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Recent group picture taken at Lauren's retirement party. Group members are (from left to right): Henry Lewis, John's shoes, Andy Marsh, John's knees, Aaron Gabelnick, John's hip, Dan Burnett, John's chest, Lauren Myers, John's rabbit ears, and Marina Miletic.
Dan Burnett, 3rd year Chemical Engineering student, Aquaman
Henry Lewis, 2nd year Chemical Engineering student
Andy Marsh, 2nd year Chemistry student
Marina Militec, 2nd year Chemical Engineering student
Manos Mavrikakis (1988-1993), Graduate Student, "Temperature Programmed Desorption of Reaction-Diffusion Systems"
Postdoctoral with Prof. Mark Barteau, University of Delaware, Quantum Modeling of Adsorbed Reaction Intermediates; Madame Curie Fellow with Prof. Jens Norskov at the Technical University of Denmark doing quantum modeling of solid surfaces and adsorbed intermediates; Currently Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Tecle Rufael (1988-1993), Graduate Student, "H Induced C-S Bond Activation on Platinum and Nickel
Postdoctoral with Prof. Cynthia Friend, Harvard University, "The Surface Chemistry of Thiol based Lubricant Additives on Iron Surfaces" Staff Scientist with Prof. Buddy Ratner at the Institute for Biocompatible Surfaces University of Washington
Elizabeth Slaughter (1988-1993), Graduate Student, "Gallium Nitride Growth on GaAs"
Postdoctoral with Chemical Vapor Deposition Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Currently a Staff Scientist with the Advanced Materials Laboratory, Motorola, Phoenix, AZ
Jagdish Prasad (1989-1991), Postdoctoral, "Surface Reductions Processes using Hydrazine and Dimide"
Staff Physicist with Surface Materials Group, North Texas University, Arlington
Currently a Senior Physicist with Advanced Process Group, Texas Instruments, Arlington
Sean Huang (1989-1995), Graduate Student, "H Induced C-N Bond Activation on Platinum and Nickel"
Currently a Senior Chemist, Polymer Adhesion, Sherwin Williams, Chicago
Kyeonga Son (1991-1996), Graduate Student, "H Induced C-C Bond Activation on Nickel: Atomic Hydrogen"
Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor JM White "The Surface Chemcistry and Depsotion of Insulator Gate Oxides"
Robin Merchant (1991-1997) Graduate Student, Joint with Professor Schwank, "Mechanistic Studies of Platinum-Titania and Platinum Alumina Thin Films for Chemical Sensing"
Currently Postdoctoral at NIST with Steve Semancik working on single crystal oxide chemical sensors
Aleks Franz (1993-1997) (ChE), "Hydrogen Energetics and Transport in Amorphous Silicon"
Currently Postdoctoral with Prof. Klaus Jensen, MIT, working on micro fabricated chemical reactors
Jeff Ranney (1993-1998) (ChE), "Understanding the Partial Oxidation of Propylene Over Silver Catalysts: The Effect of Water and Surface Structure"
Postdoctoral with Prof. Charles Campbell, University of Washington
Sean Kane (1993-1998) (Chem), "The Role of Hydrogen and Surface Structure in the Reactions of Model Thiols on Nickel Surfaces"
Currently Caltech post-doctoral Scholar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, investigating heterogeneous chemistry in stratospheric ozone depletion.
Valarie Thomas (1999) (ChE)
Adam T. Capitano (1994-1999) (Chem), "Death from Above: Exploring New Reactions and Establishing Structure/Reactivity Relationships for Gas-Phase Hydrogen Radicals on Metal Surfaces"
Currently at MIT, post-doctoral, and eating from the CFT.
Aaron M. Gabelnick (1995-2000) (Chem), "Catalytic Oxidation of C3 Hydrocarbons: In Situ Mechanistic Studies on Platinum and Supported Platinum Surfaces" Currently Research Chemist with Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
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