People

Principal Investigator

Daniel J. Preston
CV | 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’s arrival has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anoop Rajappan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice Academy of Fellows

PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020
SM – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
BS – Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2015

Anoop will join the PI Lab in fall 2020.

Graduate Students

Marquise Bell
Email: mdb16@rice.edu

BSME – Baylor University, 2020

Marquise joined the PI Lab in summer 2020.

Barclay Jumet
Email: barclay.jumet@rice.edu

BSME – The University of Alabama, 2020

Barclay joined the PI Lab in summer 2020.

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 fall 2021.
Contact for more information.

Undergraduate Students

Colter Decker
Email: cjd11@rice.edu

Majoring in MECH

Colter joined the PI Lab in fall 2019.

Aman Eujayl
Email: aie1@rice.edu

Majoring in MECH

Aman joined the PI Lab in spring 2020.

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 2020.
Contact for more information.

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