While Prof Fromen has been out on maternity leave, the Fromen lab has had another busy and successful semester!

This semester, we welcome undergradute student Nina Armstrong to the team! Nina is a first year Mechanical Engineering student who will be working with our 3D printed lung project. Welcome Nina!

Congratulations to Jodi Graf and the rest of the team on their publication “Macrophage variance: investigating how macrophage origin influences responses to soluble and physical cues with immortalized vs. primary cells in 2D and 3D culture” that was published in Frontiers in Biomaterials Science!

Interested in macrophages and bioprinting? Click the graphical abstract to check it out!

We next give a huge Congratulations to our graduating seniors, all of whom are going off to graduate school in the fall! We are so proud of your accomplishments and your research in the group (all three with be co-authors on forthcoming publications!). We wish you all the best success on your adventures ahead!

  • Congrats to Ning Zhang, who is graduating with her BS in Chemical Engineering and headed to UPenn for a Masters degree
  • Congrats to Nicole Gill, who is graduating with her BS in Chemical Engineering, Honors with Distinction, and minor in Biochemical Engineering. She successfully defended her Honors Senior Thesis titled “Characterization of Nanoparticle Loading in Aerosols for Pulmonary Nucleic Acid Delivery” and will be pursing her PhD at Univ North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Pharmaceutical Sciences (in the division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics) 
  • Congrats to Sauarv Padhye, who is graduating with his BS in Chemical Engineering, Honors with Distinction, and minors in Computer Science and Economics. He successfully defended his Honors Senior Thesis titled “Modeling the Impact of Pediatric Tonsil Size on Aerosol Deposition and Pulmonary Drug Delivery” and will be pursing his PhD at Carneige Melon Univ in Chemical Engineering

Nicole Gill

Saurav Padhye

And a final round of congratulations:

  • Congratulations to Aida Lopez Ruiz for winning the Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation at the the 20th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative symposium!
  • Congratulations to Jodi Graf and Spencer Wolfe on their presentations at the Univ Delaware Annual Spring Research Review, featuring second year PhD students!
  • Congratulations to Emma Sudduth for winning the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the AIChE DVS Ceremony!
  • Congratulations to Jodi Graf for winning a poster award at the UD Women in Engineering’s Research Symposium!
  • Congratulations to Dewansh Rastogi for being selected as the Univ Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Gradute Commencement Ceremony Student Speaker!

Stay tuned for more excited summer news from the Fromen lab to come!