About Us

The Lazenby Lab is looking forward to recruiting new graduate students in Fall of 2024. We are also recruiting highly motivated undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Interested in joining our lab? … Please contact Robert Lazenby to talk about research.

Group Leader: Robert A. Lazenby

Robert A. LazenbyAssistant Professor

email: rlazenby@fsu.edu

2019-present – Assistant Professor – Florida State University, FL, USA.

2017-2019 – Postdoc Fellow – University of Cincinnati, OH, USA.

2016-2017 – Postdoc Fellow – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD, USA.

2010-2015 – PhD Chemistry – University of Warwick, UK.

2006-2010 – MChem Chemistry – University of Warwick, UK.

Graduate Students:

Amanda Ritz

Joined Fall 2019 – Fifth Year Graduate Student.

Biochemistry Major, 2019, Campbell University, NC, USA.

Benchmarking low-cost transition metal carbide nanoparticle materials as efficient electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction.

Debashis Sen

Joined Spring 2021 – Fourth Year Graduate Student.

Master’s in Chemistry, 2017, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh.

Bachelor’s in Chemistry, 2015, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh.

Developing electrochemical aptasensors for simultaneous detection of multiple analytes.

Yusuf Muhammed

Joined Spring 2022 – Third Year Graduate Student.

Master’s in Biotechnology, 2019, University of Nottingham.

Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, 2017, Kaduna State University.

Developing micro and nanoscale sensors for pH and small molecules, for applications in SECM-SICM for mapping biological and non-biological entities.

Ana Ramirez

Joined Fall 2022 – Second Year Graduate Student.

Bachelor’s in Chemistry, 2020, Stetson University, FL, USA.

Developing aptamer-functionalized nanopipettes for quantitative detection of biomolecules.

Current Undergraduate Students:

Matthew Bourque

Chemical Engineering Major

Using Raman Spectroscopy to study surface oxide characteristics and track oxidation-state changes of FeNi carbide nanomaterials as electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction.

Mia De Sabatino

Chemistry Major

Using SICM to study morphology changes in cancer cells induced by the drug Toyocamycin.