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Associate Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University
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Detailed CV

Principal Investigator

Eva was born in Cologne, Germany and studied chemistry at the University of Bonn and the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She obtained her PhD in 1998 for work in the area of fullerene adducts and polymers from the MPI for Polymer Research in Mainz. A postdoctoral fellowship with CPIMA (NSF-Center for Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies) brought her to the IBM Almaden Research Center, California USA, focusing on the development of new living free polymerization techniques and approaches to nanoscopic materials. In 2001, she joined XenoPort, Inc. as a Staff Scientist and started at Vanderbilt University as Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Chemistry in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2011. In 2007, she was awarded with the NSF CAREER Award. In the spring semester 2014 she was a visiting professor at the Université Paris-Sud (UFR Pharmacie), France, and the Radboud University, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Polymer Chemistry bannerShe is an Associate Editor of Polymer Chemistry, RSC

and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science (IGPMS)

Team

Dain Beezer

Dain Beezer

Graduate Student

Dain is originally from Jamaica and graduated from Fisk University. He received a M.S. degree in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt University (Johnston group) in 2013. His research is focused of polyglycidol polymerization, modifications of macromolecular structures and hydrogels.

Michael Marin

Michael Marin

Graduate Student

Michael Marin comes to Vanderbilt from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering. He is based in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Vanderbilt and started his work on Nanofabrication in 2015.

Kelly Gilmore

Kelly Gilmore

Graduate Student

Kelly graduated from Holy Cross and started her graduate studies in 2013. Her research is focused on hydrogel materials and nanosponge materials.

Laken Kendrick

Laken Kendrick

Graduate Student

Laken graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015 and started in the Fall of 2015 in the Harth group. Her research explores the synthesis of dual drug delivery systems and hydrogels. She is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Fellowship.

Jacob "Jake" Lockhart

Jacob "Jake" Lockhart

Graduate Student

Jake graduated in 2010 from Vanderbilt, and after working for Eli Lilly and Company, he came back to Vanderbilt to join the group in February of 2014. His research interests are the development of novel drug delivery systems. He interrupted his studies for a seven month internship at Exxon (June -December 2015).

Michael Lampley

Michael Lampley

Graduate Student

Michael graduated from the Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro in 2014 and is ready to start a new venue in macromolecular structure design.

Undergraduate Students and REU Summer Students

Anisse Chaker

Anisse Chaker

Undergraduate Student
Martha "Mattie" Braselton

Martha "Mattie" Braselton

Chemistry REU Summer Student 2016
Jay Fenton

Jay Fenton

Undergraduate Student
Timera Brown

Timera Brown

Chemical Engineering REU Summer Student 2016

Garrett Camps

Garrett Camps

Undergraduate Student -Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar - Summer 2016
Jennifer Chou

Jennifer Chou

Undergraduate Student

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Fiona Denham (Honors Thesis)
  • Evan Kravitz
  • Ariel Kravitz
  • Vasanth Sathiakumar (Honors Thesis and Pearson Award Recipient 2013
  • Julian Greenbaum
  • Tyler Terrill
  • Brian McGrath
  • Joanne Chou
  • Harry Watson
  • Ray Wang
  • Julian Waksal
  • Sicheng Ma
  • Chris Gross
  • Mark Philipson
  • Philip Goldberg

Alumni

Artez Sims, PhD.

Artez Sims, PhD.

Defended in May 2013. Current position: Instructor at Southwest Georgia Technical College and Educator at Thomasville City Schools

Teresa Croce, PhD.

Teresa Croce, PhD.

Defended in July 2009: current position: CSO (Chief Food Safety Officer) at the FDA.

Sharon K. Hamilton, PhD.

Sharon K. Hamilton, PhD.

Defended in July 2009: Current position: Assistant Professor at Delta State University, MS

Chinessa T. Adkins, PhD.

Chinessa T. Adkins, PhD.

Defended in August 2009: Current position: Patent Examiner at USPO

Alice van der Ende , PhD.

Alice van der Ende , PhD.

Defended in 2010. Current Position: Manager at DuPont

Julia Meyer, M.S.

Julia Meyer, M.S.

M.S. 2009 and RA in Harth group from 2009-2011. Education Coordinator/Consultant, Vanderbilt University and worked as Middle school teacher in Nashville.

David Stevens, PhD.

David Stevens, PhD.

David graduated in 2014 and is currently a Senior Scientist at the NCI Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NIH/NCI) in Fredrick, Washington DC working on Nano-formulation technologies.

Benjamin Spears, PhD.

Benjamin Spears, PhD.

Ben graduated in 2015 and is now a Senior Research Scientist at SeLux Diagnostics, Inc. in Boston, MA working in Nano Particle Development.

Guangzhao Li, PhD.

Guangzhao Li, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Guangzhao Li was a postdoctoral scholar in the Harth group from 2012-2015 and went back to China where he is now an Associate Professor.

Fanny Joubert, PhD.

Fanny Joubert, PhD.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Fanny Joubert was a postdoctoral scholar from January 2015 - January 2016 and went back to France.