Department of Chemistry

Sheldon Group

April 2022

 

Principle Investigator

 

  Dr. Matthew Sheldon

   Principal Investigator      sheldonm@tamu.edu      link to CV

 

Members

 

Maelani Negrito

Ph.D Student
Joint member with the Batteas Group
mnn004@tamu.edu

Maelani received her BS in Forensic Chemistry and Biology from Sam Houston University in 2013. She then spent 2 years working at Dow Chemical in Freeport, TX via Kelly Services. She joined the Sheldon group in September of 2015, and has a Chemistry Doctoral Fellowship. In her free time she likes to sew and do yoga. Her favorite musical is Wicked, she loves animals (especially dogs), and takes her sugar with a little coffee.

 

 

 

 

Ray Wen

Je-Ruei (Ray) Wen

Ph.D Student
jrwen@tamu.edu

Ray was born and grew up in Taoyuan, Taiwan. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the National Taiwan University in 2011 and 2013, respectively. After graduation, he served in the Army of ROC (Taiwan) as a platoon commander for a year of mandatory military service. He then worked as a research and administrative assistant for another two years, and joined the Sheldon Group in October of 2016. In his free time, he enjoys playing badminton, listening to post-rock, and watching the Spurs.

 

 

Freddy Rodriquez-Ortiz

Freddy A. Rodriguez Ortiz

Ph.D Student
alberto-28@tamu.edu

Freddy received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey in July of 2017. During his undergraduate studies, he participated in two separate internships at Texas A&M University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a former NSF-Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation and National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network fellow. In his spare time, Freddy enjoys amateur astronomy, visiting art museums, mountain biking, camping, and, more recently, grilling and BBQing.

 

 

Rivi Ratnaweera

Rivi Ratnaweera

Ph.D Student
rivijratnaweera@tamu.edu

Rivi received his B.S. in Computational Chemistry from the University of Colombo in 2016. After graduating, he worked as a TA at the same institute before he joined the Sheldon Group in October of 2017. In his free time, Rivi enjoys watching baseball and listening to classical music.

 

 

 

Noel Mireles

Noel Mireles

Ph.D Student
mireles.noel@tamu.edu

Noel graduated from Texas State Univeristy in 2018 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He is a recipient of the ACS-Project SEED fellowship, the Texas State SURE HSI STEM Impact Program fellowship, and the Texas A&M University Graduate Diversity fellowship in Chemistry. During his free time, Noel enjoys going to concerts, watching Netflix, camping, and exploring new restaurants.

 

 

 

 

Zachary Brawley

Zachary Brawley

MSEN Ph.D Student
ztbrawle@tamu.edu

Zach received his B.S. in physics from the University of Central Arkansas in 2017. Before starting graduate work, he interned at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He attended graduate school at University of Arkansas in Microelectronics+Photonics for one year prior to transferring to Texas A&M University with a College of Engineering Fellowship, and he joined the Sheldon Group in 2018. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, floating, watching sports, and playing video games.

 

 

Kylie Lytle

Kylie Lytle

Ph.D Student

klytle@tamu.edu

Kylie grew up in New Hampshire. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in the spring 2019. She joined the Sheldon group in the Fall of 2019. She enjoys in her free time she enjoys reading fantasy, crafting, and cooking.

 

Annika Lee

Annika Lee

Ph.D Student
aslee8@tamu.edu

Annika grew up in Virginia and got her bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She joined the Sheldon Group in 2019. Annika enjoys martial arts, eating, animals and warm weather.

 

 

 

Boqin Zhao

Boqin (Justin) Zhao

Ph.D Student
Joint member with the Son Group
zhaoboqin58@tamu.edu

Boqin was born and grew up in Beijing, China. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Peking University in 2019. He joined the Sheldon group in October of 2019. In his spare time, he practices solving the Rubik's cube and plays the piano.

 

 

 

 

June Yim

Ju Eun (June) Yim

Ph.D Student
jueun.yim@tamu.edu

June is from Seoul, South Korea. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Ewha Womans University in 2019. She joined the Sheldon group in the fall of 2020. She really likes living and studying in 'calm' College Station, more than Seoul. In her spare time, she likes to take a stroll, go shopping, and watch entertainment shows.

 

 

 

 

 

Giselle Bauer

Giselle Bauer

Ph.D Student
gisellebauer@tamu.edu

Giselle graduated from the University of Utah in the fall of 2020 with a B.S. in Chemistry. She joined the Sheldon group in the fall of 2021.