Research Group


Alex Kriegel

Undergraduate: B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Naval Academy (Class of 2012). Graduate: M.S. Chemical Engineering Student at Virginia Tech

Research: Bubble interaction with biofilms as a means of marine anti-fouling.

Jimmy Ritter

Ph.D., Physics University of Pennsylvania

Research: Mass production of robust monolayer colloidal crystals.




Yow-Ren Chang

B.S. in Chemical Engineering UC Davis, 2013 PhD Student

Research: Preventing bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on solid surfaces.

Zechen Zhang

B.Eng. in Polymer Engineering Tsinghua U B.S. in C

Research: Investigation of pressure inside interfacial nanobubbles



Prudhvidhar Gaddam

B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2013, Virginia Tech, PhD Student

Research: Developing a liquid state thermal rectifier and exploring influence of interfacial chemistry on nanoscale heat transfer in solids-liquid systems.




Jonathan Hittel

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech 2016

Research: Thermal Rectification