Our Team

Leadership

Benny Freeman

Benny Freeman

Director, GAP 2 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator, and IF Co-Investigator

Benny Freeman is the Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, Integrating Framework Co-Lead

Dr. Lynn Katz holds the Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Rachel Segalman

Rachel Segalman

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Lead

Rachel Segalman is the Edward Noble Kramer Professor and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Nate Lynd

Nate Lynd

GAP 1 Co-Lead

Nate Lynd is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin investigating novel solutions to technological challenges in energy, environment, and healthcare through the design and synthesis of new polymers.

Tom Truskett

Tom Truskett

GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Tom Truskett is the Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor and Department Chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mahdi Abu-Omar

Mahdi Abu-Omar

GAP 2 Co-Lead

Mahdi Abu-Omar is Professor and Mellichamp Chair of Green Chemistry and Associate Director of the Center for Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Chris Bates

Chris Bates

GAP 2 Co-Investigator

Chris Bates is an Assistant Professor of Materials at the University of California Santa Barbara leveraging a variety of synthetic and physical experimental techniques to design, create, and probe the structure and properties of soft matter.

Ethan Crumlin

Ethan Crumlin

GAP 1 Co-Investigator

Ethan Crumlin is a Staff Scientist and Program Lead for Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (APXPS) and Photon Science Operations at Berkeley Lab Advanced Light Source.

Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty

Integrating Framework Co-Lead

Michael Doherty is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Glenn Fredrickson

Glenn Fredrickson

GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Glenn Fredrickson is the Mitsubishi Chemical Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Venkat Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

GAP 3 Co-Lead, GAP 2 Co-Investigator

Venkat Ganesan is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Songi Han

Songi Han

GAP 1 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Song-I Han is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker

GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Craig J. Hawker is the Director of the California Nanosystems Institute, Dow Materials Institute and Facility Director of the Materials Research Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Alex Hexemer

Alex Hexemer

GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Alex Hexemer is Senior Scientist and Computing Program Lead at Berkeley Lab Advanced Light Source.

Desmond Lawler

Des Lawler

Integrating Framework Co-Investigator

Des Lawler is the Nassir I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mukul Sharma

Mukul Sharma

GAP 1 Co-Investigator

Mukul M. Sharma holds the “Tex” Moncrief Chair in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Scott Shell

Scott Shell

GAP 1 Co-Investigator

Scott Shell is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara. His group develops novel molecular simulation, multiscale modeling, and statistical thermodynamic approaches to address a variety problems in contemporary biophysics and soft condensed matter.

Todd Squires

Todd Squires

GAP 3 Co-Investigator and Integrating Framework Co-Investigator

Todd Squires is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Michael Webber

GAP Co-Investigator

Michael Webber is the Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

External Advisory Board

Amy Childress

Amy Childress

External Advisory Board

Professor Childress joined the University of Southern California Viterbi's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department in summer 2013 as professor and director of CEE's environmental engineering program.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill

External Advisory Board

Dr. Anita Hll is Executive Director of Future Industries at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.

Jim Kubicki

Jim Kubicki

External Advisory Board

Dr. James Kubicki is Professor of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas El Paso. His research includes environmental chemistry, interfacial reactions, isotope geochemistry, reaction mechanisms, melt and glass structure, plant cell wall biochemistry, and computational spectroscopy.

Jeff Long

Jeff Long

External Advisory Board

Jeffrey Long is Professor of Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. Research in the Long group focuses on the design and controlled synthesis of novel inorganic materials and molecules toward the fundamental understanding of new physical phenomena, with applications in gas storage, molecular separations, conductivity, catalysis, and magnetism. 

Bill Mickols

Bill Mickols

External Advisory Board

Dr. Mickols has over twenty years of experience in the water industry, is Lead Scientist for The FilmTec Corp., and developed and commercialized greater than ten commercially successful membranes.

Bruce Moyer

Bruce A. Moyer

External Advisory Board

Dr. Moyer is a Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and leads the Chemical Separations Group. He also leads the Diversifying...

Ingo Pinnau

Ingo Pinnau

External Advisory Board

Professor Pinnau is Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at King Abdullah Unviersity of Science and Technology. His research interests are in membrane processes for the separation of gases and liquids: natural gas treatment, CO2 sequestration, hydrogen recovery, olefin/paraffin separation and water purification.

Lynn Walker

Lynn Walker

External Advisory Board

Lynn Walker is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research program tackles a series of specific issues in the broader problem of the processing of soft materials. 

Carl Willis

Carl Willis

External Advisory Board

Dr. Carl Willis is a Research Fellow with Kraton in Houston, TX, USA.

GAP Attack Platform 1

Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, Integrating Framework Co-Lead
Rachel Segalman

Rachel Segalman

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Lead
Ethan Crumlin

Ethan Crumlin

GAP 1 Co-Investigator
Songi Han

Songi Han

GAP 1 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Alex Hexemer

Alex Hexemer

GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Mukul Sharma

Mukul Sharma

GAP 1 Co-Investigator
Scott Shell

Scott Shell

GAP 1 Co-Investigator

GAP Attack Platform 2

Benny Freeman

Benny Freeman

Director, GAP 2 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator, and IF Co-Investigator
Mahdi Abu-Omar

Mahdi Abu-Omar

GAP 2 Co-Lead
Chris Bates

Chris Bates

GAP 2 Co-Investigator
Venkat Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

GAP 3 Co-Lead, GAP 2 Co-Investigator
Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker

GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Alex Hexemer

Alex Hexemer

GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator

GAP Attack Platform 3

Benny Freeman

Benny Freeman

Director, GAP 2 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator, and IF Co-Investigator
Rachel Segalman

Rachel Segalman

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Lead
Kris Delaney

Kris Delaney

Project Scientist
Glenn Fredrickson

Glenn Fredrickson

GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Venkat Ganesan

Venkat Ganesan

GAP 3 Co-Lead, GAP 2 Co-Investigator
Songi Han

Songi Han

GAP 1 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker

GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Alex Hexemer

Alex Hexemer

GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Todd Squires

Todd Squires

GAP 3 Co-Investigator and Integrating Framework Co-Investigator
Tom Truskett

Tom Truskett

GAP 3 Co-Investigator

Integrating Framework

Benny Freeman

Benny Freeman

Director, GAP 2 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator, and IF Co-Investigator
Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, Integrating Framework Co-Lead
Rachel Segalman

Rachel Segalman

Associate Director, GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Lead
Ethan Crumlin

Ethan Crumlin

GAP 1 Co-Investigator
Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty

Integrating Framework Co-Lead
Songi Han

Songi Han

GAP 1 Co-Lead, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Varun Hegde

Varun Hegde

Graduate Student
Alex Hexemer

Alex Hexemer

GAP 1 Co-Investigator, GAP 2 Co-Investigator, GAP 3 Co-Investigator
Desmond Lawler

Des Lawler

Integrating Framework Co-Investigator
Mukul Sharma

Mukul Sharma

GAP 1 Co-Investigator
Todd Squires

Todd Squires

GAP 3 Co-Investigator and Integrating Framework Co-Investigator
Michael_Webber

Michael Webber

GAP Co-Investigator

Postdocs

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Segolene Antoine

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dipak Aryal

Dipak Aryal

Postdoctoral Fellow
Pinar Aydogan Gokturk

Pinar Aydogan Gokturk

Postdoctoral Fellow
Zhishuai Geng

Zhishuai (Frank) Geng

Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Howard

Michael Howard

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ryan Jadrich

Ryan Jadrich

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joshua Lequieu

Joshua Lequieu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Beth Lindquist

Beth Lindquist

Postdoctoral Fellow
Sanjoy Mukherjee

Sanjoy Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Fellow
Shou Zhao

Shou Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Mikayla Barry

Mikayla Barry

Graduate Student
Alec Bridge

Alec Bridge

Graduate Student
Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown

Graduate Student
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Yu-Heng Cheng

Graduate Student
Gosia Chwatko

Gosia Chwatko

Graduate Student
Audra Destefano

Audra DeStefano

Graduate Student
Jan Garcia

Jan Garcia

Graduate Student
Varun Hegde

Varun Hegde

Graduate Student
Sally Jiao

Sally Jiao

Graduate Student
Soyoon Kim

Soyoon Kum

Graduate Student
Jacob Monroe

Jacob Monroe

Graduate Student
Ben Pedretti

Ben Pedretti

Graduate Student
Kevin Reimund

Kevin Reimund

Graduate Student
Freddy Rivers

Freddy Rivers

Graduate Student
Sam Warnock

Samuel Warnock

Graduate Student
Thomas Webber

Thomas Webber

Graduate Student
Qingjun Zhu

Qingjun Zhu

Graduate Student

Staff

Eileen Dawson

Eileen Dawson

Operations Director
Kris Gleason

Kris Gleason

Laboratory Manager
Carol Assadourian

Carol Assadourian

Senior Administrative Associate