Lynden Archer joined the Cornell faculty in 2000. He was appointed director of the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2010. Since 2008 he has served as co-director of the KAUST-Cornell Center for Energy and Sustainability.
His research focuses on transport properties of polymers and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Archer is also interested in applications of hybrid materials for energy storage and carbon capture technologies. During the period 1993-94 he was a postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been recognized with several awards, including the AICHE MAC Centennial Engineer Award, James & Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, and DuPont and 3M Young Professor Awards. He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (polymer science) from the University of Southern California in 1989 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Stanford University in 1993.
Mukul Tikekar is from Mumbai, India and received his BTech and MTech degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. As a PhD candidate in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, he is jointly advised by Prof. Donald Koch and Prof. Lynden Archer on stability analysis of electrodeposition, aiming to design strategies to suppress dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries.
Wajdi AlSadat is originally from Saudi Arabia. He obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and M.S. from King Fahd University. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for about 12 years, and worked in Saudi Aramco's R&D Center, prototyping the first-of-a-kind post-combustion CO2 reduction technology for mobile sources before joining Cornell University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD program. Under the supervision of Professor L. Archer, Wajdi is working on metal/CO2 batteries as a novel approach to CO2 capture and energy storage. Happily married and has a curious ChemE-to-be boy. Fun fact: He mocks gravity (trad and sport rock climber).
Shuya Wei received her B.Eng. degree in Bioengineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2013. Her research focuses on nanoparticle-polymer composite materials design and their applications in electrochemical energy storage technologies.
Pooja Nath is from Himachal Pradesh, India and did her undergraduate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She currently studies the role of polymer gel electrolytes in controlling uneven electrodeposition in metal batteries using in situ optical microscopy.
Zhengyuan Tu is from Nanchang, China and received his B.S degree in Polymer Science and Engineering (Chu-Kochen Honor College) from Zhejiang University. He currently studies the electrochemical behavior of lithium ion electrodeposition and transport based on nanoporous electrolyte and electrode in the context of lithium metal battery. He is also a piano and guitar player and a fan of classical music.
Snehashis hails from Kolkata, India. He did his undergrad in the department of Chemical Engineering at NIT Calicut, India . His current research focusses on the understanding of polymer relaxation behavior and ion transport properties in hairy nanoparticles system. He likes cooking and meditation.
Michelle Chen is a senior at Cornell University studying Chemical Engineering from the Bay Area in California. She currently works on characterizing limitations on Li-Air batteries and aiming to find potential solutions in Li-Air battery inefficiencies. Fun fact: She can cross her eyes independently from each other.
Charles Wan is a junior chemical engineering major from Rochester, NY. He currently studies aluminum-CO2/O2 batteries as a dual platform for carbon sequestration and electrical output. Fun fact: He is ambidextrous.
Michael Statt is a senior at Cornell University studying Chemical Engineering from Rochester, NY. He currently studies a novel metal-air flow battery architecture for energy storage and carbon sequestration technologies. Fun Fact: He once hugged Joe Biden.
Lin Ma is from Fujian, China and has B.S degree in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is now currently a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She is interested in research about Lithium-Sulfur batteries, working on cathode materials to improve the performance of Li-S batteries. She is also interested in retarding the growth of dendrite of Lithium metal in Li-S battery.
Rahul graduated from Archer grp in June 2016. He worked on investigating The Structural and Dynamics properties of nanoparticle polymer composites, with a specific focus on nanoparticles dispersed in entangled polymer melts, using techniques such as SAXS, XPCS, Rheology, and DLS. He is currently working as a Postdoc researcher at University of Wisconsin Madison. Rahul originally hails from from Rajasthan, India. He received his Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) and Masters of Technology (M.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.ResearchGate Google Scholar
Akanksha is from New Delhi, India and received her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in the year 2012. She is currently investigating the structure, rheology and transport properties of matrix free polymer grafted silica nanoparticles and their subsequent use as electrolytes with high ionic conductivity. She loves to travel and she cannot live without coffee.
Mun Sek Kim
Mun Sek Kim is from Seoul, Korea and received B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University California, Berkeley. He is a M.S. student in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular and Engineering at Cornell University.
He is mainly interested in application of nanomaterials for secondary batteries. He is currently working on a separator modification for lithium batteries, specifically coating various forms and types of carbon-based and metal oxide-based nanomaterials (with/without surface functionalization) on a conventional separator.
Sampson is from the Bronx, NY. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 2007 and received his Bachelor's of Engineering in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union in 2011. He currently studies the limiting factors of the lithium-air battery using a combination of mathematical modeling and characterization experiments. He is also a b-boy (breakdancer) and performs and battles for Absolute Zero Crew.
Shaomao received his B.S. degree in Chemical Process and Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China). He is currently working on carbon dioxide capture.
Sung A Kim
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Rajesh Kumar Mallavajula
PhD, 2014Current position: Associate Scientist at Lubrizol Specialty Products, Inc.
PhD, 2013Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Chicago
PhD, 2013Current position: Assistant Professor at University of Notre Dame
PhD, 2012Current position: Senior Scientist at ElectroScience Laboratories, Inc
PhD, 2012Current position: Sr. R&D Engineer at Dow Chemical Company
PhD, 2011Current position: Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University
PhD, 2011Current position: Staff Scientist at MIT Lincoln Labs
PhD, 2010Current position: Senior (Chemical) Engineer at Procter & Gamble - R&D
PhD, 2008Current position: Manager of Technology R&D Center, BASF
Xiongwen (David) Lou
PhD, 2008Current position: Professor at School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University
PhD, 2007Current position: Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University
PhD, 2006Current position: Director of Research and Development at Neptune Research Inc
PhD, 2006Current position: Staff R&D Engineer at CooperVision
PhD, 2006Current position: Engineering specialist at Dow Coating Materials
Jung Hun Lee
PhD, 2005Current position: Research Scientist at LG Corp
PhD, 2005Current position: Chief Marketing Officer | Product & Biz Dev Leader | Analytics | Entrepreneur | Inventor | Sloan Fellow | Ph.D. Engineer
PhD, 2004Current position: Individual Contributor at Intel Corporation
PhD, 2003Current position: Research Engineer at Schlumberger
Texas A&M PhD, 2002Current position: Research & Development Engineer at Celgard
Texas A&M PhD, 2000Current position: Senior Research Scientist at Rhome & Haas
Texas A&M PhD, 2000Current position: Senior R&D Engineer at Samsung
Texas A&M PhD, 1999Current position: Deputy Executive Director at National GEM Consortium
Texas A&M PhD, 1998Current position: Senior Vice President - Global Technology at General Cable
MS, 2013Current position: Material and Process Engineer at C&D Zodiac
MS, 2011Current position: PhD Coop at NASA - JSC & PhD Researcher at USC
MS, 2010Current position: Materials, Process, and Physics engineer at Boeing
MS, 2009Current position: Researcher at The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at Northwestern University
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MS, 2004Current position: Family Business
Texas A&M, MS, 2000Current position: Team Lead, Engineering & Modeling Group at Halliburton
Shih Ping Chen
Texas A&M, MS, 1999Current position: Technical Manager for Asia Pacific at Lyondell Basell Advance Polyolefins.
Texas A&M, MS, 1998Current position: Veteran|CEO, private business
Postdoc 2013-2014Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Maryland
Postdoc 2012-2015Current position: Assistant Research Scientist at National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC)
Postdoc 2010-2012Current position: Chief Scientist at NOHMs Technologies
Postdoc 2011-2012Current position: Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at UC Riverside
Postdoc 2010-2012Current position: Assistant Professor at Tezpur University
Postdoc 2010-2012Current position:Senior Research Chemist at Axalta Coating Systems
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