Jeffrey D. Rimer

Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Chemical Engineering Associate Professorship

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., Chemistry, Allegheny College
Email: jrimer@central.uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-4131
Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers


Susman_Mariano
Mariano Susman

2016 Ph.D., Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Email: marianosusman@yahoo.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

Xi Geng

2017 Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Email: xigenguh@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students


Alamani_MemberPage2Bryan G. Alamani

2014 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2012 M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman
2008 B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Email: bgalamani@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-0999

 

 

 

Chawla_MemberPageAseem Chawla

2016 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi.
Email: achawla3@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

 

Choudhary_MemberPageMadhuresh K. Choudhary

2015 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2008 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University
2003 B.S. Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras
Email: madhuresh@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

dai_memberpageHeng Dai

2017 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2016 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Rice University
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
Email: dave0915tju@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

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Rishabh Jain

2017 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2016 B.S. Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Email: mail4rishabhjain@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

kim_memberpageDoyoung Kim

2017 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Email: dxk5119@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

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Thuy T. Le

2016 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis
Email: ttle@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

Yu Liang

2018 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry, U. Houston
2017 B.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: yliang13@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

Co-advised with Prof. Allan Jacobson (UH Chemistry)

 

 

 

 

ma_memberpageWenchuan Ma

2017 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2016 M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
2012 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Email: mawenchuan1234@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

Co-advised with Prof. Peter Vekilov (UH Chemical Engineering)

 

 

 

Deependra Parmar

2018 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2014 B.S. Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Email: dparmar@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

Co-advised with Prof. Lars Grabow (UH Chemical Engineering)

 

 

 

Qin_MemberPage2Wei Qin

2014 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2013 B.S. Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology
Email: wqin2@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

Sheng_MemberPage2Yufeng Shen

2014- Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2012 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Email: yshen6@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

sosa-02_memberpageRicardo Sosa

2017 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2016 B.S. Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
Email: rdsosa@uh.edu
Phone: (713)743-6907

 

 

 

 

Xiaohui Zhao

2018 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2017 B.S. Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science Technology
Email: maggiezhao1212@hotmail.com
Phone: (713)743-6907

Co-advised with Prof. Praveen Bollini (UH Chemical Engineering)

 

 

 

Zhou_MemberPageYunwen Zhou

2016- Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Email: zhouyunwenuh@gmail.com
Phone: (713)743-0999

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students


 

James Sutjianto

Senior, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Email: jsutjianto@gmail.com

Co-advised with Prof. Lars Grabow (UH Chemical Engineering)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinivahi_MangalaaMangalaa Dinivahi

Senior, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Email: mdinivahi@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guala_DiegoDiego Guala

Senior, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Email: diego_guala@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosendo Garcia

Senior, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Email:  garcia_rosendo28@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oluwapelumi Esther Akinwande

Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Email:  akinwandeesther98@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Researchers


Marlo Diosomito

KIPP Houston High School, AP Chemistry
Founding Science Teacher and Science Department Chair
M.S., Chemistry, Mindanao State University, Iligan Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemistry, University of the Philippines
B.S., Mathematics, University of the Philippines
2010 NSF RET Fellowship
2011 NSF RET Fellowship
Email: mdiosomito@kipphouston.org

 

 

Lee_MemberPageAndrea Lee

Friendswood High School, Biology
B.S., Biology, University of Texas, San Antonio
2014 NSF RET Fellowship
2013 NSF RET Fellowship
Email: alee@fisdk12.net

 

 

 

Zimmerman_Arden-2Arden Zimmerman

Friendswood High School, Biology
2015 NSF RET Fellowship
Email: azimmerman@fisdk12.net

 

 

 

 

Nicola Irwin

Queens University Belfast (Ireland)
School of Pharmacy
Email: n.irwin@qub.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Graduate Students


 


Alexandra Lupulescu
2013 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2009 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tulane University
Current position: Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX
Farmanesh_MemberPageSahar Farmanesh
2013 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2009 M.S., Chemical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
2007 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
Current Position: UOP (A Honeywell Company), Houston, TX
Arian Ghorbanpour

2015 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2010 M.S., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
2007 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Current Position: Postdoc, University of Virginia

Matthew D. Oleksiak
2016 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2011 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Current position: Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX

Manjesh Kumar
2016 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2011 B.S., Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
Current position: Cummins Inc., India

Megan A. Ketchum
2016 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston (Co-advisor: P.G. Vekilov)
2012 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas
Current position: GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, PA

Katy N. Olafson
2017 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2012 B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
Current position: Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jihae Chung
2017 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2011 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Soongsil University
Current position: Postdoc, University of Houston

Rui Li

2017, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2012 B.S. Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Former Postdocs


Elena V. Petrova, 2012 – 2013
2004 Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
2000 B.S., Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Current Position: TomoWave Laboratories, Houston, TX

Marlon T. Conato, 2012 – 2014
2012 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2007 M.S., Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman
2001 B.S., Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman

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Ming-Feng Hsieh, 2015 – 2017
2014 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
2008 B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Current Position: Johnson Matthey, England

Manjesh Kumar, 2016 – 2017
2016 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, U.Houston
2011 B.S., Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Current Position: Cummins Inc., India

 

Former Masters Students


Di Wang, 2010-2011
2012 – Present, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2011 M.S., Chemical Engineering, U. Houston
2009 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Current Position: Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN

 

Former Undergraduate Students



Kristin Nordstrom
2010 NSF REU
Summer Fellowship,
Trinity University

Temitope Ajala
2010-2011,
University of Houston
2011 PURS Fellowship

Diego Campanella
2011 Visiting Researcher
Universidad Nacional del Litoral,
Santa Fe, Argentina

Megan Ketchum
2011 NSF REU
Summer Fellowship,
University of Kansas

Miguel Maldonado
2012 B.S. Chemical Engineering
2010 PURS Fellowship
2011 SURF Award
2012 Senior Thesis Award

Gautham Prakash
2012 Visiting Researcher
Dartmouth College

 

Maneesh Anand
2013 – 2015
2015 B.S. Chemical Engineering
2011 B.S. Biochemistry, UT Austin
Lyra-Eduardo_MemberPageEduardo Lyra
2014 – 2015
Federal Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Roohi_StephanieStephanie Roohi
2015 – 2016
University of Houston
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Karla Munoz
2015 – 2016
University of Houston

 

 

Ricardo Sosa
2016 B.S. Chemical Engineering
University of Houston

Antony_Ashwin-2

 Ashwin Anthony
2015 – 2016
University of Houston

 patton-matthew_memberpage-02Matthew Patton
2015-2017
University of Houston
 Baker_ZacheryZachery Baker
2016-2017
University of Houston

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Brandon Melendez
2016-2017
University of Houston

Josiah Hanson
2017 NSF REU
Case Western University


Former High School Students

Elliott Landon
2010 Summer Fellowship,
Currently at Carnegie Mellon University
Nhan Thai
2010-2012, KIPP Houston High School
Currently at University of Texas, Austin
Economou_PaschalisPaschalis Economou
2016 Summer Internship,
The Village School
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Royce Hong
2016 Summer Internship,
Clearlake High School

 

Evan Lu

Clearlake High School (Senior)
2017 Summer Research
Email: evan.lu1248@outlook.com

 

 

Rimer Group Events


 

2018 Rimer – Bollini Group Event to Celebrate New and Visiting Students

Left-to-right: (first row) Jeff, James, Bryan, Rishabh, Chara (Queens University), Sadia, Doyoung; (back row) Yunwen, Aseem, Deependra, Mariano, Xi, Yu, Wei, Madhuresh, Heng, Yufeng, Thuy, Praveen, Jackie, Xiaohui, Wenchuan

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Rimer Group Lunch at the 2016 AIChE Meeting in San Francisco, CA

Left-to-right: Jeff, Bryan, Katy, Di, Wei, James, Ming-Feng, Rui, Yufeng

 

 

2018 Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award Luncheon

 

 

Fall 2011: Grilling out at the Rimer house

Winter 2011: Dinner at Buca de Bepo

Summer 2010: Bowling at Dave & Busters

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Summer 2014: Lunch with Andrea

2013: Celebration of NSF CAREER Award

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Winter 2013: Alex and Sahar’s Graduation

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2014 AIChE Meeting in Atlanta

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2015 AIChE Meeting in Salt Lake City

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2016 Visit of Prof. Tatsuya Okubo

Spring 2017: Bowling party at UH

Summer 2017: Group party at UH

Summer 2011: Dinner at Prego in Rice Village

Summer 2011: Dinner in Houston China Town

Winter 2012: Wine and Cheese Party

Fall 2012: Thanksgiving Celebration

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Spring 2014: Group Dinner

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Winter 2014: Marlon’s Farewell Gathering

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Summer 2015: Bowling Group Event

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2015 Tenure Party

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Summer 2016: Group Dinner

Spring 2017: Farewell for Ming-Feng

Winter 2018: Rui farewell party

 

Former Group Pictures


Summer 2011 (Left to Right): Megan Ketchum,
Matthew Oleksiak, Arian Ghorbanpour, Miguel
Maldonado, Alex Lupulescu, Sahar Farmanesh,
Marlo Diosomito, Jeff Rimer (Missing: Di Wang,
Nhan Thai, Temiktope Ajala)

Summer 2012 (Left to Right): (Back) Jeff Rimer, Di Wang, Arian Ghorbanpour, Alex Lupulescu, Sahar Farmanesh, (Front) Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Sosa, Nhan Thai

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2015 Group Picture

2010 Group Picture (Left to Right): Nhan Thai,  Miguel Maldonado, Marlo Diosomito, Elliot Landon,
Sahar Farmanesh, Kristin Nordstrom, Alex Lupulescu, Jeff Rimer (Missing: Di Wang)

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2014 Group Picture (Left to Right): (back) Megan Ketchum, Sahar Farmanesh, Alex Lupulescu, Matt Oleksiak, Jeff Rimer, Manjesh Kumar, Wei Qin, Rui Li, Zheng; (front) Katy Olafson, Jihae Chung, Arian Ghorbanpour, Ricardo Sosa, Marlo Diosomito

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