People

If you’re a Hope College student in engineering, chemistry, or physics, reach out and learn how you can join the group!

Dr. Jeffrey Christians

Assistant Professor of Engineering
VanderWerf Hall Rm 223A

Email me: christians@hope.edu

EERE Postdoctoral Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chemistry and Nanoscience Center
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
B.S. in Engineering with a Chemical Concentration, Chemistry (ACS Accredited), Calvin University

See Dr. Christians’ CV or read more on Hope’s website.

Elizabeth Cutlip

Liz Cutlip is a junior at Hope majoring in Engineering with a Mechanical concentration. Liz’s work focuses on the interactions between 2D halide perovskites and methylamine.

Zachery Wylie

Zach is a senior at Hope majoring in Engineering with a Chemical concentration. Zach has been studying the cubic-orthorhombic phase transition in cesium-based halide perovskites.

Cedric Porter

Cedric is a senior at Hope majoring in Engineering with an Electrical concentration. Cedric has been exploring the surface chemistry of halide perovskite nanocrystals.

Josephine Surel

Josie is a junior at Hope majoring in Engineering with a Chemical concentration. She has been working to understand the stability differences in various 2D/3D halide perovskite materials.

Peter Ruffolo

Peter is a sophomore at Hope majoring in Engineering with a Mechanical concentration. Peter’s work has included the design and construction of a system to accurately control film temperature and atmosphere while simultaneously being able to monitor film absorbance.

Group Alumni

Claire Hallock (’20) – currently a Ph.D. Student in Chemistry at UT Austin