People

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. If you are interested in joining our team, please see our available positions.

Rick Liao

Mike McKenna

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering

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

ARCS Fellow

Jeremy Filteau

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering

ARCS Fellow

2019 ACES Professional Development Chair

Elizabeth Nance, PhD.

Principle Investigator

Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor

Kate Hildahl

Research Technologist

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Mengying Zhang

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Engineering

B.A. in Biology

2019-2020 WChE Secretary

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Andrea Joseph

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

NIH F31 Fellow

2019 ACES President

Chris Nyambura

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering, with a Data Science Option

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UC Stanta Barbara

Co-advised with Jim Pfaendtner

Top Scholar

Hawley Helmbrecht

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering, with a Data Science Option

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

2019 GPSS Senator

2019-2020 WChE Vice President

Nam Phuong Nyugen

Graduate Student

Ph.D. Student in Molecular Engineering

M.S. in Materials Science, University of Washington

B.S. in Materials Science, Stanford University

David Shackelford

Graduate Student

M.S. Thesis Candidate in Chemical Engineering, with Advanced Data Science Option

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University

Robin Lin

Graduate Student

M.S. Thesis Student in Chemical Engineering, with Advanced Data Science Option

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

Nuo Xu

Graduate Student

M.S. Thesis Student in Chemical Engineering

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

Qiong July Zhou

Graduate Student

M.S. Thesis Student in Chemical Engineering, with Data Science Option

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington

Jessica Pon

Chemical Engineering student

Dorsa Toghani

BioEngineering student

Mary Gates Scholar

Evan Epstein

Chemical Engineering student, Honors thesis

Hugo Pontes

Chemical engineering student, Honors thesis

2019 and 2020 WRF Fellow

Undergraduate Researchers

Victoria Dahl

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Biochemistry student; Pre-Med

2019-2020 UW WChE Chapter President

Tora Gao

Chemical Engineering student, Honors thesis

Georges Simo

Chemical Engineering student; Pre-Med

2019-2020 UW AIChE Chapter President, Mary Gates Scholar

Brendan Ball

Chemical Engineering student

Mary Gates Scholar

Mikey Chungyoung

Chemical Engineering student

McNair Scholar

Denise Beebout

Chemical Engineering Student

2020-2021 UW Chapter SWE President,

LSAMP Scholar, SWE Scholar

Jimmy Ye

Chemical Engineering student

Kenneth Sluis

Chemical Engineering student

Tolulope Adebayo

GeNoM ALVA Scholar

Norah Alhindi

Kaleb Decker

Biochemistry Student

KAUST Scholar

Ana Rios

Chemical Engineering student

High School Students

Sanjana Janakiraman 

Senior High School Student

Bellevue, WA

Mia Onodera

Junior High School Student

Bellevue, WA

Maria Sati

Junior High School Student

Bellevue, WA

The Nance Lab

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington
Box 351750
3781 Okanogan Lane NE 
Seattle, WA, 98195-1750

nancelab@uw.edu

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