Meet the Team

Megan A. Creighton

Principal Investigator

Professional experience:

Graduate Researchers

Caroline Cameron

Caroline Cameron is a PhD student in the labs of Profs. Megan Creighton and Jason Baxter in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department at Drexel University. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017, Caroline pursued her Master of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Caroline then entered industry, working as a Process Engineer in coating technologies at Rogers Corporation in Bear, DE. Caroline joined the Drexel community in April 2021, where she now performs research into the development of a circular economy for wind turbines, with a particular focus on the composite materials in the wind turbine blades. When Caroline is not in the lab, she is typically experimenting with her favorite recipes or exploring the running trails in the Philadelphia area.

Niloofar Goodarzi

Niloofar Goodarzi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Drexel University. She earned her B.S. in Applied Chemistry in 2008 and her MSc in Organic Chemistry in 2012, with a focus on the synthesis of magnetic core-shell nanospheres. With a background as a senior chemist at a synthesis leather company, she possesses expertise in formulating, developing, and testing chemical formulas. 

Stefen Moeller

Stefen Moeller is a Ph.D. student in Chemical and Biological Engineering in Drexel University studying in the labs of Professor Megan Creighton and Professor Jason Baxter.  In 2022, Stefen received his B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Honors Engineering, doing work evaluating mass timber products adoption in new construction.  By August 2022, he joined Drexel, working on incorporating wind turbine blade waste into a circular economy with an emphasis on lightweight aggregate produced with other underutilized waste streams like combustion coal ash and soda lime glass.  Outside of his work, Stefen enjoys taking his dog Anka for walks through the city or attempting to not burn a new pastry.

Michael Prati

Michael Prati is a Ph.D. Student in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Drexel University and the recipient of the department's 2022 Mutharasan Fellowship. He received his B.S in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Lehigh University in 2021. Here at Drexel, his research is focused on boron nitride colloids and their potential applications in alleviating insect-borne hazards for human health. Looking to the future, he hopes to further explore the use of 2D materials in the medical and technology fields.

Lab Alumni

Jada Jackman

MS 2023

Undergraduate Researchers

Emily Cline

Smart Manufacturing
REU Program

Summer '22

Alison Grafton

Smart Manufacturing
REU Program

Summer '22

Anh Mai

Drexel University

Winter '22

Hannah Smith

Smart Manufacturing
REU Program

Summer '21