Group Members

The Macfarlane Group, Winter 2021

Post-Doctoral Scholars


Michika Onoda

Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2019


Daryl Yee

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2020

Rebecca Li

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2021

Ted Hueckel

Ph.D., New York University, 2019

Xin Luo

Ph.D., McGill University, 2021

Graduate Students


Margaret Lee

B.S., University of Chicago, 2017

5th Year, PPSM 


Griffen Desroches

B.S., University of Delaware, 2018

4th Year, Chemistry

Keisuke Nagao

M.S., University of Tokyo, 2015

2nd Year, DMSE


Matthew Ye

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

2nd Year, DMSE

Omar Aly

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2020

2nd Year, Chemical Engineering

Carl Thrasher

B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 2015

M.S., University of Washington, 2017

1st Year, DMSE

Undergraduate Students

Joyce An

Materials Science and Engineering

Class of 2022

Pete Gatenil

Materials Science and Engineering

Class of 2023

Lab Mascots


Strawberry The Cactus

Ph.D., M.D., J.D., T.H.C
Very Real School of Botanical Science , 2020



10th year, Post-dog-toral scholar

Bark-alaureate – MUT

Office: 13-5106

Lab Alumni

Post-Doctoral Scholars

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Fei Jia

Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2017


Jianyuan Zhang

Rutgers University, Assistant Professor

Koki Sano

M.S., The University of Tokyo, 2016

B.S., The University of Tokyo, 2014

3rd year, Visiting Student from The University of Tokyo


Juneyoung Lee

Moderna, Discovery Chemistry Scientist

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Yuping Wang

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2017

Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University

Graduate Student(s)

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Josh Kubiak

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

PhD, MIT 2021


Leo Zornberg

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2016

PhD, MIT 2021

Paul Gabrys

Paul Gabrys

B.S., University of Rochester, 2015

PhD, MIT 2020

PJ Santos

PJ Santos

B.S., Northwestern University, 2015

PhD, MIT 2020

I'm an engineer, damnit

Diana Lewis

Senior Material Engineer

PhD, MIT 2019


Ha Dang, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2019

Caroline Liu, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2019

Sara Wilson, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2020

Mathew Suazo, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2021

Future Lab Members:

We are seeking motivated researchers interested in all areas of materials chemistry, including materials synthesis, nanotechnology, soft matter, and polymer chemistry/engineering!

Interested researchers at the graduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral levels should view the Join the Lab page for openings, and the Contacts page for contact information.