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Our Team

A Collaborative & Diverse Group of Innovative, Passionate, and Creative Students

 

Our people are at the core of what makes the Nance Lab such a unique and fulfilling place to work. We are proud of the diversity of our lab members, with each member contributing their unique skills and experiences to the projects we are working on.  Find out more about our team members below. 

Meet The Team

Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.

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Principal Investigator

Jagjeet and Janice Bindra Career Development Assistant Professor

Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemical Engineering

Adjunct, Bioengineering, Radiology

Mike McKenna, M.S.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Colorado

2018 GSS Co-Chair, ACES

2017 Treasurer, ACES

ARCS Fellow

Chris Nyambura, M.S.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Chemical Engineering, Data Science Option, University of Washington

Co-advised with Jim Pfaendtner

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UC Stanta Barbara

Top Scholar

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Jeremy Filteau

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Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Co-advised by Cole DeForest

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

2019 Professional Development Chair, ACES

ARCS Fellow

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Hawley Helmbrecht, M.S.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Chemical Engineering, Data Science Option, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

2019 Vice President, WChE

2020 President, ACES

2018-2020 Senator, GPSS

2021 PNNL Data Science Intern

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Nam Phuong Nguyen, M.S.

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Ph.D. Student

Molecular Engineering, University of Washington

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University

2020 Officer, UW Grad SWE

2020 Member, MolES Diversity Committee

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Brendan Butler

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Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

2021 GSS Chair, ACES

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Nuo Xu, M.S.

Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology

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Cheng Hao Robin Lin

M.S. Thesis Candidate

Chemical Engineering, Advanced Data Science Option, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University

Nels Schimek

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M.S. Thesis Candidate

Chemical Sciences & Technology, University of Washington

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington

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Ana Rios

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Research Technician

Undergraduate student, Bioengineering 

2020 STAR Scholar

Jimmy Ye

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering, Pre-med

2020 UW AIChE President

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Kenny Sluis

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

Tolu Adebayo

Undergrad Research Assistant

Biology

2020 ALVA GenOM Scholar

Norah Alhindi

Undergrad Research Assistant

Biochemistry

2020-2021 KAUST Scholar

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Sanjana Janikiraman

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Engineering Undeclared

Kaleb Decker

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering,

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Teng-Jui Lin

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Megan Wong

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Mia Onodera

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Engineering Undeclared

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Ali Toghani

Undergrad Research Assistant

Whatcom Community College

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Eleanor Wu

Undergrad Research Assistant

Engineering Undeclared

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Manasvini Calmidi

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Engineering Undeclared

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Danny Bondurant

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Najma Hashi

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Gisele Charpentier

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Jonny Harrigan

Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

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Mia Yamada-Heidner

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Computer Science