Front Row (From L to R): Chi-han, Ahmed, Tao, Katherine, Jay
Back Row (From L to R): Marina, Xiaoxi, Teddy, Ananda, Yuying, Viral
[not in Picture: Apoorva (the photographer)] (2014)

IMG 0957 asefa group October 1

Front Left to Right: Tao, Teddy, Anjani, Yue, Sreenivas, Jianping, Xiaoxi, Viktor, Elizangela, Vanessa, Katherine, Heveline,                           and Rafael (2015-2016)

Asefa Group 2016 2017



Principal Investigator

prof tewodros asefaProf. Tewodros Asefa (

Ph.D. (2002), University of Toronto, Canada




Post-Doctoral Fellows


Chaoyun Tang

Research Projects: Synthesis of 2D and Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversions and Storage



Graduate Students


Tao Zhang

Research Projects: Development of Multifunctional Nanocatalysts and Photocatalysts for Renewable Energy Applications


Viktor Dubovoy

Research Project: Synthesis of Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Antibacterial Agents


Maricely Ramirez Hernandez

Research Project: Synthesis of Hybrid Nanomaterials for Microbacterial and Biofilm Inhibition


Belvin Thomas

Research Project: Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis, Renewable Energy and Enironmental Remediation



Undergraduate Students


Sarah Sonbati

Research Project: Synthesis of Polymer-Functionalized Nanostructured Materials for Chronic Wound Healing


Rachel Ondricek

Research Project: Nanomaterials Functionalized with Metal Ions for Skin Wound Treatment


Akshaj Pandey

Research Project: High Surface Area Nanomaterials and Their Applications