Stage 2 Teams - March 2017

4 of the 5 (80%) of the teams who participated in Stage 1 expressed interest in proceeding to Stage 2.  Ultimately, three of the teams proceeded to Stage 2 which started in March 2017. This six-month training program has a mid-point “star market” report out. After this star market report out, one of the three teams (Team Amorphous C) decided to not continue due to graduate schedules for two of the key team members.  The two remaining teams completed Stage 2 on September 11, 2017.  The team makeup for Stage 2 is described below:

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
  • Joesph Meeuwsen
  • Pamela Beilby
  • Lillian Padgett
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 Arnadottor (COE)
  • John Wager (COE)
Student Participants:
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Jiayi Du
  • Yujing Zhang
  • Zhongwei Gao