Department of Chemistry

Group Members



Group members (from left to right): Geneviève Sauvé, Roshan, Forrest, Matt, Mao, Julya, Qin, Wasana, Cassie and Jun. Photo taken 9/17/2013.

Graduate Students:


Name: Roshan Fernando

Education:
M.S. Tennessee Technological University
B.S. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Email: jrf100@case.edu
Expertise: Synthesis and characterization of conjugated molecules and polymers, electron acceptors, DFT calculations.



Name: Zhenghao Mao

Education:
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China

Email: zxm51@case.edu
Expertise: Functionalization of polymers for controlling nanoscale morphology in thin films, Organic solar cell fabrication and characterization, AFM and TEM imaging.



Name: Wasana Senerivathna

Education:
M.S. Tennessee Technological University
B.S. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Email: wus@case.edu
Expertise: Synthesis of conjugated polymers and 3D complexes, low-band gap materials, electron acceptors, DFT calculations.



Name: Cassie Daddario

Education:
B.S. Case Western Reserve University

Expertise: Synthesis of conjugated polymers and 3D complexes, low-band gap materials, electron acceptors, DFT calculations.





Name: Forrest Etheridge

Education:
B.S. Wooster
Email: fse2@case.edu
Expertise: Synthesis and characterization of organic conjugated molecules and polymers, electron acceptors.





Master and Undergraduate Students:



Name: Jia-yu Liao

Education:

B.S. Tennessee, USA


Name: Jun Gu

Education:

B.S. China


Name: Qi Han

Education:

B.S. China


Name: Mattew Porter

Matt Porter is a senior chemistry and music performance duel degree looking to going to get his PhD in organic synthesis. He is heavily involved with his fraternity on campus and enjoys cooking and reading in his free time.






Alumni:

Jie Li, Master student 7/2012-6/2013.
Grace Eder, UG student, 9/2011-5/2013, SURES fellow. She went to graduate school at Michigan State University.
Evan Muller, UG student, 1/2012-5/2013. He went to graduate school at Iowa State University.
Fei Ruan, Master student. 5/2012-12/2012.
Dr. Lei Gao, Postdoc June 2010-2012, now teaches at John Carroll Univeristy in Cleveland, OH.
Xin Hao, UG student, Jan. 2011-May 2012.
Margaret Oti, UG student, Aug. 2010-May 2011, MS Chemistry from Brown University.
Joshua Young, UG student, Aug. 2010-May 2011, now going to Graduate School in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University.
Quinn Gleisner, UG student, summer 2010, SURES fellow.
Cassie Daddario, UG student, Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010, Cassie is now a graduate student at Case Western Reserve Univeristy. Cassie is very enthusiastic about research related to alternative energy.