Current Members

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Indrajit Srivastava, Ph.D.

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, 2015
M.S. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020

Research Interests: Fluorescent Carbon Dots, Nano-Bio Interactions, NIR Imaging Probes for Image-Guided Cancer Surgery. Google Scholar

About me: I like playing soccer and Fifa on my console, try out new restaurants and watch time-travel sci-fi TV shows.

Favorite Restaurant in CU: Silvercreek Restaurant

         Email: indrajit [at] illinois [dot] edu

         Personal Website:                    Twitter: @therealindrajit



Graduate Students

Subhendu Pandit

M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, 2017

B.S. Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, 2016

Research Interests: Contrast Agents for Image Guided Surgery, Nanomedicine, Nano-bio interaction  Google Scholar

About Me: I grew up in rural West Bengal, India. I love my gym time, running, cooking, and camping road trips through ‘America’s Best Idea’!

 Favorite Restaurant in CU: Cravings

Email: pandit2 [at] illinois [dot] edu                                                                                                                                                               Twitter: @nomadchemist


Ruiyang Xue

B.S. Material Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017

Research Interests: Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Gold Nanoparticles for Image-guided Surgery, Second Near Infrared (NIR-II) Window Imaging Probes

About Me: I like movies and music. Also a cat lover!

Favorite Restaurant in CU: Jarling’s Custard Cup

Email: rx4 [at] illinois [dot] edu


Ziwen Wang

B.S. Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2018

Research Interests: Image-guided Surgery, Microfabrication, 3D Printing

About Me: I enjoy cooking and love travelling and living abroad. I am also a casual language learner.

Favorite Restaurant in CU: Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Email: ziwenw3 [at] illinois [dot] edu



Cheng Chen

B.S. Physics, Peking University, 2018

Research Interest: Perovskite Quantum Dots

About Me: I like movies and music.

Favorite Restaurant in CU: Mid-Summer Lounge on Green street!

Email: chengc9 [at] illinois [dot] edu






Undergraduate Students

  • Jamie Jones, Bioengineering