ASLAN RESEARCH GROUP

2014 

Mr. Enock Bonyi, Mr. Solomon Tadesse and Ms. Belygona Barare joined Aslan Research Group as Ph.D. students (August 2014).

Aslan Research Group celebrates the graduation of Ms. Ogundolie, Ms. Nicholson, Ms. Ettinoffe and Mr. Dongmo-Momo and the  end of another successful academic year with colleagues (May 8, 2014).

  
Dr. Kadir Aslan attended a panel review on OLED technology for The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (April 15-18, 2014).

Aslan Research Group members attend and win 3 awards at 21st Annual Morgan Research Symposium (April 2014):
1. Mr Kevin Mauge-Lewis; Outstanding oral presentation in chemistry/biology presentations
1. Ms Taiwo Ogundolie; Outstanding oral presentation in chemistry/biology presentations
3. Mr Adeolu Mojibola; 1st place in poster presentations in chemistry/biology presentations

Aslan Research Group celebrates Mr. Muzaffer Mohammed (Ph.D. candidate) receipt of approval for his dissertation proposal (April 7, 2014).

Mr. Adeolu Mojibola's first paper"Crystal Engineering of L-Alanine with L-Leucine Additive using Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization" is accepted to Crystal Growth and Design (March 21, 2014).
 
Aslan Research Group makes two poster presentations at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014.
 
Aslan Research Group celebrates Mr. Biebele Abel's (
Ph.D. candidate) receipt of approval for his dissertation proposal (February 28, 2014).


2013

Research Projects are available for self-supporting National and International Scientists (Last update: December 2013).

Aslan Research Group celebrates the graduation of  Mr. Travis Clement.

Dr. Boliong Amang (EE'12, Morgan) joins the Aslan Research Group as Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (December 2013).

Dr. Kadir Aslan gave an invited talk at Shanghai Jiao Tong University entitled "iCrystal and New Crystallization Platforms", December 12, 2013.

Aslan Research Group presents 3 posters at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (November 2013).

Mr. Adeolu Mojibbola wins AP Kennedy Undergraduate Scholarship Award at the NOBCChE for Fall 2013 meeting.

Dr. Kadir Aslan wins one of the The Daily Record's "Innovators of the Year" for 2013. 

Aslan Research Group students win awards to present their work at the NOBCChE for Fall 2013 meeting:
 
1. Mr. Adeolu Mojibola: Colgate Palmolive Award and Lubrizol Award

  2. Ms. Taiwo Ogundolie: Advancing Science Award
  3. Mr. Biebele Abel: Advancing Science Award
  4. Mr. Muzaffer Mohammed: Advancing Science Award

Dr. Kadir Aslan becomes the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at SCMNS (September 2013).

Aslan Research Group finishes Summer 2013 with 10 researchers.

Aslan Research Group Ph.D. students, Mr. Mohammed and Mr. Abel have passed their Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam (May 20, 2103).

Aslan Research Group celebrates the end of a successful academic year with colleagues (May 20, 2013).

Aslan Research Group is awarded a Phase 1 ($100,000) Maryland Innovation Initiative (TEDCO) to develop new crystallization platforms for commercialization. Please read the details here.

Aslan Research Group is well-positioned for summer 2013 research with a record 10 students.

Aslan Research Group members attend and win 2 awards at 20th Annual Morgan Research Symposium (April 2013):
1. Mr Adeolu Mojibola; 1st place in oral presentation in chemistry/biology presentations (Photo-Right)
2. Mr. Travis Clement; 1st place in poster presentations in chemistry/biology presentations (Photo-Left).

 

Aslan Research Group Member, Ms. Maleeha Syed (Notre Dame of Maryland) wins Top Student award at the ACS Maryland meeting (April 2013).

Aslan Research Group members are working hard on Friday after 5 pm.

Aslan Research Group makes an oral and a poster presentation at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Aslan Research Group Ph.D. students (Mr. Mohammed and Mr. Abel) are awarded travel grants from ACS Maryland and National (Division of Biological Chemistry) sections to present their work at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (April 7-11, 2013, New Orleans, LA).

2012
Aslan Research Group celebrates their 100th paper.
ARG 100th paper celebration

Aslan Research Group attends National NOBCChE Conference and Gala (September 2012).
 ARG at NOBCChE 2012 
  

Aslan Research Group publishes 100th paper! (Accepted for publication August 30, 2012).

Aslan Research Group completes a very productive summer research with 9 members (Muzaffer, Biebele, Anginelle, Mohammed, Tabassum, Maleeha, Adeolu, Afolabi, Jenelle), which resulted in collection of data for 7 manuscripts.

Ms. Tsehai Grell joins the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Chemistry at MIT.

Dr. Kadir Aslan is promoted to Professor (effective August 8, 2012).

Ms. Tsehai Grell wins multiple Awards:
Morgan's President's Award for Exceptional Creative Award
Certificate of Achievement for graduating summa cum laude (CGPA 4.0)
George H. Spaulding Award
Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society 
ACS recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry for the year 2012.

Ms. Tsehai Grell appears in a Baltimore Sun Article: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bal-bs-md-graduation-vri20120517170717,0,829904.photo

Aslan Research Group celebrates the graduation of Ms. Grell, Ms. Pettis and Ms. Mpamugo (May 10, 2012).

Aslan Research Group attends National ACS Meeting (March 2012).
  

Aslan Research Group participates in 2nd Annual Morgan Innovation Day at Annapolis, MD (February 9, 2012)

2nd Annual Morgan Innovation Day

2011

Dr. Kadir Aslan is co-editing a special issue called "The use of Plasmonics in Nano Biomedicine and Engineering" in Nano Biomedicine and Engineering. Please see http://nanobe.org/ for details or e-mail Dr. Aslan at kadir.aslan@morgan.edu (October 24, 2011)

Dr. Kadir Aslan is selected as an Associate Editor to Nano Biomedicine and Engineering.

Ms. Melissa Pinard joins the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Florida.

Ms. Melissa Pinard wins Morgan's President's Award for Exceptional Creative Award.

Mr. Biebele Abel started his Ph.D. research rotation (Fall 2011).

Dr. Kadir Aslan gave an invited talk at Shanghai Jiao Tong University entitled "Ultra fast and sensitive clinical immunoassays", August 24, 2011.
http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/events/356-ultra-fast-and-sensitive-clinical-immunoassays
 

Dr. Kadir Aslan earns tenure as Associate Professor (effective August 10, 2011).

Ms. Grell joins MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) (Summer 2011).

Aslan Research Group celebrates the graduation of Ms. Pinard at the first group meeting (May 11, 2011).

 Lab Photo

Ms. Grell and Dr. Kadir Aslan are mentioned in an C&EN article (May 9, 2011): http://pubs.acs.org/cen/email/html/8919sci2.html

Dr. Kadir Aslan delivered a lecture called "Basics of Technical Writing" at the 2011 NOBCCHE Conference Workshop. (Download the lecture here). April 22, 2011.


Ms. Grell and Ms. Pinard win 3rd place in the poster presentation at the 2011 National ACS Meeting (division of colloids) (March 2011).

Mr. Muzaffer Mohammed joins Aslan Research Group (Ph.D.Program) (Spring 2011).

2010
Ms. Grell presented her work on Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization at 2010 Ana G. Mendez University System Research Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 10-11, 2010).

Ms. Pinard completes MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) (Summer 2010).

2009
Dr. Kadir Aslan joins the Department of Chemistry as tenure-track Associate Professor and forms Aslan Research Group.

ASLAN RESEARCH GROUP APR 2011
Top Row: Travis Clement, Abiola Popoola, Biebele Abel
Middle Row: Tsehai Grell, Jessica Mpamugo, Dr. Kadir Aslan, Danielle Pettis
Front Row: Melissa Pinard, Muzaffer Mohammed, Canisha Andrews.
(Not shown: Jenelle Baker,  Maleeha Syed, Zain Saeed, Mona Bhatt, Anginelle Alabanza).

CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS:
Dr. Kadir Aslan (PI)

Post-Doctoral Researchers
N/A

Ph.D. Students:

1. Mr. Muzaffer Mohammed, Ph.D. student in BioEnvironmetal Sciences Program (Start date: 01/2011).
Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Development of a Point-of-Care Biosensor System based on Microwave-Accelerated Bioassays for Rapid Assessment of Biological and Environmental Samples"

2. Mr. Biebele Abel, Ph.D. student in BioEnvironmetal Sciences Program (Start 08/2011).
Ph.D. Thesis Title: "The Use of Nanostructured Materials for Enhanced Enzymatic Activity in Bioenvironmental Science and Engineering Applications"

3. Mr. Enock Bonyi, Ph.D. student in BioEnvironmetal Sciences Program, Morgan State University
Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Rapid Assessment of Biological and Environmental Samples in Low-Cost Setting". 

4. Mr. Solomon Tadesse, Ph.D. student in BioEnvironmetal Sciences Program, Morgan State University
Ph.D. Thesis Title: " 

5. Ms. Belygona Barare,, Ph.D. student in BioEnvironmetal Sciences Program, Morgan State University
Ph.D. Thesis Title: " 

M.Sc.Students:

1. Mr. Kevin Mauge-Lewis, M.S. (Biology) student (start date: 01/2014).  
Project title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization"

Undergraduate Students:
1. Mr. Adelou Mojibola (Chemistry, Morgan State University) - MSU RISE SCHOLAR
Project Title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization: Application to proteins"
2. Mr. Travis Onuekwusi(Chemistry, Morgan State University) 
Project Title: "Plasmon-enhanced enzymatic reactions"
3. Mr. Babatunde A. Odukoya   (Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University)
Project title: "Plasmon-enhanced enzymatic reactions" 
4. Mr. Edward Constance  (Mathematics, Morgan State University)
Project title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization"
5. Ms. Bridgit Kioko  (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
Project title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization"
6. Ms. Nishone Thompson  (Biology, Morgan State University)
Project title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization" 
7. Ms. Brittney Gordon (Biology, Morgan State University)
Project title: "Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated evaporative crystallization"
8. Mr. Ricky Jajistar (Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University)
Project Title: iCrystal Software Integration 

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS:

Postdoctoral Researchers
1. Dr. Boliong Amang (EE'12, Morgan)

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

24. Mr. Gilles Dongmo-Momo  (Biology, Morgan State University)
        Current position:VCU, MD program

23. Ms. Taiwo Ogundolie  (Biology, Morgan State University)
22. Ms. Yehnara Ettinoffe  (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
21. Ms. Imani Nicholson  (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
20.Ms. Tabassum Kabir  (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
19. Ms. Morenike Adebiyi  (Biology, Morgan State University)
       Current position: MD program
18. Mr.Caleb Rhodes  (Med Tech, Morgan State University)
17. Mr. Travis Clement
 (Chemistry , Morgan State University)
16. Mr. Mohammed Giwa (Chemistry , Morgan State University)
15. Ms. Jenelle Baker (Biology, Morgan State University)
14. Ms. Tsehai Grell (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
       Current Position: MIT, Ph.D. Program
13.Ms. Abiola Popoola (Biology, Morgan State University)
12.Ms. Jessica Mpamugo (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
11. Ms. Keyana Porter (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
10. Ms. Canisha Andrews (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
9. Ms. Danielle Pettis (Biology, Morgan State University)
8. Ms. Melissa Pinard (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
     Current position: University of Florida, Ph.D. Program
7. Ms. Valerie N. Williams, (Chemistry, Morgan State University
6. Ms. Sarah A. Addae (Chemistry, Morgan State University)
5. Ms. Deveine Toney (with Dr. Winstead, Chemistry, Morgan State University)
4. Ms. Alice Akinsulie (Medical Biotechnology, Morgan State University)
3. Mr. Charles Hooper (Biology, Morgan State University)
2. Ms. Imani Oliver (Pre-Physical, Morgan State University)
1. Mr. Babatunde A. Odukoya (Biology, Morgan State University)

Former Interns:
1. Ms. Anginelle Alabanza
 (Chemistry, The College of New Jersey)

2Mr. Afolabi Mojibola (Biology, Towson University)
3. Ms. Maleeha Syed (Biology, College of Notre Dame)
4. Ms. Mona Bhatt (Biology, College of Notre Dame)
5. Ms. Zain Saeed (Biology, College of Notre Dame)