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  GROUP MEMBERS - Blanchard Group 2021

From left to right: Homa Sadeghzadeh, Andrew Wendel, Iqbal Hossain, Gary Blanchard, Alex Korabiewski, Emily Simonis, Neela Mukherjee

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Iqbal Hossain

Iqbal is originally from Rangpur, Bangladesh and received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from National University, Bangladesh. After graduation, he worked as a college level chemistry teacher. He joined the Blanchard Research Group in Fall of 2018. He is currently working on piezoelectric response of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) in determining the origin of long-range free charge gradient in the RTILs.

Andrew Wendel (wendelan@msu.edu)

Andrew comes from Texas, where in 2019 he received his B.S. in Forensic and Investigative Sciences along with a minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. He joined the Blanchard group in the fall of 2019 and has begun work on studying the dynamics of double excited state proton transfer processes in super-photobase/super-photoacid systems. Along with pursuing a higher degree in chemistry, Andrew also hopes to complete his Master's in forensic science during his time at MSU.

Homa Sadeghzadeh

Homa is from Mashhad, a city in the north eastern part of Iran. She got her bachelor's degree in pure chemistry from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. She joined the Chemistry Department at MSU in 2019 and started working in the Blanchard group in 2020. Currently, she is working on preparing sulfonic acid monolayer compounds and studying the effect of metal ions with different oxidation states on the formation of these films.

Neelanjana Mukherjee (mukher59@msu.edu)

Neela is from India (born in Jhansi and schooling in New Delhi). She earned her Bachelor's degree from St. Xavier's College in Mumbai in 2017 and her Master's degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, also in Mumbai, in 2019. She joined MSU in December 2020 and joined the Blanchard group in January 2021. Her research focuses on interfaces and monolayers.

Emily Simonis (simonise@msu.edu)

Emily is from Troy, Michigan and received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry as well as a minor in Mathematics from the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. She Joined the Chemistry PhD program along with the Forensic Science Master's program in the Fall of 2021. Currently Emily is working on studying the mechanism behind conductance in ionic liquids.


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