Group Members

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Dr. Raoul Kopelman

Principle Investigator

Professor Kopelman is the author of over 600 scientific papers, patents and books. In his career he has moved across several fields, from solid state physics to biomedical engineering. He pioneered research in nanophotonics, nanochemistry and nanobiotechnology. His present research is geared towards nanomedicine, covering novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for cancer and heart disease.

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Email: kopelman@umich.edu

Office: 4744 Chemistry

Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Biology

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Assistant


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Kelly Hong

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Visiting Scholars


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Dr. Wei Qian

IMRA Corporation

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Graduate Students


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Binyamin Jacobovitz

Ph.D. candidate

Binyamin is working on developing a fluorescent based voltage sensitive nanoparticle for intracellular voltage sensing. This probe will be used to illuminate small electric field dependent effects on cellular processes.

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Thomas Hopkins

Ph.D. candidate

Thomas focuses primarily on applications and improvements of photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) and photo-acoustics (PA). Recent work has utilized PDT to address arrhythmia and is exploring non-linear systems for enhanced deep penetration of tissue.

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Jeff Folz

Ph.D. candidate

Jeff is primarily working on two projects. The first involves developing nanosensors for improved diagnostics. His second project combines cellular histology and machine learning algorithms to identify cancer stem cells.

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Alan McLean

Ph.D. candidate

Alan is working on developing two-photon active nanoparticle agents for applications in cancer therapy and photoacoustic imaging. He is also working on the machine learning cell-characterization project.

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Undergraduate Students


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Rahil Ukani

Major: Chemistry, Physics, Business (BBA)

Expected Graduation: 2019

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Natalie Potter

Major: Chemistry & Anthropology

Expected Graduation: 2019

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Christopher Hill

Major: Biomolecular Science

Expected Graduation: 2019

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