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Mather Research Group - Graduate Students

Ariel Ash-Shakoor

Degree:
  B.S. Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Hometown:
  College Park, MD

Research:
Active Cell Culture via Shape Memory Coatings

Email:
  aashshak@syr.edu

Richard Baker

Degree:
  B.S. Mechanical Eng., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2009

Hometown:
  Cincinnati, OH

Research:
Shape Memory Polymer Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering (Co-Advised with Prof. Jay Henderson)

Email:
  rmbake01@syr.edu

Hossein Birjandi Nejad

Degree:
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran

Hometown:
Tehran, Iran

Research:
Self-Healing Polymers and Self-Healing Coatings

Email:
  hbirjand@syr.edu

 

Shelby Buffington

Degree:
  B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Hometown:
  Cypress, TX

Research:
Triple Shape Composites for Active Cell Culture (Co-advised with Prof. Jay Henderson)

Email:
  slbuffin@syr.edu

Fred Donelson

Degree:
B.S. Physics, Shippensburg Univ of Pennsylvania
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Temple University

Hometown:
  Saxton, PA

Research:
Using shape memory polymers to study the interactions of intracellular structures (Primary Advisor: Prof. Jay Henderson)

Email:
  fjdonels@syr.edu

Wenbin Kuang

Degree:
B.S. Bioengineering, Tianjin, Univ. CHINA

Hometown:
Changsha City, Hunan Province, CHINA

Research:
Reversible Shape Memory Polymers

Email:
  wkuang@syr.edu

Melodie Lawton

Degree:
M.S. Materials Science & Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology  
B.S. Chemical Engineering - Polytechnic University

Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY  

Research:
Shape memory biomaterials (Co-Advised with Prof. Becky Bader)

Email:
metorres@syr.edu 

 

Erin McMullin

Degree:
B.S. Engineering Science, The College of New Jersey (2011)

Hometown:
Wood-Ridge, NJ

Research:
Design and Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers

Email:
emcmulli@syr.edu

 

Allen Osaheni

Degree:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson Univ.

Hometown:
Clifton Park, NY

Research:
Orthopedic Biomaterial Design (Primary Advisor: Prof. Michelle Blum)

Email:
aosaheni@syr.edu

 

Jaimee Roberston

Degree:
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

Hometown:
Cortland, NY

Research:
Shape Memory Polymers

Email:
jmrobe03@syr.edu

 

Che Tan

Degree:
B.S. Pharmaceutical Science, Chongqing Medical Univ.

Hometown:
Chongqing, CHINA

Research:
Self-Biased Shape Memory Actuators

Email:
ctan03@syr.edu

 

Julia Tumbic

Degree:
B.S. Bioengineering, Syracuse University

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Research:
Shape Memory Scaffolds and Biomaterials

Email:
jatumbic@syr.edu

 

Pine Yang

Degree:
  B.S. Nantong University

Hometown:
  Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, CHINA

Research:
Smart Polymeric Medical Devices

Email:
  pyang02@syr.edu

 

Alumni Graduate Students

Christophe Lefaux Graduated PhD May 2004 Hollingsworth & Vose Company 
Haihu Qin Graduated PhD August 2004. Lubrizol Corp.
Changdeng Liu Graduated PhD August 2004  Ethicon Corp.
Tony Senador (w/ M.T. Shaw)  Graduated with MS August 2005
Ingrid Rousseau Graduated PhD December 2004. General Motors
Jian Wu Graduate PhD August 2005 Research Asst. Professor, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
Jin-Hyun Lee (w/ M.T. Shaw) M.S. Graduate May 2004. Graduate Student at GA Tech
Cheryl Campo Graduated PhD August 2006. Law Student, Univ. MD
Sun-Hwa Lee 2003-04, Visiting Grad. Student from Konkuk University
Timothy Marsh Graduated PhD December 2008, Macromolecular Science and Engineering. PPG
Pritesh Patel Graduated PhD August 2007, Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Chevron Oronite Corp.
Taekwoong Chung Graduated PhD January 2009 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Samsung Corporation
Qiongyu Guo Graduated PhD August 2009 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University
Pamela T. Knight Graduated PhD December 2009 Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Akzo Nobel
Kelly A. Burke

Graduated PhD May 2010 Macromolecular Science and Engineering; Postdoc, Tufts University

Xiaofan Luo

Graduated PhD August 2010 Bioengineering; ALL UNIV. DOCTORAL PRIZE Founder: PolyMakr

Erika Rodriguez Graduate PhD, August 2012, Mechanical Engineering, NASA Ames
Xinzhu Gu Graduated PhD, August 2012, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh
Ifeany Onyejekwe Graduated PhD, August 2012, Bioengineering, FDA
Amir Torbati Graduated May, 2014, Bioengineering, Univ. Colorado, Denver ALL UNIV. DOCTORAL PRIZE