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New group members!

With the new academic year, we have incorporated several new members to the group. Welcome to: Christine Shi, BS-MS student, Biomedical Engineering Krishna Sookchand, ME student, Biomedical Engineering Veronica Farag, senior, Biomedical Engineering Nikhil Bagchi, senior, Biomedical Engineering

William Defends M.S. thesis!

Congratulations to William Xu on the successful defense of his thesis, “Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Nanomedicine For Treating Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Lung Infection.” William will soon be moving to Virginia for a great job with Merck.

Welcome new group members!

This week, we welcome to the group Angela Appiah-Kubi, who is a rising senior studying Biotechnology at Kean University and will be with us as part of our REU in Cellular Bioengineering. We also welcome Veronica Farag who has recently joined the group. We look forward to her work this coming academic year as she … Read More


Congratulations to all of our Rutgers graduates today and especially to those from the research group: Joseph Farag (M.S., Biomedical Engineering), Himani Chavda (B.S., Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), and Ingy Razouk (B.S., Biomedical Engineering)

Congratulations to Himani!

Himani Chavda presented her Slade Scholar research on “Evaluating Anti-Biofilm Drug Formulations Under Simulated in vivo Conditions” twice this week. She was one of four scholars selected for oral presentation at the J.J. Slade Scholar Research Symposium on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, she was awarded first place at the Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Undergraduate Research … Read More

Joseph defends MS!

Today, Joseph Farag successfully defended his M.S. thesis, titled “A Mechanistic Model to Study Biofilm Structure and Metabolism in Antibiotic Activity.” Joseph will be moving on in the fall to the Ph.D. program in Pharmacy at University of Buffalo. Congratulations!

Welcome Youssef and Alexandra

We welcome two new members to the group this summer. Youssef Mohamed joins us via the RISE and REU Cellular Bioengineering programs. He just completed his sophomore year in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt U. Alexandra is a rising sophomore in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering here at Rutgers who joins us via the Aresty … Read More

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Finishing their last 15 months in a pandemic, the Class of 2021 has made it through! Congratulations to all of the graduates, and in particular lab member Joseph Farag, and my senior design team that included Joseph, Johnny Lucas, Mark Ragheb, and Kevin Underwood.