Rutledge Group
Frow left to right:
Saptarshi Chattopadhyay, Alexander Bourque, Xianwen Mao, Peng Yi, Simon Choong, Matthew Mannarino, Indrani Bhattacharyya, Wenda Tian, Sang Il Han, Gregory Rutledge, Adler Smith, Fei Guo

Current Group Members

(Click on name to retrieve full address and email, and on topic for project description)

Name
Research Topic
Indrani Bhattacharyya
Post-doctoral Associate
Electrospinning for continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals
Alexander Bourque
Graduate Student
Discovery and Design of Additives for Novel Polymer Morphology and Performance
Saptarshi Chattopadhyay
Post-doctoral Associate
Carbon Micro- and Nanofibers as Adsorbents in Filter Media
Hansohl Cho
Post-doctoral Associate
Multi-scale Modeling of Thermoplastic Elastomers
Simon Choong
Graduate Student
Application of Electrospinning in Desalination Membrane Technology
Predrag Dragutin Djuranovic
Graduate Student
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Crystallization from Oriented Polymer Melts
Fei Guo
Post-doctoral Associate
Development of Novel Electrospun Fiber Membranes for Water Purification Applications
Vaibhaw Kumar
Post-doctoral Associate
Investigating the Effect of Branching on the Properties of Semicrystalline Polymer Using Molecular Simulations
Nikolaos Lempesis
Post-doctoral Associate
Multi-scale Theoretical Modeling of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Yi-Min Lin
Graduate Student
Emulsion Separation Performance and Mechanism in Electrospun Membrane Technology
Xianwen Mao
Graduate Student
Electrochemical Control of Redox-Responsive Gels for Organics-Water Separation
David Nicholson
Graduate Student
Molecular modeling of nucleation in flowing polymer melts
Jay Park
Post-doctoral Associate
Development of High Performance Electrospun Materials and their Composites
Wenda Tian
Graduate Student
TBD
Administrative Assistants
Linda L. Mousseau



Alumni/ae

Erik Allen Ph.D. 2008, Thesis: A Novel Algorithm for Creating Density Dependent, Coarse-Grained Models for Simulation of Surfactant Systems.
Present position: Svaya Technology, Cambridge, MA
Miguel Amat Post-doctoral Associate. Molecular simulation of surface properties.
Present Position: Department of Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Sudhakar Balijepali Post-doctoral Associate,
Present position: Dow Chemical Company, Midland MI
Mark Bathe  (www) Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: Inverse Monte Carlo simulation of biomolecular conformation and coarse-grained molecular modeling of chondroitin sulfate conformation, titration, and osmotic pressure
Present position: Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering Department, MIT.
Frederick E. Bernardin Ph. D. 2007, Thesis: "Application of Semi-Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (SGMC) Methods to Describe Non-Equilibrium Polymer Systems".
Present Position: Bolt Beranek and Newman Technologies, Cambridge, MA
Pradipto Bhattacharjee Post-doctoral Associate. Fundamental studies on electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers.
Present position: Monash University, Australia
Sezen Buell Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Multiscale Modeling and Analysis of Nanofibers and Nonwoven Materials. (Program in Polymer Science and Technology).
Present position: Proctor and Gamble
Franco Capaldi  (www) Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: "Atomistic simulations of octacyclopentyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane polyethylene nanocomposites".
Present Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Jeffrey D. Carbeck Ph.D. 1996, Thesis: "Temperature-Dependent Structure and Properties of Crystalline Poly(vinylidene fluoride) from Molecular Simulation".
Present position: MC10, Waltham, MA
Liang Chen Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Next Generation of Electrospun Textiles for Chemical and Biological Protection and Air Filtration.
Present position: KiOR, Inc., Pasadena, TX
Frederick L. Colhoun Ph.D 2000. Thesis: Relaxaion of Processing Induced Orientation in Polymer Melts.
Present position: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN.
Neha Datta Visiting Scholar, Electrospun nonwovens for photochemical tissue bonding.
Keith Forward Postdoctoral Associate. Electrospinning for Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Steven H. Foulger Ph.D. 1996, Thesis: "Molecular Simulation of Liquid Crystalline Polyesters".
Present position: Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University.
Sergey V. Fridrikh Visiting Scientist. Research topic: Electrohydrodynamic Theory
Present Position: Nuance Communications, Burlington, MA
Sumit Gautam M.S. 2000. Thesis: The Role of Chain Tilt in Semi-Crystalline Polymer Interphases, Studied Through Molecular Simulation.
Present position: McKinsey and Co., CA
Anil Gopala M.S.CEP 1995,
Present position: Charles River Associates, Cambridge, MA.
Sang Il Han Post-Doctoral Associate. Responsive Membranes for Gas Permeation.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Changwon National University, Korea.
Markus Hütter  (email) Post-doctoral Associate, 2004
Research Topic: Polymer Crystallization: Coupling of Solid and Liquid Phase
Present Position: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherland
Ahmed E. Ismail Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: "Multiresolution methods for materials modeling via coarse-graining".
Present position: Junior Professor, Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Amrit Kalra Post-doctoral Associate, 2004
Present position: Shell International B.V., Houston, TX.
Anjali A. Khare Post-doctoral Associate.
Present position: Technology Strategy, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Jun Mo Kim Post-doctoral Associate. Molecular Modeling of Semicrystalline Polymer: Plastic Deformation
Present position: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Min Jae Ko Post-doctoral Associate, 2004
Present position: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
Vikram K. Kuppa Post-doctoral Associate, 2008
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
Daniel J. Lacks Post-doctoral Associate.
Present position: Case Western Reserve University, Chemical Engineering Department, C. Benson Branch Professor.
Marc Lavine Post-doctoral Associate. Present position: American Associate for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC., Associate Editor
Jason Lee Ph.D. 2013, Thesis: Novel Composite Proton Exchange Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications.
Present position: NeoGraft, Inc., Taunton, MA.
Jung Ah Lee Post-doctoral Associate. Surface active multifunctional electrospun silicone nanofiber membranes.
Present position: General Electric Co.
Sanghun Lee Post-doctoral Associate.
Present position: Samsung, Korea
Yong Li Graduate student, Technology and Policy Program. Present position: MIT TPP.
Ming-Yuan Liao Post-doctoral Associate.
Present position: Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Biomedicine and Biomedical Technology, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan.
Joe Lowery Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Characterization and Modification of Porosity in Electrospun Polymeric Materials for Tissue Engineering Applications.
Present position: DuPont Advanced Fibers, Richmond, VA
Minglin Ma  (www) Ph.D. 2008
Present position: MIT, Cambridge, MA
Ateeque Malani Postdoctoral Associate. Molecular Modeling of Three-Phase Contact.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
Oleg Manevitch Post-doctoral Associate. Research Topic: Molecular simulation of polymer nanocomposites.
Present position: Russian Academy of Sciences.
Matthew Mannarino Ph.D. 2013 Thesis: Characterization and modification of Electrospun Fiber Mats for Use in Composite Proton Exchange Membranes
Present position: NeoGraft Technologies, Taunton, MA.
Shawn W. Mowry Ph.D. 2002 Thesis: Atomistic simulation of the alpha_c relaxation in semicrystalline polyethylene. Present position: ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, LA.
Paola B. Nasser M.Eng. 2002 Thesis: Remote Microscope for Polymer Crystallization WebLab. Present position:
Peter H. Nelson Ph.D. 1998 Thesis: "Simulation of Self-Assembled Polymer and Surfactant Systems".
Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Benedictine University.
David C. Oda Ph.D., 1998, Thesis: "Determination of Orientation in Aromatic Polyesters". Present position: OSI Software, Inc., San Leandro, CA
Chia-Ling Pai Ph.D. 2011, Thesis: Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Polymeric Fibers and Their Nonwoven Fabrics.
Present position: Applied Materials, CA
Derik A. Pridmore M.S. 2005, Thesis: Online polymer crystallization experiment"
Present Position: McKinsey, New York, NY
Wei-Ning Shen Visiting Scholar. Present position: University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Chemical Engineering, graduate student.
Y. Michael Shin Ph.D. 2000. Thesis: "Formation of polymer nanofibers from electrified fluid jets"
Present position: Orteq Bioengineering, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Daniel Talavera M.Eng. 2003 Thesis: "On-Line Laboratory for Remote Polymer Crystallization Experiments Using Optical Microscopy".
Kirill Titievsky Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Physical Interpretation of Coarse-Grained Bead-Spring Models of Complex Fluids.
Present position: Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Pieter in 't Veld Post-doctoral Associate. Research Topic: Molecular simulation of polymer interphases.
Present Position: BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Numan Waheed Ph.D. 2005, Thesis: "Molecular simulation of crystal growth in alkane and polyethylene melts".
Present Position: Bain and Co., Atlanta, GA.
Mao Wang Post-doctoral Associate, 2005
Research Topic: Electrospinning
Present position: Chicago Kent School of Law, Chicago, IL
John L. Wilhelmi M.S. 1996, Thesis: "Study of the Structure and Properties of the Polymer Crystalline Surface"
Present position: Eastern Research Group, Lexington, MA.
Ying Yang Post-doctoral Associate. Functional responsive nanofiber membranes for environmental, chemical and biological processing.
Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Peng Yi Ph. D. 2011, Thesis: "Molecular Simulation of Homogeneous Nucleation in n-Alkane Melts.
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, MD
Jian H. Yu Ph. D. 2007, Thesis: "Electrospinning of Polymeric Nanofiber Materials: Process Characterization and Unique Applications".
Present Position: United States Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Yuxi Zhang Ph. D. 2013, Thesis: Electrospun Fibers with Tunable Electrical Conductivity.
Present Position: Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX.



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