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Principle Investigator

Vinayak P. Dravid

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Director, NUANCE Center
Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (2016-present)

Technical Staff

Dilip Kumar Agarwal, PhD

Research Associate

Vikas Nandwana, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Roberto dos Reis, PhD

Dravid Research Group Scientific Officer

Postdoctoral Fellows

Thang Pham, PhD

Synthesis and characterization of low-dimensional quantum materials

Visiting Scholars

Jungjae Park

Development of graphene-based liquid/gas cell for visualizing molecular

Graduate Students- PhD

Michael Barsoum

Metal organic frameworks MOFs for direct air capture (DAC) of CO2

Matthew Cheng

Synthesis and characterization of novel 2D materials

Jack Hegarty

Synthesis of novel nanocomposites for environmental remediation applications

Yea-Shine Lee

Characterization of novel 2D materials

Chamille Lescott

Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled polymer systems

Wing Shun Li

Chromatin imaging and relating chromatin structures with the transcription process

Yukun Liu

Characterization and property optimization of thermoelectric materials

Patricia Lohman Meza

Nanostructuring investigation and optimization on electron and photon scattering

Kelly Parker

High-throughput electron microscopy of soft materials for biological applications

Stephanie Ribet

Synthesis of nanocomposites for environmental remediation

Benjamin Shindel

Synthesis of nanocomposites for environmental remediation

Carolin Wahl

High-throughput functional characterization of complex nanostructures

Chi Zhang

Characterization and synthesis of heteroanionic materials

Graduate Students- MS

Yash More

Multifunctional nanocomposite membranes for environmental remediation

Undergraduate Research Interns

Caroline Harms

Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites for environmental remediation

Paloma Lee

Investigation of the growth mechanism of 2D Copper Telluride nanosheets

Enrique Sheils

Synthesis and characterization of 2D and thermoelectric materials

Ben Taalman

Synthesis of novel layered materials

Affiliated Scientists and Staff

Gajendra Shekhawat, PhD

SPID Facility Manager (NUANCE)
Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Advanced SPM, Biochemical Sensors & Systems

Xinqi Chen, PhD

KECK II Facility Manager (NUANCE)
Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Nanomaterials Synthesis & Characterization, Experimental Nanomechanics, Surface Characterization

Reiner Bleher, PhD

BioCryo Facility Manager (NUANCE)
Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
SEM, TEM, STEM, Cryo-EM, and Microanalysis of Biological Samples

Eric W. Roth

BioCryo (NUANCE)
Core Scientist

Xiaobing Hu, PhD

EPIC TEM Manager (NUANCE)
Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Advanced Applications of S/TEM
Engineering Alloys, Energy Storage Materials

Paul Smeets, PhD

EPIC (NUANCE) Research Associate
Physiochemical interactions and structure-property relationships in hybrid materials using S/TEM

Tirzah Abbott, MS

EPIC (NUANCE)
SEM Laboratory Manager

Elizabeth King

SEM Assistant Laboratory Manager

Nathaniel Kabbat

Research Associate

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