Openings for undergraduate and high school researchers:
Our lab has openings for undergraduate and high school scholars on materials synthesis and electrochemical characterizations. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and transcript for more information!
Manju P. Maman
Dr. Manju P. Maman grew up in New Delhi, India. She pursued Bachelor’s from St. Stephen’s College, Master’s from Mar Ivanios College and earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) with Dr. Sukhendu Mandal. She’s an expert in magic size clusters, such as Au25, Au28, Au36 (that are less than 2 nm!), with a focus on ligand exchange induced size/structural transformation of thiolate-protected gold nanocluster [Aun(SR)m]q (where n is number of gold atom, m is number of thiolate ligand and q is the overall charge on the cluster) characterized by Mass Spectrometer. She came to the U.S. in February 2023 to work in Dr. Li’s lab on the synthesis and (spectro)electrochemical characterizations of transition metal oxides and chalcogenides.
Shashank Mishra came from the beautiful Chitrakoot, India. He obtained his MSc in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Delhi. Shashank first became fascinated with chemistry from the beautiful color-changing reactions in high school. In his free time, Shashank enjoys instrumental music.
Muhammad Waseem Yaseen
M. Waseem Yaseen's journey in chemistry began in the small town of Haroon Abad, Pakistan, where his fascination for the subject bloomed into a career passion. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of the Punjab, he pursued his Master's in Chemistry from the National University of Sciences and Technology, honing his skills in green synthesis of nanomaterials with a focus on water purification, food packaging and medicinal applications.
Mr. Yaseen's passion has brought him to the United States, where he is set to join the Dr. Xuefei Li's laboratory. There, he will be delving into the synthesis of transition metal oxides and chalcogenides and the spectro-electrochemical characterizations.
Charu Kshirsagar, a first-year student at Georgia State University, is pursuing a Biology degree with a concentration in pre-med. While she has an unwavering passion for the life sciences, chemistry has been a topic of interest since her science class in the 8th grade. In January 2023, she joined Dr. Li's lab and has since been working closely with Dr. Li and Dr. Mamju Maman to expand her knowledge of electrochemical cells and assist in the research aimed at improving the efficiency of Li-ion batteries. When she's not busy with coursework or research, Charu devotes her free time to volunteering at a children's hospital and exploring the city of Atlanta.
High school student
Details coming soon!