Yale University
225 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520
phone: 203.432.5215

Past Center Members

Photo: Megan  Altizer   Megan Altizer
Yale College '12, Environmental Engineering
Carbon Recycling International
Reykjavik, Iceland



Katalin Barta   Katalin Barta, PhD
Associate Research Scientist 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Associate 2010-2011 
Assistant professor in Green Catalysis


Aaron Bloomfield, PhD Doctoral student, 2012-2014; Postdoctoral Associate, 2014-2015 Currently: Postoctoral Associate at Yale Energy Sciences Institute [ESI]

  Laura B. Brentner, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Environmental Engineering, 2010
Adjunct Faculty and Research Assistant
Clark University

Evan Beach, PhD Associate Research Scientist, 2006-2015 Currently: Scientist at International Flavors & Fragrances


Nicholas Billmyer

 Yale College '16, Chemical Engineering Currently:                               Chemical Engineer at Arconic

Leah Butler   Leah Butler
Masters, Environmental Management & International Relations '13

Daniele Cespi, Visiting Assistant in Research 2013-2014, Currently:Research Fellow at Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” Bologna University, Italy


Chun-Chi Chen, PhD, Associate Research Scientist 2012-2014, Currently: Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)


Alex Co

Yale College'15, Chemistry


Master of Environmental Science Candidate, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies



Sam Collom, PhD Candidate

University of Arkansas at Little Rock '09, Chemistry


PhD Candidate, Chemistry

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University



Zheng Cui, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, 2009- 2010
Verutek Technologies, LLC

  Katie Dana
PhD Candidate, Environmental Engineering
Matt Eckelman   Matthew Eckelman, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2009-2011
Assistant Professor,
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Northeastern University

Nicolas Eghbali, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate 2007-2009
Expert, EHS Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs 
Royal HaskoningDHV



Vincent Escande, PhD       Postdoctoral Associate 2015 - 2016

 Patrick Foley  

Patrick Foley, PhD, Environmental Engineering '11 Currently:Chief Scientific Officer P2 Science

  Eric Fournier
Masters, Environmental Management '10
PhD Candidate in Environmental Science & Management
University of California at Santa Barbara
  Julian Fouquet
Visiting Student, Ecole Nationale de Chemie-Physique-Biologie
Worked with Patrick Foley on C-Glycosides as Renewable Surfactant


Elizabeth Friedlander
Masters of Environmental Studies '11
Dow Sustainability Fellow
Architecture Program
University of Michigan 


Valerie Fuchs, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate 2010-2011
Water Resources Engineer and Planner
MWH Global
Sacramento, CA

Erik Fyfe   Erik Fyfe
Masters in Environmental Science '12
 George Gachumi   George Gachumi, PhD
Post Doctoral Associate 2015-2016 
 Photo: Bezawit  Getachew  


Bezawit Getachew
Yale College '12, Chemical Engineering

  Leanne Gilbertson, PhD, Graduate student, 2009-2014; Postdoctoral Associate, 2014-2015
Currently: Assistant Professor at UPitt

Sebastien Gillet, PhD

Visiting Assistant in Research 2015




Ken Goeury
Visiting Student, Ecole Nationale de Chemie-Physique-Biologie
Worked with Patrick Foley on C-Glycosides as Renewable Surfactant

Holly Hajare  

Holly Hajare
Yale College '15, Chemistry 

  Thomas Søndergaard Hansen, PhD 
Visiting Research Associate
Production Chemist
Kalundborg, Denmark
Emily Hong  

Emily Hong
Undergraduate, Chemistry
Yale College '14

Photo: Barry  Husowitz PHD   Barry Husowitz, PhD
Associate Research Scientist 2011-2012

Leah Itagaki
Undergraduate, Chemical Engineering
Yale College '11
Currently: Technical Services,
Epic Systems


Sarai Itagaki-Meyer
Undergraduate, Chemical Engineering
Davenport College '11
PhD Candidate, Bio-molecular Engineering
Cornell University


Osman Karatum, PhD 

Visiting Assistant in Research 

 Azadeh Kermanshahipour   Azadeh Kermanshahipour, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2013
Assistant Professor
Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Andrew Klein
Undergraduate Researcher, Yale College '10
PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University


Alexei Lapkin, PhD
School of Engineering
The University of Warwick, UK
Visiting Sabbatical Professor at Yale - 2009

Francisco Lopez   Francisco Lopez
Laboratory Assistant 2012 
Lauren Martini  

Lauren Martini, PhD Chemistry '13     Currently: Chemistry Teacher Choate Rosemary Hall


Kira Matus, PhD
Senior Policy Analyst
Assistant Professor in Public Policy and Management 
Department of Government
London School of Economics


Erin McBurney, Senior Administrative Assistant; Currently: Senior Administrative Assistant at Yale School of Public Health


Jonathan Mellor, PhD, Associate Reseach Scientist 2013-2014 Currently: Assistant Professor at UCONN


Shida Miao, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate 2014-2015 Currently: Research Scholar, George Washington University

Sarah Miller  

Sarah Miller, PhD
Environmental Engineering, 2011
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Colorado University, Boulder


Wei Wei Mo, PhD, Associate Research Scientist 2012-2014; Currently: Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire

Brent Muller  

Brent Muller Yale College '10 Currently: Associate Consultant, The Lucas Group


Fuzhan Nasiri, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate 2009-2010
Associate Research Scientist 2010-2011
Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Faculty & Environment Management
Faculty of the Built Environment
University College London

Anthony Phimphachanh  

Anthony Phimphachanh
Visiting Assistant Researcher Summer 2010
M. Sc Student in Polymer and Organic Chemistry and Chemical physics at Pierre and Marie Curie University; Solvay Novecare apprentice in polymer and surfactant's synthesis


Jon Powell, Graduate student 2013-2015  Currently: Graduate student at Yale’s Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Troy Savage   Troy Savage
Yale School of Divinity '13
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies '13 

Shyam S. Shukla, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Lamar University
Visiting Sabbatical Professor at Yale - 2009

Lindsay Soh   Lindsay Soh, PhD
Environmental Engineering '13
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lafayette College
Justin Steinfeld  

Justin Steinfeld
Undergraduate, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale College '11
Postgraduate Associate
Dieter Soll Lab in the MB&B Department

Adelina Voutchkova   Adelina Voutchkova, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
George Washington University
Photo: Genoa  Warner
  Genoa Warner
Yale College '12, Chemistry
Masters Student
Carnegie Mellon
Institute of Green Science

Jamila Yamani, PhD Graduate student 2009-2015  Currently: Consultant at Pegasus


Ranran Wang, PhD


PhD Candidate, Environmental Science

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University


Brian Weeks  

Brian Weeks
Research Assistant 2011-2012 Currently:Master of Public Health student Tulane University


  Kyle W. Williams
Masters Candidate, Environmental Management with a focus on Environmental Design and Urban Ecology '10
Graduate Student in Product Design,  Stanford University, School of Engineering

Joyce Xi

Yale College '15, Chemistry

Laura Zuluaga  

Laura Zuluaga
Visiting Assistant Researcher 2011
MSc. Candidate
Chemical Engineering
National University of Columbia