Former Group Members

Former Group Members

Post-Doctoral & Visiting Scientists  |  Graduate Students | Visiting International Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students | High School / IMSA


Post-Doctoral & Visiting Scientists

NameYearsCurrent Position
Narayan N. Sirmokadam 1983-1984 Professor & Head, Dandeli College, Karnataka, India
Noormahamad N. Maldar 1984-1985 Acting Vice Chancellor and Head, Chemistry Department, Solapur University, India
M. Safiqul Islam 1986-1988 Research Scientist, Vulcan Chemicals, Birmingham, Ala. (Formerly at Mayo Chemical Co.)
Hong Zhu 1986-1988 Associate Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Upali Siriwardane 1986-1989 Professor, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
Goumin Zhang 1988 Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Kai-Juan Lu 1988-1991; 1994-1996 Professor, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Reynaldo D. Barreto 1989-1990 Associate Professor, Purdue University, North Central Campus, Ind.
Manjunath S. Shet 1989-1990 Scientist, Purdue Pharma LP, Ardsley, N.Y.
Lei Jia 1990-1991 Research Chemist, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, Calif.
Changxing Zhou 1990-1991 Associate Professor, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Aderemi R. Oki 1990-1992 Professor and Head of the Chemistry Department at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas
Jorge Castillo 1991-1992 Associate Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, Ill.
Anil Saxena 1991-1994 Research Scientist, Dow Chemical, Midland, Mich.
Ying Wang 1992-1995 Research Scientist, DuPont, Wilmington, Del.
Thomas J. Colacot 1993-1995 Research Scientist, Johnson Matthey Chemical Co., N.J.
Maria B. Ezhova 1994-1996 Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dunming Zhu 1994-1996 Research Scientist, Chemistry Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Robert E. Blake, Jr. 1995-1996 Assistant Professor of Chemical Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tex.
Serdar Söylemez 1995-1996 Research Scientist, Borax, Inc., Turkey
Pradeep Mathur 1995; 2004 Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Francisco Martinez 1996 Associate Professor, Istituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
Andreas Franken 1997-1998 Research Associate, University of Leeds, England
Julie L. C. Thomas 1997-1998 Staff Computer Specialist, Chemistry Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Ji-Quan Wang 1998-1999 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Radiology-Imaging Sciences, IUPUI
Chang-Zheng Li 2000-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Ketai Wang 2000-2001 Research Associate, Radiology Dept. of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Luqman Adams 2000-2002 Graduate Student, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Yinghuai Zhu 2000-2002 Associate Professor, Institute of Chemical and Engineering/Sciences Ltd., Singapore
Chao Guo Yan 2001-2002 Professor, Yangzhou University, PR China
Jianhui Wang 2001-2005 Professor, Chemistry Dept., Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
K. K. Mohammed Yusuff 2003 Professor, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Chemistry Dept., Cochin, India
P. Bindu 2003-2004 Chemistry Department, India Institute of Technology (IIT); Madras, India
Christa Salt 2003-2004 University of Basel, Switzerland
Ioannis Tiritiris 2004 Research Associate, Inst. Anorganische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Graciela Canseco-Melchor 2004-2005 Area Coordinator, Chemistry; Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
Senait Ghirmai 2005 Currently at San Diego Research Institute, San Diego, Calif.
Liping Qin 2005-2006 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006, P. R. China
Prosanta Dey 2006 IIT Kharagpur, India
Vladimir Meshcheryakov 2006-2008 INEOS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Rashmirekha Satapathy 2007-2011 Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Ravenshaw University, Bhubaneswar, India
Amartya Chakrabarti 2008-2015 Research Associate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Kyoung-Ho Park 2009-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Hanyang University-ERICA Campus, Ansan, Korea
Shanmin Gao 2010-2012 Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University
Mark Zabawa 2011-2012 Assistant Professor, Iowa Lakes Community College
Ivan Snajdr 2012-2013 Research Chemist, Apigenex, Czech Republic
Siddappa Patil 2013-2014 Assistant Professor, CNMS, Jain University, India
K. Vijayaraghavan 2014-Present Raman Postdoctoral Fellow Sponsored by UGC-India, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

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Graduate Students

NameYearsDegreeCurrent Position
Lei Jia 1991-1993 M.S.
Temesgen Demissie 1993-1994, 1996-1998 Ph.D. (Harvard University) M.D. student, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, Md.
Jimin Yang 1994-1996 M.S. Canadian Chemical Co., Canada
Aiqing Ke 1995-1996 M.S. Ph.D. student, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
Stephen P. Taylor 1995-1996 M.S. M.S. student, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.
Sirishkumar Dutt 1996-1997 M.S.
Xiaodong Wang 1996-1998 M.S. Ph.D. student, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Craig Senese 1998-1999 M.S. Ph.D. student in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill.
Susan Tomlinson 1998-2000 M.S. Scientific Software Analyst, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, Mass.
Grayden T. Johnson 1998-2001 M.S. Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, Mo.
Zachary King 1999 M.S. Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.
Geeta Rana 2000-2003 Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
Kamesh Vyakaranam 2000-2003 Ph.D. Dow Chemical, Midland, Mich.
Gauthami Arikatla 2002-2003 M.S. Homemaker
Wenjiao Lin 2003 M.S. Graduated from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Jaime Antonio Flores 2003-2004 Ph.D. Senior R&D Scientist at Honeywell
Ang Li 2003-2004 Ph.D. Graduated from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
Arun Kumar Vadali 2003-2006 M.S. CompUSA, Atlanta, Ga.
Manjunath R. Bisalehalli 2005-2006 M.S. Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Christina Allard 2005-2007 Ph.D.
Madhu Suresh 2006 M.S. Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Daniel Hilby 2006-2007 M.S. Assistant Project Manager, ICON Clinical Research, Greater Chicago Area, Ill.
Barada Dash 2006-2011 Ph.D. Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Anila Kethe 2007-2008 Ph.D. Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Sunitha Krovvidi 2008 M.S. Former Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Ekta Mishra 2008 Ph.D. Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Sonam Patil 2008 M.S. Former Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Radhika Thokala 2008 M.S. Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Sri Harsha Vemuri 2008 M.S. Former Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Nicole Potts 2008-2013 Ph.D. Faculty at Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois
Yuheng Liang 2009-2010 Ph.D. Former Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Samantha Gladden 2010 M.S. Adjunct Faculty at Harper College
Devangi Patel 2010-2013 Ph.D. Associate Scientist at PPD
Shena Stanley 2011-2013 M.S. Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Glen Svenningsen 2011-2013 M.S. Ph.D. Student at University of California-Riverside
David Kuntz 2012-2013 Ph.D. Ph.D. Student at University of North Texas, Denton
Eyrusalam Bedasso 2012- Ph.D. Current Member of the Group at Northern Illinois University
Tirtha Raj Sibakoti 2014- M.S. Current Member of the Group at Northern Illinois University
John Wozny 2014- Ph.D. at Large Current Member of the Group at Northern Illinois University

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Visiting International Graduate Students

NameYearsCurrent Position
Elva Nettzayeert Cordova (Colima, Mexico) 2013 Graduate Student at Universidad de Colima, Mexico
Irina Elkina (Prague, Czech Republic) 2014 Graduate Student at Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Banafshe Samani (Tehran, Iran) 2014 Graduate Student at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Undergraduate Students

NameYearsCurrent Position
Michael Seitz 1983 Chemist
Mark N. Mollenhauer 1983-1984 Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University
Susan Davies 1984 Pediatrician
Mojdeh Dehghan 1984 Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Stephen B. Potts 1984-1985 Surgeon
Thomas A. West 1985 Physician
Elizabeth Burns 1986 Chemist, Eastman Kodak
Scott Gray 1987 Physician
Brian S. Pinkston 1987-1989 Manager, Aerospace Medical Education Divsion, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, FAA
Joseph S. Fagner 1987-1990 Physician
Michael A. Tolle 1988-1990 Physician
Chris Orf 1990 Actor
Nazish Islahi 1991 Physician
Temesgen Demissie 1991-1994 Ph.D., Harvard University; M.D. student, Johns Hopkins
Sarah-Jane Whitten 1992 Chemist
Kim Dawson 1992-1993 Biologist
Komel V. Grover 1992-1993 Physician
Hebrework Demissie 1993 Graduate student
Bobby Grover 1993 Graduate student
Michael McInnis 1993 Physician
Thomas G. Gray 1993-1996 Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, Ohio
Emily McDonald 1994 M.D. Graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School
Jess Collins 1994-1995 M.D. Graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School
Jason Eintracht 1994-1995 Physician
Vikram P. Weiss 1994-1995 Graduate student
Karen Brooks 1994-1997 Ph.D. Student, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colo. (graduated)
James E. McDonald 1995 M.D. student, Texas Tech University (graduated)
Sarah C. Helfert 1995-1996 M.D. Graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School
Deepa Chari 1996 Undergraduate student, Southern Methodist University (graduated)
Catherine Glidden 1996-1997 Undergraduate student, Rice University (graduated)
John Naegle, Jr. 1996-1997 Undergraduate student, Brigham Young University (graduated)
Emily Luke 1997 Undergraduate student, Texas A&M University (graduated)
Krishna Veeraraghavan 1997 Undergraduate student, Princeton University (graduated)
Cindy Sanderson 1998-1999 Graduated from the University of Georgia
Suneil Hosmane 1999-2001 Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University
Artie Ratanasuwan 2000 Undergraduate Student, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill. (graduated)
Kari Dicke-Schlicht 2001 Research & Development Scientist II at Agilent Technologies
Bridget (Hines) Dolash 2001 Scientist at Mylan
Jamie Eklund 2001 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Staff Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Kurt Grelck 2001 Graduate Student, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill.
Shannon Delaney 2002 Medical Student, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wis.
Sarah Ledger 2002 Medical Student, Des Moines University College of Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa
Christina Allard 2003-2004
Joanna Smith 2003-2004 Genentech, San Francisco, Calif.
Zack Terranova 2005 Graduated from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., in 2008
Daniel Hilby 2005-2008 Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Nikhil Jayaram 2006 Pre-Med, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christine McMillion 2006 Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.
Nina Hosmane 2006-2007 Pre-Med, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dennis Kriventsov 2006-2007 Illinois Math & Science Academy (IMSA), Aurora, Ill.
Adeel Tariq 2006-2007 Graduated from Northern Illinois University
Jennifer Dougherty 2006-2008 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Syad Rafea 2006-2008 Pre-Med, Northern Illinois University
Janet Truckenbrad 2006-2008 Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University
Hamzat Azeez 2007 Undergraduate at Northern Illinois University
Patrick T. Wilhelm 2007-2009 Graduated early from Sycamore High School and now Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Arth Patel 2008 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Emily DeBisschop 2008-2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Laura Paulson 2008-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Rebecca Welker 2009 Education Reentry Specialist at Opportunities with AmeriCorps for Reentry Success (OARS)
Sudeshna Chakraborty 2009-2010 Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Neha Chug 2009-2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Kate Krise 2009-2010 Marquette University - College of Nursing
Kathleen Norton 2009-2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Shelby Stanley 2009-2010 Research Assistant; Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Robin Patel 2009-2011 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Lauren Kuta 2009-2012 Post-Bachelor Researcher, Northern Illinois University
John Price 2009-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Hiren Patel 2009-2013 Post-Bachelor Researcher, Northern Illinois University
Kenneth Boblak 2010 Research Chemist at Orthogonal Inc.
Emily Byczynski 2010 Undergraduate Student at Quincy University
Amber Carrick 2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Kia Eabron 2010 Graduated.
Mark Fiedler 2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Brittney Harris 2010 Graduated.
Valencia Hutson 2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Allen Mason 2010 Undergraduate Student at Quincy University
Petar Matic 2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Ami Patel 2010 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Kannan Patel 2010 Attended Chamberlain College of Nursing
Cory Reidl 2010 Undergraduate Student at Quincy University
James Sawicki 2010 Graduate of Rock Valley College; Undergraduate Student at UIC
Jacqualine Do 2010-2011 National Senior Director, National Pre-SOMA
Ken Lusardi 2010-2011 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Robert Rickard 2010-2011 Quality Control at PQ Corporation, North Utica, Illinois
Jennifer Skrabutenas 2010-2011 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Shena Stanley 2010-2011 Research Chemist
Adam McNamara 2010-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Brian Muller 2010-2013 Graduate Student, Northern Illinois University
Anneliese Amaya 2011 Graduated.
Danielle Lambert 2011 Sales Representative/Accounts Receivable at CLM Systems
Nha Thanh Le 2011 Graduated.
Emilee McNally 2011 UIC College of Pharmacy
Valentin Pacuraru 2011 Graduated.
Josh Demuth 2011-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Jeffrey Gelband 2011-2012 Graduated with Biology Major.
Tam Le 2011-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Xinyuan Miao 2011-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Ashley Pales 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Niki Patel 2011-2012 Color Development Chemist at NB Coatings
Ronald Peter 2011-2012 Graduate of Northern Illinois University
Sharon Peter 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Kelsey Phillips 2011-2012 Dental Assistant/Project Manager/New Hire Trainer at McGonigle Dental
Chante Pniewski 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Audrina Pryer 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Swati Sharma 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Aaron Street 2011-2012 Graduated.
Maddie Tenison-Saffle 2011-2012 Graduate Student at University of Illinois in Chicago; Certified Pharmacy Intern at Walgreens
Matthew Woznicki 2011-2012 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Max Korzec 2011-2013 Graduated.
Allysa Kruse 2011-2013 Graduated.
Joshua Peter 2011, 2013 Associate Chemist at Valspar
Chris Potocki 2011-2014 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Mahreen Bux 2012 Former High School Student Researcher; Graduated from St. Charles (Ill.) North High School
Katherine Carlson 2012 Former High School Student Researcher; Graduated from Indian Creek (Shabbona, Ill.) High School
Kathryn V. Esham 2012 Former REU Researcher, Northern Illinois University
Idaraobong Ikafia 2012 Pharmacy Technician at Rush University Medical Center
Kendall Jaderberg 2012 Analytical Chemist at FONA International
Mischelle Nelson 2012 Former REU Researcher, Northern Illinois University
Mathew Rodriguez 2012 Graduated.
Caitlin Sherman 2012 Former High School Student Researcher
Chanisse Abraham 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Hector Alvarado 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Mudita Jain 2012-2013 Graduated.
Dan Jeffries 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Kyle Mondron 2012-2013 Undergraduate Student at Northern Illinois University
Yaa Karikari 2012-2014 Graduated.
Allysa Fatigati 2013 University of Illinois at Chicago
Achal Jain 2013 Graduated. Business Analyst at Exelon
Viyon Kuton 2013 Graduated.
Veronica Minor 2013 Graduated.
Steven Szlembarski 2013 Graduated.
Vanessa Tempel 2013 Junior Microbiologist at IEH Consulting
Melissa Watts 2013 Graduated.
Bianca Whitaker 2013 Graduated. Crew Chief at Portillo’s
David Gonzales 2013-2014 Graduated.
Ashley Heithoff 2013-2014 Graduated.
Richard Johnson 2013-2014 Energetic Young Professional
Kyndall Taylor 2013-2014 Certified Nursing Assistant at Dekalb County Rehab and Nursing Center
Rebecca Dominguez 2013-2015 USOAR, Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Kylee Ackland 2014 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Christopher Clark 2014 Graduated.
William Drzewiecki 2014 Graduated.
Sameeha Fatima 2014 Graduated.
Michael Montelongo 2014 Graduated.
Julio Sanchez 2014 Graduate Student at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Ryan Small 2014 Graduated.
Timothy Westergren 2014 Graduated.
Tonisha Conway 2014-2015
Nathanielle Guevarra 2014-2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Brianna Harper 2014-2015 Huskie Research Rookie, Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Anthony Reporto 2014-2015
Natalia Street 2014-2015
Alyssa Vega 2014-2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Manas Chug 2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Abraham La Montagne 2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Mark Nogalo 2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Majeed Papa 2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University
Gina Poci 2015 Current Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Illinois University

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High School / IMSA

NameYearsCurrent Position
Mahreen Bux (High School)
Katherine Carlson (High School)
Nicholas Inocencio (IMSA)
Caitlin Sherman (IMSA)

Updates and/or Corrections

If you were a member of the Hosmane Group, we would like to hear from you! Please send updates and/or corrections to Professor Narayan Hosmane.

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