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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Current Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Adebukola AbiolaAdebukola Abiola
ababiola@syr.edu

Sustainable Engineering Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Karin ArensKarin Arens
karens@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Undergraduate Study: Michigan State University (Chemical Engineering)

Graduate Research Topic
My work aims to improve enzymatic production of cellulases by to optimizing the fermentation conditions and substrate utilization for a given microorganism. This study uses wood extract produced during hot-water pretreatment as substrate to stimulate the enzymes yield. An increment in enzyme production would be a step in the right direction in the efforts to reduce the enzymatic cost and could help the biobased industry become more competitive.

Forrest Baird-WolfsonForrest Baird
sbaird@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Bujanovic and Amidon

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Environmental Science)

Elevator Speech
I am currently studying paper and bioprocess engineering and sustainable engineering management and will be graduating in Spring 2016. Although my training is primarily in paper, chemical, and energy engineering, I have diverse learning interests because I am driven to discover the bigger picture behind our environmental problems. Additionally, I have been training in soft skills development through various communication seminars and reading books by Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie, to name a few. Aside from science and engineering, I enjoy music composition, playing various instruments at local shows, sabre fencing, and outdoorsy activities.

Scientific Interests
Renewable Energy, Nuclear Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Ecosystems Science, & Electromagnetics.

Favorite Quote
"I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" -Muhammad Ali

For More Information
Forrest's Professional Website

Richard BatesRichard Bates
rpbates@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Doelle

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (PSE )

Somporn ChaiarrekijSomporn Chaiarrekij
schaiarr@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Previous Graduate Study: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSI (PAPER SCIENCE ENGINE)

Hanchi ChenHanchi Chen
hchen23@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Derek CorbettDerek Corbett
dbcorbet@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bujanovic

Links
LinkedIn

Personal Statement
I am a motivated, highly active, and enthusiastic person in all environments. I get true pleasure out of discovery and learning, and love to solve problems. I am driven to contribute to human progress towards greener and more sustainable means of meeting our growing energy and material needs. I also love music and dance.

Research Interests Include:
Lignocellulosic Chemistry; Bioprocess Engineering; Lignin Bioplastics; Biorefinery; Cellulosic Biofuels.

Dorlan CurtisDorlan Curtis
dcurtis@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Aziz         Demir           Aziz Demir
azdemir@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Doelle

Prajakta DongrePrajakta Dongre
pdongre@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Amidon and Bujanovic

Michael GarverMichael Garver

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Previous Graduate Study: Syracuse University (Electrical Engineeri)

Vignesh GnanavelVignesh Gnanavel
vgnanave@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Sean HohmSean Hohm
smhohm@syr.edu

Paper Science and Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Narayana Raju JampanaNarayana Raju Jampana
nvjampan@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Yuchen JinYuchen Jin
yjin101@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Doelle

Chengyan JingChengyan Jing
cjing100@syr.edu

Paper Science and Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Rengasamy KasinathanRengasamy Kasinathan
rkasinth@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Michael LeClairMichael LeClair
mlleclai@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Chenhui LiangChenhui Liang
cliang@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Richard ListRichard List
rllist@syr.edu

Paper Science and Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Doelle

Zheng LiuZheng Liu
lzheng08@syr.edu

PBE Sustainable Engineering Management

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Abigail McNinchAbigail McNinch
armcninc@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Byeong Cheol MinByeong Cheol Min
bcmin@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Undergraduate Study: Seoul National University (Wood Science)

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (Wood Science )

Aditi NagardeolekarAditi Nagardeolekar
anagarde@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bujanovic

Personal Statement
I have always been fascinated by green technology. I truly believe that being a part of one of the best schools in the field of environmental sciences will give me an immense opportunity to delve into the exciting, new challenges that this ever-growing field presents to the avid researchers. It will always be my dream to contribute to this field by combining my pharmaceutical and bioprocessing knowledge to develop novel bio-products using green solutions. Apart from my research, I love reading and singing and Iím an occasional dabbler in astronomy and photography.

Favorite Quote
In the final analysis, its between you and yourself; it was never between you and them anyway.

Research Interests
My research interests include (but are not limited to): Biopharmaceuticals, Bioenergy, Biocatalysis, Lignocellulosics

Genevieve NordmarkGenevieve Nordmark
ganordma@syr.edu

ERE Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Rare Book School Scholarship
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Fernanda OliveiraFernanda Oliveira
foliveir@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Doelle

Stephanie PerkinsStephanie Perkins
stperkin@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Liu

Mary Jennifer PuthotaMary Jennifer Puthota
mputhota@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Emma PutmanEmma Putman
eeputman@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Liu

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF (BPE)

Isaac RothwellIsaac Rothwell
imrothwe@syr.edu

Paper Science and Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Qiong SongQiong Song
qisong@syr.edu

ERE Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Amidon

Graduate Research Topic
Nanocellulose

Zhijun TanZhijun Tan
zhtan@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Peifeng TangPeifeng Tang
petang@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Christopher ThomasChristopher Thomas
cmthom01@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Ramarao

Matthew Von BargenMatthew Von Bargen
mvonbarg@syr.edu

Biomaterials Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Doelle

Kuo-Ting WangKuo-Ting Wang
kuwang@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Lai

Previous Graduate Study: National Taiwan University (wood science )

Logan WillLogan Will
lrwill@syr.edu

Sustainable Engineering Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Scott

Christopher WoodChristopher Wood
cdwood@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Amidon

Undergraduate Study: SUNY-ESF (PBE)

Previous Graduate Study: Syracuse University (Mech and Aero Eng )

Graduate Research Topic
My research is focused on the development of a high yield pathway from hemicellulosic, wood derived, sugars to furfural. This is intended to further improve the economics surrounding smaller scale, wood based, hot water extraction biorefineries.

Yipeng XieYipeng Xie
yixie@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Yang XingYang Xing
yxing100@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Jipeng YanJipeng Yan
jyan02@syr.edu

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Liu

Previous Graduate Study: Beijing Forestry University (Pulp and Paper Produ)

Patrick YoungPatrick Young
pmyoun01@syr.edu

Bioprocess Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Amidon

Matthew ZelieMatthew Zelie
mjzelie@syr.edu

Sustainable Engineering Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Amidon

Graduate Research Topic
Enzymatic hydrolysis of Acetone-Water (AW) washed, hot-water extracted sugar maple and willow wood chips

Favorite Quote
"Coincidence is the last refuge of the uninspired"

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