INSTITUTE FOR MICROMANUFACTURING

Interim Director

Dr. James PalmerDr. James Palmer
Office: Biomedical Engineering Building 230
Phone: 318.257.2885
Fax: 318.257.4000
Email: jpalmer@latech.edu
Specialization: Director of Operation and Facility for the Institute for Micromanufacturing

 

 

 

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Prabhu ArumugamPrabhu 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

 

Dr. Hamzeh BardaweelHamzeh 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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Dr. Mark DeCosterMark 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

 

Dr. Pedro DerosaPedro 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

 

 

Dr. Yuri LvovYuri 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

 

 

Dr. Daniela MainardiDaniela 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

 

Dr. Kasra MomeniKasra Momeni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 114
Phone: 318.257.2407
Fax: 318.257.2777
Email: kmomeni@latech.edu

 

 

 

 

Dr. Arden MooreArden 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

 

Dr. Andrew PetersAndrew Peters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 218
Phone: 318.257.5110
Email: apeters@latech.edu
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Specialization:  Block copolymers, polymers, ordered soft matter, molecular dynamics, coarse-grained models,  advanced sampling, polymer physics, thin film processing.

 

 

Dr. Scott PohScott 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.

 

Dr. Adarsh RadadiaAdarsh 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

 

 

Dr. Ramu RamachandranRamu 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

 

Dr. Shengnian WangShengnian 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

 

 

Dr. Leland WeissLeland 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

 

Dr. Chester WilsonChester Wilson, Ph.D.
George and Jean Baldwin Endowed Associate Professor of Engineering, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and 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.

 

Dr. Sandra ZivanovicSandra 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

Headshot of Davis BaileyDavis 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.

 

Dr. Kallum Koczkur
Assistant Research Professor
Office: Institute for Micromanufacturing 120
Phone: 318.257.5114

 

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

Headshot of Rachel NiemirowskiRachel Niemirowski
Administrative Coordinator 3
Office: IfM 106
Phone: 318.257.5102
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: defreese@latech.edu
Contact Person for questions regarding:
Purchasing/expenditure forms, office files related to travel, purchasing, student payroll, and archives, receiving reports, and poster printing.

 

Headshot of Zynthia RhodesZynthia Rhodes
Executive Budget Officer
Office:  Institute for Micromanufacturing 205
Phone: 318.257.5117
Fax: 318.257.5104
Email: zrhodes@latech.edu

 

Student Workers

Manisa Abdurakhimova
Specialized Technical Assistant

Franchesca Giroir
Specialized Technical Assistant

Mark Lowe
Specialized Technical Assistant

Emily McBride
Office Assistant

Victorija Morris
Office Assistant

Christopher Willis
Specialized Technical Assistant