Principal Investigator



Jessica D. Schiffman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Professor James M Douglas Career Development Faculty Fellow

Honors Program Coordinator

 

(E-mail) schiffman [at] ecs.umass.edu

(Office) (413) 545-6143

 

B.S., Rutgers University, Ceramic & Materials Engineering
M.Eng., Cornell University, Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D., Drexel University, Materials Science & Engineering
Post-Doc, Yale University, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

 

 

 

Graduate Students

   
Nathan P. Birch

Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering (2011-Current)
B.S., cum laude, Chemical Engineering & Minor in Polymer Science & Engineering

Michigan Technological University

Contact: nbirch [at] ecs.umass.edu

Honors: 2012 ACS Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry

 
Kerianne M. Dobosz

Ph.D. Student, Chemical Engineering (2013-Current)
B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Minor in German Studies, Cornell University

M.Eng.,Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Contact: kdobosz [at] engin.umass.edu

Honors: Lester B. Knight Fellowship 2013, Outstanding M.Eng. Project 2013, 2012 Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award, SWE Gold Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section 2011

Fun Fact: My hobbies include cooking/baking, alpine/nordic/water skiing, soccer or any sports/outdoor activities.

 

 

 
Kristopher W. Kolewe
Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering (2012-Current)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University
Contact: kkolewe [at] ecs.umass.edu
Fun Fact: The youngest of 6, I was born an uncle.
 


Katrina A. Rieger
Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering (2011-Current)
B.S., summa cum laude, Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University
Contact: krieger [at] engin.umass.edu
Honors: ICE IGERT Fellow; 2012 Eli Lilly Travel Award Link
Fun Fact: I have lived in California, Washington, Oregon, Connecticut,
Michigan, Kansas and Japan because my father was in the navy.
My hobbies include hiking, running and snowboarding.
 

Undergraduate Students

Emma J. Klinkhamer

Undergraduate Researcher (Fall 2013 – Current)
B.S., Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Biochemistry (Expected 2016)
Commonwealth Honors College Scholar

Contact: eklinkha [at] umass.edu
Fun Fact: I have a tortoise named Cramer.

 
Natalie R. Mako

Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2014 – Current)

B.S., Chemical Engineering with an Engineering Management Minor (Expected 2017)

Commonwealth Honors College Scholar

Contact: nmako [at] umass.edu
Fun Fact:  I am on the cross country and track teams at UMass.

 
Tyler Martin

Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2014 – Current)

B.S., Chemical Engineering with an Engineering Management Minor (Expected 2015)

Honors: Dean's List
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving three times.

 

Alumni

 

Nathaniel Eagan

BS, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2014
Commonwealth Honors College Scholar

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 

Annuli N. Okoye
UG Researcher, Spring 2012-Spring 2014

BS, Chemical Engineering & BS, Environmental Science, UMass Amherst, 2014
Commonwealth Honors College Scholar, ACS Scholar, SWE Scholar

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Connecticut in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 

Elena P. Pandres
UG Researcher, Spring 2012-Spring 2014

BS, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2014
Commonwealth Honors College Scholar

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Washington in Chemical Engineering

 

David P. Gamliel
UG Researcher, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
BS, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2013
Member of Commonwealth Honors College

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Connecticut in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

 

Stephanie Butler
UG Researcher, Spring 2012
BS Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2014

 

Gregory T. Keohane
UG Researcher, Spring 2012
BS, Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst, 2013

Current Position: Procurement Coordinator at the Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

 

Dr. S. Srinu Naik
Visiting Scholar, Summer 2013
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology
Warangal, AP, India

 

Gita Ramakrishnan
National Student Exchange, Spring 2013
BS, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Exp. 2015

 

Jeffrey Marshall
ICE REU, Summer 2013
Laboratory Science Technology Major, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology (NTID/RIT)

 

Robert Darling
ICE REU, Summer 2012
BS, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Rice University