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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

Scientist, Applied Biosensors, Salt Lake City, utah

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

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Quality Engineer, Ultradent Products, Inc., Sandy, 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 next-generation diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer using a magnetoresistive sensor"

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

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

 Adam Barnett

Adam Barnett

BS in Chemistry, University of Richmond, Richmond VA

 Hannah Northrup

Hannah Northrup

BS in Biochemistry from BYU-Hawaii, Laie, HI

 Nitish Khurana

Nitish Khurana

MSc in Chemistry, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India

 Judah Evangelista

Judan Evangelista

BS in Chemistry, University of Utah, SLC, UT

 Nikoo Saveh Shenshaki

Nikoo Saveh Shemshaki

MS in Nanofibers Structure Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

 Joshua Burton

Joshua Burton

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

 Zachary Clauss

Zachary Clauss

BS in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Casia Wardzala

Casia Wardzala

BS in Bioengineering, Oregon State University, Portland, Oregon

Celia Dunn

Celia Dunn

BS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, 

Narragansett, Rhode Island

Dhruv Patel

Dhruv patel

MS of Engineering, IIT-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

MEng in Biomedical Eng., Cornell University, Johns Creek, GA

Bhuvanesh Yathavan

Bhuvanesh Yathavan

MS of Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, UT

 

 

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.

Ryan Robinson graduated with a PhD in bioengineering and received his certificate in 2015. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of utah.

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.

Nicholas Nolta graduated with a PhD in Bioengineering and received his certificate in 2015. He is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate with the University of Conneticut.

Nicholas Frazier graduated with a PhD in bioengineering and received his certificate in 2016. He has received a postdoctoral fellowship at USC School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, California.

Azadeh Poursaid graduated with a PhD in Bioengineering and received her cirtificate in 2016. She will be continuing as a medical student at the University of Utah.

Amberlyn Peterson graduated with a PhD in Chemistry and received her certificate in 2016.

Jonathan Hartley graduated with a PhD in bioengineering and received his certificate in 2016. He is currently a Scientific Advisor at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Last Updated: 3/26/18