Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso

Research Interests

design biocompatible functional particles for targeted drug delivery, using knowledge of the cellular inflammatory response and blood flow dynamics to design bio-functionalized particles for targeted drug delivery and imaging


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2004

M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2000

B.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Chemical Engineering, 1999

Selected Publications

Honors and Awards

Board of Directors (Elected), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2021

External Advisory Board, Biomedical Engineering Department, Boston University

External Advisory Board, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Florida

Board of Directors (Elected), MichBio, the State of Michigan’s life sciences industry lobbying group, 2020

BMES Mid-Career Award for meritorious achievements in scholarship and practice of biomedical engineering, 2020

Elected Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2020

Director (Elected) Biomedical Engineering Society, 2019 – 2022

Member (Presidential Appointment), UM Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee (BICC), 2019

University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship, 2019

Member (Elected) UM Rackham Executive Board, 2018 – 2019

Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan, 2018

Associate Director, NIH Cellular Biotechnology Training Grant, 2017

WIC Mentor Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2017

MAC Grimes Excellence in Chemical Engineering Award, AIChE, 2017

Senior Fellow (Elected), Michigan Society of Fellows, 2017 – 2021

NIH BTSS Study Section Standing Member, 2017 – 2023

Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach & Diversity Award, Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering, 2017

Elected Fellow, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2017

Invited Speaker, National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, 2016

Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, Office of the Provost, Univ. of Michigan, 2016

CEW Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity & Social Change, 2016

Inaugural Chair/Organizer: ECI Conference on Nanotechnology for Medicine, Austria, 2016

Faculty Fellow, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2014

Miller Faculty Scholar, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2013

Selected Participant, NAE Frontier of Engineering Education, 2012

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, Office of the Provost, Univ. of Michigan, 2012

Research Achievement Award, Univ. of Michigan Dept. of Chemical Engineering, 2012


Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award, NOBCChE, 2011

Innovative Research Grant, American Heart Association, 2010

University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center McKay Grant, Univ. of Michigan, 2008

Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association, 2007

MARC /American Society of Investigative Pathology Travel Award: EB 2006

NIH T32 Training Grant: Research Training in Lung Disease, 2004

Janice Lumpkin Awards for Excellence in Arts & Sciences, 2003

NASA Graduate Research Fellowship, 2002 – 2004

Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship: Honorable Mention, 2000

GEM Masters Fellowship for Minorities in Engineering, 1999

Magna Cum Laude, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society, 1999

MARC U* STAR, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1997 – 1999

Meyerhoff Scholarship, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1997 – 1999

Brandon DeKosky

Research Interests

biotechnology, vaccines, molecular immunology, single cell analysis, antibodies, t cell receptors, immune biomaterials, protein drug development


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

B.S., The University of Kansas, 2010

Google Scholar

Honors and Awards

Industrial and Chemical Engineering Research Class of Influential Researchers, 2021

Miller Award for Research Excellence, KU School of Engineering, 2021

AIChE Young Faculty Futures Journal Invited Contributor, 2021

Finalist, PEGS Young Scientist Keynote Award lecture, 2020

Career Development Award, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, U.S. Department of Defense, 2018

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Rising Star, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2017

NIH DP5 Early Independence Award, 2016

NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award (declined), 2016

Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health, USA, 2015

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2010

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2010

The University of Texas Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellow, 2010

Carl and Sammie Lock Valedictorian Award, School of Engineering, The University of Kansas, 2010

Nagel Scholarship, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, 2009

Qin (Maggie) Qi

Research Interests

biological transport phenomena, biomechanics, microfluidics, complex fluids


Ph.D., Stanford University, 2018
M.S., Stanford University, 2017
B.S., Cornell University, 2013


Honors and Awards

Distinguished Young Scholars Semi-finalist Honoree, University of Washington, 2019​

Rising Star in ChemE Program, MIT, 2018

Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Stanford, 2014 – 2017

T.S. Lo Graduate Fellowship, Stanford, 2013

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Research Award, Cornell, 2013

Engineering Learning Initiatives Research Award, Cornell, 2012

Rockwell Collins Scholarship, Society of Women Engineers (turned down), 2011 – 2012

Connor W. Coley

Research Interests

autonomous discovery, machine learning, laboratory automation, chemical synthesis, molecular design, drug discovery


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

M.S.CEP., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2014


Honors and Awards

Bayer Foundation Early Excellence in Science Award, 2021

NSF CAREER Award, 2021

CAS Future Leader, 2019

ACS CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence, 2019

Forbes 30 Under 30: Healthcare, 2019

AIChE PD2M Student Award, 2018

C&EN’s “Talented 12”, 2018

DARPA Riser, 2018

William C. Rousseau Award, MIT, 2016

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014

Robert T. Haslam Presidential Graduate Fellowship, MIT, 2014

Frederic W. Hinrichs, Jr. Memorial Award, Caltech, 2014

Tau Beta Pi, 2013

Kate E. Galloway

Research Interests

Synthetic Biology, Molecular Systems Biology, Stem Cells, Cellular Reprogramming, 3D Genome Organization & Structure, Single-cell Analytics, Genetic Control Systems, Oncogenesis & Metastasis


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2012
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 2007
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2005


Honors and Awards

Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35), 2021

ARCS Maggie McKnight Russell Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow Award, Fall 2017-Fall 2019

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fall 2015 – Fall 2018

1st Place Winner of Annual USC Postdoctoral Symposium, May 2017

Doerr USC Stem Cell Challenge Award, 2017

Fluidigm USC Single Cell Project Grant, 2016

California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fall 2013 – Fall 2015

Caltech Everhart Lecturer, May 2011

Graduated with Honors, University of California, Berkeley, College of Chemistry, 2005

Ariel L. Furst

Research Interests

bioelectrochemistry, clinical diagnostics, biotechnology, surface chemistry and self-assembly


Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2015

B.S., University of Chicago, 2010


Honors and Awards

UROP Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, 2022

J-WAFS Seed Grant, 2021

Remsen Bird Lecturer, 2018

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2019

Gray-Hill Lecturer, 2014

Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Graduated with Honors, University of Chicago, 2010

Dean’s List University of Chicago, 2009-2010


Lawrence B. Evans

Research Interests

Chemical Engineering Systems, Modular Online Education [Read more]


B.S. University of Oklahoma, 1956

M.S.E. University of Michigan, 1957

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1962

Honors and Awards

Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division Award, 1982

Entrepreneur of the Year in High-Tech for New England Region, 1997

Hero of Manufacturing from Fortune magazine, 1999

AIChE Chemical Engineering Practice Award, 1999

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 2001

Award for Personal Achievement from Chemical Engineering Magazine, 2002

President of AIChE, 2007

Bradley D. Olsen

Research Interests

block copolymers, soft condensed matter physics, protein-based materials, bioelectronics


Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2007

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003


Honors and Awards

Alexander and I. Michael (1960) Kasser Chair in Chemical Engineering, 2021

ACS Macro Letters/Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award, 2021

MIT OGE’s Committed to Caring Honor, 2019

AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award, 2019

American Physical Society, Dillon Medal, 2018

Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry, 2017

ACS Polymer Division Fellow, 2016

AIChE – Allan P. Colburn Award, 2015

DuPont Young Professor Award, 2015

Camille Dreyfus-Teacher Scholar, 2015

ACS Herman F. Mark Young Scholar, 2015

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry, 2014

NSF Career Grant, 2013

AFOSR award, 2012

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009

Hertz Fellow, 2003-2007

Tau Beta Pi Fellow, 2003-2004

Sigma Xi, 2003

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2002

Kenneth A. Smith

Research Interests

fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer


Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962

S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958


Honors and Awards

National Academy of Engineering, 1983

Professional Progress Award, AIChE, 1981

William A. Tisdale

Research Interests

renewable energy, nanotechnology, energy transport in nanomaterials, nonlinear spectroscopy, spectroscopic imaging


Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010-2011

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2010

B.S., University of Delaware, 2005


Honors and Awards

AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award, 2017

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2017

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry, 2016

Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering, 2016

NSF CAREER Award, 2015

Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2014

3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 2014

DOE Early Career Award, 2013

NSF IGERT Fellowship, Univ. of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Alexander J. Taylor Award, 2005

Tau Beta Pi Undergraduate Scholarship, 2004