investigator

Rachel B. Getman

Dr. Getman earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration from Michigan Technological University in 2004. From there, she attended graduate school at the University of Notre Dame, where she earned her PhD in 2009, simulating nitric oxide oxidation on oxygen-covered transition metal catalyst surfaces under the direction of William F. Schneider. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Northwestern University with Randall Q. Snurr, studying gas adsorption in metal-organic frameworks, Dr. Getman joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University in 2011 as an Assistant Professor. On August 1, 2017, she was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Getman's "old" website from her postdoctoral days is located here. Dr. Getman's email address is rgetman@g.clemson.edu.

postdoc

Steven Pellizzeri

Dr. Pellizzeri earned his BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007, his M.Phil. from Syracuse University in 2010, and his PhD from Syracuse University in 2013. Steven's PhD research was conducted with Professor Jon A. Zubieta on solid state simulations of organic, hybrid organometallic, and inorganic structures. He is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project. Dr. Pellizzeri's email address is spelliz@clemson.edu.

graduate students

Cameron Bodenschatz

Cameron earned his BS from The Ohio State University in 2011. He is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Cameron's email address is cbodens@g.clemson.edu.

Tianjun Xie

Tianjun earned his BS from Nanjing Forestry University in 2011 and his MS from the University of Pennsylvannia in 2013. He is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Tianjun's email address is tianjux@g.clemson.edu.

Jiazhou Zhu

Jiazhou earned BS degrees from the East China University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014. He is working on the MOF Encapsulated Catalyst project. Jiazhou's email address is jiazhoz@g.clemson.edu.

Torrie Sewell

Torrie earned her BS from the New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology in 2014. She is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Torrie's email address is tsewell@g.clemson.edu.

Xiaohong Zhang

Xiaohong earned her BS from Changsha University of Science and Technology in 2009 and her MS from the South China University of Technology in 2012. She is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Xiaohong's email address is xiaohoz@g.clemson.edu.

undergraduates

Andrew Samstag

Class of 2018, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Andrew is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project. Andrew's email address is asamsta@g.clemson.edu.

Isaac Jones

Class of 2018, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Isaac is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project. Isaac's email address is iajones@g.clemson.edu.

Paul Wakim

Class of 2018, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Paul is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Paul's email address is pwakim@g.clemson.edu.

Grant Hummel

Class of 2019, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Grant is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Grant's email address is gwhumme@g.clemson.edu.

Andrew Bingham

Class of 2020, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Andrew is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Andrew's email address is abingha@g.clemson.edu.

Lexi Cocolas

Class of 2019, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Lexi is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project. Lexi's email address is acocola@g.clemson.edu.

visitors

Esseabasi Etim

Esse participated with the Getman Group through the COMSET Townes Fellows REU program during the Summer of 2015.

Natalie Duprez

Natalie participated with the Getman Group through the Summer Program for Research Interns and the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics during the Summer of 2016.

Jonathan Cutrone

Jonathan participated with the Getman Group through the COMSET Townes Fellows REU program during the Summer of 2016.

Erin Mihealsick

Erin participated with the Getman Group through the Clemson University Calhoun Honors College EUREKA! Program during the Summer of 2016.

Hayden Tharpe

Hayden participated with the Getman Group through the Summer Program for Research Interns and the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics during the Summer of 2017.

Matt Quarles

Matt participated with the Getman Group through the COMSET Townes Fellows REU program during the Summer of 2017.

alumni

Heather Rodgers

BS chemical engineering 2013, presently working at Jacobs Engineering in Houston, TX.

Lizzie Bollmann

MS chemical engineering 2014. Thesis: "Density Functional Theory Study of the Thermodynamics of Catalytic Remediation of Nitrate in Water". Presently working for the State Lab for Environment in Basel, Switzerland analyzing suspended solids from water samples.

Christopher Stout

BS chemical engineering 2015, presently working as a process engineer at O'Neal, Inc.

Jeremy Arvay

BS chemical engineering 2015, honors research thesis: "Randomized Energy Sampling for Modeling Catalyst-Adsorbate Interactions", software produced: "MCPliQ, the Quantum Wrapper" is available here. Presently attending graduate school at Purdue University.

Kevin Quarles

BS chemical engineering 2016.

Seth Elliott

BS chemical engineering 2016, presently working at Eastman Chemical.

Baxter Ward

BS chemical engineering 2016, presently working at BASF.

Andrew McCartney

BS chemical engineering 2016, presently working at GE Power.

Sean Dix

BS 2016, honors research thesis: "An Analysis of the Mechanism for Selective Butane Oxidation on a Ag3Pd(111) Catalyst Model under Steric Constraints". Presently attending graduate school at the University of Michigan.

Liam Monteith

BS chemistry 2016.

Shannon Mulkern

BS chemical engineering 2017, presently working at The Kraft Heinz Company.

alumni who fell out of touch

Edward Colón III

Ben Varipapa