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.

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Postdoctoral Colleagues

Alexis Maurel

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


Ana C. Martinez

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.



Graduate Students

Name: Aruna N Nair

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Chemistry (From Fall 2018)

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

Research Interests: 2D material synthesis and applications


Name: 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


Name: 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



Research Scientist

Name: Mohamed F Sanad

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary) (from Spring 2020) (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


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

Dr. Surya Chava

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


Last known position: R&D engineer at ASM

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Dr. Deepesh Gopalakrishnan

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

Last known position: Research Scientist (Paraclete Energy)

Dr. Saptasree Bose

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

Undergraduate Students

Ashley Gomez

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

Oscar E Eraso Toro: BS Chemistry. Visiting researcher