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groupphoto2022

Principle Investigator

Vinayak P. Dravid

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

Technical Staff

Roberto dos Reis, PhD

Dravid Research Group Scientific Officer

Vikas Nandwana, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellows

Thang Pham, PhD

Synthesis and characterization of low-dimensional quantum materials

Visiting Scholars

Liubov Bondarenko

Preparation and physicochemical characterization of magnetic nanoparticles

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

Alp Kulaksizoglu

High-throughput functional characterization of complex nanostructures

Yea-Shine Lee

Characterization of novel 2D materials

Wing Shun Li

Chromatin imaging and relating chromatin structures with the transcription process

Yukun Liu

Characterization and property optimization of thermoelectric materials

Patricia Meza

Characterization and property optimization of solar cell materials

Kelly Matuszewski

Develop novel nanocomposites for applications in environmental remediation

Benjamin Shindel

Synthesis of nanocomposites for environmental remediation

Carolin Wahl

High-throughput functional characterization of complex nanostructures

Alfred Yan

Applying machine learning to solve energy and environment-related problems

Graduate Students- MS

Yash More

Multifunctional nanocomposite membranes for environmental remediation

Undergraduate Research Interns

Juliana Estradioto

My research interests involve studying materials for sustainable application, including synthesizing materials and nanocomposites for diverse environmental remediation applications.

Paloma Lee

Investigation of the growth mechanism of 2D Copper Telluride nanosheets

Enrique Sheils

Synthesis and characterization of 2D and thermoelectric materials

John Wang

Fabrication and characterization of nanoparticles for environmental remediation

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 Associate 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 Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Physiochemical interactions and structure-property relationships in hybrid materials using S/TEM

Tirzah Abbott, MS

EPIC (NUANCE)
SEM Laboratory Manager

Kunmo Koo, PhD

Research Associate

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