Living Materials Laboratory
Srubar Research Group

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Principal Investigator

WIL V. SRUBAR III, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program

Education
2013 PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, California
2008 MS, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
2006 BS, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas



Current Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Shane Frazier
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Project
Algae-derived Biogenic Calcium Carbonate for Portland Limestone Cement






Current Graduate Students


Sarah Williams, PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Research Project
Synthesis and Characterization of Biogenic Cementitious Materials




Melissa Frey, PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage

Research Project
Synthesis and Characterization of Sustainable, Alternative Asphalt Materials





Danielle Beatty, PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah
BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah

Research Project
Synthesis and Characterization of Biogenic Cementitious Materials




Matt Jungclaus, PhD Candidate, Architectural Engineering
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia

Research Project
Embodied Carbon Benchmarking of Residential and Commercial Buildings





Austin Dada, PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Alabama Birmingham
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Alabama Birmingham

Research Project
Use of Microalgae for Structural Health Monitoring




Bex Mikofsky, PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
BS, Materials Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Research Project
Clay-Biopolymer Interactions for Carbon-Storing 3D-Printed Earth





Nic Dowdy, PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico

Research Project
Microalgae Precursors for Low-Carbon Geopolymer Cements





Martin Torres, PhD Candidate, Architectural Engineering
BS, Civil Engineering, Rice University
MS, Civil Engineering, University of California Berkeley

Research Project
Statistical Variation and Uncertainty in Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessment






Current Undergraduate Students

Mady Murphy, BS Candidate
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Project
Synthesis and Characterization of Biogenic Cementitious Materials





Isabel Russell, BS Candidate
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Research Project
Characterization of Mycelium-based Structural Composites







Living Materials Labrador

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Former Postdoctoral Research Associates
Chelsea Heveran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University
Jaqueline Wallat, PhD, Process Scientist, BASF
Kristen Hess, PhD, Associate, Exponent, Inc.
Xu Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Elizabeth Delesky, PhD, Tynt Technologies


Former Doctoral Students
Mohammad Matar, PhD, US Bureau of Reclamation
Jay Arehart, PhD, Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder
Anastasia Aday, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Kyle Foster, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Juan Pablo Gevaudan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


Former Masters Students
Rollin Jones, University of Colorado, MS 2022
Maja Sagaser, University of Colorado, MS 2021
Brenton Krieger, University of Colorado, MS 2020
Nate Deanda, University of Colorado, MS 2020
Sheela Vedula, University of Colorado, MS 2019
Ryan White, University of Colorado, MS 2019
Elvin Viloria, University of Colorado, MS 2019
Kaia Noonan, University of Colorado, MS 2019
Jorge Osio-Norgaard, University of Colorado, MS 2019
Zoey Craun, University of Colorado, MS 2018
Libby Coleman, University of Colorado, MS 2018
Morgan Talmage, University of Colorado, MS 2017
Sarah Hong, University of Colorado, MS 2017
Nathan Stambaugh, University of Colorado, MS 2017
Adriana Souto-Martinez, University of Colorado, MS 2017
Matthew Rankins, University of Colorado, MS 2016
Denise Mauney, University of Colorado, MS 2016
Carson Brown, University of Colorado, MS 2016
Sean Hinchcliffe, University of Colorado, MS 2015
Todd Bergman, University of Colorado, MS 2015
Patrick Barnhouse, University of Colorado, MS 2015


Former Undergraduate Students
Nicholas Grant, University of Colorado, BS 2022
Aparna Lobo, University of Colorado, BS 2021
Reilly Fagan, University of Colorado, BS 2021
Michael Heine, University of Colorado, BS 2020
Matthew Bedeaux, University of Colorado, BS 2020
Briana Santa-Ana, University of Colorado, BS 2020
Will Nelson, University of Colorado, BS 2018
Kendra Bannister, University of Colorado, BS 2018
Ethan Ellingboe, University of Colorado, BS 2018
Jonathan Stuckenschneider, University of Colorado, BS 2017
Alec Gordon, University of Colorado, BS 2017
Luke Traeger, University of Colorado, BS 2016
Danielle Dorr, University of Colorado, BS 2016
Torin McCue, University of Colorado, BS 2016
Eliot Kersgaard, University of Colorado, BS 2016


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