People

Principal Investigator


Luping Yu

Professor of Chemistry

Office: GCIS E 419A
Phone: (773)702-8698
Fax: (773)702-0805

Professor of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 1991
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Southern California, 1989-1991
PhD University of Southern California, 1989
MS Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1984
BS Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1982


Postdoctoral Scholars


Xunshan (Sam) Liu

Postdoctoral Scholar

GCIS E507
Phone: (773)702-1147

PhD, The University of Bern, Switzerland, 2017
MS, Xiangtan University, China, 2014,
BS, Xiangtan University, China, 2011


Graduate Students


Andriy Neshchadin

Graduate student

GCIS E435
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, 2014
BS, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, 2013

My research interests include the application of biophotonics/chemical genetics to influence living cell life cycle and activity, particularly apoptosis and neuron firing.

Andriy Neshchadin

Valerii Sharapov

Graduate student

GCIS E447B
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, The University of Chicago, 2014
MS, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, 2013
BS, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, 2012

My research interests are in the development of new approaches to the fabrication of highly efficient organic solar cell devices as well as studies aimed at better understanding of their operation mechanisms.


Mohammad Ahmad Awais

Graduate student

GCIS E507
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, The University of Chicago, 2017
BS, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan,  2016

My research interests lie in developing new synthetic methodologies towards novel ladder type systems for applications in optoelectronics.       

Mohammad Awais

Debsouri Kundu

Graduate student

GCIS E435
Phone: (773)702-1147

M.S., The University of Chicago, 2017
Integrated B.S.- M.S., Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India, 2016.

My research interest lies in the strategical design and synthesis of novel materials with wide range of applications, for example, high performance solar cells, memory devices etc.

Debsouri Kundu