1. Could you tell us about your background i.e. department, research interests, hometown, hobbies?

I’m Faisal Aldukhi, an uprising junior at the department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering. I came originally from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. When I’ve free time, I enjoy running, hiking and biking.

2. What project you are working on this summer?

This summer, I’m working on designing an appropriate inhibitor for asphaltene aggregation. Specifically, I’m working on simulating and analyzing longer and larger systems of asphaltene in a high resolution.

3. What is your favorite place or activity on campus or CU?

My favorite place this summer is an ice-cream shop that I got to know accidentally when I was on a bike ride. It’s called Sidney Dairy Barn. This place is approximately 13 miles from where I live, which may sound far if you’ve live in a relativity small town, but it’s definitely worth it.

4. Advice for students who want to pursue undergraduate research.

Explore and express your interests by reading different professors website, go to research symposium, and approach the undergraduates working in the group. If some professors did not get back to you in a week or two, it’s fine. It may just mean they don’t have enough time to reply to every single email they receive. I’d recommend talking to the professor in person as it shows you’re genuinely interested.


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January 24th, 2019

How do plants perceive hormones to activate drought resistance ?

Drought is one of the major environment factors that threatens future food security. In plants, stomatal pores expel 200 molecules […]

June 18th, 2018

Meet our new group member, Matthew Chan, Graduate student, ChBE, 2017.

December 27th, 2017

Meet Jiangyan Feng, ChBE Graduate student, Fall 2016.

July 20th, 2017

2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences in Shukla Group.

July 13th, 2017

Meet our group members: Moeen Meigooni, ChBE ’17

July 12th, 2017

Visiting student: Jiming Chen, BS, ChBE, Rice University, 2017

July 12th, 2017

Meet our group members: Faisal Aldukhi, ChBE ’19

July 12th, 2017

Meet our group members: Qihua Chen, MatSE’18, Blue Waters Intern 2017-18

June 28th, 2017

Shriyaa Mittal’s 2017 CSE Fellow.

June 28th, 2017

Balaji Selvam’s talk at the 2017 Blue Waters Symposium.

December 7th, 2016

Group Picture time in our lab!
September 25th, 2016

Summer Intern Nikhil Sethia’s (IIT Delhi) Post on his experiences in Shukla Group.

September 25th, 2016

Prof. Shukla’s talk on “Molecular Models of Nitrate Transport in Plants” at Plants in silico Symposium, 2016.

September 25th, 2016

Talk by Graduate Student Alex Moffett at 2016 Blue Waters Symposium at Sunriver Resort, Oregon.

December 21st, 2015

Research Talk by Prof. Shukla (CSE Seminar Series, Fall 2015)

October 22nd, 2015

Teaching kids about protein structure and function at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy

July 20th, 2015

Research talk by Diwakar (Blue Waters Symposium, Jun 2015)

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July 17th, 2015

Plants in silico: a multi-scale modeling platform

July 13th, 2015

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering & Sciences (GAMES) camp, 2015.

May 30th, 2014

Central themes of our research group