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Michael A. Rogers, Associate Professor 


Maria Corradini                                                                                                      2013-

Maria is an Assistant Professor in Food Sceince at the UMASS and our research groups are very interconnected.  She has collaborated on modeling projects as well as development of novel spectrometric methods to probe the physical state of lipids.  Her webpage may be found at


Dr. Peter Chen                                                                                                    2017-

Dr. Chen will be working at the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy with Dr. Shawn Wettig and I will be working in collaboration with them on  the effects of encapsulation on delivery of drugs and bioactives.

Ph.D. Candidates

Fatemah AlHassawi                                                                                                      2013-

Fatemah is working on developing an understanding on the affect of food form on digestibility of macronutrients such as lipids and carbohydrates.  Fatemah received a prestigious Kuwait University Scholarship to attain a M.Sc. (completed 08/13) and Ph.D. abroad.

M.Sc. Candidates

Natalie Ng                                                                                                               2017-

Natalie will be working on understanding gels and how they can be differentiated from other materials.

Andrew Singh                                                                                                          2015-

Mr. Singh joined our group after completing an B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Guelph and is Co-Supervised by France-Isabelle Auzanneau (  He is working on understanding the molecular nuances in hydrogen bonding-based gelators that govern their assembly into nano fibers.