People

Principal Investigator

Daniel J. Preston
Email: djp@rice.edu

PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
SM – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
BS – University of Alabama, 2012

Dan obtained his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and his S.M. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he worked under the guidance of Prof. Evelyn N. Wang. Following his graduate work, he trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, advised by Prof. George M. Whitesides, before starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in July 2019.

Visiting Scholars and Postdocs

Yan Hu
Visiting Professor

Faculty appointment at Jiangsu Normal University
PhD – Southwest Jiaotong University, 2016
BS – Xihua University, 2010

Yan will join the PI Lab in March 2020.

Dimithree Kahanda
Postdoctoral Fellow | Email: gk22@rice.edu

PhD – University of Texas at Dallas, 2017
MS – University of Texas at Dallas, 2014
BS – University of Peradeniya, 2011

Dimithree will join the PI Lab in January 2020.

Recruiting now for spring 2020.
Contact for more information.

Graduate Students

Zhen Liu
Email: zl73@rice.edu

MS – Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2019
BS – Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2016

Zhen joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Rachel Shveda
Email: ras15@rice.edu

BSME – US Coast Guard Academy, 2014

Rachel joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Te Faye Yap
Email: ty25@rice.edu

BSME – University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2019

Faye joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Recruiting now for spring and fall 2020.
Contact for more information.

Undergraduate Students

Colter Decker
Email: cjd11@rice.edu

Majoring in MECH

Colter joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Esha Ghai
Email: esha.ghai@rice.edu

Majoring in CHBE

Esha joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Mark Schara
Email: mws6@rice.edu

Majoring in MECH

Mark joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Bryan Zeng
Email: mz39@rice.edu

Majoring in MECH

Bryan joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Recruiting now for fall 2019.
Contact for more information.

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