Former Group Members

     Former Group Members 

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Matthew F. Poyton (Graduate student, 2010–2016)

Starting August 2016 – Postdoc, Dr. Taekjip Ha’s research group at Johns Hopkins, http://ha.med.jhmi.edu

Email: mpoyton1@jhmi.edu

My research statement

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Research Statement

Seung-Yi Lee (Graduate student, 2012–2016)

Starting August 2016 – Graduate student, Medical College of Wisconsin

Email: sxl425@psu.edu

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Dr. Xiao Cong (Graduate student, 2010–2015)

August 2015 -Dec. 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center (Arthur Laganowsky group), Houston, TX

Starting February 2017, Postdoc Scientist, Wolfe Laboratories Inc., Woburn, MA

Email: xcong122@gmail.com

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Yi-Ting Liao (Graduate student, 2011–2015)

Email: yakusokuyo@gmail.com

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Dr. Halil Okur (Graduate student, 2009–2015) 
Starting May 2015 – Postdoctoral Scientist, Interfaculty institute for bioengineering, EPFL (Sylvie Roke Group).  http://lbp.epfl.ch/

halil.okur@epfl.ch

My research statement

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Dr. Kelvin B. Rembert (Graduate student, 2009–2015) 
Starting May 2015 – Postdoctoral Research Associate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Medimmune.

Kelvin.Rembert@nist.gov

My research statement

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Dr. Xiangyi Huang (Visiting Scholar, April. 2014–April.2015) 

Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, SJTU

http://scce.sjtu.edu.cn/jiaoshi.php?aid=193&c=3
huangxy@sjtu.edu.cn

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Tao Zhao

Dr. Yi Liu (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2014) 

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Tao Zhao

Dr. Tao Zhao (Visiting Scholar, Otc. 2012–Otc.2013) 

Associate Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science

http://chem.sues.edu.cn/
zhaotao1982@126.com

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Dr. Yangjun Cai (Postdoc., 2010–2013) 
Oct 2013 -Oct 2015, Senior Research Engineer at NanoGriptech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.

Oct 2015-now, Imprint Chemist at

Bloo Solar
ycai@bloosolar.com

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Dr. Da Huang (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2013) 

Starting Feb 2014 – Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Rice University (Stephan Link Group), Houston, TX. http://slink.rice.edu/
Tel: (713) 348-2376
Office: Space Science 017
Email: da.huang@rice.edu

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Dr. Zhi Zhao (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2013) 
Starting Jan 2014 – Postdoctoral Scientist, School of Engineering, Arizona State University (He Group), Tempe, AZ. http://faculty.engineering.asu.edu/he/people/
Zhi.Zhao@asu.edu

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Dr. Aaron Robison (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2012) 
starting Jan 2013 – Postdoctoral Scientist, Dept. of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin (Finkelstein Group), Austin, TX
adr82a@austin.utexas.edu

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Dr. Hudson Pace (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2012) 
Starting Jan 2013 – Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology (Höök Group), Gothenburg, Sweden
hudson@chalmers.se

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Dr. Chunming Liu (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2012) 
currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University (Peng Chen group)
cl982@cornell.edu

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Dr. Sarah C. Flores (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2011 and Postdoc, February 2012)
currently Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ
sarah.c.flores@intel.com

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Dr. Jaibir Kherb (Graduate Student, Ph. D. 2011)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, India
jaibir.kherb@gmail.com

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Chris Monson

Dr. Chris Monson (Postdoc 2009-2011)
Currently Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Southern Utah University
christophermonson@suu.edu
http://www.suu.edu/faculty/christophermonson1/

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Dr. Kimberly Heck (Postdoc 2009-2010)
knheck@alumni.rice.edu

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Dr. Chin-Yuan “Keith” Chang (Graduate Student 2005-2010)
Currently QA/QC Supervisor, Capco Analytical Services,Ventura, CA
Division of JH Biotech
kchang@capcoenv.com

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Dr. Lakshminarayanan Piramuthu (Postdoc 2008-2010)
currently Postdoc, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan (Reticular Materials Group)
PIRAMUTHU.Lakshminarayanan@nims.go.jp

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Dr. Jixin Chen (Graduate Student 2005-2010, Ph. D. 2010)
Starting from August 2014,  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University, Ohio
100 University Terrace
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
chenj (at) ohio.edu

Phone: 740-593-9768
webpage: http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry/faculty/chenj.php

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Dr. Younhee Cho (Graduate Student 2004-2009)
currently Scientist at Celgene in San Diego
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 Dr. Katherine Cimatu (Postdoc 2008-2009)

Currently  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University, Ohio
cimatu@ohio.edu

http://www.ohio.edu/chemistry/faculty/cimatu.php

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Liao, Wei-Ssu

Dr. Wei-Ssu Liao (Graduate Student 2004-2009)
currently  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, https://sites.google.com/site/wsliaogroup/home
wsliao@ucla.edu

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Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Postdoc 2002-2009)
currently Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Materials Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
zhang3yx@jmu.edu

http://www.jmu.edu/chemistry/people/zhang.shtml

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Dr. Laura Sagle (Postdoc 2006-2009)

currently Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
laura.sagle@uc.edu

http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/chemistry/faculty_staff/profile_details.aspx?ePID=MzAyMDE1

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Dr. Hyunsook Jung (Graduate Student 2004-2009)
currently at Agency for Defense Development, Yuseung-Gu, PO Box 35-5, Daejeon 305-600, Korea
junghs@add.re.kr

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Professor Xin Chen

Dr. Xin Chen (Postdoc 2005-2008)
Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Boston University.
xc2011@bu.edu
http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/faculty/chen/

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Dr. Arnaldo Diaz (Ph.D. student 2004-2008)
Currently Adjuct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania; Associate Director Recruitment & Special Programs, BGS Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
diaza@mail.med.upenn.edu

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Dr. JinJun Shi (Ph.D. Student 2003-2008)
currently Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Webpage: https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/display/person/43651
jshi@partners.org

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Kelly Martinez (Undergraduate, 2006-2007)
Currently attending Dental School at Baylor School of Medicine.
kmartinez@bcd.tamhsc.edu

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Dr. Susan Daniel (Postdoc, 2005-2007)
Currently Assistant Professor at Cornell University, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
SD386@cornell.edu
http://www.cbe.cornell.edu/danielgroup/

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Vanessa Chapa Fruchey (Masters student, 2004-2006)
“Mimicking Anhydrobiosis on Solid Supported Lipid Bilayers”
Currently a Sr. Research Associate for Gilead Sciences, Inc. in Foster City, CA.
vfruchey@gmail.com

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Fernando Albertorio (Ph.D. student, 2001-2006)
“Supported Phospholipid Membranes as Biomimetic Labs-on-a-Chip: Analytical Devices that Mimic Cell Membrane Architectures and Provide Insight into the Mechanism of Biopreservation”
Currently a postdoc at Harvard University.
albertor@fas.harvard.edu

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Soon-Mi Lim (Ph.D. student, 2001-2006)
“Vibrational sum frequency study on biological interfaces”
Currently a Lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University 
soonmi.lim@chem.tamu.edu 979-845-1639

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Sho Kataoka (Postdoc, 2003-2006)
Currently a Research Scientist at Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Japan
s-kataoka@aist.go.jp

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Edward Castellana (Ph.D. student, 1999-2005)
“Investigation of the photocatalytic lithographic deposition of metals in sealed microfluidic devices on TiO2 surfaces”
currently Sr. Director of product development at Sienna Biopharmaceutical

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Marc Gurau (Ph.D. student, 1999-2004)
“The structure of langmuir monolayers probed with vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy”
Currently Technologist at W.L. Gore and Associates, Elkton, MD.
mgurau@wlgore.com

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Mat Holden

Matthew Holden (Ph.D. student, 1999-2004)
“Studies in Biological Surface Science: Microfluidics, Photopatterning, and Artificial Bilayers”
Currently an assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst http://people.chem.umass.edu/mholden/

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Tao Xu

Tao Xu (Postdoc, 2003-2004)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Illinois
txu@niu.edu (815) 753-6357

http://niu.edu/xu/

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Hanbin Mao (Ph.D. student, 1999-2003)
“Parallel and combinatorial assays in microfluidic systems”
Currently Associate Professor at Kent State University
http://www.personal.kent.edu/~hmao/

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Seung-Yong Jung (Ph.D. student, 1998-2003)
“The Vroman Effect: a molecular Ievel description of fibrinogen displacement”
Currently a staff scientist at University of California at San Francisco

Seungyong.jung@gladstone.ucsf.edu

Phone number: 415-734-4987

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Richard Yang (Masters student, 2001-2003)
“Investigations of Amino Acid-Based Surfactants at Liquid Interfaces”
Currently at Applied Materials at Santa Clara

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Gibum Kim (Ph.D. student, 1998-2002)
“Orientation of Peptide, Protein, and Water Structure at Aqueous Interfaces Studied by Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy”
Currently working as a Staff Development Scientist at Beckman Coulter in Brea, CA developing microfluidic flow cells and ion sensors.
gkim@beckman.com

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Olga Baryshnikova (Masters student, 2000-2002)
“Investigations of multivalent ligand-receptor interactions in microfluidic devices”
Received PhD at the University of Alberta, Brian Sykes lab.
Currently working on Bachelor of Education 
okaybee@gmail.com

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Joonyeong “Jamie” Kim (Postdoc, 1999-2001)
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Buffalo State, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

kimj@buffalostate.edu
http://staff.buffalostate.edu/kimj/

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Current Group Members

Recent Posts

Dr. Cremer is recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturer for his outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry. Congratulations, Paul!

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National Meeting, August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Professors Frank Caruso and Paul Cremer are the distinguished 2017 Langmuir Lecturers.

Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University are recognized as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers for their outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of colloid, interfacial and surface chemistry.

Paul Cremer, The Pennsylvania State University

Professor Cremer’s presentation will focus on “Probing the Interactions of Anions and Cations with Phospholipid Membranes”.

View selected articles published by Cremer

An NH Moiety is not Required for Anion Binding to Amides in Aqueous Solution Langmuir, 2015, 31(11), pp 3459–3464

DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00127

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Stepwise Molding, Etching, and Imprinting to Form Libraries of Nanopatterned Substrates

Langmuir, 2013, 29 (22), pp 6737–6745

DOI: 10.1021/la400943j

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Specific Anion Effects on Water Structure Adjacent to Protein Monolayers

Langmuir, 2010, 26 (21), pp 16447–16454

DOI: 10.1021/la1015862

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Double Cushions Preserve Transmembrane Protein Mobility in Supported Bilayer Systems

Langmuir, 2008, 24 (13), pp 6820–6826

DOI: 10.1021/la800018d

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