Perry Research Group
Elizabeth Voke

Elizabeth Voke (she/her)


Research Assistant

Biographical Statement

Elizabeth Voke graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with an interest in German. During her free time, she could be found running around campus or exploring the hiking trails in the valley. In the lab, she studied the effects of charge patterning on polypeptide-based complex coacervation. Her Honors Thesis project was pursued in collaboration with 3M Corporation, testing out the effect of novel polymers on protein encapsulation in complex coacervates.

In 2018, Liz participated in the Young Scholars Summer Research Program in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.

In 2019, Liz participated in the Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley.

Since graduating, Liz has joined the PhD program in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley, and is a member of Prof. Markita Landry's Lab. In 2021 she was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award!


  1. W.C. Blocher McTigue, E. Voke, L.W. Chang, S.L. Perry, "The Benefit of Poor Mixing: Kinetics of Coacervation," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2020) 22, 20643-20657. [PDF]

Honors and Awards

2020 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher
2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
Spring 2020 Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant
2019 2nd Place in the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting Undergraduate Poster Session
Fall 2019 Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant
Fall 2018 Commonwealth Honors College Research Assistant Fellowship