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LAYERED MATERIALS & STRUCTURES Lab (LMSL)

Anasori Research Laboratory 

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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Principal Investigator

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Babak Anasori, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
email: banasori[at]iupui.edu

 

About Dr. Anasori: 

Dr. Babak Anasori received his PhD at Drexel University in 2014 in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the birthplace of MXenes. Before joining Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute and Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University from 2016 to 2019. Babak is one of the inventors of a family of MXenes, ordered double-transition metal MXenes, as a result of his postdoctoral research, which was featured as one of the 2015's "biggest moments in chemistry" by the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Anasori's current research focuses on the synthesis and characterizations of novel MXenes and their metal and ceramic composites. He is one of the top five trending authors in the field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology in the world (Microsoft Academic) and among the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019, 2020, and 2021 recognized by the Web of Science. Dr. Anasori has received several national and international awards and recognition for his research and artistic way of presenting science, including NSF/Science Visualization Challenge in 2011 and 2013, Diamond ranking in ACerS Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) in 2012, Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award in 2016, Emerging Leaders of 2020 by the Journal of Physics, Condensed Matter, Drexel Forty-under-Forty in 2021, and the 2021 WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. [Honors and Awards]

Dr. Anasori has originated and organized multiple international student competitions, including NanoArtography and Science in Video (SciVid) in the MRS Fall Meetings. He is currently the chair of the Early Careers Subcommittee of the Materials Research Society (MRS).

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Anupma Thakur, Ph.D.

Education:

Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh, India (2021)

M.Tech. in  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh (2016)

 

Research Experience:

Early Career Research Fellow: Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India (2021)

DST-INSPIRE Research Fellow: CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh (2017-2021)

 

Research Interests:

2D Materials (MXenes, MBenes, TMDs)

Energy Harvesting and Conversion Devices

Green Hydrogen Production (Photo/electrocatalytic pathways)

Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction (Electrocatalytic pathways)

Environment Pollutants Monitoring Devices (Chemical sensors) and Degradation

 

email: anupthak[at]iu.edu

Valeriia
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Valeriia Poliukhova, Ph.D.

Education:

Ph.D. in Nanomaterial Science & Engineering, Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), KIST School, South Korea (2022)

Erasmus Exchange Student, Master in Information and Computer Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2017)

Master’s degree Micro- and Nanoelectronic Instruments, NTUU ‘KPI’, Ukraine (2017)

Bachelor's degree in Micro- and Nanoelectronics, National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyiv Polytechnic Institute'​ (NTUU ‘KPI’), Ukraine (2015)

 

Research Experience:

Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea, Seoul (2017-2022)

Research Interests:

2D nanomaterials

Materials Engineering & Synthesis

Photo- Electrocatalysis

Hydrogen Production

Energy & Environmental applications

email: lerapolukhova[at]gmail.com

Graduate Students

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Kartik Nemani

StudyingPhD in Mechanical Engineering

Education: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo

 

email: snemani[at]purdue.edu

Website: knemani.com 

 

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Brian Wyatt

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow

Studying: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

email: bcwyatt[at]iu.edu

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Annabelle Harding

Studying: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI

                     

 

email:  annhardi[at]iu.edu

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Felix Ugah Idu

Studying: PhD in Mechanical & Energy Engineering

Education: MS Ceramic Science & Engineering 

                    

email: fuidu[at]iu.edu

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Krutarth Kamath

Studying: PhD in Material Engineering

Education: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India

                    

email: kamath16[at]purdue.edu

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Krista Pulley

Studying: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, IUPUI

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Butler University

Bachelor of Arts in Multilanguage, Butler University

 

email: kkpulley[at]iu.edu

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Jonah Jordan

Studying: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical/Medical Engineering 

IUPUI

email: jonahjordan.44[at]gmail.com

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Visiting Postdoctoral Researchers/Research Scientist

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Barbara Pacakova, Ph.D.

Education:

Ph.D. in Physics of Nanomaterials, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

B.Sc. in General Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Research Experience:

Postdoc researcher/Researcher Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Researcher Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Physics and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague

email: barbara.pacakova[at]ntnu.no

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Mostafa Dadashi Firouzjaei

Assistant Research Professional, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama

Education: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama

M.S. in Material Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Material Science & Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology

email: mdfirouzjaei[at]crimson.ua.edu

Website: Mostafa-firouzjaei.com

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Visiting Graduate Students

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Nithin Chandran B S 

Science Education & Research Board (SERB) - Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellow (OVDF)

Studying: PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India

Education: M. Tech in Materials Science and Technology, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India

email: nitbala[at]iu.edu

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Julio Fredin Ortiz

Studying: PhD in Nanotechnology from Tec de Monterrey

Education: BSc in Chemistry from Tec de Monterrey

email: jfredin[at]iu.edu

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Katarina

Katarina Novcic

Studying: PhD at Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology (CEITECBUT), Brno, Czech Republic

Education: Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia (2018-2019)

email: novcic[at]vutbr.cz

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Undergraduate Students

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Bethany G Wright

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: bgwright[at]iu.edu

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Austin Vorhees

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: ajvorhee[at]iu.edu

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Jacob Patenaude

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: jpatena[at]iu.edu

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John Waggle

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: johnwaggle[at]yahoo.com

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Anmoldeep Sidhu

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: anmsidhu[at]iu.edu

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Natalia Garcia 

Studying: Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering with a minor in Mathematics

                     

 

email: garcina[at]iu.edu

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Loralee Potter

Studying: Bachelor of Energy Engineering & Chemistry

                     

 

email: lppotter[at]iu.edu

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Jessica Englert

Studying: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 

                     

 

email: englertj[at]iu.edu

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Garrett Rose

Studying: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 

                     

 

email: gr3[at]iu.edu

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Andrea Smith

Studying: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 

                     

 

email: as63[at]indiana.edu

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Bryan

Bryan Rosario

Studying: Bachelor of  Motorsport Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: brosario[at]iu.edu

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Christian Scott

Christian Scott

Studying: Bachelor of  Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: cps5[at]iu.edu

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Patrick

Patrick Barron

Studying: Bachelor of  Science in Physics and Minor in Mathematics

                     

 

email: pjbarron[at]iu.edu

Cole

Cole Potter

Studying: Bachelor of  Science in Biomedical Engineering

                     

 

email: colepott[at]iu.edu

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Nathan

Nathan DeNicola

Studying: Bachelor of  Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: natdenic[at]iu.edu

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Ornoba Chowdhury

Studying: Bachelor of  Science in Mechanical Engineering

                     

 

email: orchow[at]iu.edu

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Madison Elizabeth Lisenko

Studying: Bachelor of  Science in Biology and Chemistry

                     

 

email: mlisenko[at]iu.edu

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