Group Alumni

Graduate Students

Dr. Laura Ackerman-Biegasiewicz

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Ph.D. 2016, University of Rochester
B.A. 2009 (Chemistry; Religious Studies), Claremont McKenna College
Years in Group: 2010-2015

Dr. Lukiana Amedzo, neé Anka-Lufford

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Ph.D. 2015, University of Rochester
B.A. 2010 (Chemistry), Skidmore College
Years in Group: 2010-2015

Dr. Jill Caputo

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Ph.D. 2016, University of Rochester
B.S. 2011 (Chemistry), State University of New York at Geneseo
Years in Group: 2011-2016

Dr. Chi Chen

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Ph.D. 2016, Yale University
M.S. 2013, University of Rochester
B.S. 2009 (Chemistry), Peking University
Years in Group: 2011-2016

Sylvia Chen

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M.S. 2014, University of Rochester
Years in Group: 2012-2014

Lingbo Diao

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M.S. 2014 (Materials Science), University of Rochester
Years in Group: 2013-2014

Tarah DiBenedetto

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M.S. 2017, University of Rochester
B.S. 2015 (Chemistry), State University of New York at Oneonta
Years in Group: 2015-2017

Dr. Daniel Everson

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Ph.D. 2013, University of Rochester
B.S. 2007 (Chemistry), University of St. Thomas
Years in Group: 2008-2013

Keith Hilferding

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M.S. 2014, University of Rochester
B.S. 2012 (Chemistry), Juniata College
Years in Group: 2012-2014

Dr. Kierra Huihui-Gist

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Ph.D. 2017, University of Rochester
B.S. 2012 (Chemistry), State University of New York at Fredonia
Years in Group: 2012-2017

Dr. Keywan Johnson

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Ph.D. 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 2015 (Chemistry), University of Rochester
B.S. 2013 (Chemistry), University of Delaware

Years in Group: 2013-2019

Zulema Melchor

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M.S. 2015, University of Rochester
B.S. 2014 (Chemistry), University of Texas at Brownsville
Years in Group: 2014-2015

Dr. Astrid Parsons, neé Olivares

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Ph.D. 2019 (Chemistry), University of Rochester

M.S. 2016, University of Rochester
B.S. 2014 (Chemistry), California Lutheran University
Years in Group: 2014-2016

Dr. Michael Prinsell

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Ph.D. 2013, University of Rochester
B.A. 2008 (Chemistry; Economics), Colgate University
Years in Group: 2008-2013

Dr. Stephanie Rugg, neé Dorn

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Ph.D. 2015, University of Rochester
M.S. 2011 (Chemistry), Rochester Institute of Technology
B.S. 2008 (Chemistry), Rochester Institute of Technology
Years in Group: 2010-2015

Dr. Ruja Shrestha

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Ph.D. 2012, University of Rochester
B.S. 2007 (Chemistry), Lake Forest College
Years in Group: 2007-2012

Dr. Amanda Spiewak

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Ph.D. 2019, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 2017 (Chemistry), University of Rochester
B.S. 2015 (Chemistry; Forensic Science), University of New Haven
Years in Group: 2015-2020

Dr. Alexander Wotal

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Ph.D. 2016, University of Rochester
B.S. 2009 (Chemistry), Hope College
Years in Group: 2009-2015

Dr. Yang Zhao

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Ph.D. 2015, University of Rochester
M.S. 2011 (Chemistry), Nankai University
Years in Group: 2012-2015

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Soumik Biswas

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Ph.D. 2010 (Chemistry), Rutgers University
M.S. 2004 (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
B.S. 2002 (Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics), Presidency College
Years in Group: 2010-2013

Dr. Matt Goldfogel

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Ph.D. 2016 (Chemistry), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. 2011 (Chemistry), Whitman College
Years in Group: 2016-2018

Dr. Nick Gower

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Ph.D. 2012 (Chemistry), University of Bristol
M.S. 2008 (Chemistry), University of Bristol
Years in Group: 2013-2015

Dr. Liangbin Huang

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Ph.D. 2013 (Chemistry), South China University of Technology
B.S. 2008 (Pharmaceutical Engineering), Beijing University of Chemical Engineering
Years in Group: 2016-2018

Dr. Marina Naodovic

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Ph.D. 2009 (Chemistry), University of Chicago
B.S. 2003 (Chemistry), University of Novi Sad
Years in Group: 2009-2012

Staff Scientists

Don Batesky

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B.S. 1954 (Chemistry), Purdue University

Undergraduate Students

Peyton Beyer

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B.S. 2020 (Chemistry), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Years in Group: 2018-2020

Alex Callahan

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B.S. 2018 (Biochemistry), University of Rochester

Shenell Collins

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B.S. 2016 (Chemistry), St. John’s University
Years in Group: 2016

Luke Cybulski

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B.S. 2016, University of Rochester

Adam Haas

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B.S. 2015 (Chemistry), University of Rochester
Years in Group: 2013-2015

Katie Hall

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B.S. 2019 (Chemistry), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Years in Group: 2018-2019

Emily Johnston

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B.S. 2018, University of Bristol

Marco Lopez

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B.S. 2018 (Chemistry), California State University, Los Angeles
Years in Group: 2016

Matthew Lovell

B.A. 2014, University of Rochester

Andrew Olsen

B.S. 2018, University of Rochester

Tyler Rasmussen

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B.S. 2020 (Chemistry), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Years in Group: 2018-2019

Ryan Ribson

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B.S. 2014 (Chemistry), University of Rochester

Michael Robo

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B.S. 2014 (Chemistry), University of Rochester

Jared Rodriguez

World of Inquiry School No. 58, Rochester City School District
Years in Group: 2016

Keer Zhao

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B.S. 2020 (Chemistry), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Years in Group: 2019-2020

Norman Zhao

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B.S. 2017 (Chemistry; Biology), University of Rochester