Group Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Umi Yamamoto

Jian Jiang

Pengfei Zhang


Graduate Students

Bilin Zhuang

Kevin Shen

Issac Fees

Ahmad Omar

Rachel Krueger



Kathy Bubash

office: 206 Spalding Lab

email: kathy at cheme dot caltech dot edu

phone: x4193



Postdoctoral Scholars:
Xiaofei Xu, now associate professor at Suzhou University, China.
Issei Nakamura, now professor at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Shelly Tzlil (co-advised by David Tirrell), now assistant professor at Technion - Isreal Institute of Technology
Bradley D. Olsen (co-advised by Julie Kornfield and David Tirrell), assistant professor at MIT.
Sariki M. Bhattacharyya, (co-advised by Ahmed Zewail), now postdoc at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Yardena Bohbot-Raviv, research scientist at the Biological Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.
Panagiotis Dimitrakopoulos, (co-advised by John Brady), now assistant professor at University of Maryland.
Oleg Byuchek, (current affiliation unknown).
Jonathan V. Selinger, now professor of physics and chemistry at Kent State University.
Leonardo Golubovic, now professor of physics at West Virginia University.


Ph.D. Students:
Rui Wang, now postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Christina Ting, now postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories.
Jenny Witman
Cheng-Zhong Zhang, now postdoc at Harvard Medical School.
Justin Bois, (co-advised by Niles Pierce), now postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics at Dresden, Germany.
Andrew Spakowitz, now associate professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University.
Jeffrey Endleman, (co-advised by Frances Arnold), now at a biotech start-up.
Christopher Voigt, (co-advised by Frances Arnold), now associate professor of biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shuyan Qi, now staff scientist at Symyx.
Jeremy Martin, now senior research engineer at Advanced Micro Device Corporation.
Isamu Kusaka, (co-advised by John Seinfeld), now associate professor of chemical engineering at Ohio State University.
Wei Zheng, research analyst at Fannie Mae Corporation.


M.S. Students:
Michael Choi, president and CEO of BoomYEAH, an internet start-up company.
Stephen Wood, now engineer at ExxonMobile.