Students

Beasock, Damian
Beasock, Damian
- Previous degree: Bio-Med Physics, Syracuse University

Dipple, Kathleen
Jones Group -

PhD project: Near IR emitting PbS and PbSe QDs have an ideal band gap for harvesting sunlight. Utilizing multiple exciton generation (MEG) PbSe solar cells have already achieved > 100% efficiencies for blue photons. Coupling IR QDs to gold NPs may enhance MEG efficiencies by increasing absorption rates above the MEG threshold. In this project we aim to synthesize PbS and PbSe QDs and study their time-dependent emission near gold NPs.

Previous degree: BS in Chemistry, Appalachian State University

Greenier, Madeline
Greenier, Madeline
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Undergraduate project: Investigating the free energy of confinement for several types DNA in moderately confining nanochannels. 

Previous degree: BS in Physics (Honors), SUNY Binghamton

Ke, Weina
Ke, Weina
Afonin Group -

PhD project: paranemic crossover of nucleic acids, delivery of multifunctional nanoparticles through reassociation of fibers, rolling cycle transcription

Previous degree: Bachelors in Engineering, Shanghai Ocean University

Kocherga, Margaret
Kocherga, Margaret
- Previous degree: BS in Chemistry (Honors), UNC Charlotte

Loman-Cortes, Paula
Loman-Cortes, Paula
Vivero-Escoto Group -

PhD project: Hybrid Janus particles based on cage polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (cPOSS) molecules and octahedral metal chalcogenide molecular clusters (MCCs)

Previous degree: MSc in Chemical Engineering, Universitas Iberoamericana

Reid, Amanda
Reid, Amanda
Troutman Group - Previous degree: BA in Chemistry, UNC Charlotte

Ren, Keming
Ebong Group -

PhD project: Solar cells

Previous degree: BS, Huaihai Institute of Technology

Sahu, Abhispa
Sahu, Abhispa
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Masters project: I have had experience of working in the area of cell signaling using basic techniques in molecular biology and protein chemistry in Pune University, India. I worked at analyzing the expressions of various molecules in high grade gliomas at transcript and protein level.

Undergraduate project: I have had experience of working in the area of nanomedicine which involved increasing the therapeutic index of anti-carcinogenic drugs (Curcuminoids) using... Previous degree: Masters, Amity University, India


Kocherga, Margaret
Sayre-Smith, Nickolas
- Previous degree: BS in Polymer Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill

Smith, Matt
Gbur Group -

PhD project: Singular optics, optical superoscillations, optical coherence conversion using plasmonics

Previous degree: BS in Electrical Engineering, The University of Alabama

Tarannum, Mubin
Tarannum, Mubin
Vivero-Escoto Group -

PhD project: Designing and synthesis of Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) for targeted drug delivery towards pancreatic tumors.

Previous degree: Masters in Nanoengineering, JSNN (NCAT)

Thakur, Esha
Thakur, Esha
- Previous degree: Masters in Solid State Materials, IIT Delhi

Tobias, Andrew
Tobias, Andrew
Jones Group - Chemistry

Master's work: Synthesis , characterization and analysis of Cadmium selenide and Cadmium sulfide quantum dots. 

Undergraduate project(Presbyterian College Clinton,SC): Analysis of DNA binding to Au and Ag nanoparticles. Also played lacrosse for four-years.

Previous degree: MS in Chemistry, UNC Charlotte