Gennady Gor, NJIT

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Gennady

Dr. Gennady Gor

Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 357 Tiernan Hall
phone: 973-596-2944
e-mail: gor@njit.edu
web: http://porousmaterials.net
web: Faculty profile

Dr. Gor's research is on porous materials. Synthetic nanoporous materials are employed in the chemical industry as adsorbents, catalysts and separation membranes, etc. Naturally occurring nanoporous materials include coal and shale, key fuels in the production of energy. In the past decade Dr. Gor has been developing and applying theoretical and computational methods to solve a wide spectrum of engineering problems related to porous materials and solid-fluid interfaces. Dr. Gor's research has been published in more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Langmuir, Carbon, Applied Physics Letters, and many others. Prior joining NJIT he worked at Rutgers University, Princeton University and Naval Research Laboratory. He is the recipient of the National Research Council Associateship (2014) and the NSF CAREER Award (2020).

Additional information about Dr. Gor: LinkedIn profile and Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Max

Max Maximov (Maksim Maksimov)

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: mam323@njit.edu

Max is a fourth-year Ph.D. student who joined the lab after obtaining BS and MS in Computational Physics at St Petersburg University and spending several years in industry as a software developer. He is now working on developing new Monte Carlo algorithms for molecular simulations of fluid phase equilibria and adsorption.

Alina

Alina Emelianova

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: ae299@njit.edu

Alina joined NJIT after getting her diploma in engineering physics at MEPhI (Moscow, Russia) and carrying out experimental research on fluids in nanoporous media. She currently works on the development of molecular simulations approaches for predicting adsorption-induced deformation in microporous materials. She also works on the characterization of sandstones by experimental measurements of adsorption.

Ella

Ella Ivanova

PhD Candidate

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: ei26@njit.edu

Ella joined NJIT in 2019. She got Master's degree in theoretical physics from St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Her current research is on restructuring of soot particles in the atmosphere, working in collaboration with Khalizov's group.

Sydney

Sydney Sweet

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: sjs73@njit.edu

Sydney is a senior chemical engineering student at NJIT. She currently works with Ella Ivanova researching the restructuring of soot particles in the atmosphere.

Chris

Chris Kossor

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: cgk6@njit.edu

Chris is a senior in the CME department at NJIT. In Fall 2019, he enhanced Professor Gor's Thermodynamics II course which introduced him to UNIFAC and the topic of simulating chemical warfare agents. Currently, he works with Alina Emelianova on molecular simulations of chemical warfare simulants and water mixtures.

Marcos

Marcos Molina

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: mm2433@njit.edu

Marcos is a junior in the CME department. He works with Max Maximov on molecular modeling of fluid sorption in porous materials and polymers.

Vinny

Vincent Tews

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: vt268@njit.edu

Vinny is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering student at NJIT. He works with Alina Emelianova on molecular simulation of deformable porous materials.

Grecia

Grecia Manrique

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: gfm7@njit.edu

Grecia is a junior chemical engineering student at NJIT, working with Elly on modeling of the restructuring of soot particles in the atmosphere.

Jason

Jason Ogbebor

BS Student

Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
office: 321A Tiernan Hall
e-mail: jeo27@njit.edu

Jason is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering student and McNair Scholar at NJIT. He is currently studying the compressibility of water confined in nanopores using molecular dynamics simulations. His research is being conducted as part of NJIT's URI (Undergraduate Research and Innovation) program.

Caroline

Caroline Zhao

High School Student

Union County Magnet High School

Caroline is a current student at Union County Magnet High School. This summer she is working with Alina Emelianova in her work to calculate the solvation pressure of a confined square-well fluid using an equation of state and molecular simulations.


Group Alumni

Chris

Dr. Christopher Dobrzanski

PhD Student (2016 - 2020)

Chris has been a PhD student in Dr. Gor's lab. Prior to joining NJIT, he graduated from Rutgers University with a BS and MS in chemical and biochemical engineering. On April 17, 2020 Chris successfully defended his thesis "Calculating Elastic Properties of Confined Simple Fluids". He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at USciences in Philadelphia working on molecular modeling of biochemical systems.

Andrei

Dr. Andrei Kolesnikov

Visiting Research Scholar (Fall 2019)

Andrei is a Researcher at Institute for Non-Classical Chemistry in Leipzig, Germany, who spent a Fall 2019 semester in the Gor group as a DAAD Research Scholar. He works on density functional theory modeling of adsorption and adsorption-induced deformation in carbon materials.

Lisa

Elizaveta (Lisa) Basharova

Undergraduate Researcher (Visiting, Fall 2019)

Elizaveta is an undergraduate student at University of Leipzig, Germany, who spent a Fall 2019 semester in the Gor group. She works on molecular simulation of thermodynamics of organophosphorus compounds.

Nick

Nicholas Corrente

Undergraduate Researcher (Spring 2018 - Summer 2019)

Nick graduated from the CME department with honors, and continued to work on his research during the Summer 2019. Nick worked with Chris Dobrzanski on Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations of confined fluids, contributing to two manuscripts. Nick's hobby is photography, many of the pictures on this web page are done by him. In Fall 2019 Nick started as a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University.

Emma

Emma King

BS Student (Visiting, Summer 2018)

Emma studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She was working with Max Maximov on adapting the group models for predictions of vapor-liquid equilibrium in organic compounds relevant to atmospheric chemistry

Taylor

Taylor Kvist

Undergraduate Researcher (Spring 2018 - Fall 2018)

Taylor's research was on application of Monte Carlo methods for calculation of adsorption in complex pore networks (working with Max Maximov). Currently he is an intern at Infineum.

Lukas

Lukas Ludescher

PhD Student (Visiting, Fall 2017)

Lukas is a second year Ph.D. student in Physics from the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria. His research focuses on the experimental evaluation of sorption induced deformation in biological and synthesised materials and on the modeling of scattering and deformation of porous materials using computational methods.

Armani

Armani-Christian Roxas

Undergraduate Researcher (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017)

Armani worked on molecular dynamics simulations using the GROMACS software package for aromatic hydrocarbon-carbon systems in order to calculate surface stresses. With these simulations, some light can be shed on condensation-induced soot restructuring. Currently Armani is Quality Control Laboratory Technician at Promotion In Motion

Aditya

Aditya Sivaraman

High School Student (Summer 2020)

South Brunswick High School

Aditya is a student studying at South Brunswick High School. During the summer of 2020 he worked with Max Maximov and Alina Emelianova on calculating the isothermal modulus of square-well fluids in nanopores using Grand Canonical Monte Carlo Simulations.

Suneedhi

Suneedhi Laddha

High School Student (Summer 2019)

JP Stevens High School

Suneedhi is a high school student studying at JP Stevens High School. During the summer of 2019, she worked with Alina Emelianova and incorporated python in her research to analyze various characteristics of sandstones through their nitrogen adsorption isotherms.

Juan

Juan Valencia

High School Student (Summer 2018 and 2019)

Union City High School

Juan is a high school student working within the ACS SEED program. Juan worked with Emma King and Max Maximov, exploring the predictive models to calculate saturated vapor pressure for chemicals relevant to atmospheric chemistry. During his second Summer he worked with Chris Dobrzanski on molecular dynamics simulations of confined fluids.

Zach

Zachary Lyandres

High School Student (Summer 2017 and 2018)

Tenafly High School

Zach is a high school student working within the Provost Summer Research Internship. Zach worked with Armani-Christian Roxas, Nick Corrente and Christopher Dobrzanski, writing Python scripts for analysis of atomistic structures generated in molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. During the Summer 2017 Zach's research project was to relate the structure of the adsorbed benzene to mechanical stresses it induces on the surface. During the Summer 2018, Zach developed a Python script for analyzing the correlation between the ordering in confined fluid and its elastic properties.

Marcelo

Marcelo Munoz

High School Student (Summer 2017)

Union City High School

Marcelo is a high school student working within the ACS SEED program. Marcelo works with Christopher Dobrzanski, whose research is focused on molecular modeling of adsorption of simple fluids in nanoporous materials. Marcelo uses python for analysis of atomistic structures generated in Monte Carlo simulations. The overall goal of his research project is to relate the structure of the adsorbed argon to its elastic properties.


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