Anna Cristina S. Samia

Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department

Email: anna.samia@case.edu

Prof Samia’s CV

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Anna Cristina S. Samia is a Professor of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She received her BS in Chemistry degree, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1998, and her Ph.D in Chemistry degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002, where she received a Molecular Design Institute Graduate Fellowship. She continued her training as a Postdoc at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, IL, and worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Medicine in CWRU until starting her independent career in 2010. Her research interests center around the synthesis and study of the magneto-opto-electronic properties 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 magnetic imaging and therapy, nanosensor development, and environmental nanotechnology. Dr. Samia has published her work in high-impact journals and has co-organized and chaired sessions in various international conferences (ACS,MRS,IWMPI) that promote research on functional nanomaterials. She also serves as the Director of the Women in Chemistry@CWRU Professional Development program, and the Director of the Chemistry LEAD (Leadership, Enrichment, and Academic Development) Scholars program at CWRU. Dr. Samia is also the faculty adviser of the MS in Chemistry students at CWRU.

Ph.D. Students

Yu-Hsin Tsai (Terence) 

Email: yxt368@case.edu

Yu Hsin Tsai (Terence) is a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon in 2018. During his undergraduate studies, he worked with Dr. David C. Johnson, focusing on the investigation of the ferecrystal mechanism in VSe2 thin films. He joined Dr. Samia lab since 2018 as a master student, then transferred to the Ph.D. program in 2020. Currently, Terence’s research is centered around the study of visible-light activated Titania nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

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Md. Masud Alam

Email: mxa1032@case.edu

Md. Masud Alam is a 3rd-Year Ph.D. student in the department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Janhangirnagar University (JU), Bangladesh. Under the guidance of Prof. Khan, he completed his MS from JU, focusing on the study of the drug-surfactants interaction. Currently, Masud’s research revolves around exploring the antimicrobial properties of nanomaterials.

 

 

Ross Clark Prado 

Email: rrp92@case.edu

Ross Clark Prado is a 2nd-Year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his B.S. degree in Mining Engineering in 2015 and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2022 from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He worked in the cement industry for six years and is currently doing research on applied metal oxide nanoparticles that can be used on materials such as concrete and thermosets.

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Nicole Bea Ponce

Email: nep41@case.edu

Nicole Ponce is a 1st-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her B.S degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Her research focuses on the study of magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical and materials application.

 

 

 

Master Students

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Wooram Kim

Email: wxk103@case.edu

Wooram Kim is a fourth year pre-dental student and B.A candidate in the Chemical Biology and the at Case Western Reserve University. Currently, his research interest focuses on visible-light activated Titania nanoparticles for anti-oral-biofilm applications.

 

 

Adeeb Khan

Email: axk1634@case.edu

Adeeb Khan is a 2nd year pre-medical student and B.A. candidate in Chemical Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He is currently involved in researching metal oxide nanoparticles for cement and water purification applications.

 

 

 

 

Pheobe Vong

Email: cxv160@case.edu

Pheobe Vong is a first year undergraduate student and B.A candidate in the Chemical Biology and the at Case Western Reserve University. Currently, her research interest focuses on visible-light activated Titania nanoparticles for antibacterial biofilm applications.

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Post-doctoral scholar Samia lab years Post Samia lab location Post Samia lab position Email
Michele Pablico-Lansigan 2012-2013 American University, Washington D.C. Chemistry lecturer cheliepablico@gmail.com
PhD Students
 Adriana Popa  2010-2015 Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, OH Senior R&D Chemist adriana.hermann@sherwin.com
Shu Situ 2011-2016 Owens Corning, Columbus, OH Sr. Innovation Leader shu.situloewenstein@owenscorning.com
Eric Abenojar 2012-2017  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Research Associate eric.abenojar@case.edu
Monica Navarreto-Lugo 2015-2019 Owens Corning, Columbus, OH R&D Horticulture Program Leader monica.navarreto@owenscorning.com
Sameera Wickramasinghe 2015-2020 Intel, Hillsborro, OR Process Engineer smw151@case.edu
Minseon (Stella) Ju 2014-2021 QIAGEN, Germantown, MD Quality Assurance Manager mxj250@case.edu
Nathalie Milbrandt 2018-2023 Owen Corning, Columbus, OH Advanced Scientist nbm33@case.edu
Master students
Shun Zhu 2009-2011 GuangZhou Railway Corporation, Guangzhou, China Chemist shun.zhu@case.edu
Jon Flikkema 2011-2013 PPG, Cleveland, OH Chemist flikkema@ppg.com
Shuang Qin 2012-2013 Avery Dennison, Cleveland, OH Chemist sxq22@case.edu
Jiahua Yang 2013-2014 Johnson & Johnson, Beijing, China  Management trainee yangjiahua90@163.com
Yutthana Lakliang 2013-2014 University of Illinois PhD Student yxl476@case.edu
 Zhao Yu 2013-2015  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH PhD Student zxy103@case.edu
Jimmy Lee 2014-2015 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH PhD Student cxl716@case.edu
Hyo Joo Shin 2016-2018 Hanwha Total, Seoul, South Korea Researcher hxs427@case.edu
Haojie Chen 2019-2020 Shanghai, China Researcher hxc736@case.edu
Dehua Jiang 2020-2021 CWRU, Cleveland, OH PhD Student dxj226@case.edu
Yifan Yao 2022-2022 China PhD Student yxy1129@case.edu
Kaixi Cui 2022-2024 CWRU, Cleveland, OH PhD Student kxc765@case.edu
Undergraduate students
Kara Wahlgreen  2010-2011 M.S. in Anesthesiology Assistant, CWRU  Graduate student kcw15@case.edu
Ricardo Vidot 2010
Raymond de Guzman  2012 University of Toledo Medical College Medical student rmd49@case.edu
Hirsh Pujara 2010-2012 Simon Business School, University of Rochester, NY Graduate student  Hirsh.Pujara@simon.rochester.edu
Stephen Wu 2010-2012  M.S. in Chemistry, San Jose State University Graduate student sjw24@case.edu
Amy Fabian (Coe) 2011-2013 College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University, OH Pharmacy student  Amy.coe91@gmail.com
Angela Crise 2012-2013 Hentzen Coatings, Milwaukee, WI Developmental chemist  angelacrise@gmail.com
Seung Yeon (Sunny) Bae 2014 School of Dental Medicine, CWRU, Cleveland, OH Dental student sxb543@case.edu
Ava Kotvas 2013-2014  CWRU, Cleveland, OH Undergraduate student  ack53@case.edu
Aria Bredt 2015-2016 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN PhD Student ajb231@case.edu
Adam Vianna 2014-2016 UCSD, La Jolla, CA PhD Student acv28@case.edu
 Bueniel Kim  2016-2017 School of Dental Medicine, CWRU, Cleveland, OH Dental student bxk254@case.edu
Sarika Uppaluri 2015-2017 B.A. Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate student sxu48@case.edu
Celine Burias Summer 2017 B.S. John Carroll University Undergraduate student cburias19@jcu.edu
Jae Hee Lim 2016-2018 Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate student jxl1165@case.edu
Beoline Uwampamo 2018-2019 Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate student bxu17@case.edu
Massado Ngompe 2020-2021

MIT,

Cambridge, MA

PhD student cxn168@case.edu
Brian Plotkin 2021-2022 Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ Graduate student bbp15@case.edu
Donghyun (Poe) Kim 2021-2023 Columbia University, New York, NY Dental Student dxk740@case.edu
REU Student
Pawel Kraj Summer 2015 Mercer University, Macon, GA PhD Student, Indiana University Pawel.Kraj@live.mercer.edu
Jesbaniris Bas- Concepcion Summer 2016 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR PhD Student, University of Illinois (Chicago) Jesbaniris@gmail.com
Visiting high school students
Christian Petersen (Shadowing) Hawken High School, Summer 2017 Hawken High School, Gates Mills, OH Sophomore 19petchr@hawken.edu
Nickie Lam (Project ACS SEED) John Hayes High School, Summer 2017 John Hayes High School, Cleveland, OH Sophomore nickie.lam.csssm@gmail.com
Abigail Knetig (Shadowing) Laurel High School, Summer 2017 Laurel High School, Beachwood, OH Freshman aknetig@laurelschool.org
Maggie McConnell (Protégé) Laurel High School, Summer 2011  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Undergraduate student in EECS  mcconnell223@buckeyemail.edu
Jessie Anderson (Protégé) Laurel High School, Summer 2013 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Undergraduate student jeanderson@laurelschool.org
Sofia Yi (Protégé) Laurel High School, Summer 2014 Laurel High School, Beachwood, OH Senior syi@laurelschool.org
Julie De La Pena (Project ACS SEED) Max Hayes High School, Summer 2012 Max Hayes High School, Cleveland, OH Senior zoepaen@yahoo.com
Vy Lam (Project ACS SEED) John Hayes High School, Summer 2013 & 2014 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH Undergraduate student vy.h.lam.cssm@gmail.com
Lilly Faulk (Shadowing) West Geauga High School, Summer 2012 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Undergraduate student in biology  lmf70@case.edu
Maryam Bagheri (Shadowing) Cleveland Heights High School, Summer 2012 Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights, OH Senior
Megan Zhao Hudson High School, Summer 2013 & 2014 Hudson High School, Hudson, OH Senior meganzhao0505@gmail.com
Gani Perez (Shadowing) Hudson High School, Summer 2013 Hudson High School, Hudson, OH Senior  gani.perez@gmail.com
Rebecca Kuang (Shadowing) Beachwood High School, Summer 2013 & 2014 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Undergraduate student rk-1996@hotmail.com
Tim Situ (Shadowing) Huron High School, Summer 2013 & 2014 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Undergraduate student tsitu97@gmail.com
Yichen Li  Andrew Osborne Academy, Summer 2014 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH  Undergraduate student pamelayichenli@gmail.com
Mia Templeman (Project ACS SEED) John Hayes High School, Summer 2015 Cleveland, OH Senior mia.a.templeman.cssm@gmail.com
Surya Gopal (Shadowing) Mayfield High School, Summer 2016 Cleveland, OH High school student
 Sierra Jones (Project ACS SEED)  John Hayes High School, Summer 2016 Cleveland, OH Senior sierra.l.jones.cssm@gmail.com
International Visiting Scholars
Yajun Ji 2009-2010 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Graduate student
Feng Lu 2011-2013 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Graduate student fxl131@case.edu
Czar Buenviaje 2014 University of Philippines, Philippines Undergraduate student czarbuenviaje@gmail.com