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Anna Cristina S. Samia

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Email: anna.samia@case.edu

Prof Samia’s CV

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 PhD 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.

Graduate Students

Monica Navarreto-Lugo

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry 

Email: monica.navarretolugo@case.edu

Monica Navarreto-Lugo is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. She earned a BS double majoring in Chemistry and Marketing Management from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (2015). Her research focuses on the engineering of nanomaterials and their applications in sensors and biomedical innovations.

 

 

 

Sameera Wickramasinghe

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry 

Email: sameera.wickramasinghe@case.edu

Sameera Wickramasinghe is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He joined Dr. Samia’s group in 2015 after completing his Master of Science degree at the University of Toledo and his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. Sameera’s research interest is in the development of shape anisotropic magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

 
 

Stella Minseon Ju

Ph.D. student in Chemistry 

Email: minseon.ju@case.edu

Minseon Ju (Stella) is a 3nd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her BS degree in Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a minor in Japanese studies. Stella’s research focuses on the development of nanoparticle tracers for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) applications.

 

 

Nathalie Milbrandt

Ph.D. student in Chemistry 

Email: nbm33@case.edu

Nathalie Milbrandt is a 1st year Ph.D student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western University. She earned her BS in Chemistry with Research Distinction from The Ohio State University in 2018.

 
 
 
 

Yu Hsin Tsai (Terence)

Master Student in Chemistry 

Email: yxt368@case.edu

Yu Hsin Tsai (Terence) is a 1st year Master student in the Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his BS degree in Chemistry at University of Oregon. Terence research focuses in the study of titania nanostructures for biomedical applications.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Jae Hee Lim

Senior

BA Chemical Biology

 

 

 

 

Hyo Joo Shin

Senior

MS Chemistry (Minor in Polymer Science and Engineering)

Hyo Joo joined the Samia group in Spring 2016 and is interested theranostic drug delivery materials.  She enjoys watching sports and hanging out with her friends.

 

 

 

Beoline Uwampamo

Senior
BA Chemistry (Minor in French)
Beoline is a 4th year undergraduate student interested in Biofilm. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends over food.

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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 RD Chemist adriana.hermann@sherwin.com
Shu Situ 2011-2016 Owens Corning, Columbus, OH Advanced Scientist shu.situloewenstein@owenscorning.com
Eric Abenojar 2012-2017  School of Medicine CWRU
Cleveland, OH
Postdoc eric.abenojar@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
Undergraduate students
Celine Burias Summer 2017 B.S. John Carroll University Undergraduate student cburias19@jcu.edu
Sarika Uppaluri 2015-2017 B.A. Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate student sxu48@case.edu
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
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