Principal Investigator

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Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta is an Assistant Professor at CU-Boulder in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. His profile is available at the department website. He grew up near Delhi in India and moved to the US in the Fall of 2012. When he isn't working, he likes to play chess, cook food at home, travel with his wife, and listen to music. Google scholar , Twitter (@ankurg90), LinkedIn , download CV

Graduate Students

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Arkava Ganguly

After completing his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2020, Arkava worked as a Project Associate at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory in India. He will be working broadly in the domain of active matter, currently doing computational studies on self-propelled particles. His research interests include computational work related to flow and transport, on which he mostly worked at the Polymer Lab, Jadavpur University. He has also done industrial...
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Filipe Henrique

Filipe Henrique is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering. He did his undergraduate and master's in mechanical engineering, at VORTEX lab, at the University of Brasilia, where he studied velocity fluctuations and diffusion in magnetic suspensions. His current research at LIFE focuses on correlation effects in the transient charging of electrical double layers in supercapacitors. In his spare time, you might find him playing chess or guitar, or watching...
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Nathan Jarvey

Nathan Jarvey is a third-year PhD student in Chemical Engineering. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, where he studied the use of functional nanomaterials for supercapacitor applications under Syed Mubeen. He also spent a summer studying the effects of polymer additives in dynamic window electrolytes under Michael McGehee at CU during his undergraduate career. Currently, his focus is on modeling ion transport in electrochemical systems with...
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Ritu Raj

Ritu is a first-year graduate student in the Chemical Engineering program, who completed his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona. Ritu has an interest in developing models for the phenomena that govern active colloidal and microbot movement in biological media. He hopes to utilize the developed models for drug delivery and other biomedical applications. When he isn't working, he enjoys getting to be outside hiking and backpacking, or spending time...
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Bryce Rives

Bryce Rives is a first year PhD in chemical engineering. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Montana State University. Bryce has an interest developing computer models to aid in energy storage, in particular he strives to understand the fundamental transport phenomenon involved in supercapacitors. In his free time Bryce enjoys kayaking, skiing, hiking, camping, playing music and tinkering with technology.
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Peter Romero

Peter Romero is a first-year PhD student in the Chemical Engineering program. He completed his B.S. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering and material science, respectively, at Cornell University. Afterwards, he worked with energy storage solutions in the automotive industry as a product engineer at Clarios. As part of the LIFE, he hopes to explore electrochemical systems through the lenses of transport phenomena. Currently, his research will include understanding and modeling...

Visiting Researchers

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Ben Alessio

Ben Alessio is a research assistant at CU-Boulder in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department from Algonquin, IL. He graduated in 2021 with an undergraduate degree in Physics from Princeton University, where he researched diffusiophoresis in microfluidic settings, granular physics, and plasma physics. Following his graduation, he interned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where he worked on drone flight controllers and geospatial analysis for geothermal energy, and later was...

Undergraduate Students

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Lucas Bayer

Lucas is currently a junior at CU Boulder studying Biological and Chemical engineering. Following graduation, he hopes to work on water treatment in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, he does part-time work helping senior citizens downsize and is in the CU hike club. In his free time, Lucas pursues interests in water sports, mycology, and listening to live music

Cora Becker

Cora Becker is a second-year undergraduate student at CU Boulder, pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She is interested in working in the fields of materials design and biotechnology. She is involved in the community as a tutor for high school students in STEM. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and reading.
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Zoe Cruse

Zoe Cruse is a fourth-year undergraduate student at CU-Boulder, pursuing degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Computer Science. Her research involves exploring how particle trajectories are influenced by shape and modeling particles of arbitrary shapes using the principles of micro-hydrodynamics and transport phenomena. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and baking.

Grace Origer

Grace Origer is a second-year undergraduate student at CU-Boulder, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Energy Engineering. She is interested in working in the field of renewable energy after graduating. She is involved in CU Flying Club, SWE, Verve Dance Company, and Backcountry Squatters. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, skiing, playing piano, and reading.
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Rosby Robinson

Rosby is a Junior studying chemical engineering and pursuing a minor in applied math. After school he wants to work in the energy sector. In his free time he likes to mountaineer, rock climb, and mountain bike.

Eliot Rusley

Eliot Rusley is a fourth-year undergraduate student at CU-Boulder, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. His research involves exploring the electrochemistry and mass transfer of faradaic capacitive deionization systems, aiming to present a comprehensive economic model. In his free time he enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing piano.
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Sajan Williams

Sajan is a junior studying Chemical Engineering, and pursuing a minor in Energy Engineering. He wants to work in the renewable energy field after graduation. He is involved with the university as an Engineering Ambassador. He enjoys participating in intramural sports, going to the recreation center, and playing the keyboard and guitar.

Alumni

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William Steinfort

Will Steinfort is a third-year undergraduate student at CU-Boulder, pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. His research involves exploring the capabilities of neural network solvers and using them to solve non-linear, multi-dimensional partial differential equations that represent the charging dynamics of hybrid supercapacitors. In his free time he enjoys golfing, skiing, and hiking with his dogs.