Keith A. Brown

Principal Investigator

Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics


Aldair Gongora [agongora (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

Aldair is developing new strategies for designing hierarchical materials. He is particularly interested in how systems and controls can impact materials science.

Harley Quinn

PhD Student, Materials Science & Engineering



Abigail Rendos [alrendos (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Student, Materials Science & Engineering

Abby studies smart fluids that respond to magnetic or electric fields and seeks to understand how the microstructure affects their bulk behavior using rheology.

Verda Saygin [saygin (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering



Kelsey Snapp [ksnapp (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

Kelsey seeks to accelerate the development of advanced mechanical structures and manufacturing techniques by combining automation, machine learning, and additive manufacturing throughout the research, design, and validation process.

PAST MEMBERS

DOCTORAL

2020 - Nourin Alsharif, PhD Mechanical engineering
"Interrogation of Nanostructured Soft Materials & Interfaces from Fundamental to Emergent Properties"

2020 - Wenhan Cao, PhD Mechanical Engineering
"From Single Particle Polarization to Assembling and Imaging Hierarchical Materials"

2018 - Le Li, PhD Mechanical Engineering
"Polymer Thin Films: Nanomechanics and Optomechanical Actuation"


MASTERS

2017 - Sen Wang, MS Materials Science & Engineering
"Patterning Porosity in Hydrogels by Arresting Phase Separation"

2016 - Nikolaos (Nick) Farmakidis, MS Mechanical Engineering
"Towards Closed-Loop Nanopatterning: Quantifying Ink Dynamics in Dip-Pen Nanolithography"
Currently a PhD student at Oxford


UNDERGRADUATE

2020 - Thomans Tenzin, BS Physics

2020 - Stephanie Woodman, BS Mechanical Engineering
Currently a PhD Student at Yale

2019 - Alexis Davis, NSF REU from Norfolk State University

2019 - Lena Sabidussi, BS Mechanical Engineering
Currently a PhD Student at Princeton

2019 - Charlotte Cathcart, BS Mechanical Engineering
Currently a PhD Student at Princeton

2019 - Wyatt Perry, BS Mechanical Engineering

2019 - Chika Okoye, BS Mechanical Engineering

2018 - Gabriel Torres Rivera, NSF REU from University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
Currently a PhD Student at Purdue

2018 - Lucas Soffer, BS Mechanical Engineering
Currently a MS student at Stanford

2017 - Deanyone Su, NSF REU from Carnegie Mellon University

2017 - Brain Kim, BS Mechanical Engineering
Currently a PhD Student at CalTech

2017 - Katie Costello, BS Mechanical Engineering

2017 - Alexander Reever Stooss, BS Mechanical Engineering

2017 - Lucas Encarnacao, BS Mechanical Engineering

2017 - John Young, BS Mechanical Engineering

2017 - Carolyn Nguyen, BS Mechanical Engineering

2016 - Joshua Karlowicz, NSF REU from Eastern Arizona College

2016 - Anna Burkatovsky, BS Mechanical Engineering


Old Group Photos

Spring 2016

Winter 2015