Emergent Nanomaterials Lab

People

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Carson J. Bruns Assistant Professor

I grew up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado before attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where I concentrated on chemistry, religion, and mathematics. After receiving a BA in 2008, I attended graduate school at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and got my PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2013 under the supervision of Professors J. Fraser Stoddart and Samuel I. Stupp. I spent three years as a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where I was hosted by Matt Francis in the College of Chemistry. Currently, I am an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and technology, arts, and media in the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 


Postdoctoral Associates

 
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Dr. Hyejin Kwon

Hyejin received her BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Sogang University in South Korea and a PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of Maryland-College Park (2016), under the guidance of Professor YuHaung Wang, where she intensively investigated the photophysical properties of carbon-based semiconducting nanomaterials. She joined CU Boulder after working at Samsung as a Senior Engineer from 2016 to 2018.

Graduate Students

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Jesse Butterfield 3rd Year

Jesse received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in 2013 with a focus on nanoscience and molecular engineering. He spent two years as an engineer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Boulder to pursue his PhD.

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Karan Dikshit 1st Year

 

Karan completed his undergraduate education in polymer engineering in 2014 at the University of Pune, India. He served in different roles in academia and industry before joining the Materials Science and Engineering professional MS program at CU Boulder.

Undergraduate Students

 
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Phillip Vo Junior

Phillip is a Junior in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department with a minor in Biochemistry. He is a first-generation student originating from Denver, Colorado and is currently working at the BOLD Center as the student graphic designer. Phillip is also an active member of the oSTEM chapter at CU Boulder. His academic interests include oncology, metabolic engineering, and biotechnology.