Principal Investigator

Dr. Tanmay Lele, Ph.D.

Charles A. Stokes Professor of Chemical Engineering
Joint Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology 
University of Florida
Director, Institute for Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Tanmay Lele is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He obtained the PhD in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. This was followed by postdoctoral research in Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital. He received the B.Chem.Eng. degree from UDCT, Bombay.

Doctoral Students

Qiao Zhang

Joined lab: October, 2013

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2018 (expected))

Undergraduate: BSE Chemical Engineering (University of Minnesota, 2013)

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China





Andrew Tamashunas

Joined lab: September, 2014

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2019 (expected))

Undergraduate: BSE Chemical Engineering (Clemson University, 2014)

Hometown: Eastampton, NJ





Aditya Katiyar

Joined lab: July,2017

Graduate: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress)

Undergraduate: B. Tech Mechanical Engineering (SRM University, Chennai, 2014)

Hometown: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India





Purboja Purkayastha

Joined lab:August, 2017

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress), Master’s in Chemical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2017)

Undergraduate:  BSE Chemical Engineering (Jadavpur University, 2015)

Hometown: Tripura, India





Bo Yu

Joined lab: April,2019

Graduate: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, in progress), Master’s in Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, 2019)

Undergraduate: BSE Pharmacy (Nankai University, Tianjin, 2017)

Hometown: Beijing, China


Lab Technician

         Kavya Pendyala

Master’s Students


               Guanrui Li                                              Siddhika Chunchuwar

Undergraduate Students


          Lauren Paschall                                                Aliasger Ezzi                                                  Brendan P. McKee

Research Interns

           Shreya Pathak

Join Us!

Committed Master’s and Undergraduate students who can contribute >10 hours per week for at least 2 consecutive semesters (Fall&Spring), please email Qiao Zhang ( with 1-page review of at least 2 Journal articles (research papers, not the review papers) in the field (articles may be from our lab, or other labs).


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