People

Principal Investigator


Tatyana Polenova
Professor; Director, NIH-COBRE “Molecular Design of Advanced Biomaterials”
Ph.D. (Chemistry), Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997
B.S. (Chemistry, diploma with excellence), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation, 1992
E-mail: tpolenov@udel.edu

COBRE Business Administrator


VeraVera Vladimirova
COBRE Business Administrator
B.S. (Chemistry), The Higher Institute of Chemical Technology,
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1974
E-mail: veravlad@udel.edu

 

Research Scientists, Postdoctoral


Lex Lex Vega
Senior Research Specialist
Ph.D. (Chemistry), Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1974
M.S. (Physics), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1967
B.S. (Physics and Chemistry), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1962
E-mail: lexvega@udel.edu
HZ_2013 Huilan Zhang
Research Specialist
Ph.D. (Physics), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007
B.S. (Physics), Central China Normal University, China, 2001
E-mail: zhang@udel.edu
Xingyu Lu
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Lille I, Lille, France, 2013
M.S. (Radio Physics), Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, 2009
B.S. (Applied Physics), University of Science & Technology of China, 2006
E-mail: luxingyu@udel.edu
Print Caitlin Quinn
NIH Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. (Chemistry), Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013
B.S. (Chemistry), Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 2007
E-mail: cmquinn@udel.edu

PhD Doctoral Students


CG_2013 Matthew Fritz (co-mentored with Sharon Rozovsky)
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Email: mpfritz@udel.edu
CG_2013 Changmiao Guo
PhD student
B.S. Shandong University, China, 2011
E-mail: cmguo@udel.edu
Olga Olga Goncharova-Zapata
PhD student
B.A. (Chemistry), University of Delaware, 2008
Email: ozapata@udel.edu
Jodi Jodi KrausPhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Drexel University, 2015
E-mail: jkraus@udel.edu
MML_2013 Manman Lu
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Nankai University, China, 2011
E-mail: lumm@udel.edu
Ryan W. Russell
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
E-mail: russellr@udel.edu
Wenfei Tian
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Shandong University, China, 2010
E-mail: wtian@udel.edu
MW_2013 Mingzhang (Maple) Wang
PhD student
B.S. East China University of Science and Technology, 2012
E-mail: wmzmaple@udel.edu
JY_2013 Chunting Zhang
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Jilin University (JLU), China, 2013
Email: zhangct@udel.edu

Undergraduate Students


JY_2013
Lucas Onisk
Undergraduate student
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Delaware, 2017 expected graduation
E-mail: lonisk@udel.edu

 

Group Alumni


 Postdocs:

Rupal Gupta (2012-2016; currently an Assistant Professor at CUNY-CSI)

Guangjin Hou (2010-2012; currently an NMR Spectroscopist at the University of Delaware)

Sivakumar Paramasivam (2011-2012; currently an Assistant Professor at SRM University, India)

Kristopher J. Ooms (2007-2008; currently an Associate Professor at the Kings’ University College, Edmonton, AB, Canada)

Jun Yang (2006-2008; currently a Professor at Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Wuhan, P. R. China)

Graduate students:

Jenna Yehl (Ph.D., 2016;)

Mingyu Li (Ph.D., 2016; currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh)

Christopher L. Suiter (Ph.D., 2016; currently an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST)

Si Yan (Ph.D., 2014; currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Novartis)

Yun Han (Ph.D., 2012; currently a Research Associate at Old Dominion University)

Sivakumar Paramasivam (Ph.D., 2011; currently an Assistant Professor at SRM University, India)

Shangjin Sun (Ph.D., 2011; currently at Procter and Gamble)

Stephanie (Bolte) Frankel (M.S., 2009; currently at SAP)

Wenlin Huang (Ph.D., 2007; currently at ICL)

Dabeiba Marulanda (Ph.D., 2006; currently an Associate Chemist at the Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Corona, NY)

William Perea (M.A., 2006; currently a Ph.D. student at Hunter College)

Neela Pooransingh-Margolis (Ph. D, 2006; currently an Assistant Technical Director at Wards Island Metals Lab, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Wards Island/Randalls Island, NY)

Undergraduate, rotation and high-school students:

Nicholas Audette (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Donald Allen (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Amanda Kee (2010 summer ACS-SEED high school student)

Briana Elmore (2010 summer ACS-SEED high school student)

Abeo Ngozi (2009 summer ACS-SEED high school student)

Kristin Nuzzio (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Amanda Pickard (undergraduate researcher at UD)

Hazel Gauani (undergraduate researcher at UD)

Anant Patel (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Tarjani Thaker (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Fumie Koyoshi (undergraduate summer NIH-INBRE scholar, Wesley College)

Kate Frysinger (undergraduate research scholar at UD)

Chris Willis (undergraduate HHMI scholar at UD)

Steven Hill  (undergraduate student at UD)

Jeremy Wolfe (undergraduate student at UD)

Mark Schopfer (undergraduate student at UD)

Wilton Williams (undergraduate student at Hunter College)

Iwona Nowak (ungraduate student at the City University of New York- Hunter College)

Tom Dugan (undergraduate student at UD)

Anjana Rajalakshmi (undergraduate student at Hunter College)

William Yu (undergraduate student at Hunter College)

JeeSoo Lee (Hunter High School student)

Mariel Poole (Hunter High School student)

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