Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai is an associate professor at Florida International university. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry (2004) from Iowa State University. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training (Scripps Research, CA) he specialized in nanomaterials with application in bio-medicine. His current research encompasses development of advanced functional materials with applications in bio-nanotechnology, catalysis for bio-fuels synthesis, tissue engineering, bio-sensors and bio-renewable resources utilization.
Fall 2019 – CHM 4611 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, CHM 5620 Graduate Inorganic Chemistry, EGN 3365 Materials Engineering
Printed Electronics for RFID Antenna.
Nanoparticle Delivery of Edited Genes and Nucleic Acids; Bio-inspired Nanomaterials for Theranostic Nanomedicine.
Nanomaterials Light Emission and Lasing Applications and First-Principles Computational Approach to Nanomaterials Properties Evaluation (mentored with Co-advisor Dr. Daniela Radu)
Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing and Resin Design.
Research Focus: Nanomedicine: biological application of nanomaterials
Former Group Members
Prakash Manandhar, PhD, Former Postdoc, 2020 (NSF Support)
Mohammed Inzamam Ali Haqqani, MS, 2021 (NASA CRE2DO)
Brian Rivera, MS, 2021
Aleida Vieyra, MS,2020 (NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program)
Helga Zepf, MS, 2020 (NSF Support)