Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

  • Joshua J. Choi, Ph.D.

    Joshua J. Choi, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
    Associate Professor, Department of Physics (by courtesy)

    B. E., Cooper Union (2006)
    Ph.D., Cornell University (2012)
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University (2014)

    Awards and Honors
    NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2015)
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium New Investigator Award (2015)

    Email: jjc6z[at]virginia[dot]edu
    Office: Chemical Engineering Building, Room 218
    Phone: (434) 243-1822
    Fax: (434) 982-2658

Graduate Researchers

  • Katelyn Dagnall

    Katelyn Dagnall

    Ph.D. Candidate
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Joined Fall 2016

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Email: kadagnall[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Uiyeon (Lucy) Yoon

    Uiyeon (Lucy) Yoon

    Ph.D. Candidate
    ​Department of Chemical Engineering
    Joined Fall 2016

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Email: uy5mu[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Ashley Conley

    Ashley Conley

    Ph.D. Candidate
    ​Department of Chemical Engineering
    Joined Fall 2017
    Co-advised with Prof. Gaurav Giri

    B.S. Chemistry, The Ohio State University
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, The Ohio State University

    Email: ac4gt[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Eric Holmgren

    Eric Holmgren

    Ph.D. Student
    ​Department of Chemical Engineering
    Joined Fall 2018

    B.S., M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester

    Email: enh6ta[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Ephraiem Sarabamoun

    Ephraiem Sarabamoun

    Ph.D. Student
    ​Department of Physics
    Joined Fall 2020

    B.S. Physics, University of Virginia

    Email: esa3dc[at]virginia[dot]edu

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Abhilash Mangu

    Abhilash Mangu

    Class of 2022

    Major: Chemical Engineering

    Minor: Materials Science Engineering


    Email: am4ns[at]virginia[dot]edu



  • Ciara Noelle H. Smith

    Ciara Noelle H. Smith

    Class of 2022

    Major: Chemical Engineering


    Email: chs9hg[at]virginia[dot]edu




  • Shining Wang

    Shining Wang

    Class of 2022

    Majors: Chemical Engineering, Statistics - Econometrics 


    Email: sw9uf[at]virginia[dot]edu