Graduate Students

Students working on EPSCoR grant:

Bichler photoKarin Bichler

Student of Gerald Schneider

Karin joined the PhD program in Physics at Louisiana State University in spring 2017 and studies the structure of polymers in solution. Ms. Bichler has conducted small angle neutron scattering experiments at NIST (Gaithersburg, MD) and ANSTO (Sydney, Australia) as well as NMR measurements in Darmstadt (Germany).

 


Chapai photoRamakanta Chapai

Student of Rongying Jin

Rama is a PhD student in Physics at Louisiana State University. He is assisting Dr. Jin with hard matter experiments and has conducted experiments at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL.

 

 

photo of Natalia da Silva MouraNatalia da Silva Moura

Student of James Dorman

Natalia is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. Her research involves synthesizing and functionalizing iron oxide nanoparticles in spherical, cubic, and hexagonal shape. She has analyzed catalytic properties under induction heating over different time frames, ranging from 5 to 50 minutes, as well as catalytic properties under conventional thermal heating. Natalia visited ORNL for neutron scattering measurements and presented and received a research award.

  

Pragathi DarapaneniPragathi Darapaneni 

Student of James Dorman

Pragathi is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include weak field tuning of transition metal dpoant symmetry in solid hosts.

 

   

photo of Judith De MelJudith De Mel

Student of Gerald Schneider

Judith is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Louisiana State University under the guidance of Dr. Gerald Schneider. Her research interests are materials and macromolecular chemistry.

 

 

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Pu Du

Student of Revati Kumar

Pu Du is a chemistry PhD student at Louisiana State University. His research focus is the computational study of novel polymer systems, specifically polypeptoids. Charged polypeptoids are synthetic pseudopeptides, similar to polypeptides, but lacking sterogenic centers. They show great potential in biomedical applications such as drug delivery. Pu uses computational tools to investigate the effect of charge-charge interactions on the structure and dynamics of polyelectrolytes. This involves both atomistic and coarse-grained simulations to study the polymer chain, micelle formation as well as aggregation in aqueous solutions. 

 

 Xin GuiXin Gui

Student of Weiwei Xie

Xin is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Louisiana State University. Xin works with Dr. Weiwei Xie on soft matter experiments.

 

 

 

huberStefan Huber

Student of Gerald Schneider

Stefan is a PhD candidate in Physics at Louisiana State University. He is assisting Dr. Schneider with setting up the soft matter experiment laboratory and conducting neutron spin echo experiments. 

 

 

Naeyma IslamNaeyma Islam

Student of Steve Rick

Naeyma is a graduate student in Chemistry at the University of New Orleans. She is involved in the simulation of poly-acetic acid polymers and the development of constant-pH methods. Ms. Islam has done thorough testing of the coarse-grained models to validate them as well as testing of constant-pH algorithms developed in the lab, which allows for rapid sampling of protonation states.
 

 

Jakobl.jpgBruno Jakobi

Student of Gerald Schneider

Bruno is a PhD candidate in Chemistry at Louisiana State University. He is assisting Dr. Schneider with the soft matter experiment laboratory and conducts small angle neutron scattering experiments at NIST (Gaithersburg, MD) and ANSTO (Sydney, Australia).

 

 

 

Jin Gyun LeeJin Gyun Lee

Student of Bhuvnesh Bharti

Jin Gyun is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He is currently working with Dr. Bharti on soft matter research.

 

  

 

photo of Yingzhen MaYingzhen Ma

Student of Bhuvnesh Bharti

Yingzhen is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He is currently working with Dr. Bharti on soft matter self-assembly in hard matter confinement.

 

 

 

photo of Madalynn MarshallMadalynn Marshall

Student of Weiwei Xie

Madalynn is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She works with Professor Xie on tuning chemical pressure to synthesize new phases.

 

 


Ly NgoLy Ngo

Student of Gerald Schneider

Ly is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Ly works with Professor Schneider on the synthesis of liposomes.
                          

 

 

arzhana Omarova Student of Vijay John Marzhana is a student of Dr. Vijay John and is pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University. She is researching soft matter synthesis and neutron scattering.Marzhana Omarova

Student of Vijay John

Marzhana is a student of Dr. Vijay John and is pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University. She is researching soft matter synthesis and neutron scattering.

 

 

photo of Rasangi PereraRasangi Perera

Student of Gerald Schneider

Rasangi is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Ms. Perera researches the structure and dynamics of polymers in solution.

 

 

Kanun PokharelKanun Pokharel

Student of Jianwei Sun

Kanun is a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at Tulane University. He received his bachelor's degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

 
 

Karunya ShiraliKarunya Shirali

Student of Ilya Vekhter

Karunya is pursuing a PhD in Physics at Louisiana State University. She works with Dr. Vekhter on hard matter research.

 
 


garrett.jpgGarrett Sternhagen

Student of Donghui Zhang

Garrett is a PhD student in Chemistry at Louisiana State University. He works on the investigation of the effect of charge-charge interaction in the micellar structure and dynamics using the sequence-defined peptoid amphiphile model (Direct 2). Garrett has been working on the synthesis of sequence-defined peptoid amphiphiles and their polymeric analogs and characterizing their solution morphologies by TEM and DLS. He will also travel to SNS to conduct neutron scattering experiments on these micelle solutions.

 

Eklavya TharejaEklavya Thareja

Student of Ilya Vekhter

Eklavya is a PhD student in Physics at Louisiana State University. He works with Dr. Vekhter on hard matter research.

 

 
photo Kevin Igor TsengamKevin Igor Mkam Tsengam

Student of Vijay John

Kevin is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University. His areas of research are soft matter synthesis and          neutron scattering.
 
 
               

Ahmad Us SaleheenAhmad Us Saleheen

Student of David Young

Ahmad is pursuing a PhD in Physics at Louisiana State University. He is assisting Dr. Young with high pressure furnace experiments.

         
 
             


LeeuwenChristopher Van Leeuwen

Student of Gerald Schneider

Christopher is a PhD student in the Chemistry Department at Louisiana State University. He is assisting Dr. Schneider with the soft matter experiment laboratory.

 

 
Yao Wu photoYao Wu

Student of William Shelton

Yao is a PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department at Louisiana State University. 

 
 
 
 
 

Tianyi YuTianyi Yu

Student of Donghui Zhang

Tianyi is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Tianyi has synthesized and characterized the hydrophobically modified polypeptoids (HMPs) to be used in the SANS study of interactions and structural evolution of liposome with HMPs through a collaboration with Dr. Vijay John (Tulane).

 
 
 
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