Janna Maranas Research Group





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Publication highlights
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Review article on polymer blend dynamics [link]

Interaction of peptides with inorganic surfaces [link]

A new motion in solid polymer electrolytes [link]




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Undergraduate research

We almost always have research positions open for undergraduate students in a variety of fields. Feel free to make an appointment with Janna (jmaranas [at] psu.edu) and drop by her office in 107 Fenkse. Below is a list of current and past undergrad students in our group.

Xinren Yu

Xinren Yu

Duration: Spring 2012 - present
Research: Thermo response of water in a plant cell wall.

Email: xxy5043 [at] psu.edu

 

Peter Dudenas

Peter Dudenas

Duration: Summer 2012 - present
Research: Effect of nano-wisker additives on solid polymer electrolytes.

Email: pjd5144 [at] psu.edu

 

Joel Slaem

Joel Slaem

Duration: Spring 2012 - Summer 2012
Research: Ab initio and MD simulations at the fuel cell interface

Email: jas6354 [at] psu.edu

 

Yuri Gloumakov

Yuri Gloumakov

Duration: Summer 2013 [REU Student]
Research: Molecular Dynamic simulations of solid polymer electroltes

Email: yg2320 [at] columbia.edu

 

Derek Sturm

Derek Sturm

Duration: Summer 2012 [REU Student]
Research: Molecular Dynamic simulations of solid polymer electroltes

Email: sturm.derek [at] gmail.com

 

Stephanie Roebelen

Stephanie Roebelen

Duration: Summer 2011
Research: Coarse-grained modeling of ions in solid electrolytes

Email: sxr372 [at] psu.edu

 

Tiffany Senkow

Tiffany Senkow

Duration: Spring 2011 to Spring 2012
Research: Long-range interaction networks of poliovirus RNA polymerase

Email: tls5315 [at] psu.edu

 

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones

Duration: 2010 Summer to 2011 Spring
Research: Thermal analysis of cellulose-water interactions

Email: pwj5009 [at] psu.edu

 

Katherine Li

Katherine Li

Duration: 2010 Summer
Research: Molecular dynamics simulation of cation transport in poly(ethylene oxide)

Email: kayli90 [at] gmail.com

 

Christopher Sokolowski

Christopher Sokolowski

Duration: 2009-2010
Research: Investigating the Effects of Intramolecular Interactions on the Dynamics of Glassy Liquids
Email: chs5014 [at] psu.edu

 

Collin Bonnett

Collin Bonnett

Duration: 2009-2011
Research: Synthesizing polymer nanocomposites with controlled dispersion
Email: cmb5357 [at] psu.edu

 

Ryan Bradley

Ryan Bradley

Duration: 2008-2009
Research: Structure and dynamics of alpha-synuclein, the protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease [More details]
Current occupation: Grad student at UPenn
Email: ryb [at] seas.upenn.edu

 

Onajite Shemi

Year: 2008

Peter Beltramo

Year: 2007
Student of (during program): University of Pennsylvania
Research (during program): Evaluating the mobility and adsorption of homopolypeptides onto gold(001) surfaces using molecular dynamics simulations
Current occupation: Senior at University of Pennsylvania
Email: beltramo@seas.upenn.edu

Andrew May

Current occupation: Graduate student at California Institute of Technology
Current research: High-temperature thermoelectric materials Email: may@caltech.edu


Other undergraduate students
Jackie Gogolski - 2006
Jason Clark - 2003
William Schaeffer - 2002
Amanda Greer - 2001
John Longbach - 2000


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