Baron Peters, Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
University of Missouri - Columbia (1999)

B.S. Mathematics:
University of Missouri - Columbia (1999)

PhD Chemical Engineering:
University of California - Berkeley (2004)

Research interests: reaction rate theory, catalysis, nucleation and growth. In particular, we study crystal nucleation and growth from solution, catalysis on amorphous supports, and reactions in complex environments including polar solvents and interfaces.

Vivek Bal, Post Doc

Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering:
Calcutta University (2010)

PhD Chemical Engineering:
IIT Bombay (2018)

Research interests:

Kartik Kamat, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Institute of Chemical Technology (2015)

Research interests: Polymorphism; solvent effects in kinetics

Salman Khan, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Indian Inst. of Technology, Kanpur (2016)

Research interests: Catalyst preparation/grafting. Amorphous catalyst materials.

Vikram Khanna, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (2016)

Research interests: Driving forces and kinetics of crystal growth.

Craig Vandervelden, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
University of Kansas (2016)

Research interests: site averages in ab initio studies of catalysts, particularly amorphous catalyst materials.

Ryan Yappert, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Bucknell University (2016)

Research interests: Overdamped reaction rate theories, population balances in catalytic processes involving polymers as reactants/products.

Kevin Gorman, Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry:
University of Michigan (2018)

Research interests: Secret

Armin Shayesteh Zadeh, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Sharif University of Technology - Iran (2018)

Research interests: TBD

Christian Coon, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mathematics

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
University of Alabama (2019)

B.S. Mathematics:
University of Alabama (2019)

Research interests: TBD.

Ziqiu Chen, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mathematics

B.S. Chemical Engineering:
Syracuse University (2019)

B.S. Applied Mathematics:
Syracuse University (2019)

Research interests: amorphous catalyst materials.

Former Undergrads and Interns

Colin Unger: UCSB College of Creative Studies Physics and Computing, 2020, still at UCSB
Isaac Zakaria: UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering, 2019
Daniel Chu: UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering, 2019, now MIT (PhD)
Stephanie Taylor: UCSB Department of Chemistry, 2018
Linmin Wang: UCSB ChE, 2016, now at Univ. Minnesota
Max Flattery: UCSB ChE, 2016
Zhen Han: UCSB ChE, 2016
Mayada Al Hashem: UCSB ChE, 2015
Ye 'Chris' Yuan: UCSB ChE, 2015, now at UCSB Materials
Ryan Do: UCSB ChE, 2015
Stefan Seritan: UCSB Chemistry, 2015, now at Stanford
James Deacon: High School Intern , 2015, now at CalTech
Daniel Ahumada: UCSB ChE, 2013
Evan Sanderson: UCSB Chemistry, 2013, now at UCSF
Daniel Bean: UCSB Comp. Sci, 2012, now at Fleet Admiral
Nathan Eidelson: High School Intern, 2012, now at Stanford

PhD and Postdoctoral Alumni

Christian Leitold (Post Doc 2020)
Co-teaching molecular simulation course with Christoph Dellago at University of Vienna

Mark Joswiak (PhD 2017)
Senior Engineer at The Dow Chemical Company

Geoffrey G. Poon (PhD 2017)
2nd Measure Data Analytics.

Nils Zimmermann (Post Doc 2013-2015)
Research Specialist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Bryan R. Goldsmith (PhD 2015)
Schlinger Fellow
Humboldt Fellow
Post-doc w/ Matthias Scheffler at Fritz-Haber Institute
Assistant professor Michigan (2017-)

Ryan G. Mullen (PhD 2014)
NSF Fellow
Postdoc with Edward Maginn at Notre Dame
Staff Engineer at Livermore National Lab

Anthony Fong (PhD 2014)


Nathan Duff (PhD 2013)
Post-doc w/ Erik Santiso at NCSU

Vishal Agarwal (Post Doc 2012-2013)
Post-doc w/ Horia Metiu at UCSB
Assistant Professor at IIT Kanpur (2017-)

Brandon Knott (PhD 2012)
Schlinger Fellow
National Renewable Energy Laboratory