Nanotechnology Training Program Students

2010 Students

Dallin Hubbard  

Dallin Hubbard

Research:Oral absorption and bioavailibility of dendrimer-drug conjugates and on bioprocess design of silk elastin-like polymers (SELP).

BS in Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

PhD in Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt lake City, Utah

Amberlyn Peterson  

Amberlyn Peterson

Research: Physical chemistry and biological systems.

BS in Chemistry, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Robert Price  

Robert Price

Research:Silk-elastinlike protein polymers for head and neck cancer gene therapy.

BS in Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

PhD in Pharmaceutics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Harikrishnan Jayamohan  

Harikrishnan Jayamohan

Research: Design, simulation and fabrication of Microfluidic/Nanofluidic devices, Nanosensors for biomedical applications

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Mahatma Ghandi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

ME in Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Nicholas Nolta  

Nicholas Nolta

Research: To develop improved, longer-lasting devices for establishing direct communication between the brain and machines such as prosthetic limbs.

BS in Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

2011 Students

Precious Cantu  

Precious Cantú

Research: Extending the spatial resolution of optics to the nanoscale.

BS in Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Fullbright Postdoctoral Schollar, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Research: "Extending a novel single-photon lithographic technique to 3-dimensional scaffolds for use in tissue engineering"

Jonathan Hartley  

 Jonathan Hartley

Research: Drug-free macromolecular therapeutics

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Jooneon Park    Jooneon Park

Research : Multisegmented nanorods synthesis using hard-template methods.

BS in Chemical Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Nick Frazier  

 Nick Frazier

Research: Developing target drug delivery systems using gold nanoparticles and HPMA copolymer.

BS in Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

Long Lou    Long Lao

Research: ion current rectification on nano-scale asymmetric structure, electrochemical biosensing and DNA analysis by utilizing resistive pulsing sensing method.

BS in Applied Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing, China.

PhD in Analytical Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Azadeh Poursaid  

 Azadeh Poursaid

Research: Clinical translation of silk-elastinlike protein polymers for application in cancer therapy.

B.S. in Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

MD-PhD student, University of Utah

2012 Students

Nicholas Corbett  

Nicholas Corbett

Research: "Exploring the Structure of Nitrogen-Rich Ionic Liquids and their Binding to the Surface of Oxide-Free Boron Nanoparticles"

BS in Chemistry, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Michael Polei  

Michael Polei

Research: "The Isolation of Cell Derived Extra-Cellular Matrix Constructs from Sacrificial Open-Cell Foams"

BS Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Collin Young  

 Collin Young

Research: "Development of a new diagnostic platform to track biomarkers from patient samples for the detection of diseases such as pancreatic cancer"

BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

David Maybury  

 David Maybury

Research: "Photo-Chemical Reactions in Concentrated Near-Field Surface Plasmon Resonance"

BS in Chemistry, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Chris Radford  

 Chris Radford

Research: "Augmenting the Bioavailability of Orally-Delivered PAMAM Dendrimers"

BSE/BS Biomedical Engineering,  Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

2013 Students

Lucas Bennink  

Lucas Bennink

Research: "Enhanced peptide stability through structural modifications"

BS in Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Lindsey Pruden  

Lindsey Pruden

Research: “Directed Assembly of Plasmonic Nanoantennas and Nanomaterials

BS in Chemistry, BYU- Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Valentin Romanov  

Valentin Romanov

Research: "Microfluidic synthesis of nanoscale liposomes"

BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Divya Pawar  

 Divya Pawar

Research: "The development and optimization of therapies for reducing skin related complications in implant systems for the direct skeletal attachment of prosthetic limbs"

BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, SLC, Utah

Ryan Robinson  

 Ryan Robinson

Research: "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering as a Diagnostic Biosensor"

BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, SLC, Utah

2014 Students

Jared Zitnay  

Jared Zitnay

Research: "Multiscale characterization of connective tissue surrogate materials"

BS in Biological Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Julieann Selden  

 Julieann Selden

Research: "Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Electric Double-Layer Capacitors"

BS in Chemical Engineering, BYU, Provo, UT

Rebecca Goldstein  

 Rebecca Goldstein

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BS in  Chemistry/Biology Westminster College, SLC, UT

Lucas Ulmer  

 Lucas Ulmer

Research: "Modeling pathogen dispersion and colonization in vineyards using a rapid mass-consistent fluid flow simulation environment"

BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Martin Jensen  

 Martin Jensen

Research: "Nanotoxicology and investigating the influence of protein adsorption onto silica nanoparticles on cellular responses"

BS in Chemistry, University of Utah, SLC, UT

Alexandra Zudova  

 Alexandra Zudova

Research: "Macro-molecular resolution in top-down optical nanopatterning"

BS in Chemical  Engineering/Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2015 Students

Pouya Hadipour  

Pouya Hadipour

PharmD in Pharmacy; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Kyle Isaacson  

Kyle Isaacson

BS in Biological Engineering; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Peter Stevenson  

Peter Stevenson

BS in Chemistry; Brigham Young University- Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Keith Arlotta  

Keith Arlotta

BS in Chemical Engineering; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Mitchell Weisenberger  

Mitchell Weisenberger

BS in Biomedical Engineering; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Nanotechnology Graduate Training Program Graduates

Long Lou is the first Nanotechnology Training Program graduate to receive his certificate in 2014. He received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2014 and is now a postdoctoral associate at the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Price graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutics and received his certificate in 2015. He is now a Senior Scientist at Technology Holding, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Precious Cantú received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and her certificate from the Nanotechnology Training Program in 2015. She was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Switzerland (also known in Switzerland as The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship). She will be conducting research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne during 2015-16.

Dallin Hubbard graduated with a PhD in Bioengineering and received his certificate in 2015. He will be continuing as a medical student at the University of Utah.