RESEARCH ENTERPRISE

 

Faculty & Staff

Prabhu Arumugam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science & Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 213
Phone: 318.257.5122
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: parumug@latech.edu
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Specialization: Carbon nanomaterial synthesis and characterization; nano-bio-neuro electrochemical sensors for point-of-care diagnostics; biomedical coatings; advanced oxidation processes for water treatment; electrodes for energy storage

Hamzeh Bardaweel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 212
Phone: 318.257.5134
Email: Hamzehb@latech.edu
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Mark DeCoster, Ph.D.

James E. Wyche III Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Science & Nanotechnology
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 215
Phone: 318.257.5118
Fax: 318.257.5104
Office: Biomedical Engineering Building 210
Phone: 318.257.5233
Fax: 318.257.4000
Email: decoster@latech.edu
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Specialization: Neuroscience; brain cell communication in health and disease including cancer; cellular imaging and image analysis biological interaction with nanomaterials

Pedro Derosa, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics, Molecular Science & Nanotechnology and Nanosystems Engineering
Joint Faculty Appointment with Grambling State University
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 216
Phone: 318.257.5139
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: pderosa@latech.edu
Specialization: Molecular and Course Grain modeling. Using abinitio, semiempirical, and Stochastics Methods to study charge in polymer and composites and molecular transport in nanostructures

Yuri Lvov, Ph.D.

T.C. Pipes Endowed Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Science & Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering and Physics
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 217
Phone: 318.257.5144
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: ylvov@latech.edu
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Specialization: Self-assembly nano-systems

Daniela Mainardi, Ph.D.

Thomas C. & Nelda M. Jeffery Associate Professor and Program Chair of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor of Nanosystems Engineering and Molecular Science & Nanotechnology
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 121
Phone: 318.257.5126
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: mainardi@latech.edu
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Specialization: Molecular modeling of nano and bio-systems

Arden Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Molecular Science & Nanotechnology
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 116
Phone: 318.257.5142
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: amoore@latech.edu
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Specialization: Multiscale materials and energy transport, nano/microscale heat transfer nanowires, 2D/ultrathin materials, thermal management of electronics

Erica Murray, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 113
Phone: 318.257.5148
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: emurray@latech.edu
Specialization: Electroceramic materials, gas sensors and solid oxide fuel cells
Other expertise: Fostering university and industry research partnerships

Scott Poh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nanosystems Engineering
Office: Carson-Taylor 239
Phone: 318.257.5120
Fax: 318.257.2371
Email: spoh@latech.edu
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Specialization: Dr. Poh’s research interests involve developing diagnostic and therapeutic applications that possess adept properties and functions to target inflammatory diseases, cancer and/or infectious pathogens. His group also prepare a variety of small molecules to macroscale architectures such as multi-functional nanoparticles, nanogels, liposomes and nanofibers. The research focuses on chemical syntheses, characterization and the understanding of chemical, physical, biological properties and application.

Adarsh Radadia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 211
Phone: 318.257.5112
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: radadia@latech.edu
Specialization: Medical diagnostics for bacteria, viruses, and relevant protein and nucleic acid biomarkers; bio-physical-chemical interactions at the surface of carbon nanomaterials, especially graphene and nanodiamonds

Ramu Ramachandran, Ph.D.

Hazel Stewart Garner Professor of Chemistry
Executive Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering and Science
Office: Bogard Hall 201A
Phone: 318.257.4304
Fax: 318.257.2562
Email: ramu@latech.edu
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Specialization: Computational chemistry; structure, energetics, and reactivity of organolithium and organomercury compounds; gas phase reaction dynamics and development of potential energy surfaces

Sanjay Tewari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology
Office: Bogard Hall 243
Phone: 318.257.4084
Fax: 318.257.2306
Email: stewari@latech.edu
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Specialization: Water/wastewater treatment systems, separation processes, reaction kinetics, environmental chemistry, desalination, carbon nanotubes, carbon aerogel/nanofoam and capacitive deionization

Shengnian Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 112
Phone: 318.257.5125
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: swang@latech.edu
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Specialization: Polymer micro/nanofabrication and micro/nanofluidics, exploring their applications in medical diagnostics and clinical therapeutics

Leland Weiss, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 210
Phone: 318.257.5113
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: lweiss@latech.edu
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Specialization: Thermodynamic processes and heat transfer on the micro-scale, capture and re-use of waste energy, energy conservation and system efficiency improvements, use of low-grade waste heat/untapped energy sources

Chester Wilson, Ph.D.

George and Jean Baldwin Endowed Associate Professor of Engineering, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering adn Molecular Science & Nanotechnology
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 220
Phone: 318.257.5140
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: chester@latech.edu
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Specialization: Micro/nano radiation detectors and neutron sources, microplasma based gas spectroscopy devices, micro-exothermic metal casting technologies, miniaturized biomedical optical sources, micro-electronegative gas absorption, and water impurity detectors.

Sandra Zivanovic, Ph.D.

James W. Adams Endowed Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Program Chair of Nanosystems Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 219
Phone: 318.257.5145
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: sz@latech.edu
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Specialization: Semiconductor lasers, polymer optoelectronics, fiber optic sensors

 

Technical Staff

Davis Bailey

Research Engineer
Office: IfM 118
Phone: 318.257.5111
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: dbailey@latech.edu
Specialization: Thin-Film deposition from e-beam, sputtering, and thermal deposition methods. RIE and ICP-RIE processing. Photolithography. Photomask design and fabrication. Wafer bonding. Wafer dicing, wire bonding and packaging.

Phillip Chapman

Associate Director – Operations
Office: IfM 120
Phone: 318.257.5114
Fax: 318.257.5104
Emailpchapman@latech.edu
Specialization: Micro/Nanofabrication, Thin Films, Process Development and Integration, Design Rules, Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Debbie Wood

Associate Director-Facilities
Office: IfM 117
Phone: 318.257.5116
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: dwood@latech.edu
Specialization: Maintain, repair, and assist in the development of fabrication processes related to IfM/BEC research activities; Assist in laboratory development for MEMS courses; Assist in daily operations of IfM laboratory facilities; Monitoring of BEC RO water system, IfM DI water system, Atlas Copco/exhaust system, and IfM/BEC liquid nitrogen and ordering; Security System maintenance and scheduling with CenturyLink; Machine shop tasks; Assist with cleaning and set up of conferences and events; and Closely coordinate efforts with other personnel, as necessary.

 

Administrative Staff

Rachel DeFreese

Administrative Coordinator 3
Office: IfM 106
Phone: 318.257.5102
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: defreese@latech.edu
Contact Person for questions regarding:
Monitor Reception area.  Prepares all purchasing/expenditure forms. Maintain all office files related to travel, purchasing, student payroll, and archival. Process undergraduate student payroll. Prepare travel documents. Process receiving reports. Responsible for Poster Printing.

Jeanette Futrell

Administrative Assistant
Office:  IfM 204
Phone: 318.257.5107
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: jfutrell@latech.edu
Contact Person for questions regarding:
Personal Assistant to the Director; IP Lab Notebook Issuance and Archival; Website Updates; Facility Reservations.

 

Student Workers

Siyovush Adbyrakhimoc
Specialized Technical Assistant

Keiera Bell      
Newsletter Editor

Emilija Gacic 
Office Assistant

Kyle Gordon
Specialized Technical Assistant

Mark Lowe        
Specialized Technical Assistant

Emily McBride  
Office Assistant

Victorija Morris
Office Assistant

Brianna Trapp
Communications Assistant

Christopher Willis    
Specialized Technical Assistant