Catalysis and Membranes Research Laboratory
Rownaghi Group
The crew

Group alumni

Graduate Students

YinXin He, PhD in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Engineering polymeric hollow fiber membrane reactors for sustainable chemical transformation reactions, 2014-2018

John Li, PhD in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Engineering Zeolite Catalysts through Porosity and Surface Acidity Control for Selective Production of Light Olefins, 2014-2018.

Ojo Ehigiator, MSc in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Dry-reforming of methane, 2018-2019.

Ahmed Abdulgani, MSc in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Bifunctional porous polymeric fiber as a catalyst for n-phenylglycine synthesis and carbonation of propylene oxide to propylene carbonate 2017-2018.

Jawad AL-Drwish, MSc in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Ceria nanostructured catalysts for conversion of methanol and carbon dioxide to dimethyl carbonate, 2017-2018.

Amit Kant, MSc in Chemical Engineering, Thesis Title: Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts Supported on H-Beta for Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol into 1,3-Propanediol, 2014-2016.

Marktus Atanga, MSc in Chemical Engineering: Thesis Title: Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Light Alkanes with Carbon Dioxide, 2014-2016.

Harshul Thakkar, MSc in Chemical Engineering

Mohammed Moafa, MSc in Chemical Engineering

Sudha Visweswaran, MSc in Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate Students

Katherine Schroeder, SP20; Lauren Schroeder, FS20; Brent Johnston, SP20; Connor Griffin, FS19; Matthew Dorsey, SP19; John Bequette, SP20; Jack Greer, SP19; Ahlam Issa, SP18; Alexander Bayne, FS18;


January 2015
From the left: John Li, Amit Kant, Dr. Ali Rownaghi, Alex Bayne, Harshul Thakkar, Ahlam Issa, kimberly Shrine, Chloe He, Mason Young
Not Pictured: Emeka Maduakor, Fatima Magzoub, Marktus Atanga, Patrick Brennan