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The Zaera Group - Past Members


Graduate Students
Name Period Last Known Position
Gardenia Rodriguez October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016 Graduate Student, UCR
Juan Pablo Simonovis September 15, 2011 - December 31, 2015 Postdoc, UCR
Alejandro Negrete June 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015 Graduate Student, UCR
Lei Guo September 15, 2010 - March 15, 2015  Process Engineer, Applied Materials
Yang Li September 15, 2010 - September 30, 2014 Graduate Student, UCR, History
Huaxing Sun September 15, 2008 - December 31, 2013 Postdoc, University of Colorado, Boulder
Shinji Kaneko September 28, 2006 - December 31, 2011 Catalyst Engineer, Tokyo Roki
Xin Yang September 20, 2007 - June 30, 2011 Engineer, State Grid, China
Qiang Ma September 29, 2005 - December 15, 2010 Process Engineer, Nanosys
Svetlana Borukhova September 15, 2009 - May 20, 2010 Graduate Student, Eindhoven Inst. Technol.
Xiao Xiao September 15, 2008 - October 1, 2010 Unknown
Christopher Clark September 29, 2005 - December 15, 2007 Chemical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, CA
Ricardo Morales September 25, 2003 - December 1, 2007 Professor, La Verne University
Min Shen September 25, 2002 - March 31, 2008 Product Engineer, Lam Research Corporation
Zhen Ma September 25, 2001 -
April 15, 2006
Professor, Fudan University
Amir Yasseri September 1, 1999 -
October 20, 2004
Sr. Process Engineer, Lam Research Corp., CA
Olivera Zivkovic   January 1, 200 -   April 30, 2001 Graduate Student, George Washington Univ.
Ali H. Ali September 15, 1997 -
September 1, 2002
Professor, University of Baharain
Jefferson Flowers April 1, 1998 -
September 30, 2000
Professor, College of San Mateo
Mansour Aryafar September 15, 1995 -
June 30, 1997
Researcher, Intel, AZ
Sariwan Tjandra September 15, 1989 -
June 30, 1994
Professor, Chaffey
Community College
Trent Nordmeyer September 15, 1989 -
August 31, 1992
Professor, University
of Wisconsin, Stout
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Name Period Last Known Position
Juan Pablo Simonovis January 1, 2016 - April 20, 2017 Postdoc, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Yujung Dong June 1, 2013 - December 31, 2016 Lecturer, La Verne & Cal Poly Pomona
Yoon Jae Lee December 1, 2013 - December 14, 2015 Scientist, LG Chemicals
Anirban Das August 15, 2014 - October 15, 2015 Postdoc, Wayne State University
Zhihuan Weng April 1, 2011 - January 9, 2015 Professor, Dalian University of Technology
Stavros Karakalos june 1, 2011 - December 30, 2014 Research Professor, University of South Carolina
Huaxing Sun January 1, 2014 - August 15, 2014 Postdoc, University of Colorado, Boulder
Yunxi Yao July 1, 2012 - March 15 2014 Postdoc, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Ji Bong Joo November 15, 2009 - December 31, 2013 Scientist, Korea Institute of Energy research
Carlos Guzman Gonzalez August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013 Professor, Instituto Técnologico de Monterrey
Maryam Ebrahimi February 1, 2011 - July 31, 2013 Research Associate, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montreal
Alexander D. Gordon September 20, 2011 - November 16, 2012 Postdoc, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Taeseung Kim September 1, 2009 - July 31, 2012 Process Engineer, Lam Research
Aashani Tillekaratne May 10, 2010 - June 7, 2012 Faculty, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lanxia Cheng February 1, 2011 - March 15, 2012 Research Scientist, Univ. of Texas, Dallas
Qiang Ma December 16, 2010 - August 31, 2011 Process Engineer, Nanosys
Timothy Leftwich November 10, 2009 - January 31, 2011  Professor, Gogebic Community College
Md. Golam Moula March 1, 2010 - January 31, 2011 Researcher, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Yurii Larichev October 15, 2008 - October 1, 2009 Researcher, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
Byung-Chan Kang September 28, 2007 - September 30, 2008 Researcher, DC Chemical Co. Ltd., Korea
Manuel Arroyo October 15, 2006 - October 31, 2008 Researcher, University of Morelia, Mexico
Hugo Tiznado November 1, 2003 - January 15, 2008 Associate Researcher, UNAM Ensenada, Mexico
Egor Podgornov February 1, 2003 -
January 31, 2007
Product Engineer, ESPI Inc.
Jarod Wilson March 1, 2005 -
February 28, 2006
Analytical Scientist, LanzaTech, New Zealand
Hansheng Guo May 1, 2001 -
July 31, 2005
Product Developer, Janis Research Co.
Xi Liu November 1, 2004 -
April 30, 2005
Researcher. NASA Ames
Research Center
Lorena Alvarez November 1st, 2003 -
October 31, 2004
Investigador Titular, CIMAV
Chihuahua, Mexico
Dennis Syomin September 20, 2003 -
August 27, 2004
Researcher, KLA Tencor
Guangming Liu December 1, 2002 -
February 29, 2004
Postdoc, University of Delaware
Qing Zhao October 15, 2001 -
November 15, 2003
Professor, Beijing
Institute of Technology
Lora Shorthouse January 1, 2001 -
December 31, 2001
Staff, Pilkington, UK
Stefan Wehner June, 2000 -
September, 2001
Professor, Universitat
Bayreuth
Nathan Havercroft May 15, 2000 -
May 31, 2001
Staff, ION-TOF, New York
Jun Kubota May 1, 2000 -
January 31, 2001
Professor, Fukuoka University, Japan
Victor Bondzie February 15, 2000 - June 30, 2001 Professor, Valencia Community College, FL
Kathryn Kitching November 1, 2000 -
January 22, 2001
Researcher, Medtronic, MN
Demetrius Chrysostomou July 15, 1997 -
November 8, 2000
Director of Tehcnology, TePla, Corona, CA
Jeffrey Guevremont October 1, 1998 -
December 31, 1999
Principal Scientist, American Refining Group, Inc.
Gopinath Chinnakonda July 1, 1997 -
February 29, 2000
Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Jiang Xiang July 1, 1998 -
January 31, 1999
Staff, PDF Solutions, Inc.,
San Jose, CA
Christopher French January 1, 1997 -
August 31, 1998
R&D Manager, Johnson&Johnson, CA
Beate Klingenberg August 15, 1996 -
October 31, 1997
Professor, Marist Collge, Poughkeepsie, NY
Nancy Gleason February 1, 1995 -
December 15, 1996
Quality Engineer, Atrium Medical/Maquet Getinge Group
Helmut Ofner April 1, 1995 -
August 31, 1996
Researcher, Rodel Europe
Ton Janssens June 1, 1994 -
August 31, 1996
Research Scientist, Haldor
Topsoe, Denmark
Mingde Xu July 15, 1991 -
September 30, 1995
Programmer, Household Credit Service, CA
Helmuth Hoffmann May 1, 1987 -
April 30, 1989
Professor, Technical
University of Vienna
Visiting Scholars
Name Period Position
Weili Jiang March 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017 China University of Petroleum
Tongxin Han August 29, 2016 - December 8 2016 Northwest University, China
Luka Suhadolnik September 25, 2015 - May 31, 2016 JoÏef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zhihui Chen February 1, 2014 - January 30, 2015 Changzhou University, Jiangsu Province
Juosed Bastida November 15, 2014 - December 15, 2014 Universidad Jearez Autonma de Tabasco
Oscar Fernando Plascencia June 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013 National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico
Benjamin Groven April 25, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Eindhoven University of Technology
Dries Vanhemel April 25, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Eindhoven University of Technology
Clarimar Camacho January 13, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Central University of Venezuela
Menno Bouman January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2012 Scientist, Filmetrics, Inc.
Yujun Zhu September 15, 2011 - September 14, 2012 Professor, Dept. Chemistry, Heilongjiang University
Jie Li September 15, 2011 - September 14, 2012 Student, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai
Ricardo Morales June 18, 2012 - August 31, 2012 Faculty, University of La Verne
Xiaoliang Liang September 15, 2010 - September 14, 2011 Postdoc, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Alejandro Gutiérrez June 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011 Senior Lecturer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Francisca Lopez Fagundez June 1, 2011 - August 31, 2011 Senior Scientist, ICMM-CSIC Madrid
Wenyu Huang May 15, 2011 - June 1, 2011 Professor, Chemistry, Iowa State University
Trevor Ewers May 15, 2011 - June 1, 2011 Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
Dan (Renee) Liang November 1, 2009 - July 25, 2010 Graduate Student, Zhejiang University, China
Luiz Carlos Alves de Oliveira January 1, 2009 - August 31, 2009 Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Menno Bouman March 1, 2008 -
July 30, 2008
Postdoc, UCR
Larry M. Mink July 1, 2003 - September 15, 2006 Professor, California State University, San Benardino
Manuel Arroyo September 1, 2005 - August 30, 2006 Researcher, CIMAV, Chihuahua Mexico
Menno Bouman April 1, 2006 - August 30, 2006 Postdoc, UCR
Susan Gallardo January 17, 2006 -
June 16, 2006
Professor, De la Salle University, Manila, Philippines
ByungChang Kang November 1, 2005 -
April 30, 2006
Researcher, DC Chemical Co. Ltd., Korea
Paragranjita Bhowmik September 7, 2004 -
April 30, 2005
Unknown
Alexey Salanov February 1, 2003 -
July 15, 2003
Scientist, Boreskov Institute of
Catalysis, Russia
Vladimir Gorodetskii December 1, 2002 -
April 30, 2003
Scientist, Boreskov Institute of
Catalysis, Russia
Felipe Castillon February 1, 2002 - July 31, 2003 Researcher, UNAM Ensenada, Mexico
Hugo Tiznado May 1, 2001 -
September 30, 2002
Associate Researcher, UNAM Ensenada, Mexico 
Awad Ahmed November 11, 2000 - February 10, 2001 Professor, Mansoura University, Egypt
Vladimir Gorodetskii September 1, 2000 - November 30, 2000 Sceintist, Boreskov Institute of
Catalysis, Russia
Maura Hebling Jordao May 15, 2000 -
November 15, 2000
Federal University
of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Sergio Gonzalez June 1, 1997 -
September 30, 1997
Aggregate Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Alfonso Loaiza June 1, 1994 - May 31, 1995 Professor, Univesidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Jinyao Liu March 1, 1993 -
June 15, 1994
Professor, Tsinhua University, Beijing, China
Juan Carlos de Jesus October 1, 1993 -
April 1, 1994
Researcher, Intevep, Venezuela
Magali Peraza July 1, 1993
November 30, 1993
Unknown
Cynthia Jenks November 15, 1991 -
March 15, 1992
Scientist, Ames National Laboratory, Iowa
Undergraduate Students
Name Period

Florisa Tanicala

March 7, 2012 - May 1, 2013

Kliment Bozhilov

November 20, 2012 - March 1, 2013

Vananh Doan

January 15, 2012 - June 30, 2012

Saehui (Leanna) Kim

September 15, 2010 - March 15, 2012
Joshua Rezkalla September 15, 2010 - May 31, 2011
Bunnasorn Chinkulkitnivat January 10, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Nancy Taing April 1, 2008 - Jun 15, 2009
Ryan Pedigo August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2008
Chris Darakjian September 26, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Latia Tyson January 2, 2007 -
July 1, 2007
Sherron Wiggins October 15, 2006 -
December 3, 2006
Joseph T. Allison June 19, 2006 - August 28. 2006
Nicha Chartuprayoon December 1, 2004 -
September 30, 2005
Christopher Anderton June 1, 2004 -
August 8, 2004
Brett Hamilton July 1, 2003 -
September 30, 2003
Dragos Seghete May 19, 2003 -
July 31, 2003
Cherrie Velante November 1, 2001 -
March 31, 2002
Eunicia Reburiano April 1, 2001 -
March 31, 2002
Rasmey Long July 1, 2000 -
September 30, 2001
Arthur Chou January 1, 1998 -
December 31, 1999
Manisha Lal January 1, 1997 -
March 30, 1997
Richard Weiss April 1, 1990 -
June 30, 1991
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