Team Members

Principal Investigator

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.

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Research Scientist

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.eduGraduate Stud



  Postdoctoral Colleagues

Dr. Alexis Maurel
Fulbright France Visiting Scholar


Ph.D in Materials Chemistry from the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France, 2020).

M.Sc. “Erasmus Mundus” in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (France, Poland and Spain 2017).

B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier III (France, 2015). 

Research interests:
3D printing of energy storage devices / Lithium-ion batteries / Sodium-ion batteries / Additive manufacturing


Dr. Ana C. Martinez


MS in energy storage and conversion (European Union, 2017)

Ph.D. in chemistry of materials from the University of Picardie Jules Verne (France, 2021). 

Research interests:

Formulation and advanced characterization of materials for the additive manufacturing of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery components.

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Graduate Students

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


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. Covalent Organic Frameworks


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



Undergraduate Students



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Dr. Deepesh Gopalakrishnan

Education: M.Sc./M.Tech in Material Science: University of Madras, India (2012)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (2020)

Research Interests: Layered 2D materials – Synthesis and Energy related Applications

Last known position: Research Scientist (Paraclete Energy)

Dr. Saptasree Bose

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

Research Experience: Research Associate in IACS, and CGCRI

Last known position: Postdoc at NMSU

Ashley Gomez

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

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

Last known position: Pursuing PhD in Clemson University

Oscar E Eraso Toro: BS Chemistry. Visiting researcher