CANELA - Mpourmpakis Lab

Undergraduate Students

May 2017 (Mascaro Center)

From left to right: James, Mudit, Michael (first row),  Mitch, Jonathan (second row), Giannis, Peter, Macy (third row), Zihao, Pavlo, Xi, and Natalie (fourth row)

James Dean
Graduate Student
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor: Chemistry (and physics minor), Winthrop University, May 2016

e-mail: JRD101@pitt.edu

Mudit Dixit
Postdoctoral Researcher

e-mail: MUD6@pitt.edu

Alternate e-mail: dixitmuditk@gmail.com

Research-gate

Google Scholar Citations

Personal Web-page

Graduate Students

Mitch Cholewinski
Undergraduate
University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Estes
Undergraduate
University of Pittsburgh

December 2017 (Union Grill)

From left to right: Robin, Mitch, Zihao, Michael, Michael, Giannis, James, Pavlo, Natalie, Mudit

November 2016 (University Club)

From left to right: Pavlo, Peter, Macy, Natalie (first row), Nick, Brandon, Carly (second row), Michael, Zihao, Giannis, James, and Xi (third row)

Zihao Yan
Masters Student
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor: Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, May 2016

e-mail: ZIY11@pitt.edu

January 2016 (Sichuan Gourmet)

From left to right: Pavlo, Xi, Natalie, Michael, Giannis, Peter, Macy, and Brandon

Ashley Mascareno 
REU student from ASU
Summer 2017

Macy Divens
University of Pittsburgh​
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017


Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​Position after Pitt: Junior Project Engineering Specialist at Veolia Water Technologies


John Hoover
University of Pittsburgh​
Fall 2015

Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​Position after Pitt: Nuclear Propulsion Officer for the US Navy​


Brandon Butina
University of Pittsburgh
Summer 2015 - Spring 2016

Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​​Position after Pitt: Project Engineer at Precise Packaging LLC


Carly Nolan
University of Pittsburgh
Summer 2015


​Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​​Position after Pitt: Quality Assurance Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific



Julia Mckay
Undergraduate
University of Pittsburgh
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Xi Peng
Masters student
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor: Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi, May 2015

e-mail: XIP13@pitt.edu


Graduated: Masters in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017

Robin Tan
Masters Student
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
email: KAT129@pitt.edu
Michael Cowan
Graduate Student
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor: Chemistry, Binghamton University, 2015
Masters:  Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo, 2016

e-mail: MIC132@pitt.edu

Dania Faruqui
Chemical Engineering at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India
Summer 2015

Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MANIT, 2016
Position after summer research at Pitt: MBA Student at Indian Institute of Management, Indore


Peter Tancini
University of Pittsburgh​
Spring 2015 - Spring 2017
Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​​Position after Pitt: Process Development Engineer at Johnson Matthey​


​​Nick Zervoudis
University of Pittsburgh
Spring 2015 - Summer 2015
​​Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pitt, Spring 2017
​​Position after Pitt: PhD Student, Chemical Engineering, at Columbia University


Isadora Carnaval
University of Pittsburgh
Spring 2015

 
Tybur Casuse
​Undergraduate
REU student from University of New Mexico (UNM)
Summer 2014



Pavlo Kostetskyy
PhD Candidate
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Master: Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, May 2012
Bachelor: Chemical Engineering, Rowan University, May 2010

e-mail: PAK74@pitt.edu

January 2015 (Ramen bar)

From left to right: Nick, Natalie, Michael, Pavlo, Yanni, Isadora and Peter

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Jyoti Prakash Maheswari
Undergraduate
Intern from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal, India
Summer 2014

Graduated: B.S. in Chemical Engineering from NIT Warangal, 2015
Position after summer research at Pitt: Quality Assistant Manager at ITC Limited


Olabobola Shobayo
​Undergraduate
REU student from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Summer 2014
​Graduated: B.S. Chemical Engineering from UMBC, Spring 2015

Position after summer research at Pitt: Dev/Ops Engineer at Karsun Solutions, LLC​​

Michael Taylor
PhD Candidate
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2013

e-mail: MGT16@pitt.edu

Natalie Austin
PhD Candidate 
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor:Chemical Engineering/ Bioengineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), May 2013

e-mail: NAA64@pitt.edu

Summer 2014 (Cathedral of Learning)

From left to right: Jyoti, Pavlo, Yanni, Natalie, Tybur and Bob

Mpourmpakis Group Pictures

Former Team Members

Prof. Giannis Mpourmpakis, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

e-mail: gmpourmp@pitt.edu

Google Scholar Citations

Full CV

Current Team Members