PhD students

Ph.D. Student, 4th year


B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, 2016
M.S. in Energy, Texas A&M Energy Institute, 2017

Jinhyeun was born in South Korea. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Yonsei University in 2016. After that, he got his master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 2017, where he studied the development of novel heat exchangers with Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) under the direction of Prof. Mustafa Akbulut. He joined the Boukouvala group in September 2018. He will be studying on hybrid modeling and high-dimensional data reduction. He likes sports and enjoys playing soccer and basketball. He was a part of school band during his undergrad, so he also likes playing bass guitar and listening to music in his free time.

Jinhyeun Kim
Office: ES&T 1354
Ph.D. Student, 3rd year


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University

Zach grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2019. At WVU, he performed research under Dr. Fernando Lima looking into modeling modular process systems relevant to energy, such as SMR and NGCC. His thesis work will focus on hybrid modeling of power grid systems and will be in collaboration with Sandia National Labs. Zach loves soccer, traveling and learning about language. His favorite books include Lord of the Rings, Crime and Punishment, and 100 Years of Solitude.

Zachary Kilwein
Office: ES&T 1354
Ph.D. Student, 2nd year

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Process System Engineering, Imperial College London
Elisavet Anglou
Office: ES&T 1356
Ph.D. Student, 2nd year

B.S. in Chemical Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Suryateja Ravutla
Office: ES&T 1356

Master students

M.S. Student 

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Ian Clark
Office: ES&T 1356

PhD Alumni

Dr. Sun Hye (Sophie) Kim, Currently at Dow Chemical

Dr. Jianyuan (Jackie) Zhai, Currently at Cargill Inc

Dr. William Bradley, Currently Scientist at SANICKA Inc


Ron Volkovinsky, Undergraduate Student
Cameron Chong, Undergraduate Student
Sachin Shirpurkar, MS Student
Niteesha Devulapally, MS Student
Zhe Liu, MS Student
Alexandra Brown, Undergraduate Student
Donovan Piper, Undergraduate Student
Dana Paulita Francisco, Undergraduate Student
Yuli Wu, MS Student
Timothy Mitchell, Undergraduate Student
Matthew (Hyun Woo) Kim, Undergraduate Student