Principal Investigator

Dr. Biwu Ma is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and an affiliated faculty member of the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He joined the FSU faculty in August 2013 through the university Materials and Energy Initiative.

Dr. Ma was born in 1980 in Wenzhou, China. He received his B.S. degree in Composites from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, in July 2001, before coming to the U. S. for graduate studies. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Southern California in 2005 with research work in Organic Light Emitting Diodes under the guidance of Professor Mark Thompson. He then performed postdoctoral research with Professor Jean Fréchet in Plastic Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley for two and a half years. Dr. Ma began his independent career as a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in June 2008.

Current Group Members

Dr. Haoran Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow
B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, 2012
Ph.D. Chemistry, Hong Kong University
of Science and Technology, 2017

Dr. Liangjin Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow
B.S. Chemsitry, Central China Normal
University, 2010; Ph.D. Chemistry,
Fujian Institute of Research
on Structure of Matter, 2015

Dr. Qingquan He

Postdoctoral Fellow
B.S. Electrochemistry, Zhengzhou
University of Light Industry, 2009
Ph.D., Chemistry
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016

Chenkun Zhou

PH.D. Student
B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2014

Micheal D. Worku

PH.D. Student
B.S. Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa
Institute of Technology, 2013

Maya Chaaban

PH.D. Student
B.S. Chemistry, Lebanese University,
2012, M.S. Industrial Chemical Analysis
Lebanese Universities, 2014
M.S. Inorganic Chemistry
American University of Beirut, 2017

Sujin Lee

PH.D. Student
B.S. Sungshin Women’s University, 2012
M.S. Chemical Engineering,
Kyung Hee University, 2015

Azza Akacha

PH.D. Student
B.S., Chemistry, Faculty of Science
of Tunis, 2016; M.S., Solid-State Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, 2018

Ella Berkwits

Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering,
Florida State University

William Fowler

Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering,
Florida State University

Nathan Cooke

Undergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering,
Florida State University

Ankit Patel

Undergraduate Student
Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Florida State University

Heng Zhang

Visiting Graduate Student
B.S., Shijiazhuang Railway University
2016, M.S., Taiyuan University
of Technology, Present
Alumni

Yu Tian

Oussama Khabou

Joshua R. Messier

Nicholas Kelly Doyle

Dr. Zhao Yuan

Dr. Mingu Han

Xiong Yang

Lin Yuan

Yu Shu

James A. Toombs III

Group

June 2018

October 2015