Kyle was born in the great (to some) state of Michigan and grew up in the little burgh of Alto. As a youth, he spent his days exploring the surrounding expansive wilderness. Now, Kyle investigates much smaller dimensions: small molecules for materials chemistry. He began his research path at Grand Rapids Community College, moving on to Hope College, a small liberal arts school on the "other west coast." Through the mentorship of several wonderful professors, he decided to pursue a career in chemistry. To date, Kyle is the tallest graduate student to grace the EK lab.
University of California-Irvine; Irvine, CA; 2017
Hope College; Holland, Michigan; 2012
"Just keep swimming." -Dory
Kyle Brubaker, Armand Garewal, Rachel C. Steinhardt & Aaron P. Esser-Kahn. Bio-inspired counter-current multiplier for enrichment of solutes. Nature Communications. 2018. Vol. 9.
Maya Kleiman, Kyle S. Brubaker, Du T. Nguyen, and Aaron P. Esser-Kahn. Bio-Inspired Morphogenesis Using Microvascular Networks and Reaction–Diffusion. Chemistry of Materials. 2015. Vol. 27, Pg. 4871-4876.
Du T. Nguyen, Maya Kleiman, Keun Ah Ryu, Stanley Hiew, Kyle Brubaker, Rafik Mughnetsyan, Richard Truong, Benjamin Dolan, Edward Tackett, and Aaron P. Esser-Kahn. Three-Dimensional Conformal Coatings through the Entrapment of Polymer Membrane Precursors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2014. Vol. 6, Pg. 2830-2835.