Halas Group Members

Principal Investigator

Naomi Halas

Stanley C. Moore Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics

DSc, 2007, La Salle University

PhD, 1987, Physics, Bryn Mawr College

MA, 1984, Physics, Bryn Mawr College

BA, 1980, Chemistry, La Salle College

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Research Scientists

Surbhi Lal

Research Scientist

Electrical & Computer Engineering

PhD, 2006, Applied Physics, Rice University

MS, 1997, Physics, Texas Tech University

MS, 1988, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Dehli, India

BS, 1986, Physics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

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Oara Neumann

Research Scientist

Electrical & Computer Engineering

PhD, 2013, Applied Physics, Rice University

MS, 2004, Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

MS, 1997, Analytical Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Romania

BA, 1996, Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research:

Probing of biomolecules using plasmonic nanostructures

Solar Steam generation using plasmonic nanoparticles

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Graduate Students

Catherine Arndt

Applied Physics

BS, 2019, Physics, Baylor University

Research:

Nonlinear optics using plasmonics and nanophotonics

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Mary Bajomo

Chemistry

BS, 2020, Chemistry, Trinity University

Research:

Synthesis of plasmonic nanomaterials for ultrasensitive analyte detection

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Aaron Bayles

Chemistry

BS, 2017, Chemistry, College of William & Mary

Research:

Plasmonic photocatalysis and surface chemistry engineering

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Parmeet Dhindsa

Chemistry

Integrated BS-MS, 2020, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India

Research:

Synthesis of Al nanoparticles and plasmonic photocatalysis

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Christian Jacobson

Chemistry

BA, 2016, Chemistry, Northwestern University

Research:

Synthesis and dark field spectroscopy of aluminum nanoparticles

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Corbin Farr

Chemistry

BS, 2019, Chemistry, University of Georgia

Research:

Synthesis of plasmonic nanomaterials for biomedical applications

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Minghe Lou

Chemistry

BS, 2017, Chemistry, Peking University

Research:

Plasmonic Photocatalysis

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David Solti

Chemistry

BA, 2018, Chemistry, Wesleyan University

Research:

Size and shape control of Al nanoparticles and post-synthetic modifications

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Lin Yuan

Chemistry

BS, 2017, Applied Physics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

MA, 2019, Chemistry, Rice University

Research:

Nanostructure fabrication and plasmonic photocatalysis

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Yigao Yuan

Chemistry

BS, 2019, Chemistry, Nanjing University, China

Research:

Plasmon-enhanced heterogeneous catalysis

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Pratiksha Dongare

Electrical & Computer Engineering

PhD, 2019, Applied Physics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

MS, 2017, Applied Physics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

MSc, 2013, Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India

BE, 2013, Electronics and Instrumentation, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India

Research:

Strategies to enhance performance of nanophotonics-enabled desalination

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Undergraduate and Visiting Researchers

Nicola Knowles

Chemistry, Rice 2021

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Lab Administrators

Andrea Galindo

Administrator, LANP

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Brockman 282

Alumni