Research Group


Principal Investigator

   

Dr. Yaroslava G. Yingling

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

B.S.(University Diploma), St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia, 1996
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2002


Postdoctoral Fellows

   

Dr. Albert Kwansa

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2013

Email: alkwansa@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Dr. Abhishek Singh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

B.Tech. Petrochemicals, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2002
M. Tech. Polymer Science and Tech, IIT Delhi, India, 2004
M.S. Packaging, Michigan State University, 2007
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, 2012

Email: asingh7@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Dr. Nan K. Li

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Jilin University, China, 2008
M.S. Mechanical Design and Theory, Jilin University, China, 2011
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, 2016
Email: nli4@ncsu.edu
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Dr. Hoshin Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

B.S. Biological Engineering, INHA University, Korea, 2010
M.S. Engineering and Biopharmaceuticals, INHA University, Korea, 2012
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, 2017
Email: hkim25@ncsu.edu
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Graduate Students

   

Thomas Deaton

Graduate Student

B.S., West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2004
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, East Carolina University, 2012
M.NE., North Carolina State University, 2014
Email: tadeaton@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

James Peerless

Graduate Student

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2011
Email: jspeerle@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Yuxin Xie

Graduate Student

B.S. Applied Physics, Central South University, China, 2013
Email: yxie6@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Matthew Manning

Graduate Student

M.S. Secondary Education and Teaching, Clemson University, 2011
B.S. Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2010
Email: mdmannin@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Thomas Oweida

Graduate Student

B. S. Materials Science and Engineering, NC State University, 2017
Email: tjoweida@ncsu.edu
CV       Google Scholar
   

Nina Milliken

Graduate Student

B. A. Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill, 2012
M. S. Mechatronic Engineering, Kingston University, UK, 2013 Postbac Certificate in Pre-Health, Meredith College, 2017 Email: wamillik@ncsu.edu
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Undergraduate Research Assistants

   

John Johnson

Undergraduate Student

Email: jajohn25@ncsu.edu
   

Nathaniel Brown

Undergraduate Student


   

Lukas Harries

REU Student
Biochemistry
Vassar College




Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
Sanket A. Deshmukh
Research Scholar,
July 2015 - July 2016

now Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech
 
Jung-Goo Lee
Research Scholar,
July 2013 - July 2015

now in Raleigh, NC
 
Sergei Ponomarev
Research Scholar,
January 2013 - June 2013

now High Performance Systems Integrator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
 
Stacy Snyder
Postdoctoral Fellow,
January 2009 - January 2010

now Application/Development Engineer at Morgan Advanced Materials, PA
 
Andriy Semichaevsky
Postdoctoral Fellow,
October 2007 - December 2008 2015

now Associate Professor at Lincoln University, PA

Graduate Students

 
Jessica Nash
PhD 2017
Thesis: "In Silico Design and Characterization of DNA Nanomaterials"
now Software Scientist at MolSSI, VA
 
Hoshin Kim
PhD 2017
Thesis: "Understanding the Role of Surface and Solvent on Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics."
now Postdoctoral Fellow at NC State
 
Nan K. Li
PhD 2016
Thesis: "Molecular Modeling of the Self-assembly of Stimuli-responsive Biomacromolecules"
now Postdoctoral Fellow at NCSU
 
Latsavongsakda Sethaphong
PhD 2013
Thesis: "Molecular Recognition and Structural Influences on Function in Bio-nanosystems of Nucleic Acids and Proteins."
now Instructor at the Department of Chemistry, United States Naval Academy, MD
 
Rakhee C. Pani
PhD 2012
Thesis: Polymer Nanocomposites: Insights from Theory and Molecular Simulations."
Instructor at Clemson University, SC
 
Abhishek Singh
PhD 2012
Thesis: "Understanding Nucleic Acid based Materials through Molecular Modeling."
now Postdoctoral Fellow at NC State University
 
Hamed Eksiri
M.S. 2012
now Development Engineer at Wet Clutch, OH

Undergradute Students

 
Benjamin Peterson
2016-2017 major in Materials Science and Engineering
, now graduate student at Penn State University
 
Thomas Oweida
2016-2017 major in Materials Science and Engineering
, now graduate student at NC State University
 
Graham Hunter Bowers
2015-2016 major in Mechanical Engineering
 
William Hayden Fuss
2014-2016, major in Computer Science and Materials Science and Engineering
 
Leo Sutter
Summer 2016 REU Student, Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
 
Danielle Stallings
2014-2015, major in Materials Science and Engineering
 
Lauryn Flynn
2015-2016, major in Chemical Engineering
 
William Therriault
Summer 2014, REU student from Durham Community College
 
Sabrina M. Huang
May 2013- July 2014,
Major in Materials Science; now graduate student at Purdue University
 
Micheal Tarver
Summer 2014
REU student from Texas State University San Markos, TX
 
Tasha Tucker
January 2013- May 2014,
Major in Chemical Engineering
 
Jeremy Loffredo
Summer 2013
REU student from University of Virginia, VA
 
Trisha Dupnock
Summer 2013
REU student from Clarkson University; now graduate student at Duke University
 
Daniel Richter
June 2013- October 2013,
Major in Materials Science and Engineering
 
Joshua Amick
May 2012 – 2014,
Major in Chemical Engineering, NCSU.
 
Joshua McKenney
January 2012 – 2014,
Major in Chemical Engineering and minor in Materials Science and Engineering, NCSU
 
Ramyata Upmaka
Summer 2012,
REU student from Carnegie Mellon University; now graduate student in Rutgers University
 
Andrew Veasey
January 2011-August 2011,
Major in Biochemistry
 
Benjamin Bond
October 2010-December 2011,
Major in Nuclear Engineering
 
Andreas Vargas
March 2010 - January 2011,
Major in Materials Science and Engineering; now graduate student at University of California Berkley.
 
Evan Keresi
November 2008 – January 2010,
Major in Materials Science and Engineering.
 
Garik Sadovy
October 2008-2010,
Major in Materials Science and Engineering.
 
Ashley Marlowe
March 2008 – August 2010,
Major in Materials Science and Engineering.
   

Group Photos

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Group lunch, summer 2015