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    Aadithya Jeyaranjan


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.