Principal Investigator 

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Dr. Qing Shao,PhD (qshao@uky.edu

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2018-         Assistant professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky

2014-2018 Postdoctoral research scholar, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

2009-2014  Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Washington

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Dr. Qiao Qi

Dr. Qiao Qi joined the Shao group in August 2020. She got her PhD degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2020. Her thesis is about the reactive molecular dynamics simulations of biomass. She will conduct research to understand and design deep eutectic solvents using molecular simulations and machine learning methods. 

Graduate Students

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Nguyen, Manh Tien

Tien had a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from HCM University of Technology – National University in 2014. He has started his PhD journey majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky since 08/2018. Tien joined the Shao group in fall 2018. His research focuses on soft materials for energy applications. 

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Usman Abbas Lame

Usman joined the group in December.  He is investigating the mechanisms that govern the application of deep eutectic solvents using computational approaches 

Undergraduate Researchers

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Drew Thomas is an undergraduate student in the chemical and materials engineering department at the University of Kentucky. He is working on understanding and design advanced solvents using computational approaches

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Maliha Marium is an undergraduate student in the chemical and materials engineering department at the University of Kentucky. She is studying liquid-liquid interfaces using computational approaches

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Drew Schofield is an undergraduate student in the chemical and materials engineering department at the University of Kentucky. He is studying advanced conducting polymers using computational approaches

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Dane McBee is an undergraduate student in the chemical and materials engineering department at the University of Kentucky. He is conducting computational protein engineering research. 

Former group members

Xu Nan (visiting student, Zhejiang University)

Ji Xiaorong (undergraduate)

Tapia, Joseph​ (undergraduate student, current in UMAss graduate program)

Shearer, Hunter W. (undergraduate)

Braide, Tamunoemi Opaki (undergraduate)