Professor Katsuyuki Wakabayashi

   Bucknell University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering


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Summer 2017

David Choi Chemical Engineering, Class of 2019
Sarah Stroup Chemical Engineering, Class of 2019
William Confer University of Pittsburgh Chemical Engineering, Class of 2018
Evan Miu Research Associate, Chemical Engineering Bucknell CHEG '16
Kat Wakabayashi Chemical Engineering, PI


Former Teams and Members

(Team Photos in the "Miscellaneous" page.)

Spring 2008 PJ Hubert, Joe Kuterbach, Chris Roman, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2008 PJ Hubert, Eddie Gienger, Austin Murata, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2008 PJ Hubert, Eddie Gienger, Austin Murata, Lindsay Alexander, Erin Daugherty, Marc Henry, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2009 PJ Hubert, Eddie Gienger, Austin Murata, Lindsay Alexander, Erin Daugherty, Marc Henry, Alex Fielding, Laura Cook, Ben Aldrich, Krishna Kathiresan, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2009 Marc Henry, Ben Aldrich, Krishna Kathiresan, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2009 Marc Henry, Ben Aldrich, Krishna Kathiresan, Alex Fielding, Stephen Norton, Ashley Ocvirk, Justin Honovich, Josh Clark, Cara Ziegler, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2010 Marc Henry, Alex Fielding, Stephen Norton, Matt Divack, Ashley Magurany, Mike Boches, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2010 Alex Fielding, Mike Boches, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2010 Alex Fielding, Ben Aldrich, Ashley Magurany, Josh Clark, Alyssa Whittington, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2011 Alex Fielding, Ben Aldrich, Josh Clark, Mike Boches, Alyssa Whittington, Chris Lim, Ellie Buenning, Pat Zailckas, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2011 Steve Brouse, Evan Shemonsky, Yang Lu, Johann Chery, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2011 Alyssa Whittington, Ellie Buenning, Chris Lim, Nick Piazzolla, Peter Haxton, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2012 Alyssa Whittington, Chris Lim, Ellie Buenning, Pete Haxton, Stephen Brouse, Nick Piazzolla, Pat Zailckas,, Chrissy Kaufmann, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2012 Tom Bollinger, Kunga Dagpo, Kegun Ream, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2012 Steve Brouse, Alyssa Whittington, Tom Bollinger, Kunga Dagpo, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2013 Pete Haxton, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2013 Quinn Blanco, Paola Arias, David Frey, Kat Wakabayashi
Fall 2013 Andrew Fox, Brian Lynch, David Frey, Evan Miu, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2014 Andrew Fox, Ethan Blumer, Brian Lynch, David Frey, Evan Miu, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2014 Kat Wakabayashi, Sam Jubb, Chau Le, Josh Custer, Evan Miu
Fall 2014 (Brian Lynch, Alum 2014) Evan Miu, Ethan Blumer, Kat Wakabayashi
Spring 2015 Evan Miu, Joe Ogren, Ethan Blumer, Chris Lim, Chau Le, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2015 Kat Wakabayashi, Caleb Darkes-Burkey, Ethan Blumer
Fall 2015-Spring 2016 (At KU Leuven, Belgium)
Mekdes Assfaw, Simon Vancoillie
Fall 2016 Katie Warfel (joint with R.C. Snyder), Kat Wakabayashi, Ethan Blumer, Keian Minnich
Spring 2017 Caleb Darkes-Burkey, Jamie Cavrak, Katie Warfel (joint with R.C. Snyder), Mara Kuenen (joint with J. Csernica), Keian Minnich, David Choi, Ethan Blumer, Kat Wakabayashi
Summer 2017 Sarah Stroup, William Confer (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Evan Miu (Alumnus), Kat Wakabayashi, David Choi


Themes

  • polymer processing and characterization

  • polymer hybrids - blends and nanocomposites

  • environmental benign polymer processing and fabrication

    Research Overview: Poster

    The PDF version of the poster is here





    Laboratory Overview: Introducing the SSSP and SSME processes

    Solid-State Shear Pulverization (SSSP)


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    This video is also available on Youtube.



    Solid-State/ Melt Extrusion (SSME)


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    This video is also available on Youtube.


    Facilities

    Polymer Hybrid Fabrication

    Cup-and-Rotor Batch Mixer Atlas Laboratory Mixing Molder
    High Speed Mill Brinkmann-Retsch High-Speed Micro-Mill, MS100
    Cryogenic Impact Mill Spex SamplePrep Freezer/Mill, 6870
    Single-Screw Extruder Killion Bench Model Extruder, KLB-075
    Twin-Screw Extruder
    Solid-State Shear Pulverizer
    Solid-State/ Melt Extruder
    Krauss Maffei Berstorff ZE25 UTX


    Characterization

    Experimental facilities, laboratories, and equipment at Bucknell are shared among members of the University community to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Our research group takes advantages of many state-of-the-art instruments in the following departments (follow the link for their facility descriptions):

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Geology

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