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Post Docs and Graduate Students

Biofrontiers Research Associates

 

Kathrin Spendier     

     Kathrin Spendier PhD.

     Research Associate
    
PhD (Physics) 2012 University of New Mexico

     719-255-3123

      kspendie@uccs.edu


 
Research Highlights  

- Study dynamics of mast cell surface receptors in cell membrane curvature gradients.

- Develop new class of anti-mucus nanomedicine aimed at reducing airway over-production in respiratory diseases.

Recent publications

- K. Spendier and V.M. Kenkre, "Analytic Solutions for Some Reaction-Diffusion Scenarios," J. Phys. Chem. B, Just Accepted Manuscript, (2013).

- Spatial Patterns in Mast Cell Activation in Mast Cells: Phenotypic Features, Biological Functions, and Role in  Immunity (invited book chapter) K. Spendier and J. L. Thomas,  Nova Science Publishers, Inc, (2013).

 

Ke (Jack) Jiang    

     Ke (Jack) Jiang PhD.

     Research Associate
    
PhD (Chemistry) 2009 Texas Christian University

     719-255-3123

      kjiang@uccs.edu

 Research Interests 

- Gold/silver nanoparticles-polymer composite gels for photothermally enhanced laser treatments.

- Fluorescent gold/silver nanoclusters as stable and biocompatible probes for bio-imaging and bio-sensing applications.

- Three-dimensional gold/silver nanoparticle arrays for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

Recent publications

- K. Jiang, L. Ma, J. Wang, W. Chen, "Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide: synthesis, photoluminescence and biotechnology applications," Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. (2013) In press.

- K. Jiang, G. R. Akkaraju, J. L. Coffer, " Silicon nanowire/polycaprolactone composites and their impact on stromal cell function," J. Mater. Res. 28, 185 (2013).





Biofrontiers Graduate Students

 

Vira Kravets    

     Vira Kravetz  (Ms. Sci)

     Graduate Research Assistant

     719-255-3123

      vkravets@uccs.edu

 
Research Interests 

Experimental and theoretical study of the optical properties of:

- colloidal solutions of photoluminescent silver nanoclusters for bio-sensing and fluorescent microscopy.

- ordered arrays of gold nanoparticles and thin films, related to the surface plasmon resonance excited in them, for bio-sensing and fluorescent microscopy.

Recent publications

- V. V. Kravets, O. A. Yeshchenko, V. V. Gozhenko, L. E. Ocola, D. A. Smith, J. V. Vedral and A. O. Pinchuk, "Tunable resonance absorption of light in a chain or gold nanoparticles," J. Phys. D: Applied Physics 45, 045102 (2012).

- V. V. Gozhenko, D. A. Smith, J. L. Vedral, V. V. Kravets and A. O. Pinchuk, "Electrodynamic coupling in regular arrays of gold nanocylinders," J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 8911 (2011).

- V. V. Kravets, K. Culhane, I. M. Dmitruk and A. O. Pinchuk, "Glycine-coated photoluminescent silver nanoclusters," Colloidal Nanocrystals for biomedical applications VII, Proc. of SPIE 8232, 1 (2012).

 

Vira Kravets    

     Nick Anderson

     Graduate Research Assistant

     719-337-2474

      nanders3@uccs.edu

 
Research Interests 

Theoretical study of surface plasmon polaritons for bio-sensing applications.


Recent publications

- N. R. Anderson and R. E. Camley, "Attenuated total reflection study of bulk and surface polaritons in antiferromagnets and hexagonal ferrites: propagation at arbitrary angles," J. Appl. Phys. 113, 013904 (2013).