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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Shannon McGee

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

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

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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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Amy Matera

UNDERGRAD, chemistry

Hometown: Farmingdale, NJ

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Amy Goodling

GRADUATE STUDENT, MatSE

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

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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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Amanda Gregg

UNDERGRAD, MatSE

Hometown: Uniontown, PA

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Leila Filien

UNDERGRAD, chemistry & political science

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

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Yu-Jen (Yoshi) Chiu

UNDERGRAD, MatSE

Materials Science and Engineering. Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan

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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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Nabila Nabi Nova

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

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

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Yunyun Cheng

GRADUATE STUDENT, MatSE

Visiting student. Undergrad: Wuhan Institute of Technology, B.S. in MatSE. Hometown: Wuhan, China. Hobby: Classical music, sci-fiction movies, cats and dogs

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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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Leonardo BC Silva

UNDERGRAD, MatSE

Materials Science and Engineering. Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

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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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Gary Love

GRADUATE STUDENT, chemistry

Undergrad: Stony Brook University, B.S. in chemistry. Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Favorite Animals: sharks, penguins, and dogs