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WECK GROUP

NYU CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

FORMER WECK GROUP MEMBERS - GRADUATE STUDENTS

Kimberly A. Arrowood

B.S., Kennesaw State University, 2005

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Group Member: 2005 – 2009

 

Email: kbm311@nyu.edu

Research: Synthesis of telechelic, rigid, helical poly(methacrylates):

Towards synthetic foldamer 3D architectures

Education: B.S. Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, 2012

Email: yw534@nyu.edu

Research: Orthogonal Functionalization of Surface

Education: B.S. University of Science and Technology, China, 2009

Email: yw484@nyu.edu

Research: Patchy Particle Synthesis and Self-assembly

Education: B.S. Beijing University, China, 2008, Horizon Fellow, 2012 – 2013

 

Email: xz690@nyu.edu

Education: B.S. Wuhan University, China, 2008

RESEARCH GROUP

Dr. Joel Pollino

B.S., Siena College, 1999

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004

Group Member: 2000 – 2004

Thesis: "The Universal Polymer Backbone Concept"

Current: Solvay

 

Dr. Joseph Carlise

B.S., Miami University, 2000

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006

Group Member: 2000 – 2006

Thesis: "Poly(norbornene) Supported Side-Chain Coordination Complexes: An Efficient Route to Functionalized Polymers"

Current: Cadbury

Dr. Warren Gerhardt

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2001

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Group Member: 2001 – 2007

Thesis: "Towards Supramolecular Multifunctional Architectures"

Current: Millikan Chemicals

Dr. William Sommer

B.S., University of New Orleans, 2001

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Group Member: 2002 – 2007

Thesis: "Supported Catalysts, from Polymers to Gold Nanoparticles Supports"

Current: Aldrich Chemical Company

Dr. Clint R. South

B.S., University of Northern Alabama, 2004

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Group Member: 2004 – 2008

Thesis: "Polymer Side-Chains as Arms for Molecular Recognition"

Current: Clerkship Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Dr. Caroline Burd

B.S., University of Miami, 2002

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Group Member: 2002 – 2008

Thesis: "Supramolecular Block and Random Copolymer Multifunctional Assemblies"

Current: Merchant and Gould

Dr. Poorva Goyal

B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, India, 2003

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Group Member: 2003 – 2008

Thesis: "Development of Dendritic and Polymeric Scaffolds for Biological and Catalysis Applications"

Current: Columbia University

Dr. Alpay Kimyonok

B.S., Bogazici University, Turkey, 2003

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Group Member: 2003 – 2008

Thesis: "Design and Synthesis of Side-Chain Functionalized Polymers for Electronics and Catalysis"

Current: Millikan Chemicals

Dr. Kamlesh Nair

B.S., University Institute of Chemical Technology, India, 2003

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008

Group Member: 2003 – 2008

Thesis: "Multi-functionalized Side-chain Supramolecular Polymers: A Methodology Towards Tunable Functional Materials"

Current: Celanese

Dr. Si Kyung Yang

M.S., Korea University, Korea, 2005

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Group Member: 2005 – 2009

Thesis: "Orthogonal Functionalization Strategies in Polymeric Materials"

Current: Assistant Professor Chon Nam National University, Korea

Emel Eren

B.S., Bogazici University, Turkey, 2004

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006

Group Member: 2004 – 2006

Mary Nell Higley

B.S., Agnes Scott College, 2001

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Group Member: 2001 – 2006

Zhenzi Mi

B.S. Tianjin University, China, 2008

M.S., New York University, 2010

Group Member: 2009 – 2010

Trey Pinon

B.S., B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, USA

M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Group Member: 2009 – 2012

Dr. Joy Romulus

Ph.D., New York University, 2013

Group Member: 2007 - 2013

Thesis: “Exploiting Supramolecular Interactions for the Intramolecular Folding of Side-Chain Functionalized Polymers and Assembly of Anisotropic Colloids”

Current: Lipoid

 

Dr. Yufeng Wang

B.S. Beijing University, China, 2008, Horizon Fellow, 2012 – 2013

Ph.D., New York University, 2013

Group Member: 2009 - 2013

Thesis: “Colloids with Valence: Fabrication & Directed Assembly”

Current: Assistant Professor University of Hong Kong

Dr. Amy Meyers

B.S., University of West Florida, 2000

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004

Thesis: “The Design and Synthesis of Metal-Functionalized Poly(norbornene)s for Potential Use in Light-Emitting Diodes”

Current: McSwain Engineering 2008 – present

Dr. Hwayoon Jung

B.S. Hallym, Korea, 2002

M.S. Sogang, Korea, 2004

Ph.D., New York University, 2013

Group Member: 2008 - 2012

Thesis: “Complex Macromolecular Architectures for Potential Biological Applications”

Current: LG, South Korea

 

Dr. Thomas Carberry

B.S. Fordham University, New York 2009, Kramer Fellow, 2012 – 2013

Ph.D., New York University, 2014

Group Member: 2010 - 2014

Thesis: “Design and Synthesis of Newkome-type Peptidodendrimers towards Biomedical Applications”

Dr. Michael G.C. Kahn

B.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2001, M.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2003, Kramer Fellow, 2011 – 2012

Ph.D., New York University, 2014

Group Member: 2007 - 2014

Thesis: “Rational Design of Polymer-Supported Cobalt (III) Salen Catalysts for the Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Terminal Epoxides”

Current: Lipoid

Dr. Yu Wang

B.S. Nanjing University

Ph.D., New York University, 2015

Group Member: 2010 - 2015

Thesis: “Colloids with Directional and Reconfigurable Interactions”

Current: PPG Industries

Dr. Dorothee E. Borchmann

Diploma Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany 2010, Sokol Fellow, 2013 – 2014

Ph.D., New York University, 2014

Group Member: 2011 - 2014

Thesis: “Functionalized Poly(lactide)s: Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Applications”

Current: Clariant

 

Dr. Jie Lu

Nankai University, China

Ph.D., New York University, 2015

Group Member: 2011 - 2015

Thesis: “Core-Shell Micelle-Based Nanoreactor for Catalytic Applications: Design, Synthesis and Catalytic Studies”

Current: Evonik

Dr. Anna Croom

B.S. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2009

Ph.D., New York University, 2016

Group Member: 2010 - 2016

Thesis: “Synthesis of Poly(isocyanide)s as Helical Block Copolymers”

Current: Grant Industries

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Kaufman

B.S. Haverford College, Haverford, 2011

Ph.D., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2012- 2017

Thesis: “Optimization of Architecture and Generation for Dendrimer Applications”

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Kaufman

B.S. Haverford College, Haverford, 2011

Ph.D., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2012- 2017

Thesis: “Optimization of Architecture and Generation for Dendrimer Applications”

Dr. Xiaolong Zheng

B.S. Wuhan University, China, 2008

Sokol Fellowship 2016/17

Ph.D., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2013- 2017

Thesis: “DNA-Directed Programmable Self-Assembly of Colloidal Superstructures”

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow Weck Group

 

Dr. Kylie Manning

B.S. Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, 2012

Kramer Fellowship 2016/17

Ph.D., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2013- 2017

Thesis: “Helical Poly(methacrylamide)s and Their Incorporation into Supramolecular Block Copolymers”

Current: Senior Scientist Sandia National Laboratories

 

 

Federica Morgia

B.S. UCLA, 2014

M.S., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2015- 2017

 

 

 

Dr. Diane Lye

B.S. Oberlin College, 2011, B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2011

Ph.D., New York University, 2017

Group Member: 2012- 2017

Thesis: “”

Current: Avon