistry and experiments on amine oxidation kinetics.

Gregory Magoon - Greg got his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut and a PhD at MIT studying JP-10 chemistry. He now works for Aerodyne Research in Billerica.

Mickael Matrat was a visiting student from France, using the laser/mass-spec apparatus to measure reactions of vinyl radical. He is now in France completing his PhD.

Ugo Martin - he came to MIT as a visiting graduate student, working on engine combustion. Dr. Martin now lives in his native Italy.

David Matheu - David was Prof. Green’s first Ph.D. student; he developed the algorithm for automatically constructing chemically-activated reaction networks. After MIT, David received an NRC postdoctoral fellowship to work at NIST, and his paper received the ACS Glenn Award in Fuel Chemistry in 2004. Now he works for Cabot Corp., based in Billerica.

Oleg Mazyar - Born in the Ukraine and educated in Moscow and North Carolina, Oleg was a postdoc in the Green group from 1999 to 2001. He then worked with Prof. Trout at MIT. His career has included research positions at Wayne State, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt University.

Federico M. San Martini - From Italy and Germany via Brown U. and Cambridge U., Federico did experimental work on amine oxidation in the summer of 1998, before beginning graduate school at MIT in Fall 1998. After earning his PhD with Prof. Greg McRae, Federico did postdoctoral research with Mario Molina, and joined the staff of the National Academies.

Geoff Moeser - Geoff did his PhD co-supervised by Prof. Green and Prof. Hatton. He now works for the Cabot Corporation.

Teppei Ogura - Teppei was a postdoctoral associate with the Green Group from July 2007 until March 2009. Her returned to Japan to accept a position at Kyushu University, INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Energy Science and Technologies Laboratory, where he is now an associate professor.

Oluwayemisi Oluwole - Luwi received his PhD from MIT within the Green Group and then worked at Aerodyne, Corp. in Billerica, MA. He recently moved to work at ANSYS in New Hampshire.

Geoffrey Oxberry - works at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Pushkaraj Padwardhan - Raj did postdoctoral work at MIT on desulfurization. He now works at BASF in New Jersey researching catalytic converters.

Sally Petway - Completed her Masters degree and is now an actuary working in Georgia.

Jose Antonio Perez Pimienta - was a visiting scientist during the summer of 2008 working with the Green Group on cleaning up gas streams, removing mercury from syngas, and oxidizing hydrocarbons in diesel engine exhaust, through a combination of experiments and computer models. His stay with us was paid for by a grant from the Autonomous University of Nayarit in Mexico where Prof. Pimienta is on the faculty.

Kshitij Prakash - received his Masters degree through the Center for Computation and Design Optimization having worked with the Green Group. He is now working as research analyst at Quantitative Research in CT.

Marcel Puignou - Marcel was a visiting student from Spain.

Sumathy Raman (aka R. Sumathi) was a postdoc in the Green group for several years around the turn of the century, and played a key role in developing the rate and thermo estimation databases used in RMG. After a stint on the faculty of a small college in Alabama, she took a Principal Investigator position at ExxonMobil’s Corporate Research Laboratory in Clinton, NJ.

Matthias Schnellmann

Douglas Schwer - Received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State. Doug worked as a Postdoctoral Associate under William Green and Paul Barton. He is now on the research staff of the Naval Research Laboratory.

Seyed-Abdulreza Seyed-Reihani - did his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with Greg Jackson at the University of Maryland. As a postdoc in the Green group he worked on several projects, including modeling exhaust catalysts. He worked for Numerica and now runs a small consulting company in the Boston area.

Sandeep Sharma - successfully defended his thesis on September 2, 2009 and was accepted as a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Garnet Chan’s lab at Cornell University which recently moved to Princeton. He is working on developing methods to solve problems with strongly correlated electrons.

Yu Shi - Shi did his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin working with Rolf Reitz. He was a postdoc in Green group, working primarily on using GPUs to speed reacting flow simulations. He now works for Phillips 66 in Oklahoma.

Michael Singer - Dr. Singer received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University. As a Postdoctoral Associate in the Green Group, he worked on model reduction for reacting flows and on developing a simulator for HCCI engines. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for several years and is now doing R&D at Heart Flow, Inc. in California.

Jing Song - Dr. Song received her PhD from MIT in 2004 and continued to work as a Postdoctoral Associate with the Green Group until the fall of 2005. She was co-supervised by Prof. Green and Prof. George Stephanopoulos. She wrote the original version of RMG, in Java. Dr. Song gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, April, on September 10, 2005 weighing in at 10 lbs. 8 oz. She now lives in Washington State.

Ray Speth

Yee San Su - Dr. Su got his undergraduate degree at Stanford and did his PhD at MIT co-supervised by Prof. Jackie Ying and Prof. Green. He worked for Exponents then was a fellow working for the federal government. He now lives and works in Northern Virginia.

James Taylor - Dr. Taylor did his PhD at MIT studying C6H7 + O2. He was a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis. James was a graduate of NC State. He now works for Monsanto.

Nick Vandewiele - is a PhD student at the University of Ghent. He occasionally comes back to the Green group to visit.

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Dr. John Z. Wen - Dr. Wen did his PhD in Canada and was a postdoc in the Green Group. He is now a professor in Canada.

Dr. Richard West - West was an exchange student from Cambridge University in UK, where he earned his PhD, before becoming a postdoc of the Green Group. He worked on some very complicated systems, including formation of TiO2 particles in flames, and formation of deposits in diesel fuel injectors, and was a leader in the development of RMG, especially the Python version. He is now an assistant professor at Northeastern University.

Markus Wolf - Is a former Postdoctoral Associate who earned his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. He now works for Alstom Power.

Caterina Wijaya - Dr. Wijaya came to MIT from Indonesia with a stop in Toyko for her undergraduate degree. While at MIT, Caterina obtained both her PhD in chemical engineering and her MBA from the Sloan School. Dr. Wijaya was part of the first class to be eligible to obtain the joint degree, and finished the second year at the Sloan school to receive a full MBA. While here at MIT Dr. Wijaya added to her very busy and demanding schedule by adding a new member to her family, Queena, her little girl was born at the end of her first year as a PhD candidate. After working on Wall Street, Dr. Wijaya is now a manager for General Motors in Michigan.

Andy Wong - Andy was a visiting undergraduate from Cambridge University and upon completing his undergraduate studies returned to MIT in the fall of 2004 as part of the master’s exchange program. In the Green Group he worked on RMG software tools.

Hsi-Wu Wong - Dr. Wong joined the group as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2003 from Northwestern University. He received his undergraduate degree from the National Taiwan University. Dr. Wong is now working for Aerodyne Corp. in Billerica.

Dr. Mark Mba Wright - Mark did a postdoc at MIT co-supervised by Prof. Green and Prof. Roman. He is now a professor at Iowa State University and focuses on biofuels.

Paul Yelvington - Dr. Yelvington came to MIT from NC State. He worked previously with Aerodyne Corp. in Billerica, and just accepted a position with Mainstream Engineering Corporation in Rockledge, Florida.

Joanna Yu - Dr. Yu received a joint degree, PhD/CEP from the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Sloan School. She was the second class to enter this program. Joanna received her undergraduate degree in Brazil and is now working for BASF in Germany.

Everton Zanoelo - is a professor from Brazil who spent his sabbatical 2011-2012 in the Green Group.

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