Recent Group Alumni

Dr. Hongje Jang

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Dr. Steven Hira

Research Scientist II
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Daniel O'Neil

4th Year Graduate Student
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Project: 

Measurement of energy and charge carrier transport in solar cells and plasmonic systems

Ramy Said

Visiting Graduate Student
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Dr. Samah Ahmad

Visiting Graduate Student
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Dr. Xiongwu Kang

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Batyr Garlyyev

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

Study of Catalytic Properties of Metal Nanoparticles

Dr. Marwa Afifi DDS. MSc.

Visiting Graduate Student
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Project: 

Using gold nanoparticles as drug carriers in cancer therapy

Guojun Weng

Guojun Weng

Visiting Graduate Student
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Project: 

The applications of bio-functionalized gold nanoparticles in nanomedicine

Justin Bordley

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

Nanoparticle Catalysis: The Cage Effect and Novel Nanoreactor Design

Brian Snyder

Brian Snyder

Masters Graduate
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Project: 

Applications of plasmonic and catalytic nanoparticles in surface-enhanced spectroscopy and catalysis.

Currently: 

Peace Corps

Lauren Austin

Lauren Austin

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

In vivo biomolecular interactions of targeted nanoparticles for cancer imaging and nanomedicine

Rachel Near

Dr. Rachel Near

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

Lithographic fabrication and optical spectroscopy of nanoparticle arrays

Currently: 

Meunier Carlin & Curfman, LLC

Dr. Megan Mackey

Megan Mackey

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Project: 

Applications of nanotechnology to biology and nanomedicine

Steven Hayden

Dr. Steven Hayden

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

Solar energy conversion: anti-pathogenic metal oxide nanotubes and plasmon-enhanced biomimetic photovoltaics

Currently: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centers for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Lab

 Erik Dreaden

Dr. Erik Dreaden

PhD Graduate
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Project: 

Diagnostic & therapeutic cancer nanotechnologies.

Currently: 

Postdoctoral Fellow at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

 Dr. Ramazan Ozturk

Dr. Ramazan Ozturk

Postdoc Researcher
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Project: 

Gold nanoparticles in Photodynamic and Photothermal therapy hybrid system

Dr. Paul Szymanski

Dr. Paul Szymanski

Research Scientist II
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Nageh K. Allam

Nageh K. Allam

Postdoctoral Associate
Project: 

Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Applications

Currently: 

Assitant Professor at the American University of Cairo

Adam Poncheri

Adam Poncheri

MS in Analytical Chemistry
Project: 

Time-resolved studies of field enhanced emission

Farhat Saira

Farhat Saira

Visiting Scholar
Project: 

Synthesis and Applications of Hollow Nanoparticles in Catalysis and Biology

Currently: 

Department of Chemistry, Maid-i-Azam University (Islamabad, Pakastan)

Li-kang Chu

Li-kang Chu

Postdoctoral Associate
Project: 

The branched photocycle of bacteriorhodopsin (bR)

Currently: 

Assistant Professor; Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University; Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Dr. Bin Kang

Dr. Bin Kang

Research Scientist
Project: 

Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on Cell Cycle Regulation

Currently: 

Postdoctoral Fellow at GIT

Dr. Wei Qian

Dr. Wei Qian

Former Assistant Director, Laser Dynamics Laboratory
Currently: 

IMRA America, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Svetlana Neretina

Dr. Svetlana Neretina

Postdoctoral Associate
Project: 

Spectroscopic studies of field-enhanced non-radiative relaxation and electron-beam lithography of plasmonic particle arrays

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

Arianna Biesso

Arianna Biesso

PhD graduate
Currently: 

US National Institute of Health, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Optical Spectroscopy Section National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Prashant Jain

Prashant Jain

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Plasmons in assembled metal nanostructures: Radiative and non-radiative properties, near-field coupling and its universal scaling behavior

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Dr. Wenyu Huang

Dr. Wenyu Huang

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Fundamental studies of the interaction between femtosecond laser and patterned monolayer plasmonic nanostructures

Currently: 

Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

Dr. Sujatha Pushpakanth

Postdoctoral Associate
Project: 

In vivo studies of gold nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Currently: 

R & D Head, AGM (Abrasives), Carborundum Universal, Ltd.

Dr. Hiromasa Nishikiori

Dr. Hiromasa Nishikiori

Visiting Scientist
Project: 

Photodynamics studies of dye-sensitized TiO2 system

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, Shinshu University, Japan

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Dr. Kyeong Seok Lee

Visiting Scientist
Project: 

Theoretical and Computational Study of Optical Properties of Au & Ag Nanoparticles

Currently: 

KIST, Korea

Dr. Qusai Darugar

Dr. Qusai Darugar

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Surface Effects on the Ultrafast Electronic Relaxation of Some Semiconductor and Metallic Nanoparticles

Currently: 

Research Scientist, Baker Hughes Company

 

Chris Gaddis

Chris Gaddis

Graduate Research Assistant
Project: 

Semiconductor Nanocrystal Heterostructures

Currently: 

Nanosphere, Inc.

Dr. Alex Schill

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Interesting Electronic and Dynamic Properties of Quantum Dot Quantum Wells & other Semiconductor Nanocrystal Heterostructures

Currently: 

Senior Product Support Engineer, Coherent, Inc.

Dr. Susie Eustis

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Metallic nanoparticles: shape-dependent optical properties

Currently: 

Research Scientist at Directed Vapor Technologies

Dr. Laurie Sanii

Dr. Laurie Sanii

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Bacteriorhodopsin: structure/function relationship

Currently: 

Clorox, Inc. Livermore, CA

Dr. Radha Narayanan

Dr. Radha Narayanan

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Shape-Dependent Nanocatalysis and the Effect of Catalysis on the Shape and Size of Colloidal Metal Nanoparticles

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Stephan Link

Dr. Stephan Link

PhD graduate
Thesis : 

Spectral Properties and Relaxation Dynamics of Surface Plasmon Electronic Oscillations in Gold and Silver Nanodots and Nanorods

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, Rice University Dept of Chemistry

Dr. Christy F. Landes

Dr. Christy F. Landes

PhD graduate
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Thesis : 

The dependence of the opto-electronic properties of cadmium selenide nanoparticles on surface properties

Currently: 

Assistant Professor, Rice University Dept of Chemistry