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2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology Participants

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Dasha MacAuslan

Daria “Dasha” MacAuslan joined the lab in Dec 2015. She attends La Jolla High School (class of 2019).

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Giovanni Polito

Giovanni Polito is visiting from May through December, 2016. He is a Ph.D. student at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa, under the supervision of Prof. G. Barillaro. He holds BS and MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa. His research activity concerns development of on-chip microfluidic platforms for biosensing applications, as well as development of two-dimensional arrays of silicon microcells integrating photoluminescent polymers for sensing/biosensing applications.

Project: microneedle array for transdermal delivery of microparticles

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Julia Wagner

Julia Wagner is a junior at La Costa Canyon High School (class of 2017). She joined the lab in Dec 2015.

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Andre Yin

Andre Yin is a 10th grader at Westview High School (class of 2018) who joined the lab in January 2016.

Project E: Comparison of Dehydrocoupling to Thermolytic Grafting to Stabilize Photonic Crystal-Based Porous Si Sensors

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Julie Vaughn

Julie Vaughn is a high school senior at Canyon Crest Academy (class of 2016) who joined the lab in Jan 2016.

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Emma Wensley

Emma Wensley joined the lab in Jan 2016.

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Xin Fu

Xin Fu is a UCSD Chemical Engineering MS student who joined the lab in Feb 2016.

Project D: On-demand plasmonic substrates

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Yawen Zhan

Yawen Zhan is participating from June - September, 2016. She is a PhD student studying under the direction of Prof. Yangyang Li in the Physics and Materials Science Department at City University of Hong Kong.

Project K: Luminescence Activation of Porous Silicon for Self-Reporting Drug Delivery

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Shanshan Zeng

Shanshan Zeng is participating from June - September, 2016 on a joint research program designed to allow her to pursue studies related to her Ph.D. thesis at the City University of Hong Kong. She received her bachelor's degree from Central South University in Changsha, Hu Nan province, China, majoring in Applied Chemistry. Her work at City University of Hong Kong is mainly related to electrochemisty, e.g. lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and electrocatalysts.

Project K: Luminescence Activation of Porous Silicon for Self-Reporting Drug Delivery

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Aiwu Wang

Aiwu Wang is participating from June - September, 2016. Currently a Ph.D student at the City University of Hong Kong, he holds a B.S. in Materials Science and engineering from University of Science and Technology Beijing. He is working on the synthesis of low dimensional nanomaterials for biological applications.

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Lianbin Wu

Lianbin Wu is participating from March - August, 2016. He is an Associate Professor in the Key Lab of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology at Hangzhou Normal University and an expert in synthetic organisilicon chemistry. He is one of the Senior Mentors for the SSSiN.

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Maria Porta

Maria Porta Batalla graduated in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 2010, worked with calcium phosphate cements at the Technical University of Catalonia, obtaining a M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She is currently developing her PhD at Rovira i Virgili University. Her research is mainly related with drug delivery systems using different materials and functionalizations under the direction of Dr. Lluis Marsal.

Project: Drug delivery with porous Si

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Candice Chen

Candice Chen is a junior at Father Ryan High School (class of 2017) who will be participating in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology.

Project B: Protein-Loaded, Polymer-Coated Porous Silicon Particles

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An Nguyen

An Nguyen is visiting from June through September, 2016. She is a PhD student in the Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Department of Gachon university (Republic of Korea) under the supervision of Prof. Sangwha Lee. Her studies are on the fabrication of iron oxide composites as anode electrodes for improved Li-ion batteries, as well as the development of two-dimensional metallic and/or silicon-based platforms for sensing chemical/bio-molecules.

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Tiffany Chen

Tiffany Chen is a junior at the University of California, San Diego (Class of 2017), majoring in Chemistry.

Project B: Protein-Loaded, Polymer-Coated Porous Silicon Particles

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Hanna Nakamoto

Hannah Nakamoto is a junior at the University of California, San Diego (Class of 2017), majoring in Chemistry. She will be a senior mentor to the high school students in the SSSiN, in collaboration with Byungji Kim.

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Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz is a UCSD Chemical Engineering Major (Revelle College, graduating Fall 2016). He was a participant in the 2013 SSSiN, and this year he is acting as senior mentor to the SSSiN.

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Mihika Nadig

Mihika Nadig is a Junior at Torrey Pines High School (Class of 2017) who will be participating in the 2016 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology beginning July 20, 2016.

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Paul Clarkson

Paul Clarkson has an engineering background and is currently performing PhD studies at Cambridge University (England) in the area of Nanoscience, under the aegis of the Cambridge Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre and under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Elliot in the Department of Chemistry. His project is to develop porous silicon optical materials for a variety of sensing applications.

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Pedro Perdigon Lagunes

Pedro Perdigon Lagunes received his M.Sc. in Materials Science from UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) in 2014. He is currently a PhD student in Materials Science at the
Institute of Physics, UNAM, under the direction of Dr. Raúl Herrera Becerra and he is studying lanthanide - silicon composite materials for medical and renewable energy applications. The purpose of his participation in the SSSiN is to augment his doctoral thesis studies on Gd/Gd2O3/porous silicon nanocomposites. He is supported by a CONACyT joint fellowship, and he will stay from June 2016 through December 2016.

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Mollie Sewell

Mollie Sewell is an undergraduate student at at North Carolina A&T State University, majoring in bioengineering (class of 2017). She is prticipating in the SSSiN from June 15 to Aug 15 as part of the NSF-sponsored Bioengineering Summer REU program. Her mentor is Joanna Wang.

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Alex Krotz

Alex Krotz is a graduating Senior at Torrey Pines High School (class of 2016) who will be attending the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to pursue a degree in chemistry or chemical engineering in the Fall of 2016. Alex was a participant in the 2015 SSSiN, and this year he will serve as a mentor.

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Yingzi Fu

Yingzi Fu is a professor in the Lab of Luminescence and Real-Time Analysis at the Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University of China. Her research focuses on nanomaterial-based biosensors. She is visiting the lab from July, 2016 to January, 2017 and she is working biochemical sensors utilizing the photoluminescence properties of porous silicon.

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Allan Tobi

Allan Tobi joined the SSSiN in June, 2016 and will be visiting until September, 2016. He is a specialist at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology led by Prof. Tambet Teesalu at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He holds a BSc in chemistry and a MSc in gene technology from the University of Tartu. His research activity relates to the development of tumor-penetrating, peptide-targeted nanoparticles for tumor detection and treatment.

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Lorenzo Calvano joined the SSSiN in June, 2016. He is a student at La Jolla High School (class of 2017).

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