Group Leader 

Yingwen Cheng, Ph.D.


Postdoc., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2013-2017


Ph.D., Duke University, 2013


B.S., B. Eng., Shandong University 2008


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Graduate Students 

Siyuan Gao

Ph.D. candidate, Northern Illinois University, 2018-current
Visiting Student, Argonne National Laboratory, 2019-current
M.S. Pukyong National University, 2018
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Olusola John Dahunsi

M.S. Western Illinois University

Bomin Li

Ph.D. candidate, Northern Illinois University, 2019-current
Visiting Student, Argonne National Laboratory, 2020-current
M.S. East China University of Science and Technology
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Jacob Kaelin

Ph.D. candidate, Northern Illinois University
Visiting Student, Argonne National Laboratory, 2021-current
B.S. Northern Illinois University

Fan Xia

Ph.D. student, Northern Illinois University, 2021-current
Visiting Student, Argonne National Laboratory, 2022-current
B.S. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2020
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Bowen

Bowen An

Ph.D. student, Northern Illinois University
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
Dhilip

Dhilip Kanna Ashok Kumar

M.S. student, Northern Illinois University

Undergraduate Students 

Stephen Harcar

Brendon Storms

Alumni

Postdoc Alumni

Dr. Ke Lu

Current position: Professor at Anhui University

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Graduate Student Alumni

Sarat

Sarat Alabidun

Current position: PhD student, Imperial College London, UK
M.S. Northern Illinois University, 2021

Zhida Wang

Current position: graduate student at Harbin Institute of Technology
Hong

Hong Zhang

current position: graduate student at Shanghai JiaoTong University

Elijah

Elijah Openiyi

current position: graduate student at Purdue University

Undergraduate Alumni

  1. Peter Johnson (Currently at Advocate Aurora Health)
  2. Ziyi Liang (currently at University of Illinois at Chicago)
  3. Jose Flores (NIU undergraduate, currently at Hydrox Laboratories)
  4. Christopher Herbig (NIU Research Rookies)
  5. Jacob Kaelin (NIU undergraduate, Jacob is staying with us for Ph.D. studies)
  6. Karina Villarreal (NIU undergraduate)
  7. Daniel Coliz (NIU undergraduate, currently R&D Stability Chemist at Sigan)
  8. Colten Nickel (NIU undergraduate)
  9. Robert J. Dick (undergradaute from Trine University, now at University of Texas at Austin)
  10. Zain Sattar (Bartlett High School, now attending University of Illinois at Chicago)