People

What we expect if you work with us: Wirth Lab Expectations

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Case Western Reserve University,
Principle Investigator
Christopher Wirth (CV, LinkedIn)


Postdocs

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Sergio Dominguez-Medina, PhD
Sergio is working to simulate evanescent wave scattering from complex particles.


Doctoral Students

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Aidin Rashidi
Aidin is working on the measurement of weak colloidal interactions in systems of anisotropic colloidal particles.

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Selwin Varghese
Selwin is working on developing techniques to measure the transient properties of a drying thin film.

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Jiarui (Gary) Yan
Gary is working to measure the dynamics of active and driven complex colloids with evanescent wave scattering.


Masters Students

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Hairou Yu
Hairou is studying instabilities in drying complex fluids. 

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Mohammed Kalil
Mohammed is working on the influence of surface forces on the propulsion of active particles.

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Mingji Li
Mingji is studying the molecular control of microscale catalytic Janus particles. 


Undergraduate Students

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Alison Kennedy
Alison is studying instabilities in drying complex fluids. 

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Marola Issa (Ohio Space Grant Scholar)
Marola is studying the impact of surface elasticity on the swimming of active colloids near a fluid/fluid interface.

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Mandy Huynh
Mandy is studying the molecular control of microscale catalytic Janus particles. 


High school Students


Research Associates


Group Alumni

Adam Caroscio (HS Diploma, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his high school education at St. Edwards Highschool.

Samuel Baugh (HS Diploma, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his high school education at St. Edwards Highschool.

Peter Howard (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Chemistry BS degree at Louisiana State University.

Tyler Leibengood (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Physics BS degree at Youngstown State University.

Steven Bengele (BS, Spring 2021, expected) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Mike March (MS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently employed at Sherwin Williams.

Lily Gould (MS, Spring 2021, expected) – Currently employed at BASF.

Marissa Trivisonno (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Sarahh Bouchahine (BS, Honors, Spring 2019) – Currently employed at Lubrizol.

Camerin McDonald (BS, Honors, Spring 2019) – Currently employed at Nexus Engineering Group.

Naik Yusufi (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Marissa Kostandaras (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Jiarui (Gary) Yan (MS, Summer 2018) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Chris Wirth.

Kenneth Gregg (BS, University of Akron, Spring 2020) – Currently completing his BS in Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Akron.

Sri Harsha Nuthalapati (MS, Spring 2018) – Data Scientist at Verizon.

Nandini Padaraju (BS/MS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently completing her Chemical Engineering BS degree at CSU.

Payton Lewis (BS, Honors, Spring 2018) – Employed at SIFCO Industries.

William Ivancic (BS, Honors & MS, Fall 2017) – Employed at Continental Products.

Selwin Varghese (MS, Fall 2017) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Chris Wirth.

Mehul Gamara (MS, Fall 2017) –

TJ Markiewicz (BS, Rowan University, Spring 2018) – Currently completing his Biomedical Engineering MS degree at Rutgers University.

Nick Turner (MS, Fall 2015) – Employed at GrafTech.

Jason Wolf (BS, Fall 2015) – Employed at AFRL.

Ian Burns – Currently completing his Mechanical Engineering degree at CSU.

Richard Schmitt (BS, Spring 2016) – Completed his Chemical Engineering MS degree at CSU with Nolan Holland. Employed at Rovasis.

Cornelius Obasanjo (MS, Fall 2016) – Canada.

Venkateswara Rao Kode (MS, Spring 2017) – Currently completing his Chemical Engineering PhD degree at CSU with Geyou Ao.

Will Tuttle (MS, Spring 2017) – Employed at BASF.

John Juchnowski (BS, Fall 2016) – Employed at Xellia Pharmaceuticals.


Graduations

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Defenses

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Old Group Photos

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