McCall Research Group Illinois
McCall Research Group: June 2016

McCall Research Group: June 2016
From left to right: Thomas Dieter, Adam Perry, G. Stephen Kocheril, James Hodges, Jeff McCollum, Amber Rose, Ben McCall, Scott Dubowsky, Charlie Markus.

People

Current Members
The research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students currently working in the McCall group.

Former Members
Our former group members, listed in order of most recent departure. Former members may update their information by logging in.

Collaborators
Other scientists who work with us on a variety of projects. Collaborators may update their information by contacting the webmaster.

Former Members

Mr. Michael McNulty Mr. Michael McNulty
Tenure: September 2016 - June 2017
B.S. Chemistry, Boston College, 2015
M.S. Engineering Systems, University of Illinois, 2017
Mr. Thomas Dieter Mr. Thomas Dieter
Tenure: March 2015 - May 2017
B.S. Physics, University of Illinois, 2017
Mr. Jefferson McCollum Mr. Jefferson McCollum
Tenure: October 2016 - May 2017
M.B.A. - Logistics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2003
B.S. - Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
Mr. Adam J Perry Mr. Adam J Perry
Tenure: November 2011 - November 2016
Current Position: Menlo Systems
B.S., Chemistry, Oregon State University, 2011
PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2016
Mr. G Stephen Kocheril Mr. G Stephen Kocheril
Tenure: May 2013 - July 2016
B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2016
Mr. James N. Hodges Mr. James N. Hodges
Tenure: October 2010 - June 2016
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Bernath Group, Old Dominion University
B.S. Chemistry, Clemson University, 2010
B.S. Polymer & Fiber Chemistry, Clemson University 2010
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois, 2016
Ms. Courtney Talicska Ms. Courtney Talicska
Tenure: November 2013 - May 2016
B.S. Chemistry, The University of Michigan, 2013
M.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Ms. Nicole Koeppen Ms. Nicole Koeppen
Tenure: October 2013 - May 2016
B.S. Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2013
M.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Dr. David Woon Dr. David Woon
Tenure: June 2013 - May 2016
Current Position: Research Associate Professor, UIUC
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 1989
M.S., Michigan Technological University, 1987
B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1984
Mr. Caleb Zmuda Mr. Caleb Zmuda
Tenure: February 2015 - December 2015
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2018 (expected)
Mr. Benjamin Thayer Mr. Benjamin Thayer
Tenure: September 2015 - December 2015
B.S. Engineering Physics, University of Illinois, 2019 (expected)
Mr. Brad Gibson Mr. Brad Gibson
Tenure: March 2011 - November 2015
Current Position: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Evansville, 2010
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
Mr. Michael W. Porambo Mr. Michael W. Porambo
Tenure: June 2009 - July 2015
Current Position: National Security Analyst, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 2009
Mr. Haochen Ke Mr. Haochen Ke
Tenure: September 2012 - July 2015
Current Position: Management Trainee, New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Beijing
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 2010
Mr. Paul A Jenkins II Mr. Paul A Jenkins II
Tenure: May 2012 - May 2015
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2015
Mr. Peter A Kiamanesh Mr. Peter A Kiamanesh
Tenure: April 2012 - May 2015
B.S., University of Illinois, 2015
Ms. Jessica M Pearson Ms. Jessica M Pearson
Tenure: October 2011 - January 2015
B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 2011
Ms. Ji-young Kim Ms. Ji-young Kim
Tenure: June 2014 - October 2014
B.S., University of Illinois, 2015 (expected)
Mr. David M Friday Mr. David M Friday
Tenure: August 2012 - March 2014
M.S., University of Illinois, 2014
B.S., US Air Force Academy, 2012
Mr. Zhangji Zhao Mr. Zhangji Zhao
Tenure: March 2013 - February 2014
B.S. Physics, University of Illinois, 2014 (expected)
Mr. Steve Kregel Mr. Steve Kregel
Tenure: May 2012 - July 2013
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., University of Illinois, 2013
Dr. Jacob T. Stewart Dr. Jacob T. Stewart
Tenure: October 2008 - June 2013
Current Position: Professor, Connecticut College
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2013
B.S., Brigham Young University, 2008
Mr. William R. Evans Mr. William R. Evans
Tenure: January 2010 - June 2013
M.S. Mathematics, Brigham Young University, 2007
B.S. Physics-Astronomy, Brigham Young University, 2005
Mr. Craig M Riccardo Mr. Craig M Riccardo
Tenure: May 2012 - June 2013
B.S., University of Illinois, 2014 (expected)
Mr. Xiaoli Yan Mr. Xiaoli Yan
Tenure: October 2012 - May 2013
B.S., Computer Engineering and Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2016 (expected).
Mr. Brian M. Siller Mr. Brian M. Siller
Tenure: October 2007 - March 2013
Current Position: Research Scientist at Tiger Optics
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2013
B.A. Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2007
Mr. Zhaoqi Leng Mr. Zhaoqi Leng
Tenure: May 2012 - August 2012
Summer research 2012
Dr. Kyle N. Crabtree Dr. Kyle N. Crabtree
Tenure: April 2007 - August 2012
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2012
B.S., Ball State University, 2006
Dr. Holger Kreckel Dr. Holger Kreckel
Tenure: January 2009 - June 2012
Current Position: Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Doctorate in Physics, University of Heidelberg, 2003
Physics Diploma, University of Heidelberg, 2000
Mr. Joseph Puhr Mr. Joseph Puhr
Tenure: September 2011 - May 2012
Current Position: Graduate Student in Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University
B.S., University of Illinois, 2012
Mr. Preston W. Buscay Mr. Preston W. Buscay
Tenure: October 2008 - May 2012
B.S., University of Illinois, 2013
Mr. Joe Kelly Mr. Joe Kelly
Tenure: May 2011 - May 2012
B.S., University of Illinois, 2012
Dr. Andrew A. Mills Dr. Andrew A. Mills
Tenure: October 2005 - November 2011
Current Position: IMRA
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2011
B.S., Brigham Young University, 2005
Ms. Eftalda Becka Ms. Eftalda Becka
Tenure: May 2010 - August 2011
Current Position: Undergraduate Student, University of Illinois
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2012 (expected)
Ms. Heather Hanson Ms. Heather Hanson
Tenure: May 2011 - August 2011
Current Position: Laboratory Technician, Intertek, Champaign, IL
B.S., University of Illinois, 2012
Dr. Nick Indriolo Dr. Nick Indriolo
Tenure: May 2006 - July 2011
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Michigan
Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Illinois, 2011
B.S. Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
Dr. Manori Perera Dr. Manori Perera
Tenure: November 2008 - July 2011
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008
B.S., University of Denver, 2002
Dr. Brian E. Brumfield Dr. Brian E. Brumfield
Tenure: October 2005 - June 2011
Current Position: Postdoc, Princeton University
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2011
M.S. Chemistry, Wright State University, 2005
B.S. Chemistry, Wright State University, 2003
B.S. Biology, Wright State University, 2003
Mrs. Carrie A. Kauffman Mrs. Carrie A. Kauffman
Tenure: May 2008 - May 2011
Current Position: Analytical Researcher, Battelle
M.S., University of Illinois, 2011
B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 2008
Ms. Lauren E. Moore Ms. Lauren E. Moore
Tenure: December 2007 - May 2010
Current Position: Research Chemist, Celanese
B.S., University of Illinois, 2010
Mr. Kyle B. Ford Mr. Kyle B. Ford
Tenure: October 2007 - December 2009
Current Position: Contractor, Army Construction Engineering Research Lab
M.S., University of Illinois, 2009
B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 2007
Mr. David J. Knippenberg Mr. David J. Knippenberg
Tenure: June 2008 - August 2009
Current Position: Systems Administrator, St. John's Newman Center & Co-Founder, WarFactory PCs
B.S. Astronomy, University of Illinois, 2009
Colonel Brian A. Tom, USAF (Retired) Colonel Brian A. Tom, USAF (Retired)
Tenure: June 2006 - July 2009
Current Position: Served as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the US Air Force Academy, and Associate Dean, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2009
M.S. Applied Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2006
M.A. Organizational Mgmt., The George Washington University, 1999
B.S. (Double Major) University of California at San Diego, 1991
        -Chemistry with a specialization in earth sciences
        -Ecology, behavior, and evolution
Dr. Brett A. McGuire Dr. Brett A. McGuire
Tenure: October 2005 - July 2009
Current Position: Jansky Fellow, Caltech/NRAO
Ph.D., Caltech, 2014
M.S., Emory University, 2011
B.S., University of Illinois, 2009
Mr. Tom J. Wood Mr. Tom J. Wood
Tenure: May 2008 - July 2009
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Iowa
B.S. University of Illinois, 2009
Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver Prof. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver
Tenure: June 2005 - May 2008
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Emory University
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2005
B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000
Mr. Michael Wiczer Mr. Michael Wiczer
Tenure: September 2005 - May 2008
Current Position: Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Illinois, 2008
Mr. Christian Luca Mr. Christian Luca
Tenure: November 2006 - November 2007
Current Position: Staff Scientific Information Analyst, Chemical Abstracts Service
B.S., Stony Brook University, 2006
Mr. Siddhartha Bhasker Mr. Siddhartha Bhasker
Tenure: May 2007 - August 2007
Current Position: Lecturer in Chemistry, Mumbai,India
B.Sc., Industrial Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2006
M.Sc., Industrial Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2008
Mr. Bogdan Negru Mr. Bogdan Negru
Tenure: February 2005 - July 2007
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of California at Berkeley
B.S., University of Illinois, 2007
Mr. Jeffrey Carter Mr. Jeffrey Carter
Tenure: November 2005 - November 2006
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Illinois (advisor: Dana Dlott)
B.S., Virginia Tech, 2005
Mr. Matthew C. Zwier Mr. Matthew C. Zwier
Tenure: November 2004 - July 2006
Current Position: Programmer, University of Illinois
M.S., University of Illinois, 2006
B.S., Hope College, 2003
Mr. Joshua P. DiGangi Mr. Joshua P. DiGangi
Tenure: February 2005 - July 2006
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., University of Illinois, 2006
Mr. Brian T. Pohrte Mr. Brian T. Pohrte
Tenure: February 2005 - June 2006
Current Position: Research Scientist, Tate & Lyle
B.S., University of Illinois, 2006
Dr. Meredith Drosback Dr. Meredith Drosback
Tenure: February 2006 - May 2006
Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
M.S., Astrophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004
M.S., Physics, North Carolina State University, 2001
B.S., Duke University, 1998
Ms. Christine Cecala Ms. Christine Cecala
Tenure: November 2004 - March 2006
Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Illinois (advisor: Johnathan Sweedler)
B.S., New York University, 2004
Dr. Yun Ding Dr. Yun Ding
Tenure: January 2005 - January 2006
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Ph.D., University of Science and Technology, China, and University of Grenoble, France, 2004
B.S., University of Science and Technology, China, 1999
Dr. Mate Adamkovics Dr. Mate Adamkovics
Tenure: October 2004 - February 2005
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2004
B.S., University of Chicago, 2000