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

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 

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Imam, Ibrahim Abiodun

Ibrahim joined the group in 2022.  He will conduct computational protein research.

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Shan Xingjian 

Xingjian joined the group in 2022.  He will conduct research on AI for science

We are looking for a graduate student for an AI for science project. Please contact the PI for more information. 

Undergraduate Researchers

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Matthew Manning is a ChE undergraduate researcher working on simulating materials for energy

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Al Adawi, Shata is a ChE undergraduate researcher working on machine learning

Former group members

Dr. Qi Qiao (postdoctoral, currently at the medical school)

Xu Nan (visiting student, Zhejiang University)

Undergraduate researchers: 

Ji Xiaorong 

Tapia, Joseph​ ( currently in UMAss graduate program)

Shearer, Hunter W. 

Braide, Tamunoemi Opaki 

Drew Thomas 

Dane McBee 

Drew Schofield

Maliha Marium (currently worcester polytechnic institute graduate program )