Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor


Principal Investigator
Omolola Eniola Adefeso

Post-Doctoral Members
Cathy Fromen

Graduate Students
Daniel Sobczynski
Margaret Fish
William Kelley
Hanieh Safari
Genesis Lopez
Alison Banka
Mario Gutierrez

Undergraduate Students
Alexander Golinski

Jeffery Noble
Anthony Zimmerman
Kristen HooSang

Previous Members
Mariana Carrasco-Teja
Alex Thompson
Peter Onyskiw
Gunseli Onder
Katawut Namdee
Arianna Tousi
Ted A. Zaroff III
Phapanin Charoenpho
Jessica Rilly
Mike Heslinga
Ryan Huang
Tim Angeli
Imade Asemota
Taylor Lebeis
Rosie Lemons
Ming-shen Liu
Eric Mastria
Dana Matthews
Supriya Mocherla
Alex Morse
Cecily Scarlett
Frances Walocko
Sara Yacob
Lois Garba
So-Hee Kang

Michele Mastria
Christopher McMullen
Rebecca Racz
Erica Tiedeman
Abraham Wolf
Christine Zuchora

Omolola Eniola Adefeso

Dr. Adefeso is currently an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan ( Ann Arbor , MI ).


  • Immunology/Leukocyte Biology Post-doctoral, 2004-2006 Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D., 2004 University of Pennsylvania
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering M.S.E., 2000 University of Pennsylvania
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering B.S.E., 1999 University of Maryland , Baltimore County

Honors and Awards

  • Elected into the College of Fellows for American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2017)
  • Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award (2016)
  • Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award (2016)
  • College of Engineering Faculty Fellow: University of Michigan (2014)
  • Miller Faculty Scholar: University of Michigan College of Engineering (2013)
  • NAE Frontier of Engineering EducationSelected Participant (2012)
  • University of Michigan Provost Teaching Innovation Award (2012)
  • U-M Chemical EngineeringDepartmental Research Achievement Award (2012)
  • NSF CAREER (2011)
    National Science Foundation
  • Innovator Award (2010)
    American Heart Association
  • Scientist Development Grant (2007)
    American Heart Association
  • University of Michigan Rackham Faculty Development Grant (2006)
  • APS/NIDDK Travel Fellowship Awards: EB (2006)
  • Baylor College of Medicine NIH T32 Training Grant in Lung Disease (2004 - 2006)
  • Janice Lumpkin Awards For Excellence in Arts & Sciences (2003)
  • NASA Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2004)
  • GEM Masters Fellowship in Engineering (1999)
  • UMBC Meyerhoff Scholarship (1997-1999)
  • UMBC MARC U* STAR Scholar (1998 - 1999)



Graduate Students


Margaret Fish
Margaret is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She swam competitively for 17 years. She attended Harvard University and graduated with a BA in Chemistry and Physics and a minor in Spanish in 2012. She joined the Eniola lab in Fall 2012 and subsequently transferred from the Chemical Engineering Master's to the PhD program in 2013. Margaret enjoys yoga, photography, and golf outside of lab. 

William (Billy) Kelley
Billy received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) in May 2014, and joined the Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2014. Outside of the lab, Billy enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, reading, and traveling.

Hanieh Safari
Hanieh received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (Iran) in 2014 and after being accepted to the PhD program of Chemical Engineering in University of Michigan, she started her degree here and joined Cell Adhesion & Drug Delivery lab in fall 2014.

Genesis Lopez
Genesis graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in Spring 2014 and began the Chemical Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan in Fall 2014. She enjoys hanging out with friends, a good cup of coffee, and anything fun.

Mario Gutierrez
Mario received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) in May 2015, and joined the Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2015. Aside from academics, Mario enjoys traveling, keeping up on politics, playing Pokèmon, watching movies, and volunteering with K-12 initiatives.

Alison Banka
Alison grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2013. After taking a couple years off of school, she returned to the U of M chemical engineering department as a PhD student in the fall of 2015 where she then joined the Eniola lab. In her free time not spent in lab, Alison can be found hiding indoors from the Michigan winters, relaxing on the beach, and watching college football (depending on the season).

Undergraduate Students


Kristin HooSang
Kristin is a rising Junior pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in International Studies. She works with Genesis Lopez to develop and compare PLGA and CSPLGA particles for targeted vascular drug delivery. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, catching up on TV shows, and gardening.

Lauro Sebastian Ojeda
Sebastian is a junior pursuing Chemical Engineering with a concentration in biopharmaceutical engineering. He is currently working with Billy King to  determine the effects of surface area on the efficiency for vascular targeted drug carriers to marginate to vessel walls. Sebastian is determined to continue his studies after graduation and pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering for a career in research and education. 

Margaret (Maggie) Braunreuther
Maggie is sophomore in Chemical Engineering. She is currently working with Margaret Fish to fabricate loaded hydrogels and characterize particle loading conditions for drug delivery. Outside of the lab, Maggie enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

Elias Tavarez
Elias is a freshman pursuing a chemical engineering degree with a minor in either business or computer science. Currently, Elias is working with Mario to engineer stretched red blood cells that mimic that of sickle cell anemia and studying the interactions of such cells with different particles. When not in lab, he enjoys being outside and active, hanging out with friends, watching movies or tv shows, and doing puzzles. 

Group Picture

Previous Members

Daniel Sobczynski - Senior R&D Engineer - Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Anthony Zimmerman - Product Engineer - Ford Motor Company
Alexander Golinski - Graduate Student - University of Minnesota
Jeffery Noble - Graduate Student - Georgia Institute of Technology
Mariana Carrasco-Teja - Assistant Director - Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering
Alex Thompson - Clinical Engineer - University of Michigan Veteran Affairs
Peter Onyskiw - Postdoctoral Associate - Navy Research Medical Unit, San Antonio
Gunseli Onder -Master's Student - University of Michigan
Katawut Namdee - Research Scientist -Thai National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA
Arianna Tousi - Emory Medical School
Ted A. Zaroff III - Technical Services Engineer - Epic
Phapanin Charoenpho
l - Research Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University
Jessica Rilly - Quality Control Analyst - Aastrom Biosciences
Mike Heslinga - Senior Research Pharmacist - Merck Pharmaceuticals
Ryan Huang - US Patent Office DC
Tim Angeli - Research Scientist, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland New Zealand
Imade Asemota - Deceased
Taylor Lebeis - Emory Medical School
Eric Mastria - Duke Medical School
Supriya Mocherla - Research Scientist - Intel
Cecily Scarlett - Process Engineer - Alcoa
Frances Walocko - UM Medical School
Sara Yacob - Dow Chemical Company
Lois Garba - Public Health Professional - South Carolina Department of Health
Michele Mastria - Duke Medical School
Rebecca Racz - ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow - FDA
Erica Tiedeman - Mechanical Engineer - Bechtel Power Corporation
Rosie Lemons
Ming-shen Liu
Dana Matthews
Alex Morse
So-Hee Kang
Christopher McMullen
Abraham Wolf
Christine Zuchora