Eboni Hobley


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Contact Information
Email: ehobley@ncat.edu


I am currently a graduating chemical engineering senior in the top 5% of my class attending North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina. I will be matriculating to Clemson University to their MS/PhD Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program in the fall of 2012. My long term objective is to receive a PhD in Chemical and/or Biomolecular Engineering, in order to perform biochemical/medical research.


Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Expected graduation date: May 2012

Presentations and Publications


My research interests include:
  • The engineering of enzymatic catalysts for industrial synthesis
  • Design of materials for tissue engineering
  • Development of drug delivery devices
  • Metabolic engineering

Research Advisors

My advisers are Dr. Mary Smith and Dr. Kenneth Roberts

Research Experiences

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Research Mentor: Dr. Scott M. Husson
Research Topic: The main objective is to surface modify membranes to create cation-exchange adsorbers with high protein binding capacity and high throughput. The second objective is to investigate the effect of surface area on binding capacity. The third objective is to examine how pore size, flux, and polymer loading affect the pressure drop across the membrane.
Research Techniques Learnt: Äkta purifier, Direct Flow Filtration Cell, Ellipsometry
Presentations: The annual biomedical research conference for minority students (ABRCMS), St. Louis, MO, November 2011.
Manuscripts: I participated in creating a manuscript based upon the date generated during this experience.
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Department Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Research Mentor: Dr. Nicole Levi-Polyachenko
Research Topic: To develop a biodegradable/biocompatiable polymer device to address cleft palate. Also, to develop a process to create a chitosan/poly(glycerol-sebacate) nano-composite to be used for wound dressings.
Research Techniques Learnt: DSC, FTIR, XRD, INSTRON
Presentations:The annual biomedical research conference for minority students (ABRCMS), Charlotte, NC November 2010; and Beta Kappa Chi
2011 (Atlanta, GA)
Manuscripts:I expect to be a co-author on two pending journal article publications based on the data generated
Undergraduate Research Experience, Department Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC
Research Mentor: Dr. Kenneth L. Roberts
Research Topic: Development of multifunctional nanoscale systems for
Osteoporosis and bone cancer treatment technologies for simultaneous bone
health monitoring, drug delivery, and gene therapy applications.
Research Techniques Learnt: XRD, DSC, High Temperature Processing