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Group Members

Vinayak P. Dravid's full research group
Vinayak P. Dravid's full research group
VPD Group's students and post-docs
VPD Group's students and post-docs

Scientific Officer

Roberto dos Reis

Graduate Students


Karl Hujsak - Developmental scan probe microscopy of dynamic nanomaterials

Xiaomi Zhang - Characterization of energy materials

Yue Li - High-throughput, automated 3-D tomography reconstruction strategies

Jingshan Du - Nanoscale phase transformation and correlated electron microscopy

Jennifer DiStefano - Characterization and property enhancement of 2D semiconductors

Jann Grovogui - Microscopy of mesoscale thermoelectric materials

Akshay Murthy - Characterization of 2-D layered structures

Cesar Villa -  Characterization of battery materials

Kelly Parker - Staining for contrast enhancement of macromolecules in TEM

Will Kellogg - Advanced microscopy and computational methods

Songting Cai - Microscopy and optimization of thermoelectric materials

Chamille Lescott - Functionalization of Magnetic nanostructures for patterning applications 

Matthew Cheng - Synthesis and characterization of novel 2D materials

Chi Zhang - Characterization and synthesis of heteroanionic materials


Postdoctoral Fellows and Senior Research Associates

Vikas Nandwana, PhD - Synthesis and functionalization of "theranostic" magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications.


Affiliated Scientists and Staff

Gajendra Shekhawat, PhD - Manager, SPID Facility, NUANCE; Advanced SPM, biochemical sensors & systems

Xinqi Chen, PhD - Nanomaterials synthesis & characterization, Experimental nanomechanics, Surface characterization

Reiner Bleher, PhD - SEM, TEM, STEM, Cryo-EM, and Microanalysis of biological samples

Benjamin D. Myers, PhD - NUANCE Director of Operations; Novel electron beam techniques, lithography & fabrication

Tirzah Abbott, MS - Senior Electron Microscopy and Imaging Specialist

Charlene Wilke - BioCryo Electron Microscopy Imaging Specialist

Eric W. Roth - Research Technologist II, Electron Microscopy Specialist

Hee Joon Jung, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, QD, QW, NW and thin 2D films for energy applications

Qing Tu, PhD - Post doctoral Fellow, In-situ (S)TEM of nanoparticles, oxides and energy materials

Poya Yasaei, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Thermal and electrical characterization of 2D/layered materials - nanofabrication

Undergraduate Research Interns

Anna White - 2D materials for various applications


Avram Bar-Meir - Thermoelectric Materials

Former Visiting Scientists/Scholars

Prof. M. Adams, University of Birmingham, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Dr. A. Aneja, Reliance Industries, Ltd., India: Polymer nanotechnology

Prof. Mohammed Aslam, IIT Bombay

D. Bahadur, IITB, India: Magnetic nanostructures

Prof. Yoshio Bando, NRIM, Japan: Nanostructures, electron microscopy

Prof. Freddy Boey NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Dr. Surendra Chawla, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Ohio: collaborative alliances

Dr. M. Eswaramoorthy, JNCASR, India, IUSSTF award research collaborations

J. Giri, Caltech, CA: Magnetic therapeutics

Prof. D. Green, Penn State, PA: Ceramics nanotechnology

Dr. Seungbum Hong, Argonne Laboratories, IL: SPM

Dr. Yoshiki Ishikawa, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

Dr. Jain, IIT, Gandhinagar: Global opportunities for students

Manish Jaiswal, IIT Bombay, Visiting predoctoral researcher

Dr. Bernd Kabius, Argonne Laboratories, IL: Aberration corrected EM

Dr. JY Kempf, L'Oreal, France: Cosmetics application of nanotechnology

Dr. Robert Klie, University of Illinois at Chicago: Advanced EM

Prof. Hannes Lichte, Tribenberg, Dresden, Germany: Electron holography

Prof. S. Mhaisalkar NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Dr. L. Nagahara, NCI, Maryland: Cancer and nanotechnology

K.S. Narayan, JNCASR, India: IUSSTF award research collaborations

Dr. Tsunenori Nomaguchi, Hitachi High Technologies America

Tan Lay Poh NTU, Singapore: Biomaterials

Dr. Crystal Porter ,L'Oreal, USA: Cosmetics application of nanotechnology

Dr. N. Price, Birmingham Science City, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Dr. Michael Radler, Dow Chemical Co.: Industrial internship

Dr. M. Radler, Dow Chemical Company: Global opportunities for students

Prof. K. Ramamrithen, IIT, Bombay: Engineering nanotechnology

Prof. CNR Rao, Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of JNCASR

Priyanka Sharma, Institute of Microbial Technology, Visiting predoctoral researcher 

Dr. S. Sivaram, Director of National Chemical Laboratory, India: Global collaborations

Aditya Sood, IIT Kanpur, Visiting predoctoral researcher

Prof. Eric Stach, Purdue University, IN: In-situ EM

C. Raman Suri, IMTECH, India: Biomolecular receptors and assembly

Dr. Shinichi Tachi, Hitachi High Technologies, CA: NU-Hitachi Hi-Tech Technologies collaborations

Dr. Tachi, Hitachi, Japan: Global opportunities for students

Yxin Tang NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Thomas Thundat, ORNL, TN: Biochem sensors and systems

Dr. Tsapogas, NSF, Virginia: Global opportunities for students

Dr. K. West, Birmingham Science City, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Junming Xu, Hangzhou Dianzi University

Wang Xu NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Chaoyi Yan, NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, staff exchange

Dr. S. Yousef, NSF, Virginia: Global opportunities for students

Yanyan Zhang, NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

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