Welcome to the Samia Research Group website! Our group is interested in developing functional metal/metal oxide composite nanomaterials for applications in biosensing, catalysis and therapy applications.
Dr. Samia’s research interests center around the fabrication and study of intermetallic and metal oxide nanostructures with emphasis on chemical design to achieve desired properties and function. The main applications are in the areas of catalysis, environmental nanotechnology, and nanotheranostics.
Overall, the goal of the research program in the Samia Group is to study and control the surface chemistry, and magneto-opto-electronic properties of intermetallic and metal oxide nanoparticles through nanostructuring. This research effort will in turn have a profound impact on the application of these materials in alternative energy, environmental and in biomedical technologies.
Congratulations to Dr. Samia for obtaining an NSF-CAREER award to study the degradation of polymer implants using magnetic particle imaging. To see Daily News article click here.
Congratulations to Shu for passing her PhD candidacy exam!
Congratulations to Adriana for passing her PhD candidacy exam!
Congratulations to Dr. Samia and her MPI collaborators, Prof. Brown and Prof. Griswold for their Image Guided Biomaterials Development Grant Award!
Congratulations Adriana for receiving a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship! To see Daily News article click here.
Congratulations to Keng-Chu and Yajun for having their paper accepted for publication in the journal of Electrochemistry Communications!
We welcome Maggie McConell in our lab this summer to do her Protégé research project in Laurel High School.
Way to go Kara for receiving a SURES fellowship this Summer 2011!
We are excited to work with the Steinmetz group on our IAIG joint funded research on Viral Nanoparticles.