Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering
Office:176 Kimball Hall
Emmanuel P. Giannelis is the Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering in the Materials Science and Engineering department. In addition to his primary appointment in Materials Science and Engineering, Giannelis is a member of the Fields of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Applied and Engineering Physics, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is also the co-director of the KAUST-CU Center for Energy and Sustainability.
He is a member of several organizations and serves or has served on the editorial boards of Small, Chemistry of Materials and Macromolecules. He has co-organized half a dozen conferences or symposia on Nanocomposites and has delivered more than 370 Invited Talks and Seminars. He is the author or co-author of over 150 papers and 10 patents. He is a member of several professional organizations and a corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is a highly cited author in Materials Science and is listed as one of the top 25 cited authors on Nanotechnology by ISI.
Office: 305 Thurston Hall
Genggeng Qi (left) joined the Giannelis group in 2009 as a postdoctoral research associate and has been working on synthesis of nanomaterials, nanocomposites and CO2 capture. Prior to coming to Cornell, he received his Ph.D. degree in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Christopher W. Jones and Prof. F. Joseph Schork, and his Ph.D. work was focused on controlled polymerizations in dispersions. The llama is not a group member.
Liling Fu joined the Giannelis group in the fall of 2010 as a postdoctoral research associate and has been working on the synthesis of nanomaterials with hierarchical structure for gas sorption and separation, energy storage, catalysis. Prior to joining Cornell, She received a PhD in Materials Engineering from Auburn University and the research work was focused on developing a high-performance biosensor to in-field detect the pathogenic species in liquid food.
Baoquan Xie received his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) under the supervision of Prof. Dujin Wang in 2008. His PhD work was focused on the synthesis of microcapsule phase change materials and investigation the confined phase change behaviors of sort matter. After his postdoctoral experience of working with Prof. George H. Nancollas on biomineralization at University at Buffalo (UB) SUNY, he moved to Cornell University at Prof. Aristide’s group with working on the remediation of organic contaminant in soil environment in 2012. He joined the Giannelis group in 2014 as a postdoctoral research associate and his research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of porous hybrid materials for applications in energy storage, environmental sustainability and health care.
Wenyang Pan was born in Taiyuan, China. He finished his BS degree at Xiamen University. After finished his Ph.D. degree at SUNY, ESF and one year postdoc at Syracuse University, Pan joined Giannelis group in 2014, where he has been working on developing novel Nanoscale Ionic Materials, novel stereolithography resins and metal alloys.
Vasiliki Kosma is from Greece. She is a chemist, whereas holds a M.S. on bioceramics synthesis and a PhD on polymers science (porous membranes & fibers) from a Materials Science & Engineering department, from the University of Ioannina in Greece. She moved to UNICAL (Italy) where she worked mainly on fuel cells and then she joined Giannelis group at the beginning of 2015.Her first project here pertained to modification of bitumen for pavement applications and she is currently working in the preparation and mechanism study of hybrid metal oxide nanoparticles for photo lithography applications.
Jérémy Odent graduated from University of Mons in Belgium where he earned a Master degree in Chemistry and a PhD degree in Materials Science. His PhD was mainly focused on the design of high-impact polylactide-based nanocomposite materials. He earned the Belgian American Educational foundation Fellowship to join the Giannelis group at Cornell University in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow. He is currently involved in three different areas which are the design of reversible ultra-stretchable and healable hybrids based on nanoscale ionic materials, the preparation of nanoparticle photoresists for EUV lithography and the 3D printing of advanced smart polymeric materials for soft robotic devices.
Turki Baroud is a PhD candidate in the department of Material Science and Engineering at Cornell University. He obtained both his B.S. (2010) and M.S.(2012) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He joined Giannelis Research group in Fall 2012. Currently his research is focused on investigating the structure-performance relationship of a Hierarchical porous carbon in Capacitive deionization technique (CDI) for water desalination.
Thomas McCune is an avid skier from Long Island, NY who joined the group in 2013 during his B.S. in Materials Science. He synthesized and characterized fluorescent nanoparticles as tracers for enhanced oil recovery under Genggeng Qi. Tom continued in the group to complete his M.S. and has worked on multifunctional silica nanoparticles for drug delivery and has developed hierarchically porous strontium titanate structures for photocatalysis.
Linyuan Zhu comes from China. He got his bachelor’s degree of science in physics from Peking University and is now a master student majoring in material science and enginnering. He joined Giannelis group in the fall of 2014 and his project is synthesis and characterization of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles.
Rui Yang grew up in Shen Zhen,China and received his BS at Sun Yat-sen University. As a master student of Materials Science and Engineering Department, he joined the Giannelis Group in Fall 2015.His current research focus is mainly on the improvement of mechanical properties of steel by using the nanoparticles technology and the Nanoparticle Aerosol Science and Technology.Meanwhile he also participates in a 3D printing project.
Xiao Liu was born and grew up in Guang Dong, China, and got his bachelor’s degree on Beijing Institute of Technology. He is currently a master student at Cornell University. His undergraduate research included work on combination of graphene with metal material as well as photothermal conversion material. Xiao joined the Giannelis group in 2015, and is currently investigating the combination of Gold Nanorods with NIMs.
Ajay Dhawale is from Mumbai, India. He joined Cornell University for the Master of Science program in Materials Science and Engineering in Fall 2015after earning his B. Tech. degree in the field of Polymer Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, India. He joined the Giannelis Research Group in 2015. Currently, he is working on ‘Polymer-nano-modification of bitumen for pavement applications’ under Vasiliki Kosma.