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Name Degree Received/ Position Held Next Location
Ahmed, Tamer Ph.D. Chemical Engineering NCSU
Anderson, Chris B.S. Chemistry Caltech
Andre, Pascal Postdoc Industry in France
Archibald, Scott Postdoc UniRoyal
Archuleta, Christine Undergraduate Researcher World Pediatric Project
Ashby, Valerie S. Ph.D. Chemistry NATO Postdoc Mainz; Iowa State; UNC-CH, Professor & Dept. Chair
Astrum-Acevedo, Jim Ph.D. Chemistry US Patent & Trademark Office
Askew, Kim B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Barliya, Tilda Postdoc Israel Medical Device group
Batten, Heather B.S. Chemistry University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Behles, Jackie Ph.D. Chemistry Novartis
Berndt, Steve B.S. Chemistry NC Molding Company
Bertrand, Elizabeth B.S. Chemistry University of Montpellier
Bessel, Carol Sabbatical Leave Villanova
Betts, Douglas Ph.D. Chemistry Nalco; Micell Technologies; Reichhold Composites
Bhattacharya, Arjun Undergraduate Researcher Graduate school
Bickford, Lissett Postdoc Assistant Prof., SBES and Dept. of ME at Virginia Tech
Blake, Steve Postdoc Postdoc at MIT
Boggiano, Mary Kate Ph.D. Chemistry Start-up in College Park, MD
Bowerman, Charlie Postdoc; Research Associate Moderna Therapeutics
Brannen, Candice Postdoc Lord Corporation
Brooks, Ryan Undergraduate Researcher UNC-CH Exercise Physiology masters program
Buhler, Eric Postdoc CNRS – Grenoble, France
Bulgin, Andrew B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Bunyard, Clay Ph.D. Chemistry Kimberly Clark
Burke, Amy M.S. Chemistry Lord Corporation
Burns, Sonja M.S. Graduate Student High School Teacher
Butcher, Eric Undergraduate Researcher Pharmacy School
Byrne, James Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences (Graduate of UNC’s MD/PhD program) Harvard University Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Canelas, Dorian Ph.D. Chemistry NCSU
Cangelosi, Michael B.S. in Applied Sciences Unknown
Carson, Terri Ph.D. Chemistry Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX
Cha, Junhoe Postdoc University of Singapore
Chen, Kai Ph.D. Chemistry EIPI Systems
Chernyak, Yuri Postdoc NCSU Huntsman Chemical Company, RTI
Chang, Kelly Ph.D. Chemistry
Charpentier, Paul Postdoc (NCSU) Univ. of Western Ontario
Cheung, Roland Postdoc OctoPlus N.V. (Netherlands)
Choi, Jai-Pil Postdoc Professor, California State University, Fresno
Chu, Kevin Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences GSK
Clark, Michael Ph.D. Chemistry DSM
Combes, Jimmy Postdoc Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Conwell, Christine Postdoc Managing Director, Center for Chemical Evolution, Georgia Tech
Cooper, Andy Postdoc Cambridge University, Liverpool
Crette, Stephanie Ph.D. Chemistry Westvaco
Dardin, Alex Postdoc RohMax
Davidson, Tammy Postdoc Middle Tennessee State
Denison, Ginger Ph.D. Chemistry Co-Founder, Liquidia Technologies
Dessipri, Geni Postdoc ARI – Greece
Detter, Matthew Undergraduate Researcher; Staff Research Assistant Duke Univ. Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
DeYoung, James Postdoc Micell Technologies
Dominey, Raymond Sabbatical Leave University of Richmond
Du, Libin Postdoc Lubrizol
Dukes, Katerina Ph.D. Chemistry Rohm & Haas
Dunn, Erin Undergraduate Researcher Graduate School
Dunn, Stuart Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc, Harvard University, laboratory of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg
DuPont, Julie Postdoc Organic Synthesis Company
Elsesser, Mark Postdoc California Science & Technology Policy Fellow, California Council on Science & Technology
Enlow, Liz Ph.D. Chemistry DeSimone postdoc; Kala Pharmaceuticals
Ermoshkin, Alexander Postdoc Liquidia Technologies
Ertas, Merve Postdoc Wright-Patterson AFRL
Eulis, Larken Postdoc Postdoc, Dept. of Radiology, UNC-CH
Exner, Ansley M.S. Chemistry University of Georgia
Fain, John M.S. Chemistry Gad Consulting Services; Critical Path Services
Fakhouri, Sami Undergraduate Researcher UMass – Polymer Science
Finniss, Mathew Research Assistant Dalhousie University (Medical School)
Flannery, Tommy B.A. Global Studies; Chemistry minor Research Technician, Weill Cornell Medical College
Flowers, Devin Ph.D. Chemistry DuPont
Folk, Sarah Ph.D. Chemistry Secondary School Teacher
Forman, Nicole M.S. Chemistry Suffolk County Community College
Fromen, Cathy Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Univ. of Michigan, President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
Galloway, Ashley Postdoc Liquidia Technologies
Gao, Xin M.S. Chemistry University of North Carolina
Gavrilov, Kseniya Postdoc Triangle Insights Group
Genova, Jennifer B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Givens, Ramone M.S. Chemistry Micell Technologies, MBA KFBS, Glaxo
Glover, Rebecca Undergraduate Researcher Dental School
Goodner, Mike Postdoc Intel
Gratton, Stephanie Ph.D. Chemistry Merck
Gross, Stephen Ph.D. Chemistry Micell Integrated Systems
Guan, Zhibin Ph.D. Chemistry University of California at Irvine
Gullapalli, Anuradha Research Specialist Hyderabad, India
Guo, Ji Ph.D. Chemistry FDA
Hampton, Meredith Ph.D. Chemistry Liquidia Technologies
Harbinson, Chris B.S. Chemistry Micell Technologies
Hasan, Warefta Postdoc AuraSense Therapeutics
Haynie, Mindy B.S. Chemistry Micell Technologies
Herlihy, Kevin Ph.D. Chemistry; Postdoc; Research Associate Liquidia Technologies
Herman, Delores Postdoc Duke Law School
Hicks, Evan M.S. Chemistry Duke Fuqua School of Business
Hoggan, Eric Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Intel
Hinson, William M.S. Chemistry Reichhold Composites; DuPont DC&F
Hsiao, Yu-Ling Postdoc Bayer
Hu, Zhaokang Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc, GA Tech; SABIC Innovative Plastics (Evansville, IN)
Huang, Lihong Research Associate South Carolina
Hunt, Michael Ph.D. Chemistry DuPont, Milliken
Jeong, Wonhee Postdoc LG (Korea)
Jikei, Mishi Postdoc Tokyo Institute of Technology
Johnson, Ashley Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Merck
Jones, Charles Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc, UNC-CH w/ Ashby
Jones, Tamara M.S. Chemistry VCU Medical School
Kai, Marc Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Postdoc, Oregon State Univ.
Kassis, Camille Ph.D. Chemistry MeadWestvaco Corp
Kadla, John Visiting Scientist NC State University
Kapadia, Chintan Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences KBI Biopharma
Kapellen, Kerstin Postdoc 4P – Germany
Karkanawi, Sarah Undergraduate Researcher Pharmacy School
Keiper, Jason Postdoc Stepan
Kelly, Jennifer Ph.D. at UNC-CH NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST, Polymer Division; FDA & CDRH Commissioner’s Fellow
Kendall, Jonathan Postdoc Lord Corporation
Kennedy, Karen Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Air Products and Chemicals
Kersey, Farrell Postdoc UNC-Chapel Hill
Khodabandehlou, Khosrow Ph.D. NCSU, Chem. Eng.
Killian, Susan B.S. Chemistry Northwestern University
Kim, Jaehoon Ph.D. NCSU, Chem. Eng. U.S. Army Research Office
King, Tiffany B.S. Chemistry; Mathematics Research Specialist, Univ. of Chicago (Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Kipp, Brian Ph.D. Chemistry DuPont
Lee, Dongil Postdoc (Joint with Murray) Asst. Professor, Western Michigan University
Lee, William B.S. Chemistry; B.A. Economics
Lemert, Rich Postdoc Consultant
Lin, Jun Postdoc Consultant
Liu, Tao Ph.D. at NCSU (w/ Roberts) Independent in China
Lizotte, Jeremy B.S. Chemistry Virginia Tech
Luft, Chris Senior Research Associate Liquidia
Ma, Da Postdoc Professor, Fudan University, China
Maier, Gerhard Postdoc Technische Universitat Muenchen
Marshall, Kelly B.S. Chemistry University of California – Berkeley
Maynor, Ben Postdoc Liquidia Technologies
Maury, Elise Ph.D. Chemistry Nalco – Leiden, Lorielle
Maxwell, Kim Ph.D. Chemistry Albarlmarle Corporation
McAllister, Karen Erford Ph.D. Chemistry Rohm & Haas; Postdoc, Univ. of Pennsylvania
McClain, Jim Ph.D. Material Sciences Micell Technologies
Menceloglu, Yusuf Postdoc Gemsan – Turkey
Merkel, Timothy Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc, Northwestern University (Mirkin lab); Senior Scientist, Illumina
Michel, Udo Postdoc Degussa Stockhausen
Misslitz, Holger Visiting Scholar University of Bayreuth; BASF
Construction Chemicals
Mistele, Chad Ph.D. Chemistry GE Plastics
Mofrad, Peter B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Moga, Katherine Ph.D. Chemistry General Chemistry Lab Supervisor, The Ohio State University
Mooney, Heather Joy M.S. Chemistry Novartis
Mueller, Sarah Ph.D. Chemistry Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (U.S. National Academies)
Murphy, Andrew Postdoc Liquidia Technologies
Napier, Mary Research Assoc. Professor (Biochemistry & Biophysics) and Life Science Project Manager Executive Director, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Nebipasagil, Ali Postdoc Formlabs
Ni, Yizeng Postdoc Supelco
Novick, Brian Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Intel
Nunes, Janine Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc, Princeton University
Orgel, Ryan B.S. Chemistry Medical School, Wake Forest
O’Neill, Adrian Postdoc Quintiles
Paisner, Sara Postdoc GE Plastics
Pandya, Ashish Lab Mgr. and Sr. Res. Ass. Science House
Paradzinsky, Mark B.S. Chemistry Chemistry Ph.D. program, Virginia Tech
Parrott, Matthew Postdoc Assistant Professor, UNC School of Medicine, Dept. of Radiology
Peters, Mark Ph.D. Chemistry Bayer, Eastman
Petros, Rob Postdoc Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
Phillips, Rich Ph.D. Chemistry Merck
Pickens, Andrew Undergraduate Researcher Medical School
Pillai, Jonathan Postdoc Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship
Pohlhaus, Patrick Postdoc Liquidia Technologies
Polley, Jennifer M.S. Chemistry Teaching
Pollitis, Jeffery B.S. Chemistry University of Michigan
Poppe, Dirk Postdoc Industry in Germany
Portnow, Lauren B.S. Chemistry UNC-CH School of Medicine
Powell, Kim Postdoc Savannah River
Quadir, Murat Postdoc/Lab Manager Nalco
Rahhal, Tojan Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, College of Engineering, Univ. of Missouri
Reuter, Kevin Ph.D. Chemistry Merck
Roberts, Reid Ph.D. Microbiology & Immunology (w/ J. Ting) UNC School of Medicine to finish combined MD/PhD
Rolland, Jason Ph.D. Chemistry Liquidia Technologies; Diagnostics for All
Romack, Tim Ph.D. Chemistry East Carolina University
Roode, Luke Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences (w/ I. Davis) Education & Training Systems International
Royer, Joseph Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Milliken
Sailer, David Undergraduate Researcher UNC-CH (lab of Maureen Su)
Saraf, Manish Kumar M.S., NC State
Savage, John Postdoc  Liquidia Technologies
Schorzman, Derek Postdoc Bausch and Lomb
Seus, Allison Undergraduate Researcher Graduate School
Shaffer, Katherine Postdoc Wayne State College
Shen, Tammy Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences Merck
Shi, Chunmei Postdoc, NCSU NCSU Postdoc w/ Roberts
Shiho, Hiroshi Visiting Scientist JSR Corporation
Snead, David B.S. Chemistry Graduate School
Short, Patrick B.S. Applied Mathematics; Quantitative Biology Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Genomics & Medicine, Univ. of Cambridge
Shultz, Scott Ph.D. Chemistry Merck & Co.
Smith, Renee B.S. Chemistry MIT Graduate School
Stewart, Gina Postdoc Micell Technologies, Consultant
Stranko, Matt B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Sullivan, David B.S. Chemistry UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tahiliani, Shonali Ph.D. Chemistry Bayer
Tanner, Martha J. Ph.D. Chemistry Phillips Petroleum; Sabic Technology Center; Seattle University; Northwestern University
Taylor, Darlene STC Tech. Coordinator Assist. Prof. NC Central University
Thompson, Drew B.S. Chemistry University of California – Berkeley
Traud, Ron M.S. Chemistry UNC Law School
Trecek, John B.S. Chemistry Medical School
Visintin, Pamela Ph.D. Chemistry CMP Company
Vitale, Alessandra Visiting Scientist Politecnico Di Torino, Dept. of Materials Science & Chem Eng.
Wang, Danni Postdoc Supelco
Wang, Jie-Yu Postdoc Beijing University
Wang, Jin Postdoc Assist. Prof., Baylor College of Medicine & Adjunct Faculty Member, Rice Univ.
Wang, Ke Postdoc  (w/ Carbonell) Guidant Corporation
Wang, Yapei Postdoc Renmin University
Wang, Ying Postdoc Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Wei, Han-Chao Postdoc Exfluor Incorporated
Wells-Kennedy, Sharon Ph.D. Chemistry NIST Postdoc (faculty bound)
Weston, Ken B.S. Chemistry University of California – Santa Barbara
White, Jesse Undergraduate Researcher Architecture School
Williams, Stuart Ph.D. Chemistry Liquidia Technologies
Wojckinski, Lou Postdoc Postdoc, Univ. of Kentucky
Wong, Dominica H. C. Ph.D. Chemistry Eastman Chemical Company
Wood, Colin Postdoc Researcher at University of Liverpool
Xu, Bin Ph.D. Chemistry Postdoc at UCLA
Xu, Jing Ph.D. Chemistry Assoc. Professor, Nt’l Center for Nanoscience & Technology, China
Yadav, Rameshwar Ph.D. at NCSU
Yarbrough, Jason Postdoc Sealed Air Corporation
Ye, Weijun Ph.D. Chemistry Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology
Yoshida, Eri Postdoc Assistant Professor – Kyoto University
Young, Jennifer Ph.D. Chemistry DuPont
Zannoni, Luke Ph.D. Chemistry National Starch and Chemical/ICI; Procter and Gamble Company
Zhang, Hanjun (Henry) Postdoc Postdoc at LBNL
Zhou, Zhilian Ph.D. Chemistry Liquidia Technologies
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 March 10, 2010
Feb 172010
 

desimone_lores_2013_cropProfessor DeSimone is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University and of Chemistry at UNC. He is also an adjunct member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. DeSimone has published over 350 scientific articles and has roughly 200 issued patents in his name with over 200 patents pending.

DeSimone is one of only a few individuals who has been elected to all three branches of the U. S. National Academies: the National Academy of Medicine (2014), the National Academy of Sciences (2012), and the National Academy of Engineering (2005). He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005).

In May 2016 DeSimone was recognized by President Barack Obama with the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor in the U.S. for achievement  and leadership in advancing technological progress. DeSimone has received over 50 other major awards and recognitions including the 2015 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine; the 2015 Dickson Prize from Carnegie Mellon University; the 2014 Industrial Research Institute Medal; the 2014 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the ACS; 2013 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors; the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation presented by Sigma Xi; the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award in recognition of his efforts to advance diversity in the chemistry PhD workforce; the 2009 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award; the 2009 North Carolina Award, the highest honor the State of North Carolina can bestow to recognize notable achievements of North Carolinians in the fields of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts and Public Service; the 2008 Lemelson-MIT Prize for Invention and Innovation; the 2008 Tar Heel of the Year by the Raleigh News & Observer; the 2007 Collaboration Success Award from the Council for Chemical Research; the 2005 ACS Award for Creative Invention; the 2002 John Scott Award presented by the City Trusts, Philadelphia, given to “the most deserving” men and women whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of mankind; the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award by DuPont; the 2002 Wallace H. Carothers Award from the Delaware Section of the ACS; and the 2000 Oliver Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina, given to that person, who in the opinion of the Board of Governors’ Committee, “. . . during the current scholastic year, has made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race”.

DeSimone’s notable inventions include an environmentally friendly manufacturing process that relies on supercritical carbon dioxide instead of water and bio-persistent surfactants (detergents) for the creation of fluoropolymers or high-performance plastics, such as Teflon®. In 2002 DeSimone, along with Dr. Richard Stack (Duke University) and Dr. Robert Langer (MIT), co-founded Bioabsorbable Vascular Solutions (BVS) to commercialize a fully bioabsorbable, drug-eluting stent. Among other inventions, DeSimone has also developed novel, nonflammable electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries that are being commercialized.

DeSimone’s research group is heavily focused on harnessing the fabrication technologies from the semiconductor industry to design high-performance, cost-effective vaccines and medicines. DeSimone and his team developed a roll-to-roll particle fabrication technology called PRINT (Particle Replication in Non-wetting Templates) in 2004. The group is now exploiting the advantages of PRINT to generate “calibration quality” nano-tools to define the geometric (size, shape), surface (zeta potential, stealthing ligands), and deformability limitations associated with the delivery of drugs and vaccines using different dosage forms. DeSimone’s laboratory and the PRINT technology became a foundation for the Carolina Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Cancer Institute.

In 2004 DeSimone launched Liquidia Technologies, which employs roughly 50 people in RTP and has raised over $60 million in venture financing, including the first ever equity investment by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in a for-profit biotech company. Liquidia has converted PRINT into a GMP compliant process and is building on promising clinical trial results for its products.

Currently, DeSimone is on sabbatical leave from the university and has assumed the CEO role at Carbon, Inc. in Silicon Valley after co-founding the company based on a recent breakthrough in 3D printing called Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP). Students in the DeSimone research group are also focused on using CLIP to explore fundamental advances in applying 3D printing for the creation of new medical devices.

DeSimone received his BS in Chemistry in 1986 from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1990 from Virginia Tech.

Click here for Prof. DeSimone’s Curriculum Vitae

 

 February 17, 2010