Meet the CGSA officers for 2017-2018

President: David Renard
Lab Affiliation: Halas
Research interest: Surface modification and directed growth of aluminum nanoparticles.
Vice President: Nicholas Moringo
Lab Affiliation: Landes
Research interest:The study of single molecule interactions of biomolecules and probing interactions at interfaces and membranes.
Secretary: Nicole Carrejo
Lab Affiliation: Hartgerink
Research interest: Investigation of the supramolecular self-assembly of peptides to form biomimetic hydrogels for tissue regeneration.
Treasurer: Ashleigh Smith
Lab Affiliation: Marti
Research interest: The study of the dispersion and imaging of boron nitride nanotubes.
GSA Representative: Logan D.C. Bishop
Lab Affiliation: Landes
Research interest: Theoretical modeling of adsorption chromatography and application of machine learning methods to column engineering.
Internal Social Chair: Thomas Heiderscheit
Lab Affiliation: Link
Research interest: The study of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence and Plasmonics.
External Social Chair: Meredith McDowell
Lab Affiliation: Marti
Research interest: The development of intracellular fluorescent thermal probes using cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes and small organic dyes.
Inventory Controller: Luke Henderson
Lab Affiliation: Halas
Research Interest: Development of theranostic nanocomplexes for medical applications using core-shell structures.
Academic Speaker Coordinator: Lauren McCarthy
Lab Affiliation: Ringe
Research interest: Understanding optical properties of plasmonic bimetallic nanoparticles for catalytic applications.
Career Speaker Coordinator: Alicia Medina-Mangubat
Lab Affiliation: Ball
Research interest: The study of photocleavable protein/peptide modification for activity and folding control (chemical biology and organic synthesis).
Faculty Sponsor: Michelle Gilbertson
Lab Affiliation: Rice Chemistry
Research interest: Shaping the future of the Rice Chemistry department as well as sponsoring fellowship among its graduate students.
Webmaster: Logan D.C. Bishop
Lab Affiliation: Landes
Research interest: Maintenance of webpages and generally being on a computer.