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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

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

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

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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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Kueyoung Kim

UNDERGRAD, chemistry

Hometown: State College, PA

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Rayan Bhattacharya

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

BS-MS in Chemistry from IISER-Kolkata
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Hobbies: Soccer, History and Tea

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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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Lauren Dueñas

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Cal State LA, B.S. in Biochemistry. Hometown: Whittier, CA. Favorite ice cream: The Creamery’s Death by Chocolate

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Yutong Liu

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Nankai University. B.S. in Chemistry
Hometown: Lanzhou, China
Hobbies: badminton, musical movies

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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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Malak Rayes

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: BS in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College Hometown: Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Quynh Nhu Le

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Worcester State University
Degree: B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, minor in Math
Hometown: Hue, Vietnam
Hobbies: fantasy adventure movies, cooking, singing

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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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Binish Ashfaq

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Master's in Chemistry from LUMS, Lahore Pakistan
BS in Chemistry from BZU, Multan Pakistan

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Yifei Wang

POSTDOC, chemistry

B.S. in Pharmacy from Jilin University
M.S. in Chemistry from CWRU
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from TAMU
Hometown: Shandong, China

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