ABOUT

In the Zarzar Lab, we are excited about studying stimuli-responsive materials, understanding the behavior of active matter, and developing laser fabrication methods to synthesize and pattern both inorganic and organic materials. We encourage creative and enthusiastic students from diverse backgrounds to join our interdisciplinary team.

TEAM

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Lauren Zarzar

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Lauren is an assistant professor of chemistry, courtesy appt in Dept. of Materials Sci. & Eng. and affiliate of the Materials Research Institute.

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Alex Castonguay

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Binghamton University. B.S. Chemistry with Materials Emphasis, B.A. Music Hometown: Queensbury, NY

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Nabila Nabi Nova

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: University of Dhaka. B.S. in Chemistry. Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Krista Hirsch

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: St. John Fisher College, BS in chemistry
Grad: Cornell University, MS in chemical engineering
Hometown: Schenectady, NY

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Rebecca Balaj

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Columbia University. Degree: B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Hometown: New York, NY

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Shannon McGee

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Cedar Crest College. Degree: B.S. in Chemistry. Hometown: Macungie, PA

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Wangyang Xue

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: China Univeristy of Petroleum, B.S. in Chemistry. Hometown: Shandong, China. Hobby: Classical music, Detective fictions

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Samuel Birrer

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Rutgers University
Degree: B.A. in Chemistry
Hometown: Succasunna, NJ
Hobbies: history, collecting minerals

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Seong Ik Cheon

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: College of William and Mary. Degree: B.S. in Chemistry. Hometown : Fairfax, VA. Favorite ice cream flavor: mint chocolate chip

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Leonardo BC Silva

UNDERGRAD, MatSE

Materials Science and Engineering. Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Amanda Gregg

UNDERGRAD, MatSE

Hometown: Uniontown, PA

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Kueyoung Kim

UNDERGRAD, chemistry

Home town: State College, PA

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Caleb Meredith

GRADUATE STUDENT, MatSE

Undergrad: NC State. B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. Hometown: Durham, NC

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Ciera Wentworth

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Univ. of Southern Maine. B.S. in Chemistry. Hometown: Pownal, Maine

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Nate Sturniolo

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Concord University B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Math Hometown: Bluefield, WV. "If you know the birds and the stars then you'll never be bored!"

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Summer Brown

UNDERGRAD, mechanical engineering

Hometown: West Chester, PA. Hobbies: cooking, pencil drawing, roller/ice hockey