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

emmanuel aboagyeEmmanuel Apau Aboagye
Hometown: Akim Aboabo, Eastern Region – Ghana
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: 1) Sustainabiliy 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 D. 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
(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
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
Research/Project: (1) Pipeline cleaning operations for lube oil blending facilities, (2) Solar energy systems evaluation
Skills: Microsoft Office, MATLAB, Polymath
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 and Cooking

Undergraduate Researchers

Brianna AcostaBrianna Acosta
Vineland NJ
Graduation Year:
Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biology
IBS Management
Organization, Detail-Oriented, Teamwork
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
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)
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



Austin 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

20181029_172400 (1)Marissa Martine
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering (Minor: Chemistry, Concentration: Material Science and Honors Studies)
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
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
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

Spencer Verdoni
Hometown: Howell, NJ
Graduation Year: 2021
Major: Chemical Engineering
Research/Project: ExxonMobil-Pipeline Flushing Operations
Skills: MS Office, ChemDraw, NMR, TLC, IR Spec
Experience: Undergraduate research assistant for GML Group
Hobbies and Interests: Lacrosse, Cooking, Music, Video games

Lab Alumni

Jake Stengel (01/2019 – 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)