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Position
Research assistant
Company
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Urbana IL UNITED STATES
Bio

The focus of my PhD work is broadly on the development of novel nanomaterials for the therapy and diagnosis of diseases at early stage. Research experience - Designed and initiated several projects - Designed and fine-tuned the properties of hafnium oxide and carbon dot nanoparticles - Developed strategy to stratify the patients with the harmful microbiome using conventional tools in the clinic - Used molecularly targeted approach to segregate the harmful bacteria in a pool of pathogens and non-pathogens - Utilized nanoparticles alongside with an emerging computed tomography tools to identify bone complications in animals. - Established new nanoparticle constructs for cancer therapy in animal models - Implemented characterizations and experimentations in a broad areas of research areas from materials science to imaging, molecular biology, cell biology and animal science. - Actively published in well-respected journals in the field (>20 papers and a book chapter during PhD, ~180 citations, H index: 9 with more pending works) - Filed a US provisional patent and a UIUC disclosure Mentoring - Actively instructed undergraduates (8 students) and participated in university wide mentorship programs - Trained graduate level students in MEng program and BioE PhD program - Taught mini courses as invited speaker and panelist on the graduate level Other - Received multiple fellowships and awards - Assisted in the preparation of grant proposal for NIH and acted as a Co-PI in a Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Grant Award, $43K - Acted as one the main reviewers for papers in peer reviewed journals such as scientific reports, IEEE sensors, carbohydrate polymers - Presented work in major annual conferences - Chaired session in AIChe regional conference - Judged in undergrad research symposium - Assisted to initiate collaboration between UIUC and New Zealand potentially leading to the purchase of new imaging instrument

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