Members

Left to right: Prof Mukhles Sowwan, Dr Zakaria Ziadi, Dr Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos, Dr Eric Danielson, Dr Abheek Datta, Dr Intu Sharma, Mr Markel Pardo Almanza (rotation student), Dr Chloé Minnai, Dr Alexander Porkovich, Ms Saori Chappell, Dr Pawan Kumar, Dr David Lloyd, Dr Marta Haro, Dr Zhenwei Wang

Current Members

Dr. Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos

Staff Scientist (Unit Leader)

pgrammatikopoulos[at]oist.jp

Panos is working on computational and theoretical modeling of NP structural and other physical and chemical properties.

 

Dr. Abheek Datta

Postdoctoral Scholar

datta.abheek[at]oist.jp

Abheek is working on designing nanostructured materials for electrocatalytic applications.

 

Dr. Eric Danielson

Postdoctoral Scholar

Eric.Danielson[at]oist.jp

Eric is developing nanowire-based FETs, functionalized with nanoparticles for biological sensing applications.

 

Dr. Pawan Kumar

Postdoctoral Scholar

pawan.kumar[at]oist.jp

Pawan is working on the understanding of electronic transport behavior of nanoparticle-decorated semiconducting nanowire devices using scanning probe microscopy.

 

Dr. David Lloyd

Postdoctoral Scholar

david.lloyd1[at]oist.jp

David is working on the nanostructural characterization of multi-metallic nanoparticles using in situ electron microscopy methods.

 

Dr. Chloé Minnai

Postdoctoral Scholar

chloe.minnai[at]oist.jp

Chloé is working on the fabrication & characterization of cluster-assembled materials for optical and sensing applications.

 

Dr. Alexander Porkovich

Postdoctoral Scholar

alexander.porkovich[at]oist.jp

Alex is working on the effect of NP functionalization on nanomaterial gas sensors, with a focus on atomic force microscopy.

 

Dr. Intu Sharma

Postdoctoral Scholar

intu.sharma[at]oist.jp

Intu is working on scanning probe investigations of nanoparticle-based materials and devices for sensing and catalytic applications.

 

Dr. Zhenwei Wang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Zhenwei.Wang[at]oist.jp

Zhenwei is working on field-effect transistor-based label-free biosensors (BioFETs) using novel nanoparticle-decorated nanowires as active materials.

 

Dr. Zakaria Ziadi

Research Technician

zakaria.ziadi[at]oist.jp

Zaki is working on fabrication & characterization of NP-decorated nanowire gas-sensing devices.

 

Ms. Saori Chappell

Research Administrator

saori.chappell[at]oist.jp

Saori is the Unit's guardian angel, taking care of pretty much everything, administration-wise.

 

Past Members

   Dr. Marta Haro

 

 

 

   Dr. Lin Weng

 

 

 

   Dr. Nan Jian

 

   Associate Researcher, Institute of Nanosurface Science, Shenzhen University, China

 

   Dr. Jerome Vernieres

 

   Research Officer, College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK

 

   Dr. Vidyadhar Singh

 

   Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, JP University, Bihar, India

 

   Dr. Soumen Giri

 

   Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, RIE (NCERT), Bhubaneswar, India

 

   Ms. Yumi Takahashi

  

  MA student, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

 

   Dr. Stephan Steinhauer

  

  Postdoctoral Researcher, Quantum Nano Photonics Group, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 

   Dr. Kengo Aranishi

  

  Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

 

   Dr. Jean-Gabriel Mattei

  

   Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen, France

 

   Dr. Sushant Kumar

 

   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, IIT Patna, India

 

   Mr. Philipp Muscher

 

   Ph.D. Student, Stanford University, USA

 

   Dr. Cathal Cassidy

 

   Staff scientist, Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit, OIST, Japan

 

   Dr. Rosa E. Diaz

 

   Staff scientist, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, USA

 

   Dr. Jeong-Hwan Kim

 

   Assistant Professor, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Japan

 

   Dr. Murtaza Bohra

 

   Assistant Professor, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad, India

 

   Dr. Chhagan Lal

 

   Assistant Professor, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

 

   Dr. Maria Benelmekki

 

   Associate Professor, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

 

   Mr. Antony Galea

 

   Technology Manager-Physical Sciences, Technology Licensing Section, OIST, Japan

 

   Ms. Tomoko Kiriyama

 

   Research Administrator, Chemistry and Chemical Bioengineering Unit, OIST, Japan

 

   Ms. Shiho Saito

 

   Research Administrator, Theory of Quantum Matter Unit, OIST, Japan

 

Rotation Students

Ms. Anjana Krishnadas

2018/2019, Term 3

 

 

Mr. Markel Pardo Almanza

2018/2019, Term 2

Sensing properties of nanoparticle decorated nanostructures

 

Mr. Shubham Deolka

2017/2018, Term 3

New avenue for water splitting via decoration of metal nanoparticles on CuO nanowires

 

Ms. Manana Kutsia

2016/2017, Term 3

Investigating the optical properties of nanoparticle decorated nanowires

 

Mr. Joel Perez Urquizo

2016/2017, Term 2

Characterization of nanoparticles for gas sensing applications

 

Mr. Mohieldin Youssef

2015/2016, Term 2

DNA-modified Au nanoparticles/CuO nanowires as a novel nanoscale biosensor

 

Mr. Lin Li

2014/2015, Term 3

Hydrogen storage in palladium hydride thin film

 

Mr. Hsieh-Fu Tsai

2014/2015, Term 2

Nanoparticle-decorated CuO nanowire gas sensors for room temperature CO detection

 

Ms. Ruth Thompson

2014/2015, Term 2

Image simulation & analysis for aberration correction in TEM

 

Mr. Andrew Winchester

2014/2015, Term 1

Magnetic properties of size-selected nanoparticles

 

Mr. Vincent Pak Too Chan

2013/2014, Term 3

A program for simulating nanoparticle deposition

 

Mr. Tsai-Ming Lu

2013/2014, Term 2

Imaging, optical property and application of gold nanoparticles

 

Mr. Kazuto Kawamura

2013/2014, Term 1

Identification & characterization of magnetoreceptive nanocrystals inside living organisms

 

Mr. Haytham Mohamed

2012/2013, Term 3

NIR-responsive particles: gold nanoparticles for photothermal therapy

 

Mr. Kenneth Baughman

2012/2013, Term 2

Scanning electron microscopy of nanoparticles at the nanometer scale

 

Ms. Caroline Starzynski

2012/2013, Term 2

Investigating the characteristics of newly created nanoparticles by the AFM