Principal Investigator

Dr. Gibum Kwon

Gibum Kwon completed a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2014 with Prof. Anish Tuteja. Prior to joining KU in 2016, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT with Prof. Kripa Varanasi and Prof. Gareth H. McKinley.

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Graduate Students

Mohammadamin Ezazi

Education: B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Azad Tehran University (2011) M.Eng. in Manufacturing Engineering, University of Malaya (2015)

Research Focus: Self-healing coating, Photocatalytic membrane, Thermo-responsive hydrogel.


Bishwash Shrestha


Research Focus: Zwitterionic polymer, PFAS detection, Anti-icing surface.


Seyedvahid Rad

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2015) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2018)

Research Focus: Superomniphobic surface, Fuel cell membrane.


Undergraduate Students

Eden Taddese

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas

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Titiksha Sharma

Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas

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