Smith Group Lab Meetings, Fall 2014
11:00 am on Mondays


Smith Group - Summer 2014 Meeting Schedule


Smith Group Lab Members

Current Graduate Students

Vy Nguyen

Vy Nguyen

vynguyen@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


My research relates to applications involving Total Internal Reflection Raman Spectroscopy and other surface sensitive techniques. My work currently focuses on identification methods that study buried nanometer-sized layers of various materials using TIR Raman Spectroscopy.

Aleem Syed

Aleem Syed

wrtaleem@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


I am using fluorescence techniques and developing methodology to study the cell membrane.

Jonathan Bobbitt

Jonathan Bobbitt

jbobbitt@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


My research involves using scanning angle Raman spectroscopy (SA Raman Spectroscopy), as well as other surface enhanced techniques including surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and plasmon waveguide resonance (PWR) for the chemical characterization of thin film surfaces. Currently, my work entails the experimental characterization of solar films and using

                                 computational methods to model Fourier transform SPR (FT-SPR)                                  spectra of thin films.

Daniel Freppon

Daniel Freppon

dfreppon@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


My research involves the study of novel energy materials using Raman Spectroscopy. I also investigate hybrid maize kernels using Raman spectroscopy.

Qiaochu Zhu

Qiaochu Zhu

qiaochuz@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


My research involves the biological application of fluorescence technique. My work is currently focusing on investigating the role of Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts (RAGE).

Deyny Mendivelso

Deyny Mendivelso

dlety@iastate.edu

294-8586, Office Gilman 0712


My research focuses in the application of Raman Spectroscopy for studying polymeric films.

Current Undergraduate Students

  • Rachel Kirps


Links



Smith Group at Iowa State University Department of ChemistryLeft to right: Chien-Ju (Cherry) Shih, Kristopher McKee and Professor Smith.
Smith GroupClockwise from top left: Jason Lupoi, Kristopher McKee, Matthew MacKay, Rebecca Rasmussen, Zachary Fondren, Matthew Meyer, Dipak Mainali, Neha Arora, Suzanne Sander, Vy Nguyen, Michael Lesoine and Professor Smith.
Smith GroupClockwise from top left: Professor Smith, Jason Lupoi, Kristopher McKee, Chien-Ju (Cherry) Shih, Suzanne Sander and Nuha Salem.
Clockwise from left: Deepak Dibya, Kristopher McKee, Jason Lupoi, Stephen Fosdick, Matthew Meyer, Professor Smith, Suzanne Sander, Chien-Ju (Cherry) Shih and Neha Arora.
Left to right: Professor Smith, Nuha Salem, Kristopher McKee, Jason Lupoi and Suzanne Sander.
Left to right:Deepak Dibya, Jason Lupoi, Professor Smith, Suzanne Sander and Nuha Salem.
Deepak Dibya and Professor Smith following Dibya’s Ph.D. Defense.
A photo of our laboratory.
Another view of our lab.