Staff Directory

Kristi Pieti

Kristi Pieti

  • Department Coordinator, Chemical Engineering

Specialties

  • General Department Operations
  • Administrative Support to the Chair
  • Human Resources Coordinator
Judy Burl

Judy Burl

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Chemical Engineering
Tyson Kauppinen

Tyson Kauppinen

  • Laboratory Technician, Chemical Engineering
Morgan LeFaye

Morgan LeFaye

  • Administrative Aide, Chemical Engineering
Shelby Stubenrauch

Shelby Stubenrauch

  • Office Assistant, Chemical Engineering
Steve Wisniewski

Steve Wisniewski

  • Lab Manager, Chemical Engineering

Research Staff

Sulihat Aloba

Sulihat Aloba

  • Research Scientist, Chemical Engineering

Specialties

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Medical Devices
  • Process Validation and Optimization
  • Experimental Design
  • Chemical Deconstruction of Waste Plastics
Zainab Alshoug

Zainab Alshoug

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

Sarvada Chipkar

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Lignocellulosic Biofuels
  • Fermentation
  • Lubricants from Plastic Upcycling
  • Senior Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Green Campus Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Sustainable water and energy systems
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Bioproducts and bioenergy
  • Sustainable materials and manufacturing
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics
  • Ecosystem services
Kaiwu Huang

Kaiwu Huang

  • Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Flotation
  • Process Simulation
  • Copper Concentration
  • Tailing Management
  • Rare Earth Extraction
  • Recycling
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Surface Forces
  • Hydrophobic Interactions
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Coal Beneficiation
Daniel Kulas

Daniel Kulas

  • Assistant Research Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Peijia Lin

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

Specialties

  • Extractive metallurgy, chemical processing, solid-liquid separation
  • Recycling of metals from secondary resources
  • Process simulation and kinetic modeling
Lynn Manchester

Lynn Manchester

  • Laboratory Technician, Chemical Engineering

Specialties

  • Biosafety level 2 human pathogens safely
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) experience
  • Virus purification
  • Viral production and enzyme purification
Alberto Mejía

Alberto Mejía

  • Research Scientist, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Cells and biomolecules purification
  • Proteomics
  • Protein immobilization
  • Analytical and preparative chromatography of biopharmaceuticals
  • Green extraction and purification of natural products
  • Biotransformation
  • Drug delivery strategies
  • Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer, Chemical Engineering

Specialties

  • health science
  • apiculture
  • fermentation
  • biomass degradation
  • agriculture management
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Virus Purification and Characterization
  • Gene Therapy
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Scientific Communication