Alex Pham, a graduate student (2016) at UIUC conducted summer
research project on “The Investigation of Adsorption Kinetics
of amine-based surfactants as friction modifiers”.
Tooba Shoaib, a graduate student (2015) at UIUC conducted
research project on “The understanding nano-particle
contaminant uptake by living cells”.
Nupur Bhutt, a REU undergraduate student (2014) from Cornell
University conducted a 2 months research project on
“Measuring the nano-mechanical properties of pH responsive
bilayer brushes using Scanning probe microscopy”.
Luke Villermin, a REU undergraduate student (2014) from
Louisiana Tech. University, conducted a 2 months research project
on “Investigation of colloid- roughness on the contact
mechanics of soft materials”.
Danielle Fau, an undergraduate student (2013) from University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US, conducted a 2 months senior
design project on “Study of the binding forces between
anti-ICAM -1 and functionalized nanogels with ICAM-1”. Her
poster was awarded with the Third Best position in the
Emily Buck, a REU undergraduate student (2013) from Drexel
University, Philadelphia, US conducted a 4 months research project
on “Development of functionalized nanocrystalline
diamond-coated AFM tips for nanolithography”. Her work was
awarded with the Best Student Paper Award and has been selected for
Whitake Fellowship to conduct one year research at EPFL, Luassane,
Harriet Crawford, an undergraduate student (2009) from
Cambridge University, UK conducted a summer project on
“Tribological investigation of co- polymers of
poly(allylamine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) in aqueous-glycerol
mixtures for steel vs. steel contact”.
Adrian Waibel, a graduate student (2009) from ETH Zurich
conducted a 3 months semester thesis on “Structural and
solvation studies of polyelectrolyte co-polymers adsorbed from
viscous aqueous based mixedsolvents using a quartz crystal
microbalance at different surface densities”.
Emily Manning, an undergraduate student (2008) from ETH, Zurich
conducted a 3 months research project on “Investigation of
the influence of anchoring stability of (single or multiple
attachment) catechol-based poly (ethylene glycol) polymers on
titanium surfaces on their tribological properties”.
Graduate course at the Department of Materials Design and
Innovation, University at Buffalo, Buffalo.
MDI-506, Kinetics, Microstructure and Defects
Guest Lecturer for an undergraduate course at the Department of
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of
MEAM 504 – Tribology
Guest Lecturer at Summer Academy in Applied Science and
Technology Program (SAAST) at Penn Engineering, University of
Praktikum Werkstoffe II (Undergraduate Laboratory training),
Department of Materials Science, ETH Zürich.
Forschungslabor II (Undergraduate Research training),
Department of Material Science, ETH Zürich.