Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Research Development | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

James Dahlman

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

James Dahlman uses molecular biology to rationally design the genetic drugs he delivers.

Vascular and Immunoengineering DNA Barcoded Nanoparticles Drug Delivery CRISPR Gene Editing

Ravi Hadimani

Associate Professor and Director of Biomagnetics Laboratory · Virginia Commonwealth University

Professor Hadimani specializes in non-invasive brain stimulation, biomagnetics, magnetocalorics and energy harvesting research.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Biomagnetics Rare-Earth Magnetic Materials Magnetocaloric Effect Magnetic Nanoparticles

Daren Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Floyd D. Gottwald, Sr. Chair in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

The applications for Chen’s research are varied and include atmospheric and combustion aerosol and particulate emission control

Particle instrumentation and characterization Nanoparticles and nanotechnology Particle processing (i.g. classification charging dispersion...) Drug target delivery and release control Air pollution and indoor air quality control

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Yong (Tiger) Zhang is an expert in chemical biology, drug design and discovery, protein engineering, and immunotherapy.

Nanomedicine Protein Biosynthesis Immunotherapy Drug Design and Discovery Chemical Biology

Baratunde A. Cola

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. Cola brings science to energy and thermal management solutions.

Applications of Carbon Nanotubes Thermal Management of Electronics Combustion and Energy Systems Heat Transfer Micro and Nano Engineering

Jessica Rouge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry · University of Connecticut

Professor Rouge is an expert in enzyme-mediated assembly of nanomaterials and delivery of DNA and RNA into cells.

SELEX Therapeutic Oligonucleotides Gene Regulation Nanocharacterization

Wujie Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Wujie Zhang is an expert in biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell-based medicine, micro/nanotechnology, and drug delivery.

Biomaterials Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Micro/Nano-technology Drug Delivery Stem Cell Research

Christina Tang, Ph.D.

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

Prof. Tang specializes in polymer nanomaterial synthesis/characterization with interest in hybrids with inorganic nanoparticles/biomolecules

Smart Polymer Materials Polymer Processing Hybrid Materials Catalysis/Biocatalysis Nanotechnology

Aileen Anderson

Director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center · UC Irvine

Dr. Anderson is an expert on stem cell research, with a focus on spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.

Glioblastoma Stem Cell Biology Stem Cell Research Spinal Cord Injury

Hong Zhao, Ph.D.

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

Specializing in solid-liquid interactions, self-assembly of colloidal nano particles, and development of various printing processes

Surface science and surface engineering Transport and self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles Printed functional devices Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering · University of Connecticut

Hardware security expert

Hardware Security Reliability and failure of micro/nanoscale systems X-ray tomography and applications

Sam Lai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lai’s research focuses on nanoparticle-based delivery of bioactive molecules to mucosal tissues.

PEG (polyethylene glycol) Non-hormonal Contraception Anti-drug Antibodies Mucosal Immunology Mucus

Emily Jarvis

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Physical Chemistry Chemistry Modern Quantum Chemistry Chemistry of Wine Characterization of Inorganic Molecules

Dmitry Pestov, Ph.D.

NCC Scientist · VCU School of Engineering

Chemical engineering expert, with a focus on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Electron beam-assisted polymerization Electron beam lithography for graphene electronics Molecularly imprinted polymers for sensor applications Chemical and biological miniature sensors Polymer nanomaterials developed by supercritical fluids and solid-state photopolymerization

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

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

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Aerosol science and technology Materials Science and Engineering

Sasha Kabanov, Ph.D.

Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kabanov has conducted pioneering research that has considerably influenced current ideas and approaches in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Development Chemistry Science Biochemistry

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

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