Principal Investigator

John A. Keith

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R.K. Mellon Faculty Fellow in Energy 
(Tenure-track assistant professor)

Graduate Recruiting Coordinator 

Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 

804 Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Email: jakeith[.at.]

Office: 412-624-7016 | Fax: 412-624-9639   

Graduate Students

Yasemin Başdoğan


Email: yab16[.at.]

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Chemical and Biological Engineering (2015)
Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

Projects: reaction mechanism modeling workflows, solvation

Mitchell C. Groenenboom

Email: mcg64[.at.]

B.S. Chemical Engineering (2013)
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Projects: Molecular-promoted CO2 reduction, anti-corrosion coatings, multiscale modeling of metal nanoparticles

Karthikeyan Saravanan

Email: kas389[.at.]

B.Tech Chemical and Electro Chemical Engineering (2013)
CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India

Projects: Electrochemical CO2 reduction modeling
modeling of water:polymer co-crystals, alchemy

Minh Nguyen Vo


Email: miv22[.at.]

Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (2014)
Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

Project: Blueprints for green chelating agents, mixed continuum-explicit solvation models.

Undergraduate Students

Charles Hansen


Bachelors in Chemical Engineering Expected (2017)

Project: Modeling redox processes in mixed solvents

Ethan Henderson


Bachelors in Chemical Engineering Expected (2019)

Project: Blueprints for green chelating agents

Angela Leo


Bachelors in Chemical Engineering Expected (2019)

Project: Sustainable water oxidations

Group Alumni

Group Photos


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Summer 2017 
Pittsburgh, PA
(L to R): John, Karthi, Mitch, Yasemin, Angela, Caelin, Ethan, Nguyen


Group summer2016

Summer 2016 
Pittsburgh, PA
(L to R): Mitch, Karthi, Nguyen, Yasemin, John


group 2015winter

Winter 2015
Wexford, PA
Front: Solomon, Yasemin, Nguyen
Back: John, Mitch, Karthi
not pictured: Abigail, Kelly

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Summer 2015 
Wexford, PA
From left: Yaqun, Alyssa, Mitch, Victor, James, Nguyen, Karthi, Dinesh, John, Bill
not pictured Yinan, Jeff


Summer 2014
Heinz Lofts
From left: Aude, Yaqun, Mitch, Karthi, Jeff, Eric, Roy, John, Gina, Victor