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Core Faculty

Sudipta Seal, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor, University Distinguished Professor
Director, NanoScience Technology Center and Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center
Nano Initiative Coordinator at UCF
Director of Surface Engineering & Nanotech Lab, DURIP Nanomanufacturing Lab

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center, Materials Science & Engineering, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (2nd)

Research focus: Functionals Materials Processing including Nano/Micro, Bulk Nanomanufacturing, Nanobiotechnology, Surface Engineering, Coatings, Nanoenergetics, Nanotoxicity, and Advanced Analytical Tools

Aman Behal, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and NanoScience Technology Center

Research focus: Rehabilitation Robotics, Systems Biology, Visual Servoing, System Identification

Debashis Chanda, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Physics and Center for Research & Education in Optics & Lasers

Research focus: Thin-film solar cells, study of light-matter interactions in artificially structured metal/dielectric structures (metamaterials, plasmonic nanostructures), transformation optics for display/camouflage, printed optics/opto-electronics components, strong coupling between photonic and plasmonic resonances, biological/chemical sensors

Yajie Dong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, and Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Semiconductor nanomaterials for information and energy applications, Quantum dot light emitting devices and organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells

Romain Gaume, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in Center for Research and Education in Optics & Lasers, Townes Laser Institute, Materials Science and Engineering, NanoScience Technology Center

Research focus: Transparent polycrystalline materials offering novel functionalities for laser physics, defense, sensing, nuclear surveillance and medical applications

Andre J. Gesquiere, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry

Research focus: Imaging and spectroscopy of nanoscale materials and biological systems

James J. Hickman, Ph.D., Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics, and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (2nd)

Research focus: Hybrid systems for biological computation and fundamental investigations in neuroscience and cell biology

Qun "Treen" Huo, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Synthesis, property studies, and application development of nanoparticle materials

Masahiro Ishigami, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Physics

Research focus: Electronic transport measurements on novel nanoscale materials, scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy of nanoscale thermal/mechanical/electronic devices, and nanomaterials synthesis

Yeonwoong (Eric) Jung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Low-dimensional electronic materials (nanowires and 2D materials), Nanoscale structure-property relationships, in-situ transmission electron microscopy, energy and electronic technologies

Hyeran Kang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Materials Science & Engineering, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Research focus: Biophysics of cytoskeletal protein assembly and dynamics, biopolymer and cell mechanics, molecular mechanism of mechano-sensing

Saiful I. Khondaker, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center and Physics

Research focus: Electron transport properties of nanoscale materials

Michael N. Leuenberger, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center and Physics

Research focus: Quantum information, quantum mechanics, spintronics and opto-spintronics, nonlinear optical phenomena, semiconductor physics, molecular magnets, quantum many-body physics

Arkadiy Lyakh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Center for Research & Education in Optics & Lasers, Physics

Research focus: Physics of intersubband transitions and carrier transport through multi-layered semiconductor structures, low dimensional semiconductor devices, monolithic sensors, infrared spectroscopy

Artëm E. Masunov, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Chemistry, Physics

Research focus: Computational Molecular and Nanomaterials, Theoretical Chemistry, and Molecular Physics

Swaminathan Rajaraman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Material Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR)

Research focus: Micro/Nanofabrication Technologies; Neuroengineering; Micro/Nanofabrication on Plastics, Paper, Biomaterials and other novel materials; Flexible Electronics Fabrication Technologies; Implantable MEMS/NEMS Devices; Wearable MEMS Devices; Microfluidics; Packaging - Microelectronic and Biomedical Devices; Microneedles for painless drug delivery; Advanced Micro/Nano-Materials Development; Micro/Nano-Manipulation

Tania Roy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics, International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR)

Research focus: Development of electronic and optoelectronic devices with novel functional materials, high power electronics with wide band gap semiconductors, reliability of semiconductor devices.

Swadeshmukul Santra, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (2nd)

Research focus: Quantum Dot Nanotechnology; Nanomedicine; Agricultural Biocides; Environmental Nanotoxicology;Nanofiltration

Sudipta Seal, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor, University Distinguished Professor
Director, NanoScience Technology Center and Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center
Nano Initiative Coordinator at UCF
Director of Surface Engineering & Nanotech Lab, DURIP Nanomanufacturing Lab

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Advanced Materials Processing & Analysis Center, Materials Science & Engineering, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (2nd)

Research focus: Functionals Materials Processing including Nano/Micro, Bulk Nanomanufacturing, Nanobiotechnology, Surface Engineering, Coatings, Nanoenergetics, Nanotoxicity, and Advanced Analytical Tools

Laurene Tetard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Physics, Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Development of high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy tools to advance the level of understanding of the behavior of materials and complex systems based on morphological, subsurface, physical and chemical properties at the nanoscale

Jayan Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Materials Science & Engineering, and Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers

Research focus: Nanostructured Supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries, nanoarchitectured light trapping solar cells, photorefractive polymers for 3D display applications, nonlinear optical materials, plasmonic structures and printed optical and photonic devices

Yang Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Joint appointments in Nanoscience Technology Center, Materials Science & Engineering

Research focus: Advanced materials and nanotechnology for renewable energy devices, environmental science and smart electronics

Lei Zhai, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center and Chemistry

Research focus: Polyelectrolyte multilayer films for sensing and tissue engineering, smart surfaces, and conductive polymer nanowires and composites

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