Our Team

Executive Leadership

  • Benny Freeman

    Benny Freeman

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

    Benny Freeman is the William J. (Bill) Murray, Jr. Endowed 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 Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engienering and 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.

Leadership

  • 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.

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    Manish Kumar

    GAP 2 Co-Investigator

    Manish Kumar is an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering and the N. Doug Williams Memorial Centennial Fellow in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Dylan McReynolds

    IF Co-Investigator

    Dylan McReynolds is a Computing Systems Engineering in Computing - Photon Science Development at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Advanced Light Source (ALS) division.

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    Zachariah (Zak) Page

    GAP 1 Co-Investigator

    Zak Page is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin.

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    Donald R. Paul

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

    Don Paul is Professor Emeritus in Chemical 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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    Gregory (Greg) Su

    IF Co-Investigator

    Greg Su is a Staff Scientist - Scattering - Photon Science Operations at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Advanced Light Source and Materials Sciences Division.

  • 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.

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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 Supply Focus Area of the Critical Materials Institute. His research interests center around the theme of molecular recognition applied to extractive separations of ions from water, brines, mining concentrates, and recycle streams.
  • 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.

Student Leadership Council

GAP Attack Platform 1

GAP Attack Platform 2

GAP Attack Platform 3

Integrating Framework

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists

Graduate Students

Staff