Group Members

Current group members

Nicholas Pavlakovich, graduate student (Chemistry, Spring 2018 - present), working on liposome-nanoparticle hybrids

Bingli Wang, graduate student (Chemistry, Fall 2017 - present), working on engineered nanohybrid materials for photoenhanced catalysis

Kevin Vargas, graduate student (Chemistry, Summer 2017 - present), working on binary ligand-capped nanoparticle catalysis

Mohammed Mahdaly, graduate student (Chemistry, Spring 2016 - present), working on colloidal Pd nanoparticle catalysis

Bon Nguyen, undergraduate (Chemistry w/ Materials Degree, Fall 2018 - present), working on colloidal bimetallic nanoparticle catalysis

Quinn Tufono, undergraduate (Biology, Summer 2018 - present), working on liposome-nanoparticle hybrids

Vincent Nguyen, undergraduate (Biology, Summer 2018 - present), working on colloidal Pd nanoparticle catalysis

Sachin Neupane, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Fall 2017 - present), working on micellar Pd nanoparticle catalysis

Bavly Ibrahim, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Spring 2017 - present), working on engineered nanohybrid materials for photoenhanced catalysis

Dominick Ortega, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Spring 2017 - present), working on liposome-nanoparticle hybrids

Carlos Garcia, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Summer 2016 - present), working on micellar Pd nanoparticle catalysis

Taken in Mar. 2016

Taken in Sep. 2014



Former group members

Graduate students

(16) Ting-An Chen, (M.S. Chemistry, 2017), Ph.D. candidate in Georgetown University, co-authored 3 papers in Catalysis Science & Technology, Catalysts, Hydrogenation and Hydrogenolysis

(15) Serena Low, (M.S. Chemistry, 2017), co-authored 1 paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

(14) Khin Aye San, (M.S. Chemistry, 2017), Ph.D. candidate in University of California San Diego, co-authored 2 papers in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Nanomaterials

(13) Skylar Chuang, (M.S. Biochemistry, 2017), Ph.D. candidate in Rutgers University - Chemical Biology Program, co-authored 1 paper in the International Journal of Nanomedicine

(12) Andrea Citati, (M.S. Physics, 2016), Ph.D. candidate in Florida State University

(11) Peter Tieu, (Chemistry, Fall 2014 - Summer 2016), Ph.D. candidate in University of California Irvine

(10) May S. Maung, (M.S. Chemistry, 2016), Innosense LLC, co-authored 3 papers in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Colloids and Surfaces A

(9) Jie "Jackson" Zhu, (Chemistry, Summer 2014 - Summer 2015), Ph.D. candidate in University of California Davis, co-authored 1 paper in Nanoscale

(8) Ashkan Paykar, (M.S. Physics, 2015), Ph.D. candidate in University of Florida

(7) Suprit Deol, (M.S. Biochemistry, 2015), Bristol-Myers Squibb, co-authored 1 paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry B

(6) Hanqing Pan, (M.S. Chemistry, 2014), Ph.D. New Mexico Tech, co-authored 2 papers in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, New Journal of Chemistry

(5) Linh Nguyen, (Chemistry, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

(4) Diego J. Gavia, (M.S. Chemistry, 2013), co-authored 6 papers in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ChemCatChem, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Langmuir, RSC Advances, Advances in Nano Research

(3) Linh Tran, graduate student (Chemistry, Spring 2008 - Summer 2012), co-authored 1 paper in Colloids and Surfaces A

(2) Elham Sadeghmoghaddam (M.S. Chemistry, 2012), Thiblant International, co-authored 4 papers in Journal of Materials Chemistry, ACS Catalysis, Applied Catalysis A, RSC Advances

(1) Yu Wang (Chemistry, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011), Ph.D. Queens University, Canada

Undergraduate students

(62) Eun Ae "Ashley" Park, undergraduate (Bioengineering, Summer 2016 - Spring 2018), BUILD Scholar

(61) Sarahana Poudel, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018)

(60) Sylvia Wedderburn, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Spring 2015 - Spring 2018), KEMP fellow

(59) James Park, undergraduate (Chemistry, Summer 2016 - Winter 2018)

(58) Linda Lam, undergraduate (Chemistry, Spring 2017 - Fall 2017)

(57) Hiep Nguyen, undergraduate (Chemistry, Summer 2016 - Summer 2017)

(56) Tuan Trinh, undergraduate (Chemistry, Summer 2015 - Spring 2017), Pham.D. candidate at Massachusetts School of Pharmacy

(55) Richard Tran, undergraduate (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017), UROP assistant

(54) Christina Flores, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Spring 2016 - Fall 2016)

(53) David Ortega, undergraduate (Biochemistry, Spring 2015 - Fall 2016), KEMP fellow

(52) Roberto Rodriguez, (Fall 2014 - Summer 2016), BUILD Scholar

(51) Vivian Chen, (Summer 2014 - Spring 2016), Ph.D. candidate at University of California Irvine, co-authored 2 papers in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, New Journal of Chemistry

(50) Annie Nguyen, (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

(49) Khang Nguyen, (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016), Pham.D. candidate at Massachusetts School of Pharmacy

(48) Vu Nguyen (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

(47) Tommy Dinh (Spring 2013 - Spring 2015), co-authored 1 paper in Colloids and Surfaces A

(46) Trinh Nguyen (Fall 2014 - Winter 2015)

(45) Nisala Weerasuriya (Spring 2013 - Summer 2014), LSAMP scholar, co-authored 2 papers in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry B

(44) Johnston Nguyen (Summer 2013 - Summer 2014)

(43) Christian Salazar (Spring 2013 - Summer 2014), Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University, co-authored 1 paper in Colloids and Surfaces A

(42) Mai Pham (Fall 2012 - spring 2014)

(41) Yeonjin "Harriet" Do (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013), co-authored 1 paper in Journal of Physical Chemistry C

(40) Younah Kim (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

(39) Becky Hsu (Fall 2011 - Spring 2013)

(38) Vicky McKnight (Spring 2012 - Fall 2012)

(37) Nikki Viola (Fall 2011 - Summer 2012)

(36) Tae Y. Kim (Spring 2011 - Summer 2012)

(35) Jordan Koeppen (Fall 2010 - Summer 2012), Ph.D. candidate in University of California Riverside, co-authored 1 paper in RSC Advances

(34) Annika Sotelo (Spring 2012)

(33) Van Truong (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012), Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program in Inova Fairfax Hospital, co-authored 1 paper in Advances in Nano Research

(32) Josephine Yee (Spring 2009 - Fall 2011)

(31) Khalil Gaieb (Summer 2010 - Spring 2011), Pharm.D. candidate, co-authored 1 paper in Applied Catalysis A

(30) Leeann Korprapun (Fall 2009 - Spring 2011), Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program in UCI Medical School

(29) Alexander Zec (Summer 2010 - Fall 2010)

(28) Paul Vaccarello (Spring 2009 - Spring 2011), co-authored 2 papers in Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Colloids and Surfaces A

(27) Minh Ho (Spring 2009 - Fall 2010), Pharm.D. candidate

(26) Wendy Chaing (Fall 2009 - Summer 2010), Pharm.D. candidate

(25) Hanmo Gu (Spring 2010), co-authored 1 paper in ACS Catalysis

(24) Zachariah Mel (Fall 2009 - Spring 2010)

(23) Mike Aquino (Spring 2008 - Spring 2010), co-authored 2 papers in Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Bulletins of Korean Chemical Society

(22) Erick Ovalle (Fall 2007 - Spring 2010), LSAMP scholar

(21) Parfait Voundi (Spring 2007 - Spring 2010), co-authored 1 paper in Colloids and Surfaces A, LSAMP scholar, Provost's summer research scholar

(20) Phuong Nguyen (Spring 2009 - Spring 2010)

(19) Tuong Dinh (Spring 2007 - Summer 2009), Pharm.D. candidate, co-authored 2 papers in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Langmuir

(18) Hyun S. Lim (Fall 2006 - Spring 2009)

(17) Tiffany Yee (Spring 2008 - Spring 2009), Pharm.D. candidate

(16) Sora Jung (Fall 2008 - Spring 2009)

(15) Swapna Reddy (Fall 2008)

(14) Roger Pham (Spring 2008 - Fall 2008)

(13) Shaeleen Chuc (Spring 2007 - Fall 2008), co-authored 1 paper in Colloids and Surfaces A

(12) Martha Trujillo (Spring 2008)

(11) Hyung (Nicole) Choi (Spring 2007 - Spring 2008), Pharm.D. candidate, co-authored 3 papers in Langmuir, Plasmonics, Bulletins of Korean Chemical Society, Provost's summer research scholar

(10) Jonathan Dare (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008), co-authored 1 paper in Langmuir

(9) Rachel S. Salazar (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008)

(8) Aaron Tran (Spring 2008)

(7) Huong Le (Summer 2007 - Fall 2007), Pharm.D. candidate

(6) Bryant Dineros (Fall 2006 - Fall 2007)

(5) David H. Kroman (Fall 2006 - Spring 2007)

(4) Caroline Lam (Fall 2006 - Spring 2007), Pharm.D. candidate, co-authored 1 paper in Journal of Materials Chemistry

(3) Dibbs C. Mejia (Fall 2006)

(2) Tieng V. Luong (Fall 2006)

(1) Doquyen T. Tra (Fall 2006)

Other students

[BRIDGES Program]

2012: Ayodele Ojediran, Jennifer Sanchez

2010: Roban Cotton, Ashely Rojas

2009: Jill S. Rodriquez, Gregory Lopez (co-authored 1 paper in J. Phys. Chem. C), ThienLoc V. Pham (co-authored 1 paper in J. Phys. Chem. C)