B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Hai-Ping Cheng

Professor · University of Florida

Hai-Ping Cheng’s research interests include physical phenomena at ultra-small (nano) scale via large-scale computational approach.

Physics LIGO

Shayla Sawyer

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focused on engineering processes and potential applications of hybrid inorganic/organic materials for optoelectronic devices and sensors

Hybrid Nanomaterials Nano-Bio Optoelectronics Sensor Development Ultraviolet Photodetectors

Jessica Winter

Professor of Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Biomedical expert, revolutionizing our knowledge of the relationship between nanoparticles and biology

Neural Engineering Nanotechnology Biomolecular Engineering Biomedical Engineering Nanoscale neural prosthetic devices

Ning Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Professor Zhang is engineering strategies for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and brain stroke

Stem Cell Biology Central nervous system trauma and diseases Biomaterials for oral biofilm prevention

Vicki Grassian

Distinguished Professor · UC San Diego

Vicki Grassian is an expert on the chemistry and impacts of atmospheric aerosols, indoor surfaces and nanomaterials.

Indoor Air Chemistry Atmospheric Aerosols Aerosol Chemistry Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials

Jessika Rojas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Rojas is a nuclear engineering expert specializing in nuclear materials, nanomaterials, and radiation processing.

Nanostructures for targeted radionuclide therapy and enhanced external radiotherapy Radiation damage and radiation effects on nuclear materials Nuclear materials Nanomaterials for nuclear engineering applications Radiation chemistry and radiation processing

Shawn (Sheng-Chieh) Chen

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Shawn's research interests include airborne and liquid-borne nanoparticle filtration, NanoEHS, and indoor and urban air pollution control.

CFD simulation Indoor Air Quality Aerosol sampling and instrumentation Air pollution control Nanofiltration and ultrafiltration

Stephen David Worrall

Lecturer in Chemistry · Aston University

Stephen David Worral's research interests are focused upon the interface between metal-organic frameworks and electrochemistry.

Advanced Materials Thin Film Deposition X-ray Diffraction Nanomaterials Synthesis SEM Analysis

Kristen Mills

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Biomechanics of tumor growth, tumor cell-matrix interactions

Development of in vitro models Cell and tissue biomechanics Experimental mechanics of materials

Pere Santamaria

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases · Diabetes Canada

Looking at the immunogenetics and immunopathogenesis of autoimmune disorders, with a particular focus on type 1 diabetes.

Therapeutic Intervention Autoimmune Diseases Type 1 Diabetes Immunogenetics

Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Mohammadi researches Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Machining Metal forming and shaping Tearing energy of sheet metals Thin film deposition and characterization Superhydrophobic materials

Nastassja A. Lewinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Lewinski's research topics include nanomaterial toxicity, nanomedicine, and nanoinformatics.

Nanomaterial toxicity Nanoinformatics Nanomedicine Advanced in vitro exposure systems Comparative in vitro – in vivo analyses

Sascha Usenko B.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program · Baylor University

Dr. Usenko is the Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Environmental Science Graduate Program at Baylor University.

Anthropogenic Contaminants Spatial and Temporal Scales The Transformation and Bioavailability of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment Environmental Forensic Chemistry Identifying Unique Chemical Fingerprints

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Principal Investigator, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital · Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hamblin's research interests are now broadly in the area of phototherapy for multiple diseases

Microscopy Molecular Biology Photomedicine Flourescence Microscopy Biotechnology

Anna Moore

Director of Precision Health Program and Assistant Dean · Michigan State University

Expert in imaging and image-guided therapies in cancer and diabetes

Early Detection Cancer In Vivo Imaging Diabetes Image-Guided Therapy

Mujibur Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Southern University

Mujibur Khan is an expert in Hybrid Polymer-Nanoparticle Fibers, Electrospinning and Solution Spinning, and Polymeric Fibers.

Bionanotechnology Polymeric Fibers Hybrid Polymer-Nanoparticle Fibers Electrospinning and Solution Spinning Nanoscale Advanced Materials

Radenka Maric, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor · University of Connecticut

Maric researches novel materials for fuel cell & battery manufacturing, nanomaterials, sensors, hydrogen generation & biofuels.

Nanomaterials Engineering Sensors Sustainable Energy Manufacturing Fuel Cells

Serdar Ozturk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Ozturk’s interests include biotechnology, chemical engineering, surface and interfacial chemistry, microfluidics, and material science.

Characterization Biotechnology Microfluidics and Microfabrication Chemical Engineering Biomolecular Engineering

Noelle Comolli, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Noelle Comolli, PhD, researches the use of different polymers for either novel biomaterials or controlled release delivery vehicles

Spinal Cord Research Drug Delivery Chemical Engineering Biomaterials Polymer Chemistry