Stage 1 Teams - February 16, 2017

Stage 1: From these recruited teams, we successfully held the Stage 1 Training in February 2017.  The team makeup and research themes against which market analysis was conducted for Stage 1 are described below:

Team Protein Materials:

Designed and characterized protein and surface integrated structures tailored to defined use and need.  Five graduates from their three groups participated in the team.

Faculty Mentors:
  • Captain: Ryan Mehl (COS)
    • Dipankar Koley (COS)
    • Karl Schilke (COE)
Student Participants:
  • Robert Blizzard
  • Ashish Vaswani
  • Morgan Brown
  • Bonan Yu
  • Amanda Roco

Team Therapeutics:

Definition and development of therapeutics and diagnostics aligned with natural product screening and free-radical /inflammatory quenching. Four graduate students from their groups participated in the team.

Faculty Mentors:
  • Captain: Joe Beckman (COS)
    • Sandra Loesgen (COS)
    • BJ Philmus (COP)
Student Participants:
  • Donovan Adpressa
  • Joseph Meeuwsen
  • Pamela Beilby
  • Lillian Padgett

Team OptoElectronic Materials for Energy Applications:

Design and develop materials, processes, and architecture to transform light into electricity based upon characterizing and tailoring electronic properties aligned with materials architecture. Four graduate students from their groups participated in the team.

Faculty Mentors:
  • Captain: Ethan Minot (COS)
    • Matt Graham (COS)
    • Janet Tate (COS)
Student Participants:
  • Okan Agirseven
  • Daniel McCulley
  • Mitchell Senger
  • Lee Aspitarte

Team Amorphous Carbon:

Structure, activity, performance of amorphous and non-graphenic carbon structures. Four graduate students from their groups participated in the team.

Faculty Mentors:
  • Captain: David Ji (COS)
    • Rich Carter (COS)
    • Zhenxing Feng (COE)
Student Participants:
  • Pieter Waldenmaier
  • Ish Rodriguez Perez
  • Markas Grove
  • Ana Artega

Team Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications:

Integrated nanomaterial photocatalyst materials and systems. Four graduate students from their groups participated in the team.

Faculty Mentors:
  • Captain: Alex Chang (COE)
    • Liney Arnadottir (COE)
    • Yujuan He (COE)
Student Participants:
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Jiayi Du
  • Yujing Zhang
  • Zhongwei Gao
Team Protein Materials Team Therapeutics Team Non-Graphitic Carbon