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Kasha Muzila

Kasha Muzila
Research Engineer and Laboratory Manager

Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

 



Zhijing Feng

Zhijing Feng
Postdoctoral Scholar

Education
B.S., Physics, University of Trieste, Italy
M.S., Condensed Matter Physics, University of Trieste, Italy
Ph.D., Nanotechnology, University of Trieste, Italy

Previous Research
Structure and chemical characterization of novel 2D homo- and hetero-organic architectures on surface by STM and photoemission spectroscopies

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



JuanaA. Cerna

Juana A. Cerna
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S.Public Health American University in Washington, DC
Minors: Biochemistry & Mathematics

Previous Research
Environmental assessment on inner-city Denver Asthmatics (University of Colorado Denver, SOM)
Statistical models for analysis of 32-lung cancer patients data sets (NIST)
Effect of leucovorin and fluorouracil on Zebrafish embryos and larvae (American University)
Growth of oxytrichia trifillax for better understanding genomics (American University)

Current Research Interests
Cell culturing and characterization of proteins; phosphoprotein engineering; intertwining of environmental applications of biosensors



Laura E. Bagge

Laura E. Bagge
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Education
B.S. and M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Ph.D. Biology, Duke University

Previous Research
the physical basis of transparency in clearly camouflaged crustaceans; how nanostructures and monolayers of spheres function as anti-reflection "cloaks" in hyperiid amphipods; understanding the physiological and morphological mechanisms underlying reversible transparency in anemone shrimp.

Current Research Interests
Using an integrative, interdisciplinary approach and techniques in biophotonics to understand how the ultrastructure of tissues influences their optical properties, and more specifically, how these optical properties relate to and how new technologies can be inspired by the morphological and physiological mechanisms of camouflage in cephalopods.



Alexandra Vyatskikh

Alexandra Vyatskikh
Postdoctoral Scholar

Education
B.Eng., Manufacturing Automation, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
M.S., Materials Science, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Previous Research
Optical and optoelectronic applications of single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



D. Joshua Dibble

D. Joshua Dibble
Research Scientist

Education
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Previous Research
Exploration of electrostatic effects in exocyclic iminium, hydrazonium, and oxocarbenium ions, development of organocatalytic trifluoromethylation and epoxidation reactions

Current Research Interests
Bottom-up synthesis of n-type graphene nanoribbons



George Stiubianu

George Stiubianu
Postdoctoral Scholar

Education
B.S., Chemistry, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Ph.D., Chemistry, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni" Iasi, Romania

Previous Research
Hybrid materials based on siloxanes and lignocellulose derivatives, Dielectric elastomers synthesis

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Chandra Bikram KC

Chandra Bikram KC
Postdoctoral Scholar

Education
B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

Previous Research
Design, Synthesis and Study of Supramolecular Donor - Acceptor Systems

Current Research Interests
Bottom-up Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons



Mehran Umerani

Mehran Umerani
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
B.S., Biology, University of California, Irvine
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Previous Research
Determining the efficacy of various anti-angiogenic agents and pulsed laser therapy for the prevention of in vivo blood vessel regeneration

Current Research Interests
Bottom up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons



Erica Leung

Erica Leung
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Previous Research Interests
Akt targeting peptide synthesis. Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of tin whiskers.

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Rylan Kautz

Rylan Kautz
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Previous Research
Organic photovoltaics, hydroxyapatite/collagen templates for bone tissue engineering, and two-terminal protonic devices

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Andy Bartlett

Andy Bartlett
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Previous Research
Development of a soot formation model based on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon aggregation

Current Research Interests
Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of DNA templated organic nanowires



Chengyi Xu

Chengyi Xu
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China
M.S., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

Previous Research
Smart actuators and sensors based on electro-active polymer

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Priyam Patel

Priyam Patel
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology

Previous Research
Improving lifetime of organic photovoltaic devices

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology

 



Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Previous Research
Myostatin propeptide gene studies and muscle atrophy

Current Research Interests
Synthesis of DNA-templated organic nanowires



Vivek Tyagi

Vivek Tyagi
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Previous Research
Design and fabrication of a miniaturized thermoacoustic cooler

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Brenna Norton-Baker

Brenna Norton-Baker
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Biochemistry, College of Charleston
B.A., Chemistry, College of Charleston

Previous Research
Carbon nanotube thin-film thermoelectrics

Current Research Interests
Development of bio-inspired electronic materials



Melvin Colorado Escobar

Melvin Colorado Escobar
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S., Chemistry, American University

Previous Research
Development of nature inspired flame retardant coatings for textiles and foams.

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Atrouli Chatterjee

Atrouli Chatterjee
Graduate Research Assistant

Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Previous Research
Polymer fabrication via electrospinning for myopia treatment and cancer studies.

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education
Pursuing B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



(MyAnh) Kaylee Dao

(MyAnh) Kaylee Dao
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education
Pursuing B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Alex Allevato

Alex Allevato
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education
Pursuing B.S. in Materials Science Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



James Long

James Long
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Education
Pursuing B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology



Jessica Leal-Cruz

Jessica E. Leal-Cruz
Undergraduate Research Student

Education
Pursuing B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Previous Research
Recombinant DNA for nanoparticle adhesion in drug delivery systems

Current Research Interests
Development of infrared camouflage and reconfigurable biomimetic shapeshifter technology

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