Principal Investigator
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Neeraj Rai
Assistant Professor

Education

Ph. D., Chemical Physics, University of Minnesota, 2009
Advisor: Prof. J. Ilja Siepmann

B. E., Chemical Engineering, Mangalore University (KREC, Surathkal), 2000

Postdoctoral Experience
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, 2012-2013
Advisor: Prof. Dionisios G. Vlachos

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009-2012
Advisor: Prof. Edward J. Maginn

Graduate Students
Zachary Windom (MS Program, Computational Engineering)

Education

B. S., Physics, Mississippi State University, 2016

Project
Systems Modeling, Tradespace Tools (started Summer 2016)

varsha
Varsha Jain (PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India, 2015

Project
Lignin depolymerization (started Fall 2015)

sabuj
MD Abdus Sabuj (PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2013

Project
Phase behavior of biomass-derived polymers (started Fall 2015)

shanu
Shanmuga Venkatesan (PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

M. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2010

Project
Hierarchical zeolites (started Fall 2013)

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Himanshu Goel (PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

M. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, 2013

Project
Algorithm and force field development (started Fall 2013)

Masrul Huda (PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

B. E., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2014

Project
Algorithm and software development; Molecular Gels (started Fall 2014)

Shamim Howlader (co-advised with Prof. Todd French, PhD Program, Chemical Engineering)

Education

B. E., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2012

Project
Biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals (started Fall 2014)

Undergraduate Students
Amber Jackson

Education

B. S., Freshman, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
First principles Monte Carlo simulations to model Sorption

Jamarii Robinson

Education

B. S., Freshman, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Force field development

Anna Taconi

Education

B. S., Junior, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Biomass conversion

Alicia Brown

Education

B. S., Freshman, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Biomass conversion

High School Students
varsha
Rhet Hailey

Education

HS, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, MS (2016)

Project
Molecular dynamics simulation of gels (started Fall 2015)

Previous Group Members
caterina
Caterina Tran

Education

M. S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University (2015)

Project
Conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals

Current Affiliation
ExxonMobil

Charles Butler

Education

East Mississippi Community College

Project
NSF REU Student (Spring 2015)

Antonio Barnes

Education

B. S., Freshman, Computer Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Development of Monte Carlo algorithms

Peter Alzobaidi

Education

B. S., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University (2015)

Project
Molecular dynamics simulation of complex molecules (2014--2015)

Current Affiliation
Graduate Student Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin.

Daniel Carrero-Bota

Education

B. S., Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Partitioning of environmental contaminants (Summer 2014)


Current Affiliation
Returned to Brazil to complete his UG program.

Alex Morson

Education

B. S., Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Sorption isotherms (Summer 2014)

Current Affiliation
Mississippi State University

Connor Ladner

Education

B. S., Junior, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Partitioning of environmental contaminants

Aleks Sina

Education

B. S., Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University

Project
Algorithm and force field development (Fall 2014)

Current Affiliation
Mississippi State University