University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
http://www.me.umn.edu/

Principal Investigator

Name: Prof. Cari Dutcher
Position: Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor
Education: NSF-AGS Postdoc, Air Quality Research Center, University of California, Davis, 2009-2013
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2004
Awards: 3M, 2014 - 2017; NSF CAREER, 2016 - 2021; ACS PRF, 2016-2018
Research Interests: Dynamics of complex fluids
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Postdoctoral Scholar

Name: Dr. Andrew Metcalf
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Education: Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech, 2012
M.S. & B.S., Meteorology, Penn State, 2005
Awards: NSF-AGS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 - 2016
Research Interests: Aerosol particle morphology and multiphase flows
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Name: Dr. Archit Dani
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education: PhD, Chemical Engineering, City University of New York, 2016
BS, Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology- Mumbai, India, 2011
Research Interests: Lab on a chip devices, Colloidal Hydrodynamics, Interfacial Phenomena
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PhD Students

Name: Hallie Boyer
Position: Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate
Education: B.S., Physics, Honors, Macalester College, 2008
Awards: NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2014 - 2017
Research Interests: Atmospheric aerosol thermodynamic modeling and multiphase flows
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Name: Athena Metaxas
Position: Materials Science and Engineering PhD student
Education: B.S. Chemistry & B.A. Plan II Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
Awards: NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2017 - 2020
Research Interests: Polyelectrolyte-driven flocculation for water remediation applications
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Name: Lucy Nandy
Position: Mechanical Engineering PhD student
Education: M.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India 2009
B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India 2006
Research Interests: Aqueous electrolyte solution thermodynamic modeling and microfluidic experiments
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Name: Shweta Narayan
Position: Mechanical Engineering PhD student
Education: B.E. Mechanical Engineering - University of Pune, India, 2014
Research Interests: Microfluidics, mutiphase flows and experimental fluid mechanics

 

Name: Ellie Raethke
Position: Materials Science and Engineering PhD student
(former Dutcher group MRSEC REU Researcher alumna, Summer 2015)
Education: B.S., Applied Science, concentration Materials and Nanoscience, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2016
Research Interests: Polyelectrolyte driven flocculation and development of ion selective electrodes for detection of polycationic polymer

 

Name: Nikolas Wilkinson
Position: Chemical Engineering PhD candidate
Education: M.S. & B.S., Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2013
Awards: NDSEG Graduate Research Fellow, 2014 - 2017
Research Interests: Polyelectrolyte driven flocculation and water remediation
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Undergraduate Students

Name: Mitch Gardner
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017
Education: University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2019
RUE Project: Aerosol droplet dehydration and phase change

 

Name: Patrick McCauley
MRSEC REU Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017
Education: University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2018
RUE Project: Polyelectrolyte - particle assembly in flow

 

Alumni

Dutcher Lab Alum

 

Group Photos

Dutcher Lab Group Photos