Principal Investigators

Michael A. Zimmerman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Novel polymer electrolytes for batteries, liquid crystal polymers, composite materials

Anil Saigal, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Materials engineering, manufacturing processes, quality control

Doctoral students

Anthony Sullivan, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2012
Materials engineering, polymer processing, materials and process modeling

Current Projects: Simulation of Directionality in Liquid Crystalline Polymers During Extrusion for Manufacturing Process Design and Rapid Die Evaluation

Master's students

Mark Shooter, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2014
Battery technology, polymer characterization, materials engineering, robotic systems

Current Projects: Manufacturing Process-Induced Variation in Dielectric Properties of Liquid Crystalline Polymers


  • Arash Ahmadzadegan, R&D Mechanical Engineer, Tyco FPP
  • Liu Chao
  • Roselita Fragoudakis, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Merrimack College
  • Pu Zhou, Senior Mechanical Engineer at SharkNinja