Current Members and Alumni

Graduate Students

AC

   

   Angel Arredondo

   2021-present

   B.Sc. Cal State LA
   Email: aarred15 [at] calstatela.edu
   Research Interest: nanomaterials, biomaterials, RNA delivery
 
 
Alberta Smith
   
   Hannah Tjitradjaja

   2021-present

   NSF CREST Fellow

   B.Sc., Sacramento State University
   Email: htjitra [at] calstatela.edu
   Research Interest: porous materials, environmental remediation

 

TP

   
   Tristan Pyle

   2022-present

   NSF LSAMP-BD Fellow

   B.Sc., Sonoma State University
   Email: tpyle [at] calstatela.edu
   Research Interest: Biomedical applications of MOFs, Drug & RNA Delivery
 
Undergraduate Students
 
FC
 

Aliya Abula

2021-present

Email: aaliya [at] calstatela.edu
Research Interest: solar cells, organic synthesis, and electronic devices
 
 
 
 

Alisa Quon AQ

2019 - present

Honors College
Email: aquon2 [at] calstatela.edu
Research Interest: catalysis and materials synthesis
 
 

AN

Omar Solis 

2020 - present

NIH MARC Fellow
Research Interest: Organic synthesis and catalysis 
 
 
 
Group Alumni
Juan Arriaga Gomez (MS 2020-2022) - Chemist, Gilead Sciences
Anna Nguyen (undergrad 2019-2022) - MD student, California University of Science and Medicine
Nikita Mishra (undergrad 2019-2022) - MS student, Stanford University 
Dr. Yajiao Hao (postdoc 2019-2022) - Associate Scientist, BASF Catalysts (Shanghai)
Willmer Flores (undergrad 2019-2021) - PhD student, Harvard University
Anthony Castro (MS 2019-2021) - PhD student, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Akilah Miller (MS 2019-2021) - PhD student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Alberto Smith (MS 2019-2021) - PhD student, University of South Carolina
Dr. Hongbin Luo (postdoc 2019-2020) - Research Professor, Nanjing Tech University
Yessica Nelson (undergrad 2017-2020) - PhD student, University of California, Los Angeles
Shirell Klein (undergrad 2017-2020) - Columbia University; HRL Laboratories
Dana Cheng-Tan (undergrad 2019-2020) - PhD student, University of Southern California
Edgar Papazyan (undergrad 2017-2020) 
Joshua Sosa (undergrad 2017-2018; MS 2018-2020) - Sample Management Technician, Xencor
Timothy Bennett (undergrad 2017-2018; MS 2018-2020) - Associate Scientist, Amgen Inc.; PhD student at USC
Sergio Iglesias Jimenez (undergrad 2017-2018; MS 2018-2020) - Research Associate, Xencor
Julia Lopez (undergrad 2020) - MS student, Forensic Science at Cal State LA
Shaanti Trikha (MS 2017-2019) - Associate Scientist at AbbVie
Roberto Tovar (MS 2017-2019) - Chemist, PPG Industries
Edward Cardenas (undergrad 2017-2019) - PhD student, University of California Davis
Phillip Farias (undergrad 2017-2018) - PhD student, Unversity of California Riverside
Brandon Liu (undergrad 2017-2019) - NIH-NCI Postbaccalaureate CRTA Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Katherine Nelms (undergrad 2016-2018) - MS, Cornell University; PhD student at University of Manchester, UK
Pavithra Wijeratne (undergrad 2016-2017) - Technologist, Sandia National Laboratories
Carlos Orellana (undergrad 2016-2017) - Analyst II, Enthalpy Analytical
Yuvitza Garcia (undergrad 2016-2017) - IP Legal Secretary, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP