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2017 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology Participants

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Eamon Aalipour

Eamon Aalipour is a Sophomore at Torrey Pines High School (Class of 2019) who will be participating in the 2017 SSSiN beginning July 6, 2017.

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Riddhi Ananth

Riddhi Ananth is a sophomore at the University of California, San Diego (class of 2020), majoring in Chemistry. She will participate in the SSSiN from 4 July to 18 August, 2017

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Taraneh Barjesteh

Taraneh Barjesteh is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy. For her Discovery Project, she is excited to explore porous silicon as a drug delivery agent for photodynamic therapy, particularly in cancers of hard tissue.

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Lorenzo Calvano

Lorenzo Calvano will be a freshman at Harvey Mudd College this Fall (2017). He previously participated in the 2016 SSSiN, while a student at La Jolla High School. He will be a mentor for the 2017 SSSiN.

Safety tour: May 3, 2016
Etch test: May 25, 2017

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Y-Phuong Cao

Y-Phuong Cao is an undergraduate Biotechnology Engineering student at UCSD (class of 2018). She is participating in the 2017 SSSiN as part of her BE Senior Design Project. She will be working on application of porous silicon microparticles as injectable delivery vehicles for multiple therapeutics.

Safety tour: June 21, 2017
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Anushree Chaudhuri

Anushree Chaudhuri is a student at Westview High School (Class of 2020) who will be participating in the 2017 SSSiN. She is interested in studying the electrochemical characteristics and various sensing applications of porous silicon.

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Keying Guo

Keying Guo is a second year PhD student in biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine under the supervision of Dr. Beatriz Prieto-Simon and Prof. Nico Voelcker at the University of South Australia. His research focuses on the development of porous silicon based electrochemical sensors, focused on two detection problems with significant impact in the food and biomedical industry: viruses and exosomes.

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Michael Gutierrez

Michael Gutierrez is a sophomore undergraduate student (class of 2019) at the University of California San Diego, majoring in Biology. He is participating in the 2017 SSSiN as an NSF Bioengineering REU student.

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Philippe Hansen-Estruch

Philippe Hansen-Estruch is an 11th grader at Canyon Crest Academy (class of 2018) who aspires to perform engineering research on the electronic properties of materials.

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Asuka Inoue

Asuka Inoue is a PhD student studying under the direction of Prof. Minoru Fujii at the department of electric and electrical engineering at Kobe University in Japan. She is working on nanocomposite structures of silicon quantum dots with metal nanoparticles. She will be participating in the SSSiN from July 2017- February 2018.

Safety tour: June 21, 2017
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Taylor Martin is a UCSD undergraduate Bioengineering student participating in the 2017 SSSiN as part of her BE Senior Design Project.

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Etienne Palos

Etienne Palos is in his second year as an undergraduate Nanotechnology major (class of 2019) at UNAM’s Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología. His interests include biomedical applications of nanomaterials and nanostructure physics.

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Hunter Pauker is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering major at UC Davis (Class of 2018). He has previously worked under the direction of Dr. Ristenpart of the UC Davis Chemical Engineering Department, researching the chemical engineering aspects of beer brewing. He will join the program in July 2017. He will work on activated chemical sensors.

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Suraj Srinivasan

Suraj Srinivasan is a 10th grader at Francis Parker School (Class of 2019). He will join the program in July 2017. He is interested in polymer-porous silicon composite nanostructures, prepared by 3D printing methods.

Safety tour: June 12, 2017
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Tang Tang

Tang Tang is a postdoctoral researcher in the Ruoslahti Lab at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at UC Davis in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Angelique Louie. Her PhD work focused on the development of novel molecular imaging probes for magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. She will be working on porous Si-based therapeutic nanoplatforms during the 2017 summer school.

Safety tour: May 10, 2017
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Bryan Toth

Bryan Toth is a UCSD undergraduate Chemistry major (Revelle, Class of 2018). He participated in the 2015 SSSiN and will act as a senior mentor in the 2017 SSSiN.

Safety tour: July 13, 2015
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Qinglin Yang

Qinglin Yang began Ph.D. studies in the Materials Science and Engineering program at UCSD in 2017. Her undergraduate research at UIUC with Professor John A. Rogers involved flexible and stretchable structures and electronic devices. Her graduate research at Stanford with Professor Debbie G. Senesky focused on GaN-based devices that can operate in harsh environments. For the 2017 SSSiN, she is interested in porous silicon applied to nanomedicine.

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Jihee Yoo

Jihee Yoo is a senior at Gachon University, Korea, majoring in Food Science and Biotechnology. She is interested in synthesis of porous Si nanostructures and their surface chemistry related to nano-enabled drug delivery systems. She will be participating in the SSSiN from July 1, 2017- Aug 20, 2018.

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Tian Zeng

Tian Zeng is an undergraduate Chemistry student at UCSD (class of 2018). She has previously worked under Dr. Keary Engle at TSRI on catalysis, and she has exercised her passion for teaching in the OASIS program at UCSD. For the SSSiN she will be working on luminescent porous silicon.

Safety tour: June 23, 2017
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Project funding supplied in part by the National Science Foundation (CBET-1603177). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.