Group Members

The Macfarlane Group, Winter 2021

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Rebecca Li

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2021

Ted Hueckel

Ph.D., New York University, 2019

Xin Luo

Ph.D., McGill University, 2021

Kyungtae Kim

Ph.D., Seoul National University, 2021

Graduate Students

Griffen Desroches

B.S., University of Delaware, 2018

5th Year, Chemistry

Keisuke Nagao

M.S., University of Tokyo, 2015

3rd Year, DMSE 

Matthew Ye

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

3rd Year, DMSE

Omar Aly

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

3rd Year, Chemical Engineering

Carl Thrasher

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

M.S., University of Washington, 2017

2nd Year, DMSE, PPSM

Ben Grummon

B.A., Hamilton College, 2022

1st Year, Chemistry

Nicholas Sbalbi

B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2022

1st Year, Chemical Engineering, PPSM

Erin Sturd

B.S., University of Kansas, 2022

1st Year, Chemical Engineering, PPSM

Undergraduate Students

Pete Gatenil

Materials Science and Engineering

Class of 2023

Visiting Students

Haeseung Lee

5th Year, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Amber Li

4th Year, Nanyang Technological University

Lab Alumni

Post-Doctoral Scholars

Daryl Yee

Assistant Professor, EPFL, Switzerland

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2020

Michika Onoda

Pure Lithium

Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2019

Fei Jia

Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2017

Jianyuan Zhang

Rutgers University, Assistant Professor

Juneyoung Lee

Moderna, Discovery Chemistry Scientist

Yuping Wang

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2017

Assistant Professor, Zhejiang University

Graduate Students

Margaret Lee

Pall Corporation

PhD, MIT 2022 

Josh Kubiak


PhD, MIT 2021

Leo Zornberg

Carillon Technologies

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2016

PhD, MIT 2021

Paul Gabrys

B.S., University of Rochester, 2015

PhD, MIT 2020

PJ Santos


PhD, MIT 2020

I'm an engineer, damnit

Diana Lewis

Senior Material Engineer, Draper Laboratory

PhD, MIT 2019


Arisa Nishimura, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Tokyo Class of 2024

Joyce An, Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2022

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

Visiting Students

Koki Sano, PhD, University of Tokyo, 2019

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.