Principal Investigator

Blake N. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

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



Princeton University
- Postdoc Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 Drexel University
- PhD Chemical Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison
- BS Chemical Engineering

- Minor Chemistry


Select Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award

    • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

    IISE Outstanding Young Investigator Award 


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Lab Members

Doctoral Students

Ezgi Kucukdeger

BS Industrial & Systems Engineering

MS Industrial & Systems 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


Sahil Laheri - Medical Student


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