Group Members

The Macfarlane Group, Spring 2019

Post-Doctoral Scholars

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Fei Jia

Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2017


Michika Onoda

Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2019

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Yuping Wang

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2017


Daryl Yee

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2020

Graduate Students


Griffen Desroches

B.S., University of Delaware, 2018

3rd Year, Chemistry

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Josh Kubiak

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

4th Year, PPSM


Margaret Lee

B.S., University of Chicago, 2017

4th Year, PPSM 


Leo Zornberg

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2016

4th Year, DMSE

Keisuke Nagao

M.S., University of Tokyo, 2015

1st Year, DMSE


Matthew Ye

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

1st Year, DMSE

Omar Aly

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

1st Year, Chemical Engineering

Undergraduate Student

Joyce An

Materials Science and Engineering

Class of 2022

Lab Mascots


Rob’s Neglected Cactus

Undergraduate (and underwatered), MIT

Formerly located in Rob’s office

Currently located in Macfarland office


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


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

Graduate Student(s)

Paul Gabrys

Paul Gabrys

B.S., University of Rochester, 2015

5th Year, DMSE

PJ Santos

PJ Santos

B.S., Northwestern University, 2015

5th year, DMSE

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

Mathew Suazo, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2021

Sara Wilson, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2022

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.