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2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology Participants

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Anushree Chaudhuri

Anushree Chaudhuri is a student at Westview High School (Class of 2020) who participated in the 2017 and 2018 SSSiNs; this summer she will be a Senior Mentor. She is studying surface modification and photoluminescence from porous silicon, with the goal of producing reliable and sensitive gas sensors.

ORCID: 0000-0001-5349-0195
Safety tour: 6 July, 2017
Etch test: N/A

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Antoine Blosse

Antoine Blosse is an undergraduate at UC San Diego, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department (class of 2019). He will participate in the SSSiN from July 1 to August 31, 2019 and plans to continue on in the lab into the school year.

ORCID: 0000-0003-1033-7961
Safety tour: 12 July, 2019
Etch test: 17 July 2019

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James Fulmer

James Fulmer is an entering PhD student at UC San Diego, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. Originally from the bay area in California, James received his Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from UC Davis in 2012. He has previously worked as a research assistant, a forensic scientist, and a High School Chemistry Teacher. He likes water sports, cats, music, and Indian food. He will participate in the SSSiN from July 1 to August 31, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0003-1672-1462
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: 19 July 2019

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Joshua Jasso

Joshua Jasso is a rising senior at La Jolla High School (class of 2020), interested in nanoparticle drug delivery systems.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7206-882X
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: N/A

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Rae Hyung Kang

Rae Hyung Kang is a PhD student in professor Dokyoung Kim's lab at Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine, S. Korea. He received his B.S. in the Department of Biotechnology and Environmental engineering at Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, S. Korea and his M.S. in the Department of Biotechnology at Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, S. Korea. He is interested in developing a drug delivery system based on porous silicon nanoparticles, with a focus on anti cancer therapy. He will participate in the SSSiN from 8 July to 31 August, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9380-6553
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: 24 July, 2019

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Roghiye Kazimi is a junior Chemistry major at UC San Diego (class of 2020) who plans to attend pharmacy school after graduation. She is interested in research areas that focus on nanoparticle-enabled delivery of biologics for treatment of spinal cord injuries.

ORCID: 0000-0002-1074-2521
Safety tour: 28 June, 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Sandy Ke

Yong-Chen (Sandy) Ke is an undergraduate student at National Sun Yat-sen University, in the Department of Chemistry, and will be a first year MS student in the department of Biomedical Engineering at National Taiwan University in Fall, 2019. Her research interests lie in the field of biomaterials and her undergraduate thesis concerns the use of gold nanoclusters and virus-like particle templates for biosensing. She will participate in the SSSiN from June 30 to August 24, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8783-0482
Safety tour: 30 June, 2019
Etch test: 12 July, 2019

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William Kwak

William Kwak is a junior at Francis Parker High School (class of 2021). He will be participating in the 2019 Summer School of Silicon Nanotechnology beginning July 15, 2019. His interests lie in the area of polymer composites.

ORCID: 0000-0003-0139-6249
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: N/A

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Young Sub Kwon

Dr. Young Sub Kwon is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, S. Korea. He visits the laboratory for the period May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, and he will participate in the 2019 SSSiN as a senior subject matter expert in the area of neuronal regeneration.

ORCID: 0000-0002-2996-2145
Safety tour: 21 May, 2019
Etch test: 22 July, 2019

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Yiliu Li

Yiliu Li is an undergraduate student from Zhejiang University, where she expects to receive her BS degree in chemistry in 2020. She is participating in the 2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology as part of an extended student exchange with Zhejiang University, managed by Prof. Min Wang. Ms. Li plans to investigate photoluminescent properties of porous silicon nanomaterials. She will be visiting from July 2019 to March, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3959-2675
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Zebiao Li

Zebiao Li is a second year PhD student from Prof. Yang Yang Li’s group at City University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in oxide/sulfide semiconductors, prepared using electrochemical anodization. Mr. Li plans to investigate composites of porous silicon with polymers. He will be visiting from July 2019 to January, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7776-9019
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 17 July 2019

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Xiaomei Miao

Xiaomei Miao is an MS student in the Department of Silicone Chemistry and Materials at Hangzhou Normal University, China. Her thesis work focuses on the synthesis and chemical functionalization of vinyl POSS and fluorinated silicone resins. She is participating in the 2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology as part of an extended collaboration with the Key Lab of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology at Hangzhou Normal University, under the direction of Prof. Lianbin Wu. She plans to investigate the photophysical properties of porous silicon nanomaterials. She will be visiting from July to August, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0002-3282-6881
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Mehdi Nasr

Mehdi Nasr received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2018, and is currently working as a post-doc in the laboratory of our collaborator, Erkki Ruoslahti. He received his Pharm.D. degree from Tehran University of Medical Science in 2007. His SSSiN project will focus on porous silicon drug delivery systems for treatment of bacterial infections.

ORCID: 0000-0002-9535-4711
Safety tour: 15 July, 2019
Etch test: 22 July, 2019

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Etienne Piantanida

Etienne Piantanida is a Ph.D student in the group of Prof. Luisa De Cola at the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, University of Strasbourg. She received her master's degree in Industrial Chemistry from Padua University in 2016. Her research is focused on the development of nanocomposite hydrogels for biomedical applications. Her SSSiN project will focus on porous silicon/hydrogel drug delivery systems for neuronal repair. She is participating in the SSSiN in the context of the EU Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Nano-OligoMed program, visiting from July to September, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0003-1322-2414
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Yi Shan

Yi Shan is an undergraduate student from Zhejiang University, where she will receive her BS degree in chemistry in 2020. She is participating in the 2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology as part of an extended student exchange with Zhejiang University, managed by Prof. Min Wang. Ms. Shan's research interests lie in the area of  porous nanoparticle drug delivery systems and in-vivo imaging with fluorescent or magnetic nanoparticles. She plans to investigate the photophysical properties of porous silicon nanomaterials. She will be visiting from July 2019 to January, 2020.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3168-1585
Safety tour: 12 July, 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Tyler Tran

Tyler Tran is an incoming first year undergraduate student at UC San Diego. He will be participating in the 2019 Summer School of Silicon Nanotechnology from July 15 through Aug 23, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0002-7492-7787
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: 19 July 2019

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Abraham Tuc Phung

Abraham Phung is a Master’s student in the Department of Nanoengineering at UCSD. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from UC Irvine, where he worked on droplet-based microfluidic bioassays under the supervision of Professor Weian Zhao. He is studying porous silicon nanosystems and their applications in biosensing and therapeutics.

ORCID: 0000-0001-8146-0794
Safety tour: 21 May, 2019
Etch test: 11 July, 2019

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Guillem Vargas

Guillem Vargas is a third year PhD student of Dr. Nora Ventosa at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, and he is participating in the 2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology in the context of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Nano-OligoMed program. Mr. Vargas plans to interface the nanovesicle/quatsome technology developed in his lab in Barcelona with porous silicon nanoparticles, to create hybrid hard/soft core-shell systems.  The quatsome coating is intended to mediate cellular internalization and endosomal escape and the porous Si nanoparticles are intended to protect the nucleic acid cargo for more effective release, similar to the fusogenic systems our lab developed previously (Nature Commun. 2018, 9, 1969). He will be visiting from May to September, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0003-4383-1325
Safety tour: 17 May, 2019
Etch test: 13 June, 2019

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Roselien Vercauteren

Roselien Vercauteren is a PhD student of Professor Laurent Francis at the Université Catholique de Louvain. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Cum laude), in Civil Engineering (majoring in Applied Chemistry and Physics, minor in Biomedical Engineering) and a Master’s Degree (Magna cum laude) in Chemical and Materials Engineering (majoring in Nanotechnologies) from the Louvain School of Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain. Ms. Vercauteren plans to work on optical sensor technologies relevant to detection of pathogenic bacteria in food and water. She visits the laboratory for the period July 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019, to participate in research activities related to her PhD thesis work and to participate in the 2019 SSSiN.

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Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: 16 July, 2019

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Shiyao Wang

Shiyao Wang is a second year PhD student of Dr. Thomas Lee at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received a Bachelor's degree in Bioscience from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and gan MPhil degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is interested in the use of luminescent porous silicon nanoparticles for biosensing applications and she will participate in the SSSiN from July to November, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0003-1593-9072
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 18 July 2019

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Guoqin Wei

Guoqin Wei is a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Martin Friedlander's lab at Scripps Research Institute. She majors in the crosstalk between vascular system and neuron systems in the retinal organ. She is interested in the delivery of super hydrophobic chemicals/drugs by Nanoparticles and Microparticles. She will participate the SSSiN from 15 July to 23 August, 2019.

ORCID: 0000-0001-6050-4911
Safety tour: 15 July, 2019
Etch test: 19 July, 2019

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Ian Xu

Ian Xu is a sophomore at Del Norte High School (Class of 2021).

ORCID: 0000-0002-4161-5867
Safety tour: 11 July, 2019
Etch test: N/A

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Yue Yan

Dr. Yue Yan is a research associate from the Key Lab of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology at Hangzhou Normal University, P.R.China. He is participating in the 2019 Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology a Senior Mentor, from July to Aug, 2019. His participation is part of an extended collaboration with the Key Lab of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology at Hangzhou Normal University, under the direction of Prof. Lianbin Wu. His research interests focus on the chemistry of porous silicon, silicon quantum dots, and silica-based phosphors, and their applications in biosensors, drug delivery, and emissive displays and lighting devices.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3899-9609
Safety tour: 15 July 2019
Etch test: 24 July, 2019

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