People


Principal Investigator
Eric Nuxoll

Professional history






Graduate Students
Joel Coffel
Dates in group:
October, 2011 to present
Thesis title:
"Implementation and Modeling of in situ Magnetic Hyperthermia"
Awards: Kammermeyer Fellowship, 2011

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Vetter Service Award, 2014

Graduate College Summer Fellowship. 2016

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Kammermeyer Research Award, 2016

          Professional history



Erica Ricker
Dates in group:
October, 2012 to present
Thesis title:
"Synergistic Effects in Thermal Mitigation of Biofilm Infections"
Awards: Kammermeyer Fellowship, 2012

NIH T32 Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship in Biotechnology, 2013

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Vetter Service Award, 2013

Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Usha poster award, 2015

Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship. 2016

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Osburn Teaching Award, 2016

Haydar Al Jaafari
Dates in group:
October, 2015 to present
Awards: The Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq, Doctoral Fellowship, 2014

Undergraduate Students
Natalia Gonzalez
Dates in group:
May 2016 to present
Project:
"Orientation effects on induction heating of polymer / magnetic nanoparticle composites"
Awards:

NSF-REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Scholar, 2016



Nuxoll Lab Alumni: Visiting Scholars
Yasuhiro Nishii
Dates in group:
May, 2014 to February, 2015
Project:
Glucose-triggered pulsatile drug release
Awards: Travel Fellow, Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan


Nuxoll Lab Alumni: Graduate Researchers
Swapnil Gandhi
Dates in group:
October, 2008 to May, 2015
Ph.D. graduation date:
May, 2015
Thesis title: "Barrier-Mediated Pulsatile Release"
Awards: Department of Chemical Engineering & Biochemical Engineering Vetter Service Award, 2009

University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, 2013

Ann O'Toole
Dates in group:
October, 2009 to May, 2015
M.S. graduation date:
May, 2015
Thesis title: "Thermal Deactivation of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilms"
Awards: Dean's Graduate Fellowship, 2009

NIH T32 Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship in Biotechnology, 2011

Bryce Hundley
Dates in group:
May, 2013 to May, 2015
M.S. graduation date:
May, 2015
Project: "Objective thresholding of biofilm images in confocal fluorescent microscopy"


Nuxoll Lab Alumni: Undegraduate Researchers
Aaron Dannen
Dates in group:
September 2015 to May 2016
Project:
"Polymeric tissue mimic for in vitro thermal modeling"

Taylor Mattingly
Dates in group:
September 2015 to December 2015
Project:
"Thermal deactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms"

Trigg Bader
Dates in group:
July 2015 to August 2015
Project:
"Media effect on thermal mitigation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms"


Phillip Cowan
Dates in group:
June 2015 to July 2015
Project:
"Concentration effects on induction heating of polymer / magnetic nanoparticle composites"
Awards:

NSF-REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Scholar, 2015


Maliah Kome
Dates in group:
May 2014 to May 2015
Project:
"Thermal deactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms"

Kathryn Giles
Dates in group:
August 2014 to May 2015
Project:
"Thickness, effects on induction heating of polymer / magnetic nanoparticle composites"
Awards: Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Fellow, 2014


Nicholas Schickel
Dates in group:
August 2013 to May 2014
Project:
"Characterization and Design of Magnetic Induction Coils to Treat Implant Infections"
Awards: Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Fellow, 2013


Alan Rassoolkhani
Dates in group:
June 2013 to July 2013
Project:
"Hydrophobic polymer/magnetic nanoparticle composite coatings"
Awards:

NSF-REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Scholar, 2013


Sarah Goettler
Dates in group:
May 2013 to May 2014
Project:
"Thermal deactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms"


Matthew Gosse
Dates in group:
August 2011 to May 2013
Project:
"Experimental Model Validation for Pulsatile Drug Release"

“Transport Coefficients for Pulsatile Drug Release”
Awards: Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Fellow, 2012

Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Fellow, 2011


Brian Green
Dates in group:
June 2012 to July 2012
Project:
“Longevity of polymer / magnetic nanoparticle composite membranes”
Awards:

NSF-REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Scholar, 2012


Megan Baxter
Dates in group:
June 2011 to July 2011
Project:
“Dispersion effects in polymer / magnetic nanoparticle composite"
Awards:

NSF-REU Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Scholar, 2011


Derek Baerenwald
Dates in group:
August 2010 to May 2011
Project:
“Pre-polymerization of methyl methacrylate copolymers for pulsatile drug delivery”
Awards: Iowa Center for Research for Undergraduates Fellow, 2010






High School Research Assistants
Christian Zerbes, Iowa City West High School
Dates in group:
June 2014 to August 2014

“Concentration Effects on Magnetite/Polymer Composite Coatings”

Adam Nelson-Ockenfels, Solon High School
Dates in group:
January 2014 to February 2014

“pH Effects on PVA/Glutaraldehyde Gelation Rates”

Logan Wadsworth, Mid-Prairie High School
Dates in group:
March 2013 to May 2013

“Cross-linking Effects in PVA Hydrogel Coatings”