Paola Léon-Plata

León-Plata is taking her turn at gaining exposure to other projects in Liu’s lab, learning the techniques her labmate Pham is using: reflectivity and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. León-Plata came to Chicago with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from...

Tiep Pham

Pham is in her fifth year of doctoral studies, following undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been developing nanoparticle formulations to target drug delivery and sustain drug release. She adapted the...

Ying Liu

Liu leads a research group focused on nanotechnologies and biomaterials for biomedical applications within the Chemical Engineering Department at UIC. The liu group preciously applied X-ray scattering to understand the self-assembly kinetics of the nanoparticles....