porous cage molecule The Simon Ensemble research group in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University
School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

the professor

Cory Simon

Cory Simon (CV)
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering. University of California, Berkeley

Hails from a small town in Ohio. Learned the ropes of scientific research at the University of Akron, Virginia Tech, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, University of British Columbia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Interned in industry at Bridgestone Research (chemical engineering) and Stitch Fix (data science).

Lives with his girlfriend, Christina, near the research forest for long walks with his Samoyed, Oslo. Digs hiking/backpacking in scenic places (photos on Ello), snowboarding, and wine.

Cory.Simon [at] oregonstate.edu
@CoryMSimon
Kelley Engineering Center 2045

the grad students

PhD students

Nick Gantzler Nick Gantzler. B.S. Physics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, The University of Akron.

In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar and going to bar trivia. I also really like Japanese media and culture. Some of my favorite animation artists include Hayao Miazaki, Makoto Shinkai, and Satoshi Kon.

research interests: using molecular models and simulations to discover materials for gas separations (co-advised by David Roundy)


Adrian Henle Adrian Henle. B.S. Chemistry, Seattle University. B.S. Computer Science, Oregon State University. M.S. Chemistry, University of Oregon.

I like to spend my free time skiing, hiking, gardening, and pursuing various creative projects with my fiancé, Samantha, and our cats, Phobos and Pippin. My current hobby project is restoring a beat-up armoire and converting it to a smart cabinet.

research interests: applying machine learning to forcefield development and high-throughput screening of porous materials


Gbenga Fabusola Gbenga Fabusola. B. Tech Industrial Chemistry

I have a soft spot for fitness and good music. Good food will be preferable with the music too.

research interests: leveraging machine learning and mathematical models to improve gas sensors


Paul Morris Paul Morris. B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Applied Mathematics, The Evergreen State College.

When not on campus, you’ll find me playing competitive racquetball on the OSU team, cruising around on a loud motorcycle, painting, and getting lost in the woods. I like to think my home away from home is alongside the elk and rain in the Olympic National Forest.

research interests: developing mathematical models and machine learning algorithms to improve and curate nanoporous materials for gas sensor arrays.


MS students

Ping Yang Ping Yang. B.S. Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology.

I like to play badminton and video games in my free time. I am a PC player enjoying the big library of Steam. My favorite badminton professional player is Lin Dan from China.

research interests: clustering MOF structures based on their graph representations.


the undergrad students

Melanie Huynh Melanie Huynh. Biological Engineering major. I enjoy digital and traditional art and electronic music composition.

research interests: computational modeling and simulation of gas adsorption in MOFs


Faaiq Waqar Faaiq Waqar. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major. I enjoy gardening, cooking, weightlifting, and working on recreational programming projects.

research interests: using graph neural networks to predict the structure and properties of materials (co-advised by Xiaoli Fern)


Nikolas Christian Achatz Nikolas Christian Achatz. Computer Science major (Mathematics minor). I enjoy going on daily walks/runs with my dog and cooking dinner with my girlfriend.

research interests: using graph neural networks and matrix factorization to predict properties of nanoporous materials (co-advised by Xiaoli Fern)


Tristan Gavin Tristan Gavin. Computer Science major (Mathematics minor). I am a co-captain of the OSU Men’s Rowing Team and spend a lot of my time lifting weights and rowing boats. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, backpacking and rafting.

research interests: using graph neural networks and matrix factorization to predict properties of nanoporous materials (co-advised by Xiaoli Fern)


alumni

graduate students

Árni Sturluson. PhD, Chemical Engineering.
thesis: “Novel approaches to porous material discovery”
Google Scholar profile.
now: deCODE Genetics

Kai Geringer (primary advisor = Matt Campbell). MS, Chemical Engineering.
thesis: “A Graph Grammar Representation of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Computational Synthesis and Exploration”
now: Jacobs Engineering

undergraduate students

Mira Khare. major: Chemical Engineering.
now: PhD student, University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Henry York. major: Computer Science.
now: PhD student, University of California, Irvine

Jonathan Carney (co-advised by David Roundy). major: Physics.
now: PhD student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Samuel Hough. major: Chemical Engineering.

Rachel Sousa. major: Mathematics.
now: PhD student, University of California, Irvine

Grant McConachie. major: Bioengineering.
now: post-bac position at the Frederick National Lab

Carson Silsy. major: Chemical Engineering.
now: PhD student, University of Idaho

Caleb Laird. major: Chemical Engineering.
now: Environmental Engineer at CDM Smith

Jack Draney. major: Chemical Engineering.
now: PhD student, Princeton University