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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

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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

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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, M.S.

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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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Sydney Floryanzia

Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

NSF GRFP Fellow

ARCS Fellow

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Emily Du, M.S.

Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington,

M.S. in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Cornell University

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

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Ruby Jin, M.Eng.

Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Masters in Engineering, Cornell University

B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

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Gaby Balistreri

Ph.D. Student

Molecular Engineering, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemistry, UC San Diego

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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

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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

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Tolu Adebayo

Undergrad Research Assistant

Biology

2020 ALVA GenOM Scholar

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Norah Alhindi

Undergrad Research Assistant

Biochemistry

2020-2021 KAUST Scholar

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Sanjana Janikiraman

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering

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Kaleb Decker

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering,

2021 UW AIChE President

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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

Electrical Engineering

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Danny Bondurant

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

2021 UW WChE Vice President

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Najma Hashi

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Undergrad Research Assistant

Chemical Engineering

2021 UW WChE Outreach Director

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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 and Engineering