Bio-nano Interfaces, Functional Materials & Biotechnologies Laboratory

Team Members


Tao Wei, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator


Mohammadreza Samieegohar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
mohammadreza.samiee@howard.edu

Dr. Samieegohar joined the group as a postdoc in November 2017 and is currently working on the project of studying interactions between nanoparticles and biomaterials.

Chidumebi Alim
Undergraduate
Chidumebi.alim@bison.howard.edu

Alim is an undergraduate studying Chemical Engineering at Howard University. She is interested in bioengineering, nanotechnology, and medicine, and her previous research involves growth and characterization of graphene using HFCVD. Hobbies include baking, reading novels, and playing the violin.


Eliel Akinbami
Undergraduate
eliel.akinbami@bison.howard.edu

Eliel is currently an undergraduate studying chemical engineering at Howard University. He is interested in Nanotechnology and device fabrication. His previous research include growing oriented diamonds using plasma aided HFCVD. ​


Previous Members



Md Symon Jahan Sajib, Ph.D.

Symon received his Bachelor of Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology and joined the group in January 2014. His research includes high-temperature chemical reactions on silicon carbide surfaces, molecular design of anti-biofouling and photo-responsive surfaces, and crosslinked polymer membrane for water desalination. Symon finished his Ph.D. research and graduated in December 2017 from Lamar University.


Heng Ma, Ph.D.

Heng received hs Bachelor of Science in the Department of Chemistry at Beijing Institute of Technology and joined the group in January 2014. His research focuses on the bio-interfacial phenomena including protein adsorption, electron transfer, surface polarization and DNA hybridization. Heng finished his Ph.D. research and graduated in the summer of 2017 from Lamar University.


Mohammadreza Samieegohar, Ph.D.

Mohammadreza received his Bachelor of Science and first master's degree in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology and second master's degree in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lamar University and joined the group in August 2014. One research area is about biosensor development for protien-ligand detection based on electrode surface's polarization. A second area is to study high-temperature chemical reactions of pyrolysis on ceramic materials. Samieegohar finished his Ph.D. research and graduated in the summer of 2017 from Lamar University.


Tejus Mane, M.S. ChE.

Tejus received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rice University in 2012, and is currently pursuing a masters degree at Lamar University. He joined the group in June 2016 and his current research project is looking to understand the role of tetracycline compounds’ structure-activity in suppressing the body’s inflammatory response. Tejus finished the research for his master's degree and graduated in the summer of 2017 from Lamar University.


Visitors

Haiyang Zhao, visiting Ph.D. student from Zhejiang University, China in 2014.
Project: "Modeling of aromatic polyamide reverse osmosis membrane."


News

Thomas Brings Home a Win from 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting

Mon, December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering Junior Jamaka Thomas won second place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology category at the 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting for her research submission titled: “Enrichment of Oat Protein by Means of Gravity and Electrostatic Forces.” Thomas co-authored her submission with Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Dinara Konakbayeva.Read More >>

Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: "Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater". Read More >>

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