Soft Materials and Interfaces at UK

Our Team

Principal Investigator

Jonathan Pham

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
 
Jonathan.Pham[AT]uky.edu
(859).257.3866
 
Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
B.S., The Ohio State University, 2010
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Scholars

Krishnaroop Chaudhuri

Postdoc, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Krishnaroop[AT]uky.edu
Ph.D., AcSIR, CSIR-NCL Pune, 2020
B.E.(Hons.), Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Students

Zhuoyun Cai

Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering
Joined Fall 2018
Zhuoyun.Cai[AT]uky.edu
M.S., Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, 2018
B.S., Polymer Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daniel Darby

Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering
Joined Fall 2018
Daniel.Darby[AT]uky.edu
B.S., Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jacob Bonta

Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering (with Y.T. Cheng)
Joined Spring 2021
Jacob.Bonta[AT]uky.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Md Sazzadul Alam Rahat

Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering
Joined Fall 2021
Sazzadulalamrahat[AT]uky.edu
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Islamic University of Technology, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kyujin Ko

Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering
Joined Spring 2022
Kyujin.Ko[AT]uky.edu
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Dong-A University, 2021
B.S., Molecular Biotechnology, Dong-A University, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate students

Matt Edgar

Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Fall 2021 - 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Stephens

Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Summer 2022 - 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Group Alumni

Graduate students:

Justin Glover, Ph.D. Spring 2022, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky.
Post-graduation move: Solvay

Visiting scholars:

Lukas Hauer, Visiting PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 02/2022-04/2022.

Undergraduates:

Joshua Jose, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Fall 2021
Winnie Huang, REU student, Stanford University, Summer 2021
Mary Kate Jutze, Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Spring - Summer 2021
Caleigh Evans, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Spring 2021
Gabriel Garcia, Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
Christopher Mason, Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Fall 2017 - Spring 2020
Colbi McLaughlin, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Spring 2018 - Summer 2019
Michelle Gee, REU Student, Tufts University, Summer 2018
Dumebi Okoisama, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Summer 2018
Katie McFarland, Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Spring 2018

Group Photos

Spring 2022

Summer 2021

Spring 2021 - UK-Purdue Soft Interfaces mini-symposium with the Davis group, virtual edition

Spring 2019 - UK-Purdue Soft Interfaces mini-symposium with the Davis group

Fall 2018