Current Students

Natalie Benner

Contact Information

Email: natalie1024@tamue.edu

Joined Dr. Sue's group: January 2016

   

Research Focus

Current research focuses on establishing microstructure - property relationships and understanding decomposition mechanisms in high performance thermoplastic polymers.
    

Personal Info/Biography

 I earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M in May of 2015. During my time as an undergraduate student, I developed a strong interest in organic mechanisms and the wonderful world of polymer science. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. 
    
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, jogging
 
 

James Chrisman

Contact Information

Email: jchrisman12@gmail.com

 

 
 

Shuoran Du

Contact Information

Email: shuoran920324@tamu.edu

 

 
 

Farhad Daneshvar

Contact Information

Email: farhad.dan.f@gmail.com

Joined Dr. Sue's group: August 2015

   

Research Focus

Focus on "Copper-Carbon Nanotube Composite fabricated via electrospinning for Power Transmission subsea Cables". Additional focus on anti-corrosion polymer base composite coatings.
    
 
Hobbies: sports
 
 

Spencer Hawkins

Contact Information

Email: acefool@neo.tamu.edu

 

Research Focus

Improve exfoliation and dispersion of nano particles in polymers to increase mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties.

Biography

I was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1989. From there I moved to Batesville, Indiana at the age of 4. When I was 8 I moved to Cypress, Texas and have been there ever since. I obtained a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics at Texas A&M University in May 2011. I worked with Kevin as a undergraduate for the 2010-2011 school year. I was awarded the National Science Foundation Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship in August 2011.

Zhiyaun Jiang

Contact Information

Email: zhiyuanjiang@tamu.edu

 

When did you join Dr. Sue’s group: January 2016.

Research focus  

Structure-property relationship of polypropylene containing long chain branching fractions.

Biography 

I was born and grown in Nanjing, a major city of culture, education and economy in Yangtze River Delta, east of China. I got my bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2015 from Nanjing University where I met my love and then entered Chemistry Department at Texas A&M for my PhD. I switched to Materials Sci. & Eng. Department later for my enthusiasm in polymers research.

Hobbies: Volleyball, Soccer, and others.

 

Cong Liu

Research Focus

My main research focuses on synthesis of novel inorganic nanoparticles and their applications in polymer composites.

Biography

I earned B.S. in chemistry from Jilin University and then finished my M.S. in polymer chemistry and physics there. I am currently pursing my PhD in MSEN.

 

 

Glendimar Molero

Contact Information

Email: glendimarmolero@tamu.edu

Joined Dr. Sue's group: August 2016

   

Research Focus

Development of scratch resistance coatings onto glass and other substrates to be potentially utilized in the industry of electronic devices and other fields.
    

Biography

 I was born in Venezuela in 1994, moved to Mexico when I was 13 years old and finally established in the United States in 2010. I studied Mechanical Engineering in the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley and graduated in 2016. Now, I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Materials Engineering.
    
Hobbies: Love to dance, travel and going to the movies!
 
 

Chia-Ying Tsai

Contact Information

Email: tsaicying@gmail.com

Joined Dr. Sue's group: August 2016

   

Research Focus

Effects of Long Chain branches of polypropylene on rheological behavior.
    

Biography

 I earned my bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in June 2015. Now, I am pursuing a PhD in MSEN at Texas A&M University.
    
Hobbies: Jogging, Movies, traveling
 
 

Fangqing Xia

Contact Information

Email: sustc11210040@163.com

Date you joined Dr. Sue's Group: September 2016
 

Research Focus

interparticle interactions; self-assembly of 2D structure, especially in polymer matrices
 

Biography

I obtained my bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech, Shenzhen) in June 2016. My college education, especially my research experiences at "Laboratory for Soft Matter Materials" (Prof. Dazhi Sun's lab,SUSTech) have intensified my intrinsic interests in polymers, nanomaterials & composites, and made me well prepared for pursuing my PhD degree in MSEN at Aggieland. I am now working on the self-assembly of 2D nanomaterials under the supervision of Prof.Hung-jue Sue. I am so happy to join this big family!
 
Hobbies: playing the violin, swimming, Texas hold'em poker
 
 

Shuang Xiao

Contact Information

Email: sxiao02@tamu.edu

Date joined the group: 2014
 

Research Focus

Scratch behavior of polymers and the corresponding mechanical and surface properties
 

Biography

Shuang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beijing Information Science & Technology University in 2012, and graduated from Syracuse University in 2014 with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Shuang joined Dr. Hung-Jue Sue’s research group in 2014, and presently conducting research in the field of scratch behavior of Polyurethane elastomers and the corresponding mechanical and surface properties. 
 
Hobbies: Photography, Painting, Hiking