Current Members

Principal Investigator

Prof. Misha Barybin
University of Kansas, Professor, 2014 - present
Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program, 2013 - present
University of Kansas, Associate Professor, 2007-2014
University of Kansas, Assistant Professor, 2001-2007
M.I.T., Postdoctoral associate (Prof. C. C. Cummins), 1999-2001
University of Minnesota, Ph. D. (Prof. J. E. Ellis), 1999
Higher Chemical College, B.S. (Fulfilled requirements), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1990-1994

Grant Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award, CLAS, University of Kansas, 2016
Outstanding Honors Faculty Advisor Award, University Honors Program, University of Kansas, 2015
J. Michael Young Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award, CLAS, University of Kansas, 2014
Outstanding Educator Award, KU Mortar Board Honor Society, 2011
Byron A. Alexander Graduate Student Mentor Award, 2010
DuPont Young Professor Award, 2007-2010
NSF CAREER Award, 2006-2011
Kansas NSF EPSCoR First Award, 2003
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1998
Stanwood Johnston Memorial Fellowship, 1998
B. Yeltsin Presidential Stipend 1993-1994



Graduate Students

Sweet JasonJason C. Applegate


Crazy NateNathan R. Erickson


Awesome MasonMason D. Hart


Cool MoniMoni K. Okeowo



Undergraduate Students

Hot ZachZach Wood



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