Gentner Lab Through the Years

  • Gentner Lab, July 2019
  • Gentner Lab, October 2017
  • Gentner Lab, July 2017
  • Gentner Lab, Fall 2016
  • Gentner Lab, July 2015

 

Principal Investigator

Drew R. Gentner

Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, School of the Environment

Visiting Scientist and Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

 
 

Graduate Student Researchers

Colby Buehler

B.S. Chemical Engineering: University of Connecticut (2018)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2018-present)
Project: High spatiotemporal measurements and statistical analysis of urban air quality with novel devices and methods (NSF GRFP Fellow)

 

Tori Hass-Mitchell

B.S. Chemical Engineering: Yale University (2019)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2020-present)
Project: High mass-resolution tandem mass spectrometry to decipher the emissions and chemical evolution of complex mixtures of highly functionalized organic compounds

 

Jo Machesky

B.S. Environmental Engineering: Northwestern University (2018)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2018-present)
Project: Emissions of VOC-SVOCs from non-traditional sources, their emission pathways, and dynamics 

 
Mitchell Rogers

B.S. Chemical Engineering: University of California, Los Angeles (2022)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2022-present)
Project: 

 
 

Minguk Seo

B.S. Vanderbilt University (2019)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2020-present)
Project: Emissions of IVOCs-SVOCs and their role in New York City’s air quality during the AEROMMA field campaign

 

Mia Tran

B.S. Northwestern University (2021)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2021-present)
Project: The influence of understudied non-traditional sources on urban air quality

 
 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Taekyu Joo

Ph.D. Georgia Tech (2021)

 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Researchers

Megan He ‘22 (EnvE)
(2019-current)
Project: Airborne observations of complex IVOC-SVOCs mixtures emitted from oil sands operations with Environment and Climate Change Canada

 
 
 

Lexie Gardner ‘23 (EnvE)
(2021-current)
Project: Laboratory emissions studies on complex mixtures of IVOC-SVOCs from oil sands

 
 
 
  • Marley Macarewich (2020-current)
  • Daniela Flores (2021-current)
  • Anahi Gonzalez (2021-current)
  • Isabel Shim (2021-current)
  • Catelynn Soong (2021-current)
  • Jordan Sahly (2021-current)
  • Austin Zhu (2021-current)
 
 

Pets of the Gentner Research Group

Runa

Runa joined the Gentner group in August of 2020 and she specializes in sniffing out VOCs in forested areas. In her free time she enjoys naps, getting pets, and playing with her squeaky toys during important meetings.

 
 

Postdoc/Graduate Student Alumni

Junqi Wang

B.S. Chemistry: University of Nebraska at Kearney (2013)
Ph.D. Chemistry: University of Michigan (2019)
Postdoctoral Researcher: Environmental Engineering (2019-2021)
Project: Low-cost, portable microGC

Jenna Ditto

B.S. Chemical Engineering: Brown University (2015)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2020)
Dissertation: High Chemical Resolution Investigations into the Composition, Evolution, and Properties of Complex Multiphase Organic Compound Mixtures in the Atmosphere

Peeyush Khare

B. Tech. Civil Engineering: VIT Vellore, India (2012)
M.S. Civil Engineering (Environmental): Virginia Tech (2014)
BPGDip. Liberal Arts and Environmental Policy, Y.I.F (Ashoka U)-Sciences Po Paris (2015)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2020)
Dissertation: Understanding the Increasing Influence of Non-Combustion Sources on Urban Air Quality

Roger Sheu

B.A. Chemistry: Pomona College (2014)
B.A. Mathematics: Pomona College (2014)
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (2020)
Dissertation: Indoor Gas- and Particle-Phase Organic Compounds: High-Resolution Instrumentation to Study Emissions, Concentrations, and Dynamics
 

  • Rui Chen (2018-2019)
  • Kate Skog (2016-2018)
  • Anna Walsh (2017-2018)
  • Fulizi Xiong (2016-2018)
  • Jingying Xu (Visiting PhD student 2017-2018 from Tsinghua University via Chinese Scholarship Council Fellowship)
  • Aurelie Marcotte (2015-2016)
  • Thiago Nogueira (2014, from University of São Paulo)
 
 

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Ornella Bayigamba (2021)
  • Jacob Abdallah (2021)
  • Michael McNamara (2019-2020)
  • Renee Su (2019-2020)
  • Ricardo Soto (2017-2020) 
  • Tori Hass-Mitchell (2018-2019) 
  • Alexandra Gartner (2019)
  • Jack Morton (2019)
  • Haley Rogers (2015-2016, 2018-2019)
  • Lane To (2018-2019) 
  • Cierra Taylor (2019)
  • Christina Chen (2018)
  • Taylor Chapman (2019)
  • Roxanne Trachtenberg (2018-2019)
  • Joseph Lybik (2018-2019)
  • Tanushree Burman (2018-2019) 
  • Stefan Colton (2017-2018)
  • Katherine Attar (2018)
  • Bohan Lou (2018)
  • Marissa Hui Ling Foo (2018)
  • Reese Roberts (2018)
  • Christian White (2018)
  • Jinny Van Doorn (2018)
  • Kevin Truong (2017-2018) 
  • Vanessa Hansen-Quartney (2017, from Columbia U.)
  • Emily Barnes (2014-2015, 2017) 
  • Evan Doyle (2016-2017)
  • Joseph Kohrman-Glaser (2016-2017) 
  • Christian Mendez (2016-2017)
  • Pulith Peiris (2017)
  • Steven Rofrano (2017)
  • Kevin Moses (2017)
  • Will Drexler (2017)
  • Gladys Fang (2017)
  • Miguel Yuste (2017)
  • Camille Kima (2017)
  • Abigail Okazaki (2016)
  • Elle Buellesbach (2016)
  • Coryelle Pondy (2016)
  • Brandon Ortiz (2016)
  • Kendall Chapin (2016)
  • Chad Small (2016)
  • Hannah Nesser (2016) 
  • Patrick Wilczynski (2016)
  • Genevieve Fowler (2016)
  • Jonathan Chang (2016)
  • Mieke Scherpbier (2016)
  • Sophia Charan (2014-2016) 
  • Joel Li (2015)
  • Hitoshi Kawashima (2014-2015)
  • Sophie Janaskie (2014-2015)
  • Leah Surratt (2015)
  • Yong Feng (Summer 2014; visited from Zhejiang U.)  
 

Yale Peabody Museum Evolutions Program Summer Lab Interns

  • Paula Mock (2019) 
  • Aurea Orencia (2019) 
  • Amir Bond (2018) 
  • Ethan Weed (2018) 
  • Chinanu Gubor (2015) 
  • Vanessa Oyoo Hansen-Quartey (2015)