Team Members

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sree received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University and Rice University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso and was previously a faculty member at  Clemson University (Research Scientist, CU-ICAR) and University of Toledo (Research Assistant Professor, Polymer Institute). He and his group members are interested in two-dimensional quantum materials and their physicochemical modifications to develop unique quantum structures. In addition to probing the fundamental properties, his lab also applies quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications. He lives in the west side of  El Paso and is married to Shonima and has a son (Sreenesh) and a daughter (Srithika). sreenivasan@utep.edu      915-747-6833 (Office)      915-747-5748 (Fax)
Sreeprasad Sreenivasan

Sreeprasad Sreenivasan received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kansas State University and Rice University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso and was previously a faculty member at Clemson University (Research Scientist) and University of Toledo (Research Asst. Professor). His research interest is in two-dimensional quantum materials. In addition to probing the fundamental properties, his lab also applies quantum structures with engineered properties for electronics, energy, sensing, and biomedical applications.

sreenivasan@utep.edu      915-747-6833 (Office)      915-747-5748 (Fax)

 

Postdoctoral Colleagues

 

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Dr. Surya Chava

Education: MS: IIT Delhi; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of South Carolina (2018).

Research Interests: Growth and characterization of 2D materials; fabrication of Nanodevices, and their characterization for next-generation electronic, optoelectronic applications.

Email: vchava@utep.edu

 

 

Graduate Students

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Aruna N Nair  

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Chemistry (from Fall 2018)

Education: Integrated BS-MS in Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India (2016)

Research Interests: 2D material synthesis and applications

Email: anarayanan2@miners.utep.edu 

 

 

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Jyoti Ahlawat

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Chemistry (Co-advising with Dr. Mahesh Narayan)

Education: B.S in Zoology (H) from University of Delhi, 2015; M.S. Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), 2017

Research Interest: Nanotechnology-enabled therapeutics.

Email:jahlawat@miners.utep.edu

 

 

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Lissette García Enríquez

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Chemistry (from Fall 2019)

Education: B.S in Chemistry from University of Havana, 2017

Research Interest: Sustainable nanotechnology. Creation of unique nanomaterials from sustainable precursors and its application for sustainability. 

Email: lgarciaenr@miners.utep.edu

 

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Mohamed F Sanad

Pursuing:  Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary) (from Spring 2020) (Co-advisor: Dr. Luis Echegoyen)

Education: M. Sc in Chemistry from Ain Shams University,  Egypt 2018.
Research Interests: Synthesis and characterization of 2D materials; Quantum dots; Electrocatalysis and its energy applications.

Email: mfsanad@miners.utep.edu

 

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Ashley Gomez

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Chemistry (Co-advising with Dr. Luis Echegoyen)

Education: B.S in Chemistry from University of Texas at El Paso, 2018

Research Interests: Synthesis of 2D Materials for Perovskite Solar Cell Application

Email: agomez32@miners.utep.edu

 

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Cletus Ogbodo Ozoemena

Pursuing: Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering  (from Fall 2019) (Co-advisor: Dr. Luis Echegoyen). Conducting an independent study for the spring 2020 semester.

Education: B.Sc in Physics from Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, 2008 and M.Sc. in Atmospheric Physics  from Federal University of Technology, Minna, 2016                

Research Interests: Interfacial Engineering to Enhance the Efficiency and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cell

Email: coogbodo@miners.utep.edu

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

 

Alumni

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Dr. Saptasree Bose

Education: MS and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Jadavpur University

Research Experience: Research Associate in IACS, and CGCRI

Email: sbose2@utep.edu

Last known position: Postdoc at NMSU

 

 

Oscar E Eraso Toro: BS Chemistry. Visiting researcher