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.

Hafeera Shabbir

Hafeera earned her BS from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in 2010 and her MS from Purdue University in 2017. She is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project. Hafeera's email address is hshabbi@g.clemson.edu.

undergraduates

Paul Wakim

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

Grant Hummel

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

Lexi Cocolas

Class of 2020, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Lexi is working on the aqueous phase catalysis project with Cameron and Torrie. Lexi's email address is acocola@g.clemson.edu.

Jackson Bost

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

Joseph Gagnon

Class of 2019, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Joseph is working on various projects related to the computationally-driven design of advanced materials with Steven. Joseph's email address is jcgagno@g.clemson.edu.

Andrew Ney

Class of 2020, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Andrew is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project with Steven. Andrew's email address is aney@g.clemson.edu.

Nicholas Streiffert

Class of 2020, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Nicholas is working on the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center project with Steven. Nicholas' email address is nstreif@clemson.edu.

Nicole Johnson

Class of 2021, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Nicole is working on a project to more seamlessly interface our data with the Atomic Simulation Environment. She is working on this project with Steven. Nicole's email address is njohns5@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.

Andrew Bingham

Andrew participated with the Getman Group through the Clemson University Calhoun Honors College EUREKA! Program during the Summer of 2016. He stayed on with the Getman Group through Fall 2017, where he designed and started a project involving synthesizing and testing differently sized catalyst particles for reactions in aqueous phase heterogeneous catalysis.

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.

Anna Hardymon

Anna participated with the Getman Group through the Clemson University Calhoun Honors College EUREKA! Program during the Summer of 2017. She continued in the Getman Group throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, working on Dr. Getman's NSF CAREER project.

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 chemical engineering 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.

Andrew Samstag

BS chemical engineering 2018, honors research thesis: "Machine Learning Feed Forward Network for Identifying Electronic Property "Fingerprints" of Single Atom Metal Cation Catalysts". Presently working at Eastman Chemical.

Isaac Jones

BS chemical engineering 2018.

alumni who fell out of touch

Edward Colón III

Ben Varipapa