People

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) Sustainability Evaluation of Solvent Recovery Processes in Industries 2) Sustainability evaluation for wastewater treatment networks
Skills: MATLAB/Simulink, GAMS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Python, SuperPro Designer
Experience: (1) Plant and process design, (2) Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, KNUST – Ghana, (3) BSc. (Hons) Chemical Engineering, KNUST – Ghana, (4) Process Engineer Intern at Coppon Wood Processing Company, Limited, Akim Oda – Ghana                 
Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, Music, Playing Piano

John_Chea

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

MS Students

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 Engineering with a Concentration in Biology
Email:
acostab3@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/brianna-acosta-7213b51a2
Research/Project:
IBS Management
Skills:
Organization, Detail-Oriented, Teamwork
Experience:
Engineering Intern at Durand Glass Manufacturing
Hobbies and 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
Skills: Microsoft Office, Teamwork, Organization
Experience: Laboratory Intern at Nipro PharmaPackaging
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Baking, Sewing, Music

 

HaileyLynch_PictureHailey Lynch
Hometown: Blackwood, NJ
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Mathematics (Minor: Applied Mathematics, Statistics & Operations Research)
Email: lynchh2@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/h-lynch
Research/Project: Cancer Therapeutics and IBS Management
Skills: R, Matlab, JMP, LaTex, MS Office
Experience: (1) Analysis of Metabolomics of Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases, (2) Classifying Poverty Levels in Costa Rica Using Supervised Machine Learning, (3) Machine Learning for Image Processing in Helicopter Digital Gauges, (4) Electrical Engineer Intern at Lockheed Martin
Hobbies and Interests: Dancing, Drawing/Painting, Music

AustinLehr

Austin Lehr
Hometown: Carneys Point, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: lehra3@students.rowan.edu
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-lehr-729701176

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

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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissa-martine-647210158/
Research/Project: ExxonMobil- Pipline Flushing Operations
Skills: Microsoft Office, Python, Polymath, Organization, Teamwork
Experience: Intern- ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery and Chemical Plant, Intern- Inolex, Inc., Undergraduate Research Assistant at Sustainable Research Material Laboratory, Undergraduate Research Assistant at ExCEED 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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiana-ramirez-7549a0193/
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
LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/carley-tran-29b238178
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-d-intino-475b24184
Research/Projects: ExxonMobil- Pipline Flushing Operations
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

Phuong, Le

Phuong Le
Hometown: Da Nang, Viet Nam
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: lephuo23@students.rowan.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phuong-le-4b748b121
Research/Projects: Wastewater Treatment and Asset Management, Switching Off Cancer Cells
Skills: Teamwork, Microsoft Office, Polymath, Organization
Experience: Rezzly Grader at ExCEED, 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: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mackley-05b5a71b6
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: www.linkedin.com/in/james-geier-8122b0170/
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: www.linkedin.com/in/kaylaheider
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

 

Lab Alumni

Jake Stengel (01/2019 – 05/2020)

Spencer Verdoni (09/2019 – 05/2020)

Casey Wagner (09/2019 – 05/2020)

Gabrielle Moskalow (09/2019 – 05/2020)

Vanessa Pierce (09/2018 – 12/2019)

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, Newport, DE

Alex D’Aloia (09/2018 – 05/2019)

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

Matthew Razze (09/2018 – 05/2019)

Maxim Russ (09/2018 – 05/2018)

Anthony Pace (09/2018 – 05/2019)

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 at Rowan University

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

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