The Matson Group

Current Postdocs and Graduate Students

Dr. Yin Wang

Education:

  • Postdoctoral scholar at John’s Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, Zhejiang University, China
  • M.S. & B.S. Materials Science, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of self-assembled H2S-releasing materials.


Mingjun Zhou

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • M.S. Physical Chemistry, Jilin University, China
  • B.S. Chemistry, Jilin University, China

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of high molecular weight thermoresponsive peptides and peptide-based materials.


Yun Qian

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • M.S. & B.S. Nanjing Forestry University

Current Research Objectives: Preparation of peptide-based biomaterials for therapeutic applications, including H2S-releasing gels.


Kuljeet Kaur

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • M.S. & B.S. Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Work experience: Jubilant Life sciences ltd.

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis and evaluation of H2S-releasing gels based on aromatic peptide amphiphiles.


Mohammed Alaboalirat

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Macromoleular Science & Engineering
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of amphiphilic bottlebrush copolymers.


Jeffrey Weaver

Education:

  • Pursuing M.S. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Penn State University

Current Research Objectives: Bottlebrush polymer synthesis for use in engineering applications.


Ryan Carrazzone

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology

Current Research Objectives: H2S-releasing supramolecular structures.


Kearsley Dillon

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

Current Research Objectives: H2S-releasing small molecules and peptides.


Sarah Blosch

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science & Engineering
  • M.S. in Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. in Microbiology, University of Oklahoma

Current Research Objectives: Bottlebrush polymer synthesis.


Anastasia Volokhova

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of new polymers from renewable materials.


Samantha Scannelli

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

Current Research Objectives: Tapered bottlebrush polymer synthesis.


Sarah Swilley

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Polymer Science, The University of Southern Mississippi

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of H2S releasing macromolecular systems.


Yumeng “Jackie” Zhou

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of peptide-based materials.


Zhao Li

Education:

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University

Current Research Objectives: Synthesis of peptide-based materials.


Current Matson Group Undergraduate Students

Jared Grimm

Anshul Paripati

Ethan Winckler

Cabell Eades


Former Matson Group Graduate Students

Dr. Chadwick Powell

– Ph.D. in Chemistry (2019)

Dr. Kyle Arrington

– Ph.D. in Chemistry (2018)

Dr. Jeff Foster

– Ph.D. in Chemistry (2017)

Dr. Scott Radzinski

– Ph.D. in Chemistry (2017)

Jennifer Carter

– M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering (2015)