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Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar

Hejian Xiong

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Postdoc associate

Ph.D, the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research interests:

Light-responsive nanoparticles, remote controlled release, neuropeptide transimission, blood-brain-barrier opening.

Daipayan Sarkar


PhD, Visiting scholar

Research interests:

Computational and experimental research in nano-bio-thermal to study palsmonic nanoparticles and their interaction with biomolecules, SAM and lipid bilayer.

Graduate Students

Peiyuan Kang

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PhD student

M.S., Mechanical engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Harbin Engineering University
Research interests:

Nanotechnology; thermal effect of nano-particle; Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Bio-Nano Interface; Droplet Breakup.

Xiaoqing Li

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PhD student

M.S., Cell biology, Shenzhen University
Research interests:

Nanotechnology, Blood-brain barrier transient opening, Neuroscience, Biomaterials application, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Bio-Nano Interface.

Varsha Godakhindi

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PhD student

M.S.,Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Dallas
B.S.,Biotechnology Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
Research interests:

Bionanotechnology, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics, Microfluidics, Bio-Nano Interface.

Yaning Liu


PhD student

B.S.,Mechanical Engineering, Midwestern State University
Research interests:

Nanotechnology and Sensors, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Self-Assembly of Biomaterials, Microfluidics, Bio-Nano Interface.

Undergraduate and High School Students

2018 Summer STEM CAST Group

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Kaitlyn Liu, Shirley Wu, David Ye, Andrew Zhang, Judy Zhou

Research Project:
Synthesis of Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) with asymmetric functionalization.

They are high school students participating the CAST STEM Bridge program with us during summer 2018. They worked with Varsha Godakhindi for developing asymmetric functionalized gold nanoparticles and won the third Prize in CAST STAR (Science Tech Academic Research) Awards.

Jonathan Ji

High school, summer 2016

Wenyao Li

High school, summer 2016

Jason Tan

High school, summer 2016

Jesse Zou


Jesse was a high school student participating the CAST STEM Bridge program with us during summer 2015. He was working with Peiyuan and Aravind on the point-of-care testing project. Jesse won the Second Prize in CAST STAR (Science Tech Academic Research) Awards.
Research Project:

New point-of-care testing.


Xiuying Li


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Science, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai, China (2014)
Visiting Ph.D. student, University of Copenhagen and Novo Nordisk Company, Copenhagen, Demark (2012)
B.Pharm., Pharmacy, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China (2009)
Research Interests:
Cancer nano drug delivery system, Mathematical modeling of drug delivery, Biomaterials, Brain Blood Barrier, Endothelial transport of nanoparticles

Joana Randrianalisoa

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Visiting scholar
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Maud Serre

Visiting MS student

Sanghun Lee

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MS student
Email: sxl149730@utdallas.edu

B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
POC diagnostic, microfluidics

Aravind Revuru


MS student
Email: rxn141530@utdallas.edu
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India (2013)
MS, Mechanical Engineering, UT Dallas (2016)
Research Interests:

Nanomaterials, Composites, Microfluidics

Oumar Fall

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Visiting MS student
Thermal science and Energy engineering at ESI Reims
Email: oxf150130@utdallas.edu

B.S.,Thermal science and energy engineering, Graduate school of Engineering Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France (2014)
B.S., Physics, Reims Champagne Ardenne University, France (2013)
Research Interests:

Thermal response of nanoparticle laser heating and the effect of nanoparticle heating on the surrounding proteins, magnetic drug delivery for cancer treatment
Current position:
Assistant Chef de Projet déploiement, Group PSA

Baileigh Darnell


MS student
Email: bxd141430@utdallas.edu

B.S.,Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (2014)
Research Interests:

Drug delivery, Plasmonics, Nanomaterials, Optics

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