GROUP MEMBERS

Principal Investigator

Joan F. Brennecke

Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Energy Center Director

180 Fitzpatrick Hall

University of Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone:574-631-5487

jfb@nd.edu

Ph.D. University of Illinois, 1989

M.S. University of Illinois, 1987

B.S. University of Texas, 1984

Post Docs

Sam Seo

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan(2009)

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (2014)

Research Interest

Electrochemical properties of ionic liquids

Oscar Morales

Education

B.S. Chemistry University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, (2008)

Ph.D. Purdue University (2014)

Research Interest

Ionic liquid synthesis and characterization

Graduate Students

Thomas Gohndrone

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 5th year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (2010)

Research Interest

Reaction Mechanism/Kinetics of CO2 with Ionic Liquids

Joseph Fillion

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 5th Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering University of Toledo (2008)

Research Interest

Gas Solubilities and Ionic Liquid Mixture Viscosities

Daniel Fagnant Jr.

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 5th Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tulane University (2010)

Research Interest

Metal speciation and solubility in ionic liquids

Liyuan Sun

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 5th Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China, 2011).

Research Interest

CO2 reduction in Ionic Liquids

Han Xia

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 5th Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tulsa (2011)

Research Interest

Ionic Liquid Decomposition Pathways

Bo Hong

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate 4th year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (2009)

M.S. Process System Engineering, Imperial College London (2011)

Research Interest

Process design and optimization of ionic liquid-based carbon capture technologies. Co-advised by Dr. Mark Stadtherr

Maggie Song

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Pre-Candidate 3rd Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tulsa (2013)

Research Interest

Gas Solubilities

Gabriela Avelar Bonilla

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Pre-Candidate 2nd Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (2012)

Research Interest

Effect of water on properties of ionic liquids

Seungmin Oh

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Pre-Candidate 2nd Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, McNeese State University (2014)

Research Interest

Cation-Anion interactions in ionic liquid solutions.

Mike Lubben

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Pre-Candidate 2nd Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Calvin College (2014)

Research Interest

High pressure separations using supercritical CO2

Yuanyuan Lyu

Graduate Student (Ph.D. Pre-Candidate 2nd Year Graduate Student)

Education

B.S. Material Science & Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (2014)

Research Interest

Process modelling of ternary systems. Co-advised by Dr. Mark Stadtherr

Undergrads

  • Irene Kurtz (Junior)

Group Alumni (Since 2002)

  • Dr. Roberto Canales (Ph.D 2015)
  • Dr. Marjorie Massel (Ph.D 2014) Currently at Bayer
  • Dr. Edward Bennett (Ph.D 2014)
  • Dr. Sam Seo (Ph.D 2014) Currently Post doc at Notre Dame
  • Dr. Chaojun Shi (Ph.D 2013) Currently at SolidEnergy
  • Dr. Yong Huang (Ph.D 2013) Currently Post-Doc at Georgia Tech University
  • Dr. Burcu Gurkan (Ph.D 2012) Currently Post doc at MIT
  • Dr. Lindsay Ficke (Ph.D 2010) Currently at 3M
  • Dr. Alexandre Chapeaux (Ph.D 2009) Currently at P2 Science
  • Dr. Luke Simoni (Ph.D 2009)
  • Dr. Berlyn Mellein (Ph.D 2008) Currently at DuPont
  • Dr. Jessica Anderson (Ph.D 2008)
  • Dr. David Eike (Ph.D 2006)
  • Dr. Timothy Morrow (Ph.D 2006)
  • Dr. Jacob Crosthwaite (Ph.D. 2005) Currently at the Dow Chemical Company
  • Dr. Jennifer Anthony (Ph.D. 2004) Assistant Professor at Kansas State University
  • Dr. Aaron Scurto (Ph.D. 2002) Associate Professor at The University of Kansas
  • Dr. Junbo Feng (Ph.D. 2002)