Principal Investigator

Blake N. Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
School of Neuroscience
Macromolecules Innovation Institute



Princeton University (Postdoc; 2013 - 2015) - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Drexel University (PhD; 2013) - Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison (BS; Certificate; 2008) - Chemical Engineering; Chemistry 


Select Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award (2022)
    SME Outstanding Young Engineer Award (2020)
    IISE Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2018)
  • Best Dissertation Award, Drexel University (2013)

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Lab Members

Doctoral Students

Lester Anderson

BE Chemistry

MS Polymer Engineering

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Yang Liu

BE Polymer Materials & Engineering

MS Chemistry

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Junru Zhang

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering


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Masters and Undergraduate Students

Purna Srivatsa Boggavarapu 

BS Computer Science

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Chandrasekhar P. 

BS Computer Science

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Asa Castleberry

Chemical Engineering

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Former Students


Ellen Cesewski (PhD 2021) - Postdoc at the Medical College of Cornell University


Justin Halper - Design Engineer at Raytheon


Alexander Haring (PhD 2020) - Materials Scientist at Formlabs


Elena Karakozoff - Production and Operations Manager at Greenheart Wellness


Niki Khandelwal - Graduate Student at the University of Pennsylvania


Ezgi Kucukdeger (PhD 2022) - Engineer at Formlabs


David Mcilvain - Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center


Mina Shawky - Engineer at Johns Hopkins University


Manjot Singh (PhD 2021) - Engineer at IVIVIA Medical


Rajan Thakur - Sr. Engineering Specialist at FEDEX Express


Yuxin Tong (PhD 2021) - Engineer at 3M