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Rinaldi Lab Former Students

Below are lists of students who were once part of the Rinaldi lab, along with the information we have on their current positions. If you have a new position and you want us to make a change, or if you have a personal/professional profile you would like us to link to please send me an email.

Past Postdoctoral Researchers:

  1. Magda Latorre Estevez, January 2007 – June 2009. Currently Associate Researcher at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  2. Adriana P. Herrera, June 2009 – November 2010. Currently Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia.
  3. Jeremiah W. Hubbard, January 2010 – January 2013. Currently working for InnoPharma, Piscataway, New Jersey.
  4. Lenibel Santiago, August 2010 – June 2012. Currently at NRC Research Associate at EPA.
  5. Maribella Domenech, April 2011 – June 2012. Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  6. Isaac Torres-Diaz, January 2013 – December 2014. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical Engineering.

Past PhD students:

  1. Arlex Chaves, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, July 2007. Currently Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia.
  2. Carola Barrera, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2009. Currently at Research Scientist at Procter and Gamble.
  3. Adriana P. Herrera, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2009. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia.
  4. Victoria L. Calero Diaz del Castillo, PhD in Chemical Engineering, July 2009. Currently at IBM.
  5. Jorge H. Sánchez, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, December 2009. Currently Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.
  6. Mar Creixell Turon, PhD in Biomedicine, Universidad de Barcelona, September 2011. Currently a Graduate Pharmacy Intern.
  7. Darlene Santiago, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2012. Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.
  8. Denisse Soto, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2012. Currently at Air Force Research Laboratory, Lancaster, CA.
  9. Isaac Torres, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2012. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
  10. Edwin de la Cruz, PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2013.
  11. Roberto Olayo, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2013. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, Mexico.
  12. Liliana Polo, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2013. Currently an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Sucre, Colombia.
  13. Lorena Maldonado, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. December 2016. Currently at Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon.
  14. Ana C. Bohorquez, PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. May 2017.

Past MS Students:

  1. Victoria L. Calero Diaz del Castillo, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, September 2005.
  2. Adriana P. Herrera, MS in Chemical Engineering, June 2005.
  3. Sergio Sierra, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, June 2012. Currently at Southern Company.
  4. Meghan Clardy, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, December 2013.
  5. Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2014. Currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.
  6. Bhumika Sule, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, December 2014.
  7. Rohan Dhavalikar, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2014. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida.
  8. Zhiyuan Zhao, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2015. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida.
  9. Andrew García, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2015. Currently at Xerox Corp.
  10. Mythreyi Unni, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2015. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida.
  11. Shijian Wu, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2016. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Florida State University.
  12. Rishit Merchant, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2016.
  13. Shehaab Savliwala, MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2016. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida.
  14. Donald Bejleri, MS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2016. Currently a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  15. Sayali Belsare, MS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, May 2017. Currently a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Undergraduate research mentoring:

Total number of undergraduate students mentored in research: 96

Number of Under-Represented Minority students mentored in research: 76 (79%)

Number of female students mentored in research: 45 (47%)

Number of undergraduate students mentored in research who have pursued graduate studies: 30 (31%)