Keith A. Brown

Principal Investigator

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


Nourin Alsharif [nourin (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Nourin is interested in how the useful properties of natural materials derive from their intermolecular organization. To study this, she seeks to combine the unique nanoscale capabilities of enzymes with microfabrication to optimize materials on the macroscale.

Wenhan Cao [whcao (at) bu (dot) edu]

PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Wenhan is studying electrokinetics of micro/nano particles and new techniques for directing chemical reactions at the nano scale.

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.

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]

MS Student, Mechanical Engineering



Interested in working with us? There are openings for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and motivated undergraduate students. Email brownka@bu.edu for more details.

PAST MEMBERS

Le Li, PhD Mechanical Engineering 2018

Lena Sabidussi, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018, Currently a PhD Student at Princeton

Charlotte Cathcart, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018, Currently a PhD Student at Princeton

Wyatt Perry, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018

Chika Okoye, BS Mechanical Engineering 2018

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

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

Sen Wang, MS Materials Science & Engineering 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 2017

Nikolaos (Nick) Farmakidis, MS Mechanical Engineering 2016, Currently a PhD student at Oxford

Anna Burkatovsky, BS Mechanical Engineering 2016


Old Group Photos

Spring 2016

Winter 2015