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Faculty

Professional_Photo, Yenkie-KM - CheckDr. Kirti M. Yenkie
Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering
Rowan University
Email: yenkie@rowan.edu
Phone: 856-256-5375
Office: 329 Rowan Hall
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yenkiekm
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

Ph.D. Students

emmanuel aboagyeEmmanuel Apau Aboagye
Hometown: Akim Aboabo, Eastern Region – Ghana
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: aboagy26@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/emmanuel-apau-aboagye-b670b614a
Research/Project: 1) Solvent Recovery Processes
2) Wastewater Treatment Networks
Skills: MATLAB/Simulink, GAMS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Python, SuperPro
Experience: (1) Plant & Process design,
(2) Teaching & Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering, KNUST – Ghana,
(3) Process Engineer Intern at Coppon Wood Processing Company, Limited, Akim Oda – Ghana               
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, Music, Playing Piano

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John D. Chea
Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: cheaj2@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-chea-786869105/
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
Skills:
(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
Experience:
(1) BS in Chemical Engineering, Rowan University at Glassboro, NJ, USA, (2) Research Engineer at Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory, (3) Teaching Fellow at Rowan University, Rowan University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Glassboro, NJ, USA, (4) Engineering Intern at INOLEX, PA
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, Ping Pong, Kickboxing, Drawing, Cooking, Video Games

Fred GhanemFred Ghanem
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: ghanem@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/fred-ghanem-a0779b7
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

photoSwapana S. Jerpoth
Hometown: Nagpur, India
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: jerpot94@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swapana-jerpoth-94b594117
Research/Project: (1) Pipeline cleaning operations for lube oil blending facilities, (2) Solar energy systems evaluation
Skills: GAMS, MATLAB, Polymath, SolidWorks, Ansys Fluent
Experience: (1) Research on synthesis of biolubricant from non-edible Mahua Oil and Karania oil as potential substitute for petroleum-derived products, (2) Graduate research assistant at Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Hobbies and Interests: Singing, Cooking, and Painting

M.S. Student

IMG-3645Jake Stengel
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: stengelj0@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-stengel/
Research/Project: (1) Wastewater Treatment and Asset Management, (2) Evaluation of Solvent Recovery Roadmap for Economic Feasibility
Skills: (1) Engineering: program modeling, technical writing, process optimization (2) Software: GAMS, MATLAB, Python, Java, ASPEN Plus, SuperPro Designer, STATGRAPHICS, COMSOL Multiphysics, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio
Experience: (1) BS in Chemical Engineering, Rowan University at Glassboro, NJ, USA (2) Research Engineer at Sustainable Design & Systems Medicine Lab (3) Test Laboratory Intern at Coperion K-Tron 
Hobbies and Interests: Running, Weightlifting, Soccer, Hiking

Undergraduate Researchers

Brianna AcostaBrianna Acosta
Hometown:
Vineland NJ
Graduation Year:
2021
Major:
Chemical Engg. (Concentration: Biology)
Email:
acostab3@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Project:
IBS Management
Skills:
Organization, Detail-Oriented, Teamwork
Experience:
Engineering Intern, Durand Glass Mfg.
Hobbies & Interests:
Coaching Gymnastics, Physical Fitness, Cosmetics, Music

 

Maya DesaiMaya Desai
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: desaim3@students.rowan.edu
Project: Wastewater Treatment Networks
Skills: Microsoft Office, Teamwork, Organization
Experience: Laboratory Intern-Nipro PharmaPkg
Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, Baking, Sewing, Music

 

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Austin Lehr
Hometown: Carneys Point, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: lehra3@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn
Research/Project: Solvent Recovery Roadmap
Skills: MS Office, ChemDraw, Python, NMR, GAMS
Experience: Undergrad Research Assistant-SMRL
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, Music, Cooking, Video games

 

20181029_172400 (1)Marissa Martine
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering (Minor: Chemistry, Concentration: Material Science and Honors Studies)
Email:martinem3@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Project: ExxonMobil Pipeline Flushing 
Skills: MS Office, Python, Polymath, Teamwork, Organization
Experience: Intern- ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery and Chemical Plant, Intern- Inolex, Inc., Undergraduate Research Assistant at Sustainable Research Material Laboratory, Undergraduate Research Assistant at ExEED Engineering Entrepreneurship Research Study
Hobbies and Interests: AIChE, Reading, Movies, and Volunteering

Kiana RamirezKiana Ramirez
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email:ramire68@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Project: IBS Management
Skills: Organization, Communication, Detail-Oriented
Experience: Intern- Wedgewood Pharmacy
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, Drawing

 

CarlyTranCarley Tran
Hometown: Pennsauken, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: trant7@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: Wastewater Treatment Networks
Skills: Microsoft Office

Experience: Intern at PSEG Institute of Sustainable Studies
at Montclair State University
Hobbies and Interests: Gym, Music, Travel

IMG-6420Joseph D’Intino
Hometown: Medford
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: dintin93@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: ExxonMobil- Pipeline Flushing 
Skills: Auto Cad, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel
Experience: Building Manager at Rowan Campus Recreation, Lowe’s Customer Service Associate (Summer 2019)
Hobbies and Interests: Riding dirt bikes & mountain bikes, Surfing, Firefighter

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Phuong Le
Hometown: Da Nang, Viet Nam
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: lephuo23@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: Wastewater Treatment and Asset Management, Switching Off Cancer Cells
Skills: Teamwork, Microsoft Office, Polymath, Organization
Experience: Rezzly Grader at ExEED, Undergraduate Research Assistant at BioElectroMechanical Engineering Laboratory, Laboratory Assistant Intern at Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C.
Hobbies and Interests: Baking, Drawing/Painting, Playing Guitar

IMG-6548Evan Vandzura
Hometown: Franklinville, NJ
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: 31vandzura@gmail.com
Research/Projects: Health Data Analytics Management
Skills: Microsoft Office
Hobbies and Interests: Soccer, Wrestling, and Fishing

 

professional headshot_MikeName: Mike Mackley
Hometown: East Greenwich, NJ
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: mackle43@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: Solvent Recovery Roadmap
Skills: Microsoft Office, Python, Polymath
Experience: Rowan Engineering Clinics
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Music, Video games

James_PicName: James Geier
Hometown: Harmony, NJ
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email:  geierj26@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: Solvent Recovery Roadmap
Skills: Aspen Plus, Polymath, Comsol Multiphysics, Microsoft Office, Python
Experience: Jersey Environmental Solutions
Hobbies and Interests: I enjoy the outdoors, baseball, exercising, and video games

professional picture_NicholasName: Nicolas Altieri
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: altier63@students.rowan.edu
Research/Projects: Wastewater Treatment and Asset Management
Skills: Communication & Teamwork, Microsoft Office, Persistence
Experience: Concrete & Masonry, Planet Fitness Associate
Hobbies and Interests: Composing music, Formula 1, Language & Etymology

 

Kayla_PicName: Kayla Heider
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: heiderk6@students.rowan.edu (LinkedIn)
Research/Projects: Solvent Recovery Roadmap
Skills: Aspen Plus, Polymath, COMSOL, Microsoft Office
Experience: Environmental Engineering Internship at E2PM
Hobbies and Interests: Volleyball, painting, cooking, birdwatching

Name: Anthony Wylie
Hometown: Landing, NJ
Graduation Year: 2022
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: wyliea88@students.rowan.edu
Research/Projects: ExxonMobil Pipeline Flushing Operations
Skills: Microsoft Office, Mathematica, Polymath, JavaScript, Problem Solving
Hobbies and Interests: Music Production and Composition, Video Games

Name: Spencer Verdoni
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: verdonis6@students.rowan.edu
Research/Projects: ExxonMobil Pipeline Flushing Operations
Skills: Microsoft Office, ChemDraw, NMR, TLC, IR Spec
Experience: Undergraduate research assistant for GML group
Hobbies and Interests: Lacrosse, cooking, music, video games

Lab Alumni

Hailey Lynch (06/2019 – 08/2020); GIS Intern at Idaho National Lab

Casey Wagner (09/2019 – 05/2020); Haines Fire & Risk Consulting Corporation

Gabrielle Moskalow (09/2019 – 05/2020); Frontida BioPharm, Inc.

Vanessa Pierce (09/2018 – 12/2019); Johnson Matthey

Samantha Resnick (09/2019 – 12/2019)

Jordan Holman (09/2019 – 12/2019)

Eric Purcell (09/2018 – 08/2019)

Rohan Zia (09/2018 – 08/2019)

Amanda Christon (09/2018 – 05/2019); Associate Scientist at Merck

Sean Burnham (01/2018 – 05/2019) ; Process Engineer at Air Liquide, DE

Alex D’Aloia (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Hannah Work (09/2018 – 05/2019); PhD Student at University of Colorado

Matthew Razze (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Maxim Russ (09/2018 – 05/2018)

Anthony Pace (09/2018 – 05/2019); Materion Corporation

Katherine Schmidt (04/2018 – 05/2019); MS Student at Villanova University

Alexa Lynch (01/2019 – 05/2019)

Amanda McCahill (09/2018 – 12/2018); PhD Student at University of Delaware

Amit Dhundi (09/2018-12/2018)

Julia Reilly (09/2018 – 12/2018); Field Engineer at DuPont

Zachary Lubelski (09/2018 – 12/2018)

Ian C. Dunn (09/2017 – 06/2018); Associate Scientist at Pfizer

James Matthew Dailey (09/2017 – 05/2018); Stryker, Mahwah, NJ

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

Sommer M. Vandergrift (09/2017 – 12/2017); Nipro PharmaPackaging

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