People

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

June 2019


Principle Investigator
Christopher Wirth (CVLinkedIn)


Doctoral Students

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Idin Rashidi (currently on internship at Sherwin-Williams)
Idin 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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Mohammed Kalil
Mohammed is working on the influence of surface forces on the propulsion of active particles.

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Mike March
Mike is working on developing microfluidic micromodels for studying the transport of foam in porous media.

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Lily Gould
Lily is studying instabilities in drying complex fluids. 


Undergraduate Students

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Steven Bengele (w/ Sean Ryan)
Steven is working on the influence of interfacial elasticity on propulsion of active particles near fluid/fluid interfaces.

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Tyler Leibengood (REU in Soft Matter, Youngstown State University)
Tyler is working to measure the adhesion of red blood cells to a surface.

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Peter Howard (REU in Soft Matter, LSU)
Peter is working on using evanescent wave scattering to track the response of Janus particles to an electric field.

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Alison Kennedy (Case Western Reserve University, Macromolecular Science and Engineering)
Alison is studying instabilities in drying complex fluids. 


High school Students

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Adam Caroscio (St. Edward’s High School)
Adam is building a falling ball viscometer for complex and opaque fluids. 

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Samuel Baugh (St. Edward’s High School)
Sam is building a falling ball viscometer for complex and opaque fluids. 


Research Associates

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Kevin Gardella (Department of Physics, St. Edward’s High School)
Kevin is studying the crystallization of micro scale particles during convective assembly. 


Group Alumni

Marola Issa (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently intern at Sherwin Williams.

Marissa Trivisonno (BS, Spring 2020, expected) – Currently intern at Nexus Engineering Group.

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) – Machine learning specialist at Scroller Media.

Nandini Padaraju (BS, Spring 2019) – Currently employed at Evonik.

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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