Current Group Member: Nik Angyal

Graduate Student since Fall 2019

Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering – University of Rochester

Thesis Topic: Plastic Waste Deconstruction and Valorization for Circularity

Research Description:

Nik’s research is motivated by the enormous plastics waste dilemma that society is facing. Previous projects include investigation of plastic waste valorization for the production of alpha-hydroxy acids, oxyfunctionalization of polymer chains and sequential chain scission for value-added oxygenates, and high yield production of lactic acid from acetone. Nik recently joined the Center for Plastics Innovation hosted at the University of Delaware to investigate the homogenous catalytic deconstruction of polyolefins.


Other fun facts or hobbies: Outside of lab, Nik enjoys both playing and watch soccer, hiking, and reading.