Tue, 12/18/2018

Ananth Govind Rajan successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled "Atomistic Modeling and Simulations of 2D Materials: Chemical Vapor Deposition, Nanoporous Defects, Force-Field Development, Wetting, and Friction" on December 18th, 2018. Ananth will be headed to Princeton University starting...

Mon, 07/02/2018

Dr. Satish Kumar Iyemperumal has joined the DB Group as a Postdoctoral Associate. Dr. Iyemperumal completed his PhD from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he worked with Professor N. Aaron Deskins. We welcome Satish to our group!

Fri, 10/13/2017

Annalisa Cardellini successfully defended her PhD Thesis, "Modeling of Multi-Scale Phenomena in Nanoparticle Suspensions", with a cum laude designation that is reserved for the top 10% of all doctoral theses at Politecnico di Torino! Professor Blankschtein was a member of Annalisa's thesis...

Sat, 07/01/2017

Ananth Govind Rajan and Rahul Prasanna Misra spent three weeks in June visiting Europe to present their research at the Nanotech France 2017 conference in Paris, and  to visit and deliver lectures to the research groups of (i) Professor Roland Netz at FU Berlin, Germany, (ii) Professor Pietro...

Thu, 04/27/2017

Recent work involving Vishnu Sresht, Ananth Govind Rajan, and Professor Daniel Blankschtein was featured on the cover of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!

This work involved the development of a molecular dynamics (MD)-based framework, using lattice dynamics...

Sat, 04/01/2017

Annalisa Cardellini successfully completed her one-year stay as a Visiting Graduate Student in the DB Group, and has returned to the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, to complete and defend her doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

Mon, 03/13/2017

The DB Group's recent work on "Lipid Nanoparticle Assisted mRNA Delivery for Potent Cancer Immunotherapy" was featured on the cover page of Nano Letters. Congratulations to former postdoctoral fellow Dr. Matthias Oberli and Professor Daniel Blankschtein!


Tue, 02/28/2017

Congratulations to Professor Chih-Jen Shih, a former member of the DB Group, currently an Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for being awarded the 2017 Victor K. LaMer Award! This award is given by the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...

Tue, 02/07/2017

Dr. Hari Katepalli completed his post-doctoral tenure in the Blankschtein group, and has joined Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI as a research scientist. Congratulations!