Those who make it happen!
Riddhiman loves exploring the synthesis of new materials and studying their surface chemistry, optical and electrical properties.
When not in the lab, Riddhiman loves to play his guitar, compose poems and songs, and play soccer, cricket, and chess.
Jacob graduated from Keystone College in 2022 with a B.S. in Chemistry, earning the Chemistry Program Award, Excellence in Research Award, and Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Award for Excellence in the Physical Sciences. He is inspired to find cleaner and more efficient materials, specializing in solar cells, nanomaterials, and bioplastics.
In his free time, Jacob loves playing tennis, going bowling, watching football, playing the drums, and cooking.
Gabrielle graduated from The University of Scranton in 2022 with a B.S. in Physiology. She is currently working towards a M.S. in Biochemistry at the same institution. Along with this, she is a graduate teaching assistant for the Physics department teaching Physics I and II labs. In her free time, Gabrielle loves to dance, cook, spend time with friends, and play with her dogs.
Brendan is pursuing both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry as a student of The University of Scranton’s Combined B.S./M.S. Program. He is particularly interested in the field of photonics, where he hopes to optimize and develop new technology or materials.
Apart from his research, Brendan loves being active outdoors, playing the trumpet, attending live rock or jazz music, and spending time with loved ones.
Arion is currently an undergraduate student who transferred from Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. She is pursuing a Chemistry major while minoring in Theatre. Her research focuses primarily on nanoparticle synthesis and stability in organic solvents. She plans on pursuing pharmaceuticals before getting a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in Europe.
Outside of academics, she is a cabinet member of both the Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union and the Scranton Student Association of the Philippines, as well as being a PILLAR Partner. She also enjoys watching Formula 1, dancing, volleyball, and going to concerts.
Matthew is an undergraduate student from Duryea, PA, pursuing a major in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology. Matthew's research focuses on the synthesis and surface-functionalization of nanoparticles. In the future, he plans on pursuing a career in orthopedic medicine.
Outside of academics, Matthew is a part of the Health Professions club, the pre-physician assistant club, the mountain sports club, and plays intramural soccer, volleyball, and basketball. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching football, listening to music, and exercising/playing sports.
Calvin is currently an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry and minoring in French and Francophone Studies. Calvin plans to attend medical school with the hopes of becoming a physician.
Outside of academics, Calvin loves to play basketball, run, and read. And in another lifetime, he would’ve loved to have kept on working retail.