Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

Zeev Rosenzweig, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office: MEYR 247A
Phone: 410-455-2521

Graduate Students

Shreyasi Sengupta

Research Interests: Shreyasi’s research focuses on the synthesis of 2D
nanosheets and their surface modifications for biological applications.

Leopoldo Posada Escobar

Research Interests: Leopoldo’s current research focuses on the dynamic surface modification of Ti3C2Tx MXene for applications in complex aqueous systems and the design of novel nanoplatforms using 2D materials with various applications.

Aminah Amjad

Research Interests: Aminah’s research involves the synthesis of peptide-upconverting nanoparticles (UCNP) conjugates and their use in upconversion bioimaging studies of plant tissues.


Kushani Mendis

Research Interests: Kushani’s current research focuses on the development of nanoparticle-based fluorescent probes for biological applications and improving molecular-level understanding of the interactions of nanoparticles with model membranes and organisms in the environment.


Durga Devkota

Research Interests: Durga’s research aims to improve control over the differentiation and growth of stem cells using biomaterials like collagen that are doped with MXenes.

Undergraduate Students

Bella Guardado

Research Interests: Bella is a senior Chemistry and Sociology double major. She is interested in exploring how the structure of nanomaterials impacts their toxicity when introduced to different environments.