BioFrontiers Graduate Students

    Vira Kravets (Ms. Sci)Vira Kravets    

     Graduate Research Assistant

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, L.E. Ocola, Y. Khalavka, and A.O. Pinchuk, "Polarization and distance dependent coupling in linear chains of gold nanoparticles," Appl. Phys. Letters, Vol. 106, 5, 053104 (2015).

 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

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).

  Andrew Ballast
  Graduate Research Assistant  

 Research Interests: membrane dynamics, exocytosis, TIRF microscopy, image analysis .

Vira KravetsEvangelos C. Economou

Graduate Research Assistant

Research Interests: Magnetic nanoparticles and their role in medical, liquid crystal and high frequesncy signal processing applications.


(Accepted and pending as of 08/28/14): Magneto-optical properties of a ferronematic colloid. Evangelos C. Economou, Yuriy Garbovskiy, Anatoliy Glushchenko, Shiva Abireddy, John B. Wiley, Leszek M. Malkinski, Zbigniew Celinski, IEEE Xplore (2014)

Properties of ferroelectric/ferromagnetic thin film hetersostructures. Daming Chen, Ian Harward, Katie Linderman, Evangelos C. Economou, Yan Nie, Zbigniew Celinski, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 17D713 (2014)

BioFrontiers Undergraduate Students

    Simon Marinelli
    Undergraduate Research Assistant

esearch Interests:  Senescence, Comparitive Genomics