Zauscher Lab | Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Group Members

PI: Stefan Zauscher 

Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry

Email: zauscher@duke.edu

Complete CV: Zauscher CV, March 2014

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2000)
  • M.S. in Materials Science – Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (1992)

Positions and Employment 

  • Sternberg Family Professor, Duke University July 2012-present
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University July 2012-present
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University July 2012-present
    Education Director, NSF Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Fall 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University February 2009-present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University July 2008-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University February 2007-June 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University September 2000-June 2007

Honors 

  • Chair, 5th Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science 2014
  • Bass Professor, Duke University 2012
  • Marion and Capers McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research 2012
  • Bronze Award for Scientific Achievement, U.S. Army Research 2008
  • Young Investigator Award in Experimental Science 2008
    International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences
  • The American Academy of Nanomedicine, Young Investigator Award 2005
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Faculty Early Career Development Award 2003
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Jr.
    Faculty Enhancement Award in Engineering 2001

Graduate Students click photo for bio

Gregory Hardy gjh9@duke.edu 

Robert Ferris

Lei Tang

Lei Tang
lt65@duke.edu

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Katherine Marusak
kem51@duke.edu

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Renpeng Gu
rg133@duke.edu

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Qing Tu
qt6@duke.edu

Post-Doctoral Researchers – click photo for bio

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Zehra Parlak – zehra.parlak@duke.edu

 

Undergraduate Researchers

Hiral Tailor (2009 – present)

Rahul Nayak (2010 – present)

Cooper Eben (2012 – present)

Zauscher Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers  Years  Current Position and Location
Robert Ducker, Ph.D 2008 – 2010 Postdoc, University of Sheffield, England
Tao Chen, Ph.D. 2008 – 2010 Humboldt Fellow, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Nehal Abu-Lail, Ph.D. 2004 – 2007 Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Pullmann, WA
Sang-Jung Ahn, Ph.D.  2001 – 2004 Research Scientist, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
Marian Kaholek, Ph.D 2003 – 2006 Director R&D, VISCOFAN, Czech Republic
Nelson Nunalee, Ph.D 2006 – 2007 Ravenscroft High School, Raleigh, NC
Graduate Students
Jeff Coles, Ph.D. 2004 – 2010  BD Biosciences, Raleigh, NC
Debby Chang, Ph.D. 2005 – 2010  Postdoc, Lund University, Sweden
Yee Lam, Ph.D. 2002 – 2008 UNC Medical School, Chapel Hill, NC
Alice De Bellis, M.S. 2002 – 2007  –
Woo-Kyung Lee, Ph.D 2001 – 2006 Staff Researcher, Naval Reserach Laboratory, Washington DC
Alexei Valiaev, Ph.D 2001 – 2007 Sydnovate Tech Transfer, University of Sydney, Australia
Andres Garcia, M.S. 2005 – 2008 Research Engineer, Liquidia, RTP, NC

Undergraduate/Pratt Fellows

Stefan Streckfuss (2011-2012),  Byung Seok Kwon (2009 – 2011),  Karim Khalil (2011 – 2012)  Nissar Ahmed (2009 – 2010), Barrett Sullivan (2009 – 2010), Jordy Goldstein (2009 – 2010)

Undergraduate Independent Study Students

Fayekah Assanah, Jason Blum,  Andrew Bowen,  Doug Mullen

Visiting Students

  • Clemens BietFall 2010 – 2011 TU Berlin, Germany
  • Naima HutterFall 2010 TU Munich, Germany
  • Cynthia GruberFall 2010 ETH-Zurich, Switzerland