Research Staff

Mahlet Garedew's picture Mahlet Garedew, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Mahlet’s Ph.D. research work at Michigan State University focused on converting components of plant matter such as lignin to energy dense transportation fuel and value-added intermediates using pyrolysis as a depolymerization process and electrocatalysis upgrading method. More specifically, investigating the effectiveness of a ruthenium catalyst in improving energy content and stability of phenolic compounds derived from lignin degradation. She is a recipient of the highly competitive YIBS (Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies) Fellowship.

Predrag Petrovic's picture Predrag Petrovic, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

He joined Prof. Anastas’ group in August 2017, where he continues the work on the modelling the possible structure of the Co-dppe catalyst. He also uses computational tools, mostly available in (but not limited to) the Gaussian software package, to help solve problems posed by the experimental studies in Prof. Anastas’ group. His main focus is to set a foundation for the methodology that will help safer chemical and procedures design and comply with the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry by using existing computational tools.

Hanno Erythropel's picture Hanno Erythropel, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate

Hanno's research focuses on the better understanding the health implications of “vaped” e-cigarette liquid by determining what kind of chemical transformation occur. Hanno is also doing organic synthesis with a particular focus on the chemistry of C-glycosides.