Charles M. Schroeder CV
Ray and Beverly Mentzer Faculty Scholar
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Department of Chemistry (Affiliate)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering (Affiliate)
Department of Bioengineering (Affiliate)
Center for Biophysics & Computational Biology
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (Affiliate)
Carl W. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology / Biosystems Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Honors and Awards (selected)
Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)
Camille & Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2013)
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2013)
Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award, Society of Rheology (2012)
U.S. Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering (2012)
Packard Fellowship, David & Lucile Packard Foundation (2011)
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, F’08, S’11 (2008)
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) (2006)
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005)
Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University (2003)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (1999)
Bo joins us from Georgia Tech, where he earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Bo’s research interest includes peptide assembly, new microfluidics and fabricating/demonstrating fluidic devices for assembly, and optical/chemical characterization of assembled materials. Outside the lab, he enjoys playing billiards, soccer, and developing new languages.
Yuecheng (Peter) Zhou
Yuecheng (Peter) joins us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. MatSE and he has been studying the dynamics of single polymers in entangled solutions and the assembly and microrheology of electronically active oligopeptides.
Songsong joins us from the University of Science and Technology of China, where he received his B.S. in Polymer Chemistry. Songsong is interested in the electronic transport properties of polymers at the single molecule level. He has also studied the dynamics and assembly properties of thermoresponsive block copolymers using single molecule techniques. Outside of the lab, he is a backpacker and enjoys studying the Chinese history.
Shivani joins from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where she received her B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering in 2015. She worked on theoretical modeling of multi-component solutions for her master’s thesis. Her current interests lie in the field of polymer dynamics. Outside of lab, she enjoys reading and swimming.
Michael joins us from the University of Minnesota, where he received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is interested in the dynamics of various polymer systems under shear flow. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing musical instruments and figure skating.
Dinesh joins us from the University of Toronto, where he received his Master of Applied Sciences (MASc) in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry in 2016. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 2014. He is interested in using hydrodynamic trap to study vesicle interactions in an extensional flow.
Eddie joins us from Cleveland State University, where he received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is interested in the synthesis and self-assembly of electrically conductive oligomers and small molecules. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing tennis and reading.
Hao received his B.S. in Chemistry from Jilin University in China. Hao is co-advised by Professor Jeff Moore in Chemistry. His main research interests are in sequence-defined polymers and organic semiconductor materials. Outside of the lab, he is a sports fan and enjoys weight training in the gym.
Wei joins us from Zhejiang University, where she received her B.S. in Polymer Science & Engineering. Wei is currently in the 3+2 M.S. program between Zhejiang and Illinois. She is interested in the non-equilibrium dynamics of polymers under different flow fields. Outside of the lab, she enjoys reading and watching movies.
Channing is a junior in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. He currently works with Dinesh Kumar in using the Stokes trap to study vesicle interactions in flow. Outside of lab, he enjoys literature and music.
Aaron is a rising sophomore in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. He is working with Shivani on studying the dynamics of single comb polymers. Outside of the lab, he enjoys watching movies and learning history.
Chris is a sophomore in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. He is working with Michael on the synthesis and dynamics of ring polymers. Outside of the lab, he enjoys watching baseball and playing chess.
Prof. Arnab Mukherjee (Ph.D. 2014)
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California-Santa Barbara