Professional_Photo, Yenkie-KM - CheckDr. Kirti M. Yenkie
Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering
Rowan University
Phone: 856-256-5375
Office: 329 Rowan Hall
Curriculum vitae: CV_Yenkie,KM
Education & Research Experience: 

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware (04/2017 to 08/2017)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015-03/2017)
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 2014
M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India, 2010
B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, LIT Nagpur, India, 2008

Graduate Researchers


John David Chea 
Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research (co-advised by Prof. Stanzione):
(1) Extraction and Purification of Phytochemicals in Conjunction with Pilot Plant Design and Optimization
(2) Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-based Polymers Derived From Phytochemicals
(3) Synthesis of Solvent Recovery Roadmap
(1) Experimental: High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Flash Chromatography, Advanced Polymer Chromatography (APC), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
(2) Software: MATLAB, GAMS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, SuperPro Designer, ASPEN Plus, Polymath, Adobe Photoshop, ChemDraw, STATGRAPHICS®, COMSOL Multiphysics
(3) Engineering: Project Management, Scheduling, Technical Writing, Communication
BS in Chemical Engineering, Rowan University at Glassboro, NJ, USA
Research Engineer at Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL)
Engineering Intern at INOLEX, PA
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, Ping Pong, Kickboxing, Drawing, Cooking, Video Games

Fred GhanemName: Fred Ghanem
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Purification using polymeric based resins
Skills: Strong background in applications of ion exchange resins and adsorbents within the water, chemical, food, and pharma industry
Experience: 19 years experience in purification using chromatography and separation media + 4 years in biocatalysis and synthesis applications + 1 year in food and pharma development (Nestle and Regeneron)
Hobbies and Interests: Reading and Dining

Undergraduate Researchers

Rohan ZiaRohan Zia
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Efficient wastewater treatment networks
Skills: Python, MS Office, ChemDraw, Nuts (NMR spectrum creator).
Experience: Peer fellow Tutor Program, Mercer County                                                              College, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Hobbies and Interests: Self-improvement

vanessa-e1537137582472.jpgVanessa Pierce
Hometown: Pitman, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Solvent Recovery Roadmap for Industries
Skills: Microsoft Office, Polymath
Experience: Intern-Gloucester County Utilities Authority, Intern-Johnson Matthey, Intern-Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Peer Tutor at Rowan College at Gloucester County
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, Movies, Music

anthony-pace.jpegAnthony Pace
Hometown: Dallas, PA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Chemical Engineering (Minor: Business Administration)
Research/Project: IBS Management
Skills: Organization, Efficiency, Teamwork
Experience: Building Manager at Rowan Campus Recreation
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Piano, and Fitness

Eric_PurcellEric Purcell
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Optimization in Cancer Therapeutics
Skills: Experienced in Matlab and Polymath
Experience: Sophomore Clinic Projects
Hobbies and Interests: Lifting/Physical Fitness and Athletics

profile_pictureJake Stengel
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Roadmap for Solvent Recovery
Skills: MS Office, Aspen, Polymath, Java
Experience: Test Lab Intern at Coperion K-Tron in Sewell, NJ
Hobbies and Interests: Weight-lifting, soccer, Xbox

AustinLehrAustin Lehr
Hometown: Carneys Point, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: Solvent Recovery Roadmap for Industry
Skills: MS Office, ChemDraw, Python, NMR, GAMS
Experience: Undergraduate research assistant at Sustainable Research Materials Laboratory
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, Music, Cooking, Video games

Lab Alumni

Amanda Christon (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Sean Burnham (01/2018 – 05/2019)

Alex D’Aloia (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Vanessa Pierce (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Hannah Work (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Matthew Razze (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Maxim Russ (09/2018 – 05/2018)

Anthony Pace (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Katherine Schmidt (04/2018 – 05/2019)

Alexa Lynch (01/2019 – 05/2019)

Amanda McCahill (09/2018 – 12/2018)

Amit Dhundi (09/2018-12/2018)

Gabrielle Moskalow (09/2018 – 12/2018)

Julia Reilly (09/2018 – 12/2018)

Zachary Lubelski (09/2018 – 12/2018)

Ian C. Dunn (09/2017 – 06/2018)

James Matthew Dailey (09/2017 – 05/2018); Currently working for Ethicon (part of Johnson & Johnson Companies) in Sommerville, NJ.

Matthew Scott Schwenger (09/2017 – 12/2017); Currently a Ph.D. student at Rowan University

Sommer M. Vandergrift (09/2017 – 12/2017)

Chaun Steven Giddings (09/2017 – 12/2017)