James Fetzer
Undergraduate Student
James is a third-year undergraduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. He is pursuing a conjunctive BS/MS degree and expects to graduate in the spring of 2026. His research interests include sustainable fiber reinforced polymer matrices and sustainable materials for outdoor recreational equipment. James enjoys skiing, running, climbing, and discovering new music.


Anna Huber
Undergraduate Researcher
Email: u1353704@utah.edu
Anna is a second-year undergraduate student expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2025. Her research interest lies in sustainability and polymer biodegradation. In addition to helping Millie work with biodegradable thiol-ene polymers, Anna is studying depolymerization kinetics and crosslinking polymer density. Her hobbies include traveling, painting, and skiing.


Tyler Kirk
Undergraduate Researcher
Tyler is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Material Science and Engineering, expected to graduate in 2026. His interests lie in fiber reinforced composite materials, and previous to being hired on the Wang research group, he worked in the composites manufacturing industry for two years in both production and engineering positions. Tyler's hobbies include wildlife photography, duck hunting, and playing board games with his wife and family.


Grant Musgrave
PhD Student
Email: grant.musgrave@utah.edu
Grant is a second year PhD student working on sustainable polymers and composites. He graduated in May 2020 from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining the U, Grant worked at Colorado Photopolymer Solutions, now Arkema, working with 3D printing and photopolymer. Grant also worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, focusing on bio-based, recyclable-by-design wind turbine blades. Some of his hobbies include skiing, hockey, basketball, football, backpacking, and hiking.


Caleb Reese
Post Doctoral Researcher
Email: caleb.reese@utah.edu
Caleb obtained his PhD in Chemistry at George Washington University developing aromatic chain growth polymer brushes used for high strength surface coatings and reverse osmosis desalination membranes. Caleb is now a post doc working on polymers for applications including substrate materials for electronics and plastics upcycling for sports equipment. Outside of the lab, Caleb can be found on his mountain bike high in the mountains or in the winter months, skiing through aspen groves.


Chen Wang
Principal Investigator
Email: chen.wang@utah.edu

Chen obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He used "click" reactions in heterogeneous polymerization and in some covalent dynamic polymers. After residences in the 3D printing industry and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Chen now joins the "U" to explore meaningful questions, and hopefully, answers.
Outside of work, Chen tends to stay outside — snowboarding, leisurely biking, backpacking. He also likes cooking, sipping good beer, and as always, great conversations.


Eden Yau
Undergraduate Researcher
Email: eden.yau@utah.edu

Eden is a freshman undergraduate student expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2026. His research interests lie in methods of recycling polypropylene and LDPE (low density polyethylene) waste into 3D printing filament. His hobbies include rock climbing, photography, and researching/building prosthetic hands.

Group Alumini
Amelia "Millie" Heiner, MS student. Now: Materials Engineer at Stryker Neurovascular (bay area, CA)