Principal Investigator

Eric M. Davis
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Graduate Coordinator
Director, GAANN: Molecular Engineering for Sustainability and Health
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Graduate Students

PhD Students

Keturah Bethel, Call Me Doctor Fellow
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University (2017)
B.S., Applied Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands (2017)
Project: Transport and Network Structure in Lignin-Based Composite Hydrogels

Colleen Clarke, GAANN Fellow
B.S., Chemistry, Iona College (2023)
Project: Well-Defined Lignin Ionomer Biocomposites for Redox Flow Batteries

Ryan Moxon
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1985)
B.S., Chemistry, Tennessee State University (1995)
D.D.S.; Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN (1995)
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University (1996)
M.S.; Mechanical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2001)
M.S.; Chemistry, Tennessee State University (2009)
Ph.D.; Applied Physics, Alabama A&M University (2012)
Ph.D.; Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University (2023)
Project: Sulfonated Ionomer Composites for Redox Flow Batteries

Missoury Wolff, GAANN Fellow
B.S., Engineering, Concentration: Chemical Engineering, Olin College of Engineering (2020)
Project: Stimuli-Responsive, Lignin-containing Soft Composites

Undergraduate Students

Annie Buck
B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University (expected 2025)
Project: Antimicrobial Response of Lignin-Based Soft Composites

Elsa Saine
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Clemson University (expected 2025)
Project: Antimicrobial Response of Lignin-Based Soft Composites

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

PhD Students

Xueting Wang, PhD (2024) – (currently interviewing at multiple places – good luck, Xueting!)
Nicholas Gregorich, PhD (2023) – Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORNL (Oak Ridge, TN)
Apoorv Balwani, PhD (2020) – Pluss Advanced Technologies (Delhi, India)
Allison Domhoff, PhD (2020) – PPG (Pittsburgh, PA)

MS Students

Aiswarya Mechoor, MS (2024) – Dell (Portland, OR)
Zhongyu Wang, MS (2024) – EVE Energy (Guangzhou, China)
Joshua Wilder, MS (2023) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (Aiken, SC)

Undergraduate Students

Yeonwoo (Jacob) Jeon (Honors Thesis), BS (2024) – PhD student at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
Jaden Stutts (Honors Thesis), BS (2024) – (Greenville, SC)
Alana LeSuer, BS (2023) – Eastman (Kingsport, TN)
Emily Miller (Honors Thesis), BS (2021) – Eastman (Kingsport, TN)
Kenetra Johnson, BS (2021) РEst̩e Lauder
Darbie Barr, BS (2019) – Eastman (Kingsport, TN)
Annalise Bowers, BS (2019) – SNF Holding Company (Riceboro, GA)
Ross Jenkins, BS (2019) – DAK Americas (Moncks Corner, SC)
Julie Little, BS (2019) – Eastman (Kingsport, TN)
Sarah (Ellie) Sears, BS (2019) – Heidrick & Struggles (Houston, TX)
Edwin (Anthony) Ball (Honors Thesis), BS (2018) – Savannah River Site (Savannah, GA)