PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Dylan Domaille

Dylan received his PhD in chemistry in the chemical biology program from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked with Chris Chang to develop small-molecule fluorescent sensors for tracking intracellular metal ions in living cells. He continued his studies with Jen Cha as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CU Boulder, where he expanded his research to include M13 bacteriophage-based biosensors, stress-relaxing hydrogel 3D cell matrices, and biocompatible chemical processes. As an assistant research professor in the Soft Materials Research Center at CU, he worked with clickable nucleic acids (CNAs) — polymers that can be produced on scale yet retain the programmable characteristics of DNA. Dylan joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines as an assistant professor in the fall of 2017.
 
GRADUATE STUDENTS


Gun Su Han

Gun Su was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to Colorado in 2006 and received a BA from CU Boulder in 2014. As an undergraduate research assistant, he studied dynamic covalent chemistry. He finished his first year of graduate school at CU Boulder and transferred to the Colorado School of Mines in summer 2018, where he pursues a PhD in applied chemistry. His current research interests involve the synthesis of a novel drug-delivery material, chemical design of ROS-reactive materials, and dynamic covalent chemistry. His enjoys traveling, brewing coffee, taking pictures, and cooking.

Kelsey Stewart

Kelsey was born and raised in Morden, Manitoba, Canada. She received a BA from Minot State University with a major in Chemistry in 2017. While at Minot State, she conducted undergraduate research in the field of cancer biology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in applied chemistry. Her research interests involve the use of biocompatible chemistry for applications in biomass conversion. When she's not in the lab, she enjoys cooking, painting, and snowboarding.





UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


Gabe Adriano

Gabe was born in San Diego, CA, and grew up in six different places, both in the United States and abroad. Gabe started at Mines in 2016, majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in data science. Gabe is part of the Maker Society here at Mines and enjoys hiking, skiing, and photography when away from campus.



Catherine Chorney

Catherine was born in Gaozhou, Guangdong, China, and grew up in Denver. She started at Mines in 2016 and is majoring in materials and metallurgy engineering and minoring in biomedical engineering. Ultimately, she would like to use her degree to pursue and develop biomaterials. When not in the lab, Catherine enjoys equestrian sports, skiing, loving toucans, and making art.








ALUMNI


UNDERGRADUATES
Angela Moser, B.S. Chemical Engineering and Chemistry ’18
Emily Hicks, B.S. Chemical Engineering ’18
Casey Harmon


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