Postdoc researchers

Perry Cheung

Lu Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2009.
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2006.
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2004.
Contact
  • E-Mail: cheungp@u.washington.edu
  • Phone: (206) 543-4445
My research involves the study of complex fluids and how confinement under flow can affect the fluid structure to give rise to porous and networked structures. The motivation for this work is the use of this new material/technique as a candidate for porous scaffolds in biosensing applications.

Wanyu Chen

Lu Education
  • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
  • B.S., Polymer Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2004.
Contact
  • E-Mail: chwyyiyi@gmail.com
  • Phone: (206) 221-0691
I am an assistant professor in Wuhan University of Technology. I have taught courses in Polymer materials, Polymer chemistry, Function polymer. My research involves the study of microfluidics enhanced materials synthesis of polymer and supermolecular materials and drug deliveries.

Oleg E. Chkliaev

Oleg Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanics of Fluid, Gas and Plasma, Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Russia, 1999
Project: Interfacial dynamics, phase transitions, and self-assembly of complex fluids.

Danhong Wang

Wang Education
  • Ph.D., Clemson University, 2005
Project: Bioenergy conversion using microreactors.
More: Danhong was involved with Positron Emission Tomography for his postdoc work, a technique used for detection of cancer. He is currently working in a fianacial company in China.

Neville Dubash

Wang Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Complex and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow, University of British Columbia, 2007-2009.
  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Imperial College London, 2006.
Contact
  • E-Mail: ndubash at u.washington.edu
  • Phone: (206) 543-9038
My research involves the rheology of complex fluids and the modeling of complex fluid flows. I am interested in how fluid structures and external stimuli can result in a complex rheology, and in modeling the resulting non-Newtonian flow phenomena (which are not typically seen with Newtonian fluids). The motivation for this work usually stems from various industrial, biomedical, and environmental application. Please see more details under my personal web site. Neville recently took a consulting job in Vancouver, Canada.

Graduate Students

Ben Steinhaus

Steinhausg Education
  • PhD.; Mechnical Engineering; Washington Univeristy In St. Louis; 2006
Project: Microfluidics of complex fluids. After a year of postdoc experience at UW-Madison, Ben is currently working for GE in Houston.

Chang Lee

Chang Education
  • PhD.; Mechnical Engineering; Washington Univeristy In St. Louis; 2008
Project: Mesoporous film synthesis, electro-spinning, and nano waveguides.

Xumei Chen

Mei Education
  • B.S., Mechanics and Engineering Science, Peking University, 2004
  • PhD.; Mechnical Engineering; Washington Univeristy In St. Louis; 2008
Project: Xuemei research involved coating with surfactant solutions, turbulence, 2 phase instability, and liquid crystal droplet problem (with Shen's group). She defended her Ph.D thesis in May 2008 and is current a postdoc at Virginia Tech.

M.S. Students

Matt Fiedler

jess Education
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 2010
Contact
  • E-Mail: fiedlermattj@gmail.com
  • Phone: (206) 543-4445
Project: Microfluidics based hydrogel scaffolds
More:Outdoor sports.

Steve Warman

Steinhausg Education
  • M.S.; Mechanical Engineering; Washington University In St. Louis; 2006
Project: Thesis: Biomechanics and conformational kinetics of forisome. Current position: Idaho National Laboratory

Ben Hamlington

Chang Education
  • M.S.; Aerospace Engineering; Washington University In St. Louis; 2006
Project: Liquid crystal droplet production inside a microfluidic device. Current position: Ph.D candidate at UC-Boulder.

Elizabeth Henderson

Mei Education
  • B.S./M.S., Washington University, 2005
Project: Liz was involved with microfluidics work before her graduation. She works at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis and is also pursing a MBA degree at Washington University.

Kelong Huang

wanyu Education
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
Project: Thesis title: Confinement effects on lipid tubule growth.

Rachel Wong

Rachel Wong Education
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, UC-Irvine, 2008
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2010
Contact
  • E-Mail: wongr4 at u.washington
  • Phone: (206) 221-0691
Project: Locomotion/biosensing of C. elegans. Rachel is currently working at St. Jude Medical- Atrial Fibrillation Division.
More: Outside of study, I enjoy participating in many sports such as running, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, hiking, swimming and rowing. I also enjoy traveling around the world and painting.

Anthony Lawrenz

Anthony Education
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, 2008
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2011
Contact
  • E-Mail: anthony at u.washington
  • Phone: (206) 221-0691
Project: Bioenergy conversion using microreactors. Anthony will continue his Ph.D work at University of Queensland.
More: Originally from south Alabama, I spent much of my undergraduate research working on the growth and characterization of III-V nanowires. I’m an avid runner, enjoy listening to music, film, theater and most of all, I love traveling. Recently, I spent the summer of 2008 backpacking through France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Jessica Snyder

jess Education
  • B.S., Engineering Physics/Astronomy, University of Kansas, 2009
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2011
Contact
  • E-Mail: jgs21 at u.washington
  • Phone: (206) 221-0691
Project: Microfluidics enhanced conductive polymer materials synthesis
More: Jess will continue her Ph.D studies back to Kansas.