Meet Our Team

A.J. Nanomaterials Institute is home to a diverse group of people.

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Professor Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished University and Charles T. And Ruth M. Bach Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute

M.S., Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
Ph.D., Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine
D.Sc., Institute of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

Administrative Staff

Jamie Banks

Operations Project Manager

Julia George Barnes

Business Manager

Molly Peek

Lab Manager

Research Associates

Ruocun (John) Wang

Research Associate I

Postdoctoral Researchers

Ben Davis

Postdoctoral Researcher

Francesca Urban

Postdoctoral Researcher

Hyunho Kim

Postdoctoral Researcher

Iryna G. Roslyk

Postdoctoral Researcher

Stefano Ippolito

Postdoctoral Researcher

Yuan Zhang

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD Students

Alex Inman

PhD Student

Asaph Lee

PhD Student

Benjamin Chacon

PhD Student

Bita Soltan Mohammadlou

PhD Student

Danzhen Zhang

PhD Student

Deniz Çakır

PhD Student

Eliot Precetti

PhD Student

Geetha Valurouthu

PhD Student

Jamal AlHourani

PhD Student

James B. FitzPatrick

PhD Student

Kateryna Shevchuk

PhD Student

Kyle Matthews

PhD Student

Lingyi Bi

PhD Student

Roman Rakhmanov

PhD Student

Sokhna Dieng

PhD Student

Tetiana Hryhorchuk

PhD Student

Teng Zhang

PhD Student

Masters Students

Krishna Patel

Master Student

Marley Downes

Master Student

Yash Athreya

Master Student

Yassine Eddahani

Master Student

Visiting Scholars

Gökçe Yağmur Summak

Visiting Researcher

Kevin Kim

Visiting Researcher

Moses Abraham Bokinala

Fulbright Fellow

Oleksiy Gogotsi

visiting researcher

Veronika Zahorodna

Visiting Researcher

Undergraduate Students

Aidan Cotton

Lab Assistant

Alessandra Cabrera

Lab Assistant

Lucy Plant

Co-op Student

Prastuti Upadhyay

Lab Assistant

Yan Burets

Lab Assistant