Principal Investigator

Dr. Daniela Radu
Group Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
NASA CRE2DO Center Director
NSF PREM Center Director

Research Interests:

  • Nanostructured materials for solution-processed solar photovoltaics: Gen 2 PV (thin film crystalline absorbers)
  • Advanced functional materials for optoelectronic applications 2D nanostructures and lasing materials
  • Chalcogenide nanoparticles for photothermal cancer therapy: CuxS
  • Sensor design: detecting heavy metals, nitrates and phosphates in water
  • Engineered nanoparticles: toxicity evaluation.
  • Materials for Quantum Science and AI
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Low-dimensional Perovskite
  • Additively Manufactured Electronics
  • Plant-based Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics
  • Spinning Fiber for Soft Electronics Applications

Contact Info:
dradu@fiu.edu
(305) 348-4506

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Navdeep Kaur
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests:
Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Photovoltaics, Metal Oxide-based gas sensors

Graduate Students

Roberto Prado-Rivera
Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering – NASA Fellow

Research Interests:
Computational methods of solid-state physics, 2D nanomaterials, nanostructured semiconductors, phase control of layered materials..

Tim Chen-Yu Chang
Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Solar cells, batteries, inorganic synthesis of semiconducting chalcogenide materials.

Rishabh Sahani
Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Perovskite solar cells, 2D perovskites

Melissa Venedicto – FIU Presidential Fellow
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
2D Materials, Multifunctional Mesoporus Silica Nanoprticles (MSN) for Theranostic Nanomedicine, Hybrid materials for Regenerative Medicine

Daniel Muñoz
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Perovskite solar photovoltaics

Jeffrie Fina
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Dye-sensitized and tandem perovskite solar photovoltaics.

Linisha Biswal
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
Plasmonic nanocrystal-based sensors.

Dakota Thomas
Ph.D. Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:
High-throughput additive manufactured electronics.

Past Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Mimi Liu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Mujtaba Ali Haqqani
Master’s in Engineering Management

 

Interested in joining our group or collaborating? Please contact Dr. Radu at dradu@fiu.edu .