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Researchers

    Aadithya Jeyaranjan

    Researcher

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of Central Florida
    Research: Nanotechnology for supercapacitors and other electrochemical energy storage, corrosion coatings, nanoenergetics, thin-film adhesion, conductive polymers, and thermal spray coatings

    Tamil Selvan Sakthivel

    Research Associate

    Education: Ph.D., Anna University, India
    Research: Nanomaterials for environmental, energy and biological applications, nanoporous materials, nano-characterization, sustainable concrete and cementitious materials

    Elayaraja Kolanthai

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Education: Ph.D. in Biomaterial Science, Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai, India
    Research interest: Development of nanoparticles, layer-by-layer antimicrobial/antiviral nanoparticle coating, polymer composites for tissue engineering, and gene/drug delivery application.   

    Graduate Students

    Yifei Fu

    Doctoral Student

    Education:
    B.E, South China Agriculture University, China
    M.S, University of Florida

    Research: Nanomaterials

    Craig Neal

    Doctoral Student

    Education: M.S., University of Central Florida
    Research: Wet chemical synthesis and surface engineering of nanocrystalline materials for biomedical and electrochemical devices, nanomaterials for analytical chemistry and measurement science

    Udit Kumar

    Doctoral Student

    Education:
    M.Tech., IIT Bombay, India
    B.Tech., IIT Roorkee, India
    Research: Plasmonic hetero-nano catalysis, Up-conversion nanomaterials, Silk electrospinning and anti-microbial materials

    Alumni – MS

    Robert Matthews

    Master's Student

    Education: B.S, Florida Polytechnic University
    Research: Nanomaterials

    Sushant Singh

    Post-Doctoral Scholar

    Education: Ph.D., IIT Guwahati, India
    Research: Nanomaterials development for biomedical applications, antioxidative therapeutics using protein biochemistry and nanotechnology based approaches

    UCF Medical FIRE Students

    Baltej Singh Dhillon

    FIRE Student

    Education:
    B.S., Biomedical Engineering, VCU
    M.S., Physiology & Biophysics, Georgetown University
    M.D., University of Central Florida, in progress
    Research: Reversal of antimalarial induced toxicity in retinal epithelial cells with ceria nanoparticles

    David Gittess

    FIRE Student

    Education:
    B.A., Tufts University
    M.D., University of Central Florida, in progress
    Research: Therapeutic and biological applications of nanoparticles. Other experience includes translational research and access to care intervention analysis.

    Jason Kieffer

    FIRE Student

    Education:
    B.A. Business Administration, University of Florida
    M.M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southeastern University
    M.D., University of Central Florida, in progress
    Research: Nanoparticles for biomedical therapeutic applications

    Linda Ren

    Undergraduate Students

    Balaashwin Babu

    Undergraduate student

    Education: BSBS, University of Central Florida
    Research: Hollow Ceria, nanomaterial conjugation, cell culture, nanomaterial synthesis, enzyme-mimetic activity testing.

    Michael Hnatiuk

    Undergraduate student

    Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Grad date: spring 2021) University of Central Florida
    Research: Lab automation, nano-fabrication, and biological detection materials.

    Justin Morency

    Undergraduate Student

    Education: BSBS, University of Central Florida
    Research: Nanotechnology, Biology

     

     

    Architha Venkatesan

    Undergraduate Student

    Education: BSBS, University of Central Florida
    Research Interests: Cell regeneration, construction of artificial scaffolds using organic/inorganic materials for wound healing, and discovering therapeutic strategies for delivery systems for RNA interference molecules.