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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. 

Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor

Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemical Engineering

Adjunct, Radiology

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Mengying Zhang, Ph.D.

Expert-in-Residence

Molecular Engineering, University of Washington

B.A. in Biology, Sichuan University

2019 Secretary, WChE

2019 Director, Engage

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Mike Mckenna, M.S.

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

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Andrea Joseph, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

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

2020 President, UW Grad SWE

2019 President, ACES

2018 Vice President, WChE

NIH F31 Fellow

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Hawley Helmbrecht

Ph.D. Student

Chemical Engineering, Data Science Option, University of Washington

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

2020 President, ACES

2019 Vice President, WChE

2018-2020 Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate

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Chris Nyambura

Ph.D. Student

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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Nam Phuong Nguyen, M.S.

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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Jeremy Filteau

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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Nels Schimek

M.S. Student

Chemical Sciences & Technology, University of Washington

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Washington

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Qiong July Zhou

M.S. Thesis Candidate

Chemical Engineering, Advanced Data Science Option, University of Washington

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

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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

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Nuo Xu

M.S. Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

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

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Denise Beebout | Chemical Engineering | 2020 President, SWE 

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OUR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

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Ziming Ye | Chemical Engineering | 2020 President, UW AIChE 

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Michael Chungyoun |

Chemical Engineering | 2020 McNair Scholar 

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Brendan Ball | Chemical Engineering | 2020 Vice President, UW AIChE 

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Kenneth Sluis | Chemical Engineering  

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Tolulope Adebayo | Biochemistry | 2020 ALVA GENOM Scholar  

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Norah Alhindi | Biochemistry | 2020 KAUST Scholar  

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Ana Rios | Bioengineering | 2020 STAR Scholar

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Kaleb Decker | Chemical Engineering

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Sanjana Janakiraman | Engineering Direct to College

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Mari Sati | Senior

OUR HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS

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Mia Onodera | Senior

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Ali Toghani | Senior

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Eleanor Wu | Senior

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Phoebe Wilcox | Senior

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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