Group Leader

Prof. Victor M. Zavala

Postdoctoral Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana

Areas of Expertise: Computational Mathematics

Email: victor.zavala@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

CV: [link]

Graduate Researchers

Shengli Jiang

B.S. Chemical Engineering, UC-San Diego

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: sjiang87@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link] [CV]

Weiqi Zhang

B.S., Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Electrical-Computing Infrastructures

Email: wzhang483@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Leonardo Gonzalez

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Areas of Expertise: Process Controls

Project: Automated Experimental Design

Email: gonzlezchvez@wisc.edu

Shiyi (Amy) Qin (Co-Advised with Van Lehn)

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve

Areas of Expertise: Data Science and Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: sqin34@wisc.edu

Jiaze Ma

B.S.& M.S. Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Email: jma258@wisc.edu

Bo-Xun Wang

B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Systems Optimization for Biodegradable Plastics

Email: bwang355@wisc.edu

David Cole

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise: Graph Theory, Optimization

Project: Graph-Based Optimization

Email: dlcole3@wisc.edu

Blake Lopez

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State Univ

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Hydrogen Markets

Email: brlopez@wisc.edu

Lisa Je (Co-Advised with Van Lehn)

B.A. Chemistry, B.E Chemical Engineering, Dual Degree Vassar & Dartmouth Colleges

M.S. Chemical & Biological Engineering, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning and Molecular Science

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: lje@wisc.edu

Jaron Thompson (Co-Advised with Venturelli)

B.S. & M.S. Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University

Areas of Expertise: Computational Biology

Project: Microbiome Engineering

Email: jcthompson5@wisc.edu

J. Elvis Umana (Co-Advised with Gebbie)

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning and Electrochemsitry

Project: Machine Learning for Electrolyte Design

Email: elvis.umana@wisc.edu

Ugochukwu Ikegwu (Co-Advised with Van Lehn)

B.Eng. (Hons) Chemical Engineering, Landmark University, Nigeria.

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Area of Expertise: Molecular simulations and systems.

Project: STRAP Technology

Email: ikegwu@wisc.edu


Postdoctoral Researchers

Aurora Munguia

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Michoacana

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Process Optimization for Plastic Upcycling

Email: munguialopez@wisc.edu

Daniel Laky

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise: Optimization and Pharmaceutical Modeling

Project: Optimization and Data Science

Email: dlaky@wisc.edu

Former Members

Philip Tominac, Postdoc [link]

Alexander Smith, PhD, [link]

Dilara Goreke, MSc, [link]

Yue Shao, PhD, [link]

Joshua Pulsipher, PhD, [link]

Yicheng Hu, PhD, [link]

Sungho Shin, PhD, [link]

Apoorva Sampat, PhD, [link]

Ranjeet Kumar, PhD, [link]

Jordan Jalving, PhD, [link]

Ilse Hernandez, Visitor, [link]

Hani Yoo, Visitor

Heriberto Alcocer, Visitor, [link]

Qiugang Lu, Postdoc, [link]

Renke Kuhlmann, Postdoc, [link]

Caroline Satye, Visitor, [link]

Santiago Rodriguez, Visitor, [link]

Aurora Munguia, Visitor, [link]

Jaime Garibay, Visitor, [link]

Yankai Cao, Postdoc, [link]

Dulce Lopez, Visitor, [link]

Javier Tovar, Visitor, [link]

Alexander Dowling, Postdoc, [link]

Kibaek Kim, Postdoc, [link]

Nai-Yuan Chiang, Postdoc, [link]

Yeonsook Heo, Postdoc, [link]

Luis Fabián Fuentes-Cortés, Visitor, [link]

Magdalena Santos-Rodriguez, Visitor, [link]