Mount Rushmore National Monument, Keystone, SD.


Current participants in the Nano PhD program hold faculty appointments in Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering:

Dr. S. Phil Ahrenkiel, Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, high resoltution TEM microscopy and diffraction methods, energy and nano materials, MOCVD crytal growth, lattice mismatched epilayers for photovoltaics. Group website

Dr. Robert B. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Ph.D. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Optical properties of materials, nanophotonics, lattice light sheet microscopy, live cell imaging.

Dr. Hao Fong, Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. University of Akron, Nano-scaled polymer, ceramic and carbon/graphite fibers and their applications. Group website

Dr. Haiping Hong, Research Scientist IV, Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Carbon nanotube based composites, nanofluids, nanogrease.

Dr. Steve Smith, Professor and Director of Nano Science and Engineering; Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Energy and time-resolved nanoscale optical spectroscopy, electronic and photonic properties of nanomaterials, nanophotonics and plasmonics, multiphoton microscopy, correlated fluorescence and atomic force microscopy. Group website

Dr. David Salem, Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Director of Composites and Polymer Engineering (CAPE) Laboratory; Ph.D. University of Manchester; Polymer processing and nanocomposites. CAPE web site

Dr. Congzhou Wang, Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Nano-biomechanics, Metal-Organic Frameworks and applications (MOFs).

Dr. Scott Wood, Assisstant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Ph.D. Clemson University, Nanomechanics and mechanobiology, mechanotransduction in chondrocytes and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. SUNY Binghamton. Nano imprinting and lithography, organic-inorganic nanocomposite electronic materials. Group web site

Nano Science and Engineering PhD Program
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St, Rapid City, SD, 57701
Nano SE PhD Info   Tel: 605-394-5268