Principal Investigators

Graduate Students

Aminul Islam Khan

Kitana M. Kaiphanliam

Olivia May Reynolds

Oluwafemi Ajeigbe

Zeynep Durak



Dr. Negar Beheshti Pour

Instructional Professor, Univ. of California Berkeley, Chemical Engineering since July 1, 2019; PhD and publications with Van Wie under NSF IUSE support with emphasis on miniature hands-on learning DLMs.


Dr. Fanhe Meng


Dr. Arshan Nazempour

Dr. Paul Golter

Instructional Professor, Hocking College, initiated work with Van Wie in hands-on learning, MS, PhD and Postdoc with Van Wie.


Dr. Katelyn Dahlke

Formerly Postdoc with Dr. Bernard Van Wie

Currently Instructional Professor at the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Chemical & Mechanical Engineering since July 1, 2020

Dr. Nathaniel Hunsu

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2017; PhD in Educational Psychology with Olusola Adesope, a Van Wie collaborator, with support from the NSF IUSE, published with Van Wie on motivational aspects of hands-on learning.


Dr. Baba Abdul

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, since ~August 2015, supported by NSF CCLI/TUES, PhD and publications with Van Wie and collaborator David Thiessen in hands-on learning.

Olufunso Oje