Primary Investigator

Fernando Escobedo

Prof. Escobedo received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Agustin in Peru (1987) and worked for 5 years as an R&D engineer in a peruvian company before coming to the U.S. for graduate studies. He received a Chemical Engineering M.S. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1993) and the Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1997). He joined Cornell University at the end of 1998. He currently holds the Marjorie Hart Chair of Engineering.

Graduate Students

Yangyang Sun

Yangyang’s research is about understanding the phase behavior of self-assembled poly-amphiphilic molecules using molecular dynamics method. Country music is his favorite.

Isabela Quintela Matos

Isabela is a PhD student. Her research focuses on modeling the self-assembly of nanoparticles coated with DNA chains, by levering the tunable binding properties of DNA to control the particle-particle interactions. Enjoys gardening and cooking, but mostly eating.

Prajwal Bangalore Prakash

Luis Nieves-Rosado



Dr. Umang Agrawal (Shell, India)

Dr. Bernardo Aguilera (P&G)

Dr. Dhananjay Bhawe (Intel)

Dr. Ernesto Borrero (MD, Puerto Rico)

Dr. Zhong Chen (3M)

Dr. Michael Fenwick (Research Associate, Cornell Chemistry Dept)

Dr. Ivan Gospodinov (Prof. Univ. Chem Metallurgy, Bulgaria)

Dr. Sushmit Goyal (Corning)

Dr. Unmukt Gupta (Post-Doc Washington University in Saint Louis)

Dr. Bettina John (Goldman Sachs)

Dr. Mihir Khadilkar (W. L. Gore & Associates, Germany)

Dr. Francisco Martinez-Veracoechea (Process Systems Enterprise, London)

Dr. Ankita Mukhtyar (Dow)

Dr. Chris Nowak (Sandia National Laboratories)

Dr. Poornima Padmanabhan (Prof. Rochester Institute of Technology)

Dr. Brian Pasquini (SciTec)

Dr. Sai Pooja Mahajan (Post-Doc Johns Hopkins University)

Dr. Elizabeth Savoy (Corning)

Dr. Abhishek Sharma (Post-Doc University of Chicago)

Dr. Vikram Thapar (Post-Doc Chonnam National University, South Korea)

Dr. Camilo Velez-Vega (Novartis)


Mohammed Alshammasi (Aramco, Saudi Arabi)

Chih-Yin Chen (Corning, Taiwan)

Chen Fang (Aspen Technology)

Arjita Kulshreshtha (PhD student University of Delaware)

Miwako Nakahara (Mitsubishi)

Lauren Stutzman (Buffalo, NY)

Allen Yang (Intel)

Endian Wang (China)


Dr. Charlles Abreu (Prof. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Dr. Juan Carlos Araque (Prof. Benedictine College)

Dr. Carlos Avendano Jimenez (Prof. University Manchester, UK)

Dr. Sergio Mendez (Prof. California State University, Long Beach)

Dr. Mayank Misra (Schrödinger Inc.)

Dr. Salomon Turgman-Cohen (Prof. Kettering Univ.)