Now that we are off to a new academic year the Pan Lab has a new batch of members joining our lab! We would like to welcome Dr. Guru Raja Vulugundam (Pictured Below Left), Dr. Faiza Khawar (Pictured Below Right), and Dr. Indu Tripathi as our new visiting scholars. We would also like to welcome Indrajit Srivastava as our new graduate student. Last but not least, we are welcoming CJ Hunter and Adriana Carola Salazar Coariti as our newest undergraduate researchers!
Also, earlier this summer Professor Pan, Dr. Santosh Misra, and Graduate student Enrique Daza in partnership with ISTC members Brajendra Kumar and John Scott were awarded an ISEE (Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment) grant to continue work on a special research project! (publication in progress). Additionally, Professor Pan has joined the steering committee for ISEE and is now a Faculty Affiliate.
PartII: We describe an easy way of producing Carbon Nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues. Unlike other methods of making carbon Nanoparticles which require expensive equipment and purification processes which take days, the new process generates particles in a few hours and use only a handful of ingredients, including store-bought molasses.