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


CG_2013 Changmiao Guo
Postdoc

Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Delaware, 2017
E-mail: cmguo@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

PhD Doctoral Students


Chunting Zhang
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Jilin University (JLU), China, 2013
Email: zhangct@udel.edu
CG_2013 Matthew Fritz
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Email: mpfritz@udel.edu
 Jodi Kraus
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Drexel University, 2015
E-mail: jkraus@udel.edu
Ryan W. Russell
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
E-mail: russellr@udel.edu
Brent Runge
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2016
E-mail: element@udel.edu
Sucharita Sarkar
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Visva-Bharati University, India, 2016
E-mail: susarkar@udel.edu
  Shiping Xu (co-mentored with Sharon Rozovsky)
PhD student
B.S. (Chemistry), Wuhan University, China, 2016
Email: shiping@udel.edu
  Roman Zadorozhnyi
PhD student
M.S. (Chemistry, diploma with excellence), Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russian Federation, Russian Federation, 2014
E-mail: rrzador@udel.edu
Somayeh Zeinalilathori
PhD student
M.Sc. (Biochemistry-Biology), Institute for Advanced Studies for Basic Science (IASBS), Iran, 2012
E-mail: szeinali@udel.edu

Group Alumni


 Postdocs:

Caitlin Quinn (2013-2017; currently an NMR Spectroscopist at the University of Delaware)

Xingyu Lu (2013-2017; currently at postdoc at Merck)

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:

Mingzhang (Maple) Wang (Ph.D., 2018; currently a senior scientist at Pfizer)

Manman Lu (Ph.D., 2017; currently a postdoctoral scientist at Pittsburgh University)

Changmiao Guo (Ph.D., 2017; currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Delaware)

Jenna Yehl (Ph.D., 2016; currently a research scientist at Harvard-MIT Broad Institute)

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 a scientist at Procter and Gamble)

Stephanie (Bolte) Frankel (M.S., 2009; currently a hazard communication specialist 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:

Lucas Onisk (undergraduate student at UD)

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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