Principal Investigator

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Christopher G. Arges
Gordon A. and Mary Cain Assistant Professor
Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Postdoc Mol. Eng. University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory
PhD ChE Illinois Institute of Technology
MS ChE North Carolina State University
BS ChE University of IIllinois at Urbana-Champaign


LSU Rainmaker Award
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
Emerging Young Investigator Award, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Journal of Materials Chemistry A
LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award
Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award


Postdoc Researchers

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Mario V. Ramos-Garcés
Project: Ion activity and transport in nanostructured polymer electrolytes
PhD Chemistry University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras 
BS Chemistry University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras

Graduate Students

Subarna Kole

Subarna Kole
Project: Polarization behavior of bipolar membranes with systematically varied interfacial area in the junction region
PhD Candidate
MS ChE Oklahoma State University
BS ChE National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India

Gokul Venugopalan

Gokul Venugopalan
Project: Ion-pair polymers for high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
PhD Candidate
BS ChE Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India

 Matthew Jordan

Matthew L. Jordan
Project: Electrochemical separations with advanced ionic conductors
PhD Candidate
NSF GFRP recipient, US Dept of Energy SCGSR Award recipient
BS ChE Texas Tech University

 Deepra Bhattacharya

Deepra Bhattacharya
Project: Nanostructured electrocatalysts from self-assembled block copolymer templating
PhD Candidate
MS ChE University of Manchester, UK
BS ChE Heritage Institute of Technology/West Bengal Institute of Technology, West Bengal, India

Tanmay Kulkarni

Tanmay Kulkarni
Project: Understanding and preventing the oxidative stability of perfluorosulfonic membranes
PhD Candidate
B. Tech ChE  Vishwakarma Institute Of Technology, Pune, India

Karthik Arunagiri

Karthik Arunagiri
Project: Hydrogen separations using high-temperature polymer electrolyte membranes and ionomer electrode binders
PhD Candidate
M. Tech ChE Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
B. Tech ChE Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (Anna University affiliate), Chennai, India 

Undergraduate student/high school student researchers

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Lauren G Bristol - BS LSU ChE

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Cameron Ysidron - BS LSU ChE

Sophia Manuel - St. Joseph's Academy High School Baton Rouge


Alumni – Graduate Students

Varada Menon Palakkal – Graduated; PhD ChE 2020; Postdoc at University of Texas Austin in Chemical Engineering

Qi Lei – Graduated; MS ChE 2020; Pursuing PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi

Le Zhang – Graduated; MS ChE 2018; Pursuing PhD in Oceanography at LSU

Alumni – Undergraduate and H.S. Students

Nargiza Nazyrynbekova - BS LSU IE 

Jonathan Burma (co-advised with Prof. Noemie Elgrishi) – Graduated; BS ChE 2020

John Cheng – Argonne National Laboratory SULI Internship program, BS LSU ChE

Eva Coman – BS LSU ChE

Justin Nijoka – Volunteer at Exxon Mobil, BS LSU ChE

Phuc Nguyen – Graduated; BS ChE 2019; Schlumberger

Austin Saizan – BS LSU ChE

Tristan Dorgan – BS LSU ChE

Isela Rivera – BS LSU ChE

Cory Ryan – Graduated; BS ChE 2018

Thu Nguyen – BS LSU ChE

Aranya Ahmed – Graduated; BS ChE 2018; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Juan Rubio – Graduated; BS ChE 2018; Bechtel Corporation

Troy Porter – Graduated; BS ChE 2018; Jacobs Engineering

Meghan Kenyon – Graduated; BS ChE 2019; Entergy

Sean J Guillory – Graduated; BS ChE 2018; Schlumberger

Peyton T. Pertuit– Graduated; BS ChE 2018

Precious C Orji – Graduated; BS ChE 2017

Bryan D Poche' – Graduated; BS ChE 2017

Ken Kuchnir (NSF REU) – Senior in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis

Mariia Chernova (NSF REU) – Senior in Chemical Engineering at City College of New York; Intern at Shell Oil

Sarah Livingston (NSF REU) – Junior in Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech University

Sophia Stuart – St. Joseph's Academy High School

Chi Cao – Pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin, Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Alexandrina Yakimov – Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Cindy Zeng – Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Krishna Pochana – Baton Rouge Magnet High School