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Shaama Sharada

 

Shaama Mallikarjun Sharada

Shaama completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of  Technology, Bombay. After a brief stint in management consulting in Mumbai, she joined the PhD program at UC Berkeley, where she developed automated reaction path search methods and examined structure-activity relationships in zeolite catalysts using quantum chemistry. Her postdoctoral research at Stanford University involved the development of accurate benchmarking databases for surface chemistry, and density functional theory development using Bayesian learning approaches. She joined MFD in Fall 2017.  (CV, Google Scholar Page)

 

 

 

Courses Taught: 

CHE 544: Graduate Heat Transmission (Spring '18, '19, '20)

This course focuses on mathematical tools to solve advanced problems in conduction and convection. We also calculate temperature profiles and isotherms using python scripts for multidimensional, steady-state and transient conduction and convection.

 

CHE 450: Sustainable Energy (Fall '18, '19)

This course focuses on various definitions of sustainability, quantitative assessment of sustainability through descriptors, indices, and frameworks, and an overview of renewable energy technologies. Course overview for Fall 2018 can be found here. Students in the class team up and work on a course project centered around sustainable decision making. As part of the project, students created a series of Youtube videos to describe their work to a general audience.

Course videos Fall '18: 

Sustainability of Bio-Ethanol Are Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cells Sustainable?, Sweden & Sustainable Energy, Next-Generation Solar Cells, Sustainability of Hydroponics

Course videos Fall '19: 

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Eating, Sustainability of CdTe & Mono Si Solar Panels, University Hydroponics, ExStrawVaganza! Plastic, Paper, and Metal Straws, Textile Sustainability, Biochar Sustainability

Zhenzhuo Lan

 

Zhenzhuo Lan

3rd Year Chemical Engineering PhD Student

BS Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University '17

Research Interests: Linear free energy relationships for homogeneous catalysis & CH activation

 

 

 

 


Bipeng

 

 

Bipeng Wang

3rd Year Chemical Engineering PhD Student

BS Chemistry, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, '17

Research Interests: Linear free energy relationships for homogeneous catalysis & CH activation

 

 

 


NickHumphrey

Nicholas Humphrey

2nd Year Materials Science PhD Student

BS Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach '17

Research Interests: Dynamical evolution and kinetics of atomically dispersed catalysts

 

 


KareesaKron

 

 

Kareesa Kron

2nd Year Chemical Engineering PhD Student

BS Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College '18

Research Interests: Organic photoredox catalyst design for CO2 reduction

 

 

 


Selin

 

Selin Bac Bilgi

1st Year Chemical Engineering PhD Student

BS Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University '16
MS Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University '18

Research Interests: Dynamical evolution and kinetics of atomically dispersed catalysts

 

 


 

Pranesh

 

Pranesh Regu

1st Year Chemical Engineering Masters Student

BE Chemical Engineering, BMS College of Engineering '18

Research Interests: Organic photoredox catalyst design for CO2 reduction

 

 

 

 


 

Stephen

 

 

 

Stephen Jon Quiton, Chemical Engineering '22

 

 

 

 

 


Jacob

 

 

 

Jacob Toney, Chemical Engineering '21 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bansal

 

Tanyarajeev Bansal

MS Chemical Engineering, '18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yichen

 

Yichen Gong

BS China University of Petroleum, '18

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yujia

 

Yujia Zhang

BS Michigan State University, '18

 

 

 

 

 


Miranda Jernberg, Chemical Engineering USC 

Group meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about us. Meetings are held on Fridays at 2 pm in HED 116

We are looking for enthusiastic Ph.D., masters, and undergraduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and computer science to join our growing team.

Current students at USC: Please email Dr. Sharada (ssharada@usc.edu) with your CV

Prospective PhD students: Please apply to the graduate program in chemical engineering, and then get in touch with Dr. Sharada with your CV.

We are currently not looking for postdoctoral researchers.

 

 

Annie Lee-Houang

Telephone: 213-740-1640

Email: anniel87@usc.edu