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Robert W. Epps


I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where I first started to develop my interests in environmental remediation and alternative energy production. From there I went on to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University with the class of 2016. During my time at Vanderbilt, I worked as an Intern for Olin’s Corporate Environmental Remediation Group, held the communications chair on Team Tennessee for the 2015 Solar Decathlon, and worked as a research assistant for Dr. David Kosson in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Among many other projects, the research group has worked to better understand the mechanisms behind nuclear waste clean-up and containment techniques, and, in this effort, my undergraduate research focused on tracking the diffusion pathways of reactive gasses through cementitious materials with SEM imaging.


My current research in the Abolhasani Lab focuses on the development of flow chemistry platforms for studies of colloidal synthesis in microfluidic reactors.


Phone: 919-513-4183

Office: EB1- 1034

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