Principal Investigator

Sreeprasad Sreenivasan

Sreeprasad Sreenivasan received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University and Rice University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso and was previously a faculty member at Clemson University (Research Scientist) and University of Toledo (Research Asst. Professor). His research interest is in two-dimensional quantum materials. In addition to probing the fundamental properties, his lab also applies quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications.

ORCID

sreenivasan@utep.edu      915-747-6833 (Office)      915-747-5748 (Fax)

 

Graduate Students

Lissette Garcia Enriquez

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2019)

Education: B.S in Chemistry from University of Havana, 2017.

Research Interests: Sustainable nanotechnology, Covalent Organic Frameworks

Email: lgarciaenr@miners.utep.edu

Daniel Gómez Bustos

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2021, transferred from Chile)

Education: B.S in Chemistry from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

Research Interests: Computational chemistry, electronic structure methods, photoredox catalysis.

Email: dgomezbust@miners.utep.edu

Kavish Saini

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Spring 2022)

Education: M.Sc in Chemistry from IIT Jodhpur, India (2021) and B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India. (2019).

Research Interests: Quantum Information Science, Spin Catalysis and its Applications

Email: ksaini@miners.utep.edu

Davor Beltranco

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Spring 2023)

Education: B.Sc in Biotechnology from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (2022).

Research Interests: Quantum Dynamics.

Email: dbbeltranco@miners.utep.edu

Jesus Emmanuel Holguin Muñiz

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Spring 2024)

Education: B.Sc in Nanotechnology from the University Technological of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (2023).

Research Interests: Quantum dots in agriculture, and Electrocatalysis.

Email: jholguinmuniz@miners.utep.edu

Sisheed Sivaraman

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2023)

Education: M.Sc in Physical Chemistry from University of Madras, India (2020) and B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Calicut, India. (2018).

Research Interests: Quantum Information Science, and Electrocatalysis

Email: ssivaraman@miners.utep.edu

Abhirami V Krishnan

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2023)

Education: Integrated M.Sc in Chemistry from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India (2022).

Research Interests: Spin Catalysis on CO2, N2 reduction, and Electrocatalysis

Email: avkrishnan@miners.utep.edu

Anjali Sreekumar

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering (From Fall 2023)

Education: M.Tech in Nano Biotechnology from Amrita University, India (2021) and B.Tech in Civil Engineering from University of Kerla, India (2018).

Research Interests: 2D Material Synthesis and Biosensing

Email: asreekumar@miners.utep.edu

Bhavana Kuli

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2023)

Education: M.Sc in Chemistry from IIT (BHU) Varanasi, India (2023) and B.Sc in Chemsitry from Cotton University, Guwahati, India (2020).

Research Interests: Material Chemistry and Electrocatalysis

Email: bkuli@miners.utep.edu

Undergraduate Students

 Sara Fernandez

Pursuing: B.S. in Engineering Innovation and Leadership-Mechanical Engineering. Minor in Chemistry (Anticipated May 2025)

Research Interests: Sustainable Nanotechnology, Hydrogen filtration for fusion energy, and Electrocatalysis

Email: sfernandez@miners.utep.edu

Rose Cecilia Meza

Pursuing: B.S. in Engineering Innovation and Leadership-Mechanical Engineering. Minor in Chemistry (Anticipated May 2026)

Research Interests: Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Quantum Information Science, and Electrocatalysis

Email: rcmeza@miners.utep.edu

Alumni

Alexis Maurel (Post -doc)

Education: Ph.D in Materials Chemistry from the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France, 2020)

M.Sc. “Erasmus Mundus” in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (France, Poland and Spain 2017).

B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier III (France, 2015). 

Research Interests: 3D printing of energy storage devices / Lithium-ion batteries / Sodium-ion batteries / Additive manufacturing

Email: amaurel@utep.edu

Ana C. Martinez (Post-doc)

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry of materials from the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France, 2021). 

M.Sc. “in energy storage and conversion (European Union, 2017).

Research Interests: Formulation and advanced characterization of materials for or the additive manufacturing of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery components.

Email: acmartinezm@utep.edu

Aruna N Nair (Ph.D. Student)

Ph.D. in Chemistry ( Fall 2018 – Summer 2023)

Education: Integrated BS-MS in Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India (2016). 

Research Interests: 2D material synthesis and applications

Email: anarayanan2@miners.utep.edu

Last Known position: Postdoctoral Scholar at Sandford University and SLAC

Mohamed F Sanad (Ph.D. Student)

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary) ( Spring 2020 – Fall 2022) (Co-advisor: Dr. Luis Echegoyen)

Education: M.Sc in Chemistry from Ain Shams University, Egypt 2018

Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of 2D materials, Quantum dots, Energy application

Email: mfsanad@miners.utep.edu

Last Known position: Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering at Hampton University (Link)

Dr. Surya Chava (Research Scientist)

Education: MS: IIT Delhi; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of South Carolina (2018)

Research Interests: Growth and characterization of 2D materials; fabrication of Nanodevices, and their characterization for next-generation electronic, optoelectronic applications

Email: vchava@utep.edu

Last known position: R&D engineer at ASM

Dr. Deepesh Gopalakrishnan (Post-doc)

Education: M.Sc./M.Tech in Material Science: University of Madras, India (2012)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (2020)

Research Interests: Layered 2D materials – Synthesis and Energy related Applications

Dr. Saptasree Bose (Post-doc)

Education: MS and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Jadavpur University

Research Experience: Research Associate in IACS, and CGCRI

Last known position: Postdoc at Northwestern University

Ashley Gomez (M.S Student)

Education: B.S in Chemistry from University of Texas at El Paso, 2018

Research Interests: Synthesis of 2D Materials for Perovskite Solar Cell Application

Last known position: Pursuing Ph.D. at Clemson University