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28th May, 2024

Elizabeth and Siddharth's new paper was published in CAN. This work explores the design and utilization of polymeric nanoparticles in drug delivery for COVID-19 treatments. Check out the full article here: DOI

24th April, 2024

Elizabeth Adu wins the 2024 Vinson Summer Research Scholarship!! Congratulations Elizabeth!

12th January, 2024

Our lab's new paper was published in Materials Advances. This work develops core-shell and core-dual-shell nanoparticles of plasmonically activated TiO2, with insulating/semiconducting interlayers. Check out the full article here: DOI

 

22nd December, 2023

Our paper was published in Langmuir. This work develops polymeric zwitterions for hydrated coatings in marine anti-fouling applications. Check out the full article here: DOI

13th October, 2023

Kevin joins the group, and will be pursing research on nanoparticle based optical sensors. Welcome Kevin!

6th October, 2023

Elizabeth joins the group, and will be pursuing research on photo-electrochemical platforms from metal oxide nanowire arrays. Welcome Elizabeth!

16th August, 2023

Our lab's new paper was published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. This work develops methods to investigate penetration of chemical and biological agents inside polymer coatings, providing insights for building better barrier materials. Check out the full article here: DOI

30th June, 2023

NSF National I-Corps Teams proposal funded for the project "HoneyZcreen"! This project is a collaboration with Dr. Gerard Dumancas in chemistry and Dr. Bryan Crable at Pennsylvania Western University. Read more about it here.

11th June, 2023

Matthew joins the group, and will be pursuing research on nanoparticle synthesis and surface-functionalization. Welcome Matthew!

20th May, 2023

Arion joins the group, and will be pursuing her thesis research on nanoparticle synthesis and phase transfer. Welcome Arion!

20th January, 2023

NSF Regional I-Corps proposal funded, in collaboration with Dr. Gerard Dumancas in chemistry!

15th December, 2022

Gabrielle joins the group, and will be pursuing her thesis research on chemically-active polymer coatings. Welcome Gabby!

15th December, 2022

Brendan joins the group and will be pursuing his thesis research on the fabrication of metal oxide nanomaterials for photonic applications. Welcome Brendan!

29th November, 2022

Hurray! Our group has been awarded the University of Scranton - Faculty Internal Research Grant in collaboration with Dr. Mojib Saei in Mechanical Engineering! Under this project we will be examining the nanoscale interactions of colloidal particles using molecular dynamics simulation.

21st September, 2022

Jacob joins the group, and will be pursuing his thesis research on colloidal nanoparticle stabilization and transfer. Welcome Jake!

 

20th September, 2022

Calvin joins the group, and will be conducting research on plasmonic nanoparticles. Welcome Calvin!

29th August, 2022

Dr. Riddhiman Medhi starts as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Scranton, PA, USA. At Scranton, our lab will be conducting research on materials and surface chemistry for applied materials.

15th June, 2022

Our new article was featured as a journal cover of ACS Biomacromolecules. The cover depicts the interaction of marine algae and diatoms with an amphiphilic coating system. Check out the full article here: DOI

17th May, 2022

Our undergraduate student Alexandra (Lexie) is heading to Texas A&M for her Summer REU program. Lexie will be working with Prof. Karen Wooley on natural product-driven polymer synthesis. Best of luck Lexie!

15th May, 2022

Our new paper was published in ACS Biomacromolecues. This work identifies a new morpholine amide moiety as a compact hydrophilic alternative to PEG for amphiphilic coatings with superior anti-fouling capabilities. Check out the full article here: DOI

6th April, 2022

Our new paper has been published as Editor's Choice article in MDPI Materials. This paper outlines recent developments in magnetic nanocomposites for biomedical applications. Check out the full article here: DOI

23rd March, 2022

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Redox-Active Amphiphilic Copolymers for Anti-Fouling Coatings" at the 262nd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

23rd March, 2022

Our undergraduate student Alexandra (Lexie) presented a poster on "Functionalized PDMS-Based Copolymers for pH Controlled Marine Anti-Biofouling Coatings" at the 262nd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

21st March, 2022

Riddhiman gave a talk on "Enhancing the Scope of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles via Doping and Plasmonic Coupling" at the 262nd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

29th December, 2021

Our new paper was published in Current Research in Materials Chemistry. This work identifies new methods for controlled growth of tin oxide shells on TiO2 cores, generating nanoscale type-II heterojunctions. Check out the full article here: DOI

12th August, 2021

Riddhiman has joined as an editorial board member for Current Research in Materials Chemistry, Gexin Publications.

11th December, 2020

Riddhiman has been awarded the prestigious Dan E. Wells Outstanding Dissertation Award for best dissertation Summer-Fall 2020, by the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston. Read more about it here.

25th August, 2020

Our new paper was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials as part of ACS Editor's Choice COVID-19 Subset for public access. This paper highlights the important findings from research conducted on SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses, the morphological similarities with synthetic nanoparticles, and their important utilizations in combating COVID-19. Check out the full article here: DOI

1st August, 2020

Riddhiman started his post-doctoral research appointment at Cornell University with Prof. Christopher K. Ober. Riddhiman will be working on polymer coatings for marine anti-fouling applications.

28th July, 2020

Our new paper was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. This paper reports the first-ever doped metal oxide shells on a non metal oxide core with uniform doping and uniform morphology exhibiting tunable optical and electrical properties. Check out the full article here: DOI

25th June, 2020

Riddhiman successfully defended his dissertation titled "Enhancing the Scope of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles vis Doping and Plasmonic Coupling". Riddhiman is now officially Dr. Riddhiman Medhi!

15th June, 2020

Our new paper was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. This paper summarizes the history and current state of research in visible-light-active metal oxide nanoparticles, highlighting their synthesis, properties, and applications. Check out the full article here: DOI

29th May, 2020

Riddhiman was awarded the Jay K. Kochi Fellowship funded Graduate Student Research Award for excellence in research.

17th February, 2020

Our invited article on "Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications" was published in Material Matters. Check out the full article here: DOI

4th October, 2019

Our paper was published in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. This paper introduces porous silver coated hydrogel nanocapsules for stimuli-triggered drug delivery. Check out the full article here: DOI

30th September, 2019

Riddhiman presented a poster on  "Effect of Antimony- and Zinc-Doping on the Optical Properties of Tin Oxide Nanoparticles" at the 3rd UH-MRS Student Symposium, Houston, TX.

25th September, 2019

Our paper was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. This paper describes the facile synthesis and band gap engineering in doped tin oxide nanoaprticles. Check out the full article here: DOI

25th August, 2019

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Hydrothermal Synthesis of Monodisperse Tin Oxide Nanoparticles and Doped Tin Oxide Nanoparticles" at the 258th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

14th November, 2018

Our paper was published in Sustainable Energy and Fuels. This paper presents a sustainable CO2 collector, driven by solar energy for capture and conversion of CO2  to useful byproducts. Check out the full article here: DOI

7th May, 2018

Our paper was published in Analytical Chemistry.  This paper introduces composites of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for specific detection of proteins using EXIRM technique. Check out the full article here: DOI

25th March, 2018

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Titanium Dioxide-Coated Plasmonic Gold-Silver Nanoshells" at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

19th October, 2017

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Synthesis and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Coated with Tin Oxide Shells" at the 7th Texas Soft Matter Meeting, Houston, TX.

 

25th August, 2017

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Synthesis and Characterization of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Coated with Tin Oxide Shells" at the 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC.

13th March, 2017

Riddhiman presented a poster on "Tuning the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance of Gold-Silver Nanoshells by Coating with Tin Oxide for Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting" at the 72nd ACS Southwest Regional Meeting, Galveston, TX.

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