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Julie N.L. Albert, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
The Robert and Gayle Longmire Early Career Professor in Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Delaware (2011)
Email: jalbert6@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Nanostructured Polymeric Materials, Stimuli-responsive Materials, Thin Film Morphologies, Surface Science, Combinatorial Methods, Solar Energy, Cancer Metastasis

Hank Ashbaugh, Ph.D.  | Professor
Ph.D., University of Delaware (1998)
Email: hanka@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Classical Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Simulation, Solution Thermodynamics, Multi-Scale Modeling of Self-Assembly and Nanostructured Materials

W T. Godbey, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rice University (2000)
Email: godbey@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Gene Delivery, Cellular Engineering, Molecular Aspects of Nonviral Transfection, Biomaterials

Vijay T. John, D.Eng.Sci. | Professor
The Leo S. Weil Professor in Engineering
D.Eng.Sci., Columbia University (1982)
Email: vj@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Self-Assembly and Nanostructured Materials, Polymer/Nanoparticle Composites, Biomolecular Materials, Microemulsion Systems, Clathrate Hydrate Thermodynamics

Brian S. Mitchell, Ph.D. | Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1991)
Email: brian@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Nanostructured Materials Processing, Additive Manufacturing

Matthew M. Montemore, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder (2014)
Email:  mmontemore@tulane.edu
Research Interests: New materials for energy applications, including catalysts, solar cells, and batteries

Kim C. O'Connor, Ph.D. | Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1987)
Email: koc@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Stem Cell Technology: mesenchymal stem cells, clonal heterogeneity, cell signaling, aging and regenerative therapies

Kyriakos D. Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Eng. Sci. | Professor
D.Eng.Sci., Columbia University (1982)
Email: kyriakos@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Transport and Stability in Liquid-Emulsion Membranes, Transport of Multiphase Systems Through Porous Media, Marine Engine Lubricants

Noshir S. Pesika, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (2005)
Email: npesika@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Nanomaterial Synthesis and Characterization, Surface Functionalization and Rheology, Bio-Inspired Materials, Surface Science, Electrochemistry

Lawrence R. Pratt, Ph.D. | Professor
The Herman and George R. Brown Chair in Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Illinois (1977)
Email: lpratt@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Theory of Liquids and Solutions, Molecular Biology, Electrochemical Capacitors and Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Statistical Methods in Computational Science Especially Molecular Simulation

Wayne F. Reed, Ph.D. | Professor of Physics
Murchison-Mallory Professor of Physics, Joint Appointment in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Ph.D. Clarkson (1984)
Email: wreed@tulane.edu
Field of Research: Polymer Physics & Biophysics

Katie C. Russell, Ph.D. | Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Tulane University (2012)
Email: krussel1@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Stem Cell Technology, Clonal Heterogeneity, Flow Cytometry, Sort Strategies for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Enrichment

Nicholas R. Sandoval, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder (2011)
Email: nsandova@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Genome Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Biofuels, biosensors, sequence-function elucidation

Daniel F. Shantz, Ph.D. | Professor and Department Chair
The Entergy Chair in Clean Energy Engineering
Ph.D. ChE, University of Delaware (2000)
Email: dshantz@tulane.edu
Research Interests: New Materials to Address Challenges in Energy and Sustainability

Adjunct Faculty

Tessy Lopez Goerne, Ph.D. | Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., National Metropolitan University of Mexico (1989)
Email: tessy3@prodigy.net.mx
Research Interests: Medical Implants, Controlled Drug Release, Chemotherapy, Nanomedicine. Sol-Gel Synthesis, Nanostructured Materials

Anne Skaja Robinson, Ph.D. | Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994)
Email: asr@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Understanding and controlling protein aggregation for protein therapeutics and for Alzheimer's and related dementia; adenosine and serotonin receptor trafficking, signaling, and membrane protein biophysics; cellular stress and its impact on protein expression and cell function.

Emeritus Faculty

Richard D. Gonzalez, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1965)
Email: gonzo@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of supported metal catalysts, In-situ spectroscopic methods, Reactions in organized media

Victor J. Law, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus
AIChE Fellow, IChemE Fellow | Chartered Engineer (UK and Europe) | Registered Professional Engineer (Louisiana)
Ph.D., Tulane University (1963)
Email: law@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Thermochemical Cycles for Hydrogen Via Water Splitting, Parameter Estimation in Complex Systems, Butanol as an Alternative Fuel

San Aung, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane University (1987)
Email: sha99@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Engineering materials, Prefabricated systems

Staff

Mariana Muravitsky | Project Assistant
Responsibilities: Seminar and Departmental Events, Program Administration, Website Maintenance
Email: mmuravit@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 314-2914

Janel Fielding | Accountant II
Responsibilities: Grants Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, Special Projects
Email: jfielding@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 314-2919

Blake Trombatore | Lab Technician
Responsibilities: Department Procurement, Departmental Safety Representative, Facilities Liaison
Email: btrombatore@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 865-5772