Sukhishvili Lab Staff

Graduate Students

Iryna Zhuk, M.S. Student
Email:   izhuk @ stevens.edu
Advisor:   Svetlana Sukhishvili
Joined Group: Fall 2012

My research is focused on design of antibacterial coatings and their application for medical devices.

Yuhao Wang, Ph.D. Student
Email:   06122843wyh @ gmail.com
Advisor:   Svetlana Sukhishvili
Joined Group: Fall 2012

My research is focused on grafting stimuli-responsive polymers brushes from clay and characterizing the polymer-clay nanocomposite. Though layer-by-layer self-assembling, the stimuli-responsive multila yer with polymer-clay nanocomposite can be used for permeability control and drug delivery applications.

Selin Victor, M.S., Ph.D. Student
Email:   vselin @ stevens.edu
Advisor:   Svetlana Sukhishvili
Joined Group: Spring 2012

My research is focused on fabrication of multilayer thin films with different types of interactions between polymer chains and dynamics study of those molecules in dependencies of their molecular weight .

Yiming Lu , Ph.D. Student
Email:   ylu1 @ stevens.edu
Joined Group: Fall 2008

My research is focused on synthesis and characterization of well-defined stimuli-responsive polymer brushes useful for controlling surface wettability and adhesion of bacterial and mammalian cells.

Former Grad Students and Postdoctoral Associates

Aliaksandr Zhuk , Ph.D. 2013

Polina Pinkhasova , Ph.D. 2013

Postdoc, MIT

Yelu Shi, Ph.D. Student

Svetlana Pavlukhina , Ph.D. 2012

Li Xu, Ph.D. 2012

Research Scientist
International Flavors & Fragrances

Zhichen Zhu, Ph.D. 2012

Senior Scientist, Benjamin Moore & CO, NJ

Irem Erel , Ph.D. 2009

Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Melek Erol , Ph.D. 2008

Senior Scientist ,TUBITAK-The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Eugenia Kharlampieva , Ph.D. 2006

Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Veronika Kozlovskaya , Ph.D. 2007

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Denis Pristinski , Ph.D. 2005

Senior Research Scientist , Nant Holdings, BioSensors Division, Costa Mesa, CA

Julia Tyutiina , M.S. 2006

Currently employed by ECI  Technology, NJ

Swapnali Chaudhari