BIOsem group photos


February 23, Reem Ph.D defense. Congratulation Dr. Khan!

Reem's Ph.D defense celebration

March - ACS Spring meeting, New Orleans, LA

March - Group dinner, at the ACS meeting, New Orleans

March 19 - Happy to see my former graduate student Ali (PhD '19) at ACS meeting 

April 8 - Total solar eclipse with Clarkson in its meddle path 

April 18 - Ulfet at RAPS

April 18  - Spring Research and Projects Showcase (RAPS)

April 20  - BIOsem group at ACS-NNY  the 14th annual undergraduate and graduate meeting, St. Lawrence University.

May 10  - The BIOsem group picnic at the end of the academic year

May 9 - With Mohamed and Reem, during Commencement day

May 9 - The BIOsem group celebrates, the newest PhDs of the group: Reem and Mohamed


Feb 14, 2023 - STARTScience@Clarkson  Symposium (15 High Schools from Upstate NY, and ~ 150 participants)

Aaditya thesis defense: February 15

Congratulation Dr. Deshpande !

BIOsem group supporting Aaditya on his thesis defense. Good job Aaditya

March 8  - Happy International Women day!

March 12  - 1st Annual meeting "A Conversation on Advances in Water Science and Technology", Syracuse, NY

March 21 - Dinner with my former graduate students: Malli (PhD '12), Edy (PhD '19) and Aaditya (PhD '23) at PITTCON in Philly 

March 26 - Dinner with my former graduate student Fatima (PhD '21) at ACS meeting in Indianapolis

April 8  - 13th Annual ACS-NNY Research Symposium, CU

April 14  - Spring Research and Projects Showcase (RAPS)

Apr 15  - Ivy -2nd place in Health Sci. poster competition at CSTEP meeting, Lake George

 April 15  The group's awardees at Clarkson Recognition day

(l-r): Mohamed, Ethan and Dominic

Commencement day: May 11 - The BIOsem group celebrates, the newest PhDs of the group: Abraham and Aaditya

May 30  - CAMP meeting, Corning, NY

May 11  - BIOsem group picture

May 12  - The traditional BIOsem group picnic at the end of the academic year

Summer - Lunch with faculty colleagues

June ECS Meeting, Boston (Session dedicated to Prof Zuman)

June 2 Mohamed Ph.D defense. Congratulation Dr. Hassan!

Mohamed's Ph.D defense celebration - Lake Placid

June 3  -  Group hiking to Mt. Arab

September  -  The group is welcoming Zion.   

    Congratulation Gloria and Tosin!

Thanksgiving group dinner


June 2022 - BIOsem group (l-r): Oluwatosin Popoola, Aaditya Deshpande, Nafees Iqbal, Aqsa Khan, Abd-ur Rehman, Joan Nyakaana - Blair, Sidney Jarvis, Tyler Bechard, Jehad Abdelnabi, Ethan Locke, Reem Khan, Emily DeVoe, Ivy Dong, Mohamed Hassan, and Dr. Silvana Andreescu 

ACS - Northern New York Local Section, Undergraduate and Graduate Chemistry and Biology Research Symposium, SUNY Potsdam, April 1

Mohamed Hassan(G) and Rachel Harder (UG) - middle, are the Grand Prize Award Winner of the President's Challenge Competition - University Recognition Day, April 23

Mohamed (Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award), Daniel (Prof. Katz group - Outstanding Teaching Award) and Reem (Phalanx Commendable Leadership and Service Awards) - University Recognition Day, April 23

Commencement day: May 12 - Family, friends and BIOsem group mates together to celebrate Fatima's achievement, the newest PhD of the group

May 23 - Attending the CAMP annual meeting, Clayton, NY

June - Group picture, Clarkson Student Center

July  - Norwood Beach picnic

Abraham Ph.D defense - Committee: Profs: Devon Shipp, Philip Yuya, Xiaocun Lu, Shantanu Sur, and Silvana Andreescu.  Congratulation Dr. Finny !

August - ACS Fall meeting, Chicago, IL

August - Group dinner, at the ACS Fall meeting, Chicago

August  - With Ethan and Ivy at RAPS conference - CU

November - The SNO Conference, Austin , TX

December - Santa is coming to lab!


Silvana won the Jake's restaurant 2020 Holyday Prize (a dinner up to 8 persons) and the group shared the prize (February

June - Group hiking - Silver Lake trail (Adirondacks)

Summer Undergraduate Students (l-r): 

Tyler Bechard,  Maximilian Card, Jafar Sannie, Kadija Legagneur, Alexis Alexander.

Fatima Ph.D defense - Committee: Profs: Evgeny Katz, Susan Powers, Ka Ho Leung, Silvana Andreescu, Ryan Brown.  Congratulation Dr. Mustafa !

July 16- Group celebrates Fatima PhD defense.

November 15 - Students from BIOsem group at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), Plainsboro, NJ

2021 The wedding's year in the lab: May 22: Sana and Abd ur (left), June 4: Fatima and  Al (middle), December 29: Tosin and Gloria (right

Happy and long life for all of you!


March - The COVID-19 pandemic strikes, and all Clarkson activities were moved remotely till ...

... September, when the group lab activity slowly resumed, and the teaching was adapted (photo below)

April 7 - Kevin Ph.D defense (virtual), Committee: Profs: Evgeny Katz, Devon Shipp, Ryan Brown, Sumona Mondal, and Silvana Andreescu, Congratulation Dr. Kirk !

Aug. 14 - Farideh Ph.D defense (virtual), Committee: Profs: Silvana Andreescu, Ryan Brown, Devon Shipp, Evgeny Katz,  Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Congratulation Dr. Narouei!

June The Student Chapter of Clarkson University’s Electrochemical Society (CU-ECS) has been named a 2020 Chapter of Excellence recipient by the ECS Board of Directors (link1, link2). 

Congratulations to all members (photo left) !

Starting with August 2020, Mohamed Hassan is the new President of CU-ECS student chapter. 

Good luck Mohamed !

July 4 -  Independence Day group picnic in pandemic year, less than 15 people, outside and ......

social distancing.


April 2019 - Back (l-r): Aaditya Deshpande, Dr. Tulashi Luitel, Cindy Jiang, Megan Carhart

Front (l-r): Ali Othman, Wajdan Jamali, Brenna Kokosenski, Farideh Narouei, Abraham Finny, Kevin Kirk, Mohamed Hassan, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Jeremy Secora, Eduard DumitrescuFatima Mustafa, and Austin Marshall

March 2 - Students from BIOsem group attend the 10th Annual ACS Northern New York Research Symposium at SUNY Plattsburgh

... presenting few posters, 

 .... and winning the best oral presentation by Megan 

Congratulation Megan!

March 26 - Silvana presents the project: "Advanced materials design for preventing water eutrophication", at the Clarkson Ignite Research Fellowship Competition

 ... the BIOsem group supported it,

... and the committee awarded it.

Congratulations to all !

April 13 - Awards day (Fatima - Phalanx leadership and service awards, Megan - Best oral presentation at RAPS and Edy - The  outstanding graduate student).

March - 2019 President Challenge Competition. Abraham and Aswin (Chem. Eng.) presenting their ChemoSense prototipe to Prof. Anthony Collins, the President of CU, and the prize (right)

April 10 - Ali Ph.D defense

Congratulation  Dr. Othman !

April 19 - Eduard Ph.D defense

Congratulation  Dr. Dumitrescu !

May 13 - Visit to BNL as part of the new advance course CM587 (Brookhaven Advanced Synchrotron lecture) facilitated by Dr. Silvana Andreescu 

April 13 - BIOsem group at the Spring Research and Project Showcase (RAPS), CU

May 21 - BIOsem group at the 32nd Annual CAMP Technical Meeting, Syracuse, NY

The students from BIOsem group initiated the Clarkson University ECS student chapter formation (link) as part of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) organization

The CU-ECS student chapter table 

June 29 - Group picnic, Norwood beach

November 17-19  - The 7th National Academy of Science (NAS) - Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium, Cairo, Egypt (including a visit to the pyramids)

Right Photo - Visiting the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities with Dr. Rabeay Hassan (former Lab visitor) and active collaborator with our group.  

Thank you Rabeay for a wonderful visit!

December 11 - The 7th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials, Lahore, Pakistan

Visiting Badshahi Mosque with Prof. Akhtar Hayat (former Research Associate of the Lab), and active collaborator with our group, now professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus 

... a late dinner with Prof. Hayat's research group.

Thank you Akhtar !


Summer 2018 (l-r): Marissa, Fatima, Mohamed (new graduate student), Crystal, Eduard, Tulashi (new postdoc), Morgan, Silvana, Ali, Megan, Farideh, Kevin, Chelsea, and Abraham 

February - Students from BIOsem group attending the PITTCON conference, Orlando, FL

April 14 - The BIOsem group attending the 2nd annual spring research and project showcase (RAPS) at CU

May 18 - The BIOsem table at the 31st Annual CAMP meeting and the people presenting it

June 15 - Fatima, Marissa, Chelsea, Abraham and Megan attending the 8th ECS student chapter symposium, UQAM - Montreal, Canada 

December - Holiday season


April 2017 (l-r): Lily Norton, Kevin Kirk, Peter Vargo, Ali Othman, Eduard Dumitrescu, Zackary Venne, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Fatima Mustafa, Xinyi Zou, Xiaobo Liu, and Desmond Horowitz

Ana Karimi thesis defense: January 13, 2017

Congratulation Dr. Karimi !

Xiaobo Liu thesis defense: April 12, 2017

Congratulation Dr. Liu !

April 24 - The R&D Student Competition project (2nd Place), NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, University at Buffalo 

Commencement day: May 10 - The celebration day for the newest group Ph.Ds: Gonca and Xiaobo

May - BIOsem Group lunch

August 24 - Summer picnic  

August 25 (l-r) - My friends Hussein Kanso and former groupmates Carole Calas-Blanchard and Thierry Noguer from Univeriste de Perpignan visiting Clarkson

... and Whiteface Mountain (Adirondacks) before heading to the 68th Annual International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Symposium, Aug 27 - Sept 1, 2017, Providence, RI, US 

August 31 - Kevin Kirk: “Best Poster Prize”, International Society of Electrochemistry, the 68th Annual International Society of Electrochemistry Symposium, 27 Aug - 1 Sep 2017, Providence, RI, US 


April 2016 (l-r): Eduard Dumitrescu, Ali Othman, Maya Duncan-White, Daniel Austin, Kevin Kirk, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Kyle Messier, Ryan Rauhut, Jessica Cunningham, Anahita Karimi, Gonca Bulbul, and Xiaobo Liu

Dinusha and Silvana

CAMP Annual Meeting, Canandaigua, May, 2016

The 90th Petr Zuman Birthday Anniversary Symposium (Clarkson Distinguished Professor and World-renowned Electrochemist) , Lake Placid, June 30, 2016

Group - Spring 2016

Gonca Bulbul thesis defense: September 26, 2016

Congratulation Dr. Bulbul !

BIOsem group supporting Gonca on her thesis defense. Good job Gonca.


September 2015 (l-r): Jessica Cunningham, Anahita Karimi, Dr. Dinusha Karunaratne, Kristen Bear, Kyle Messier, Gonca Bulbul, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Dr. Akhtar Hayat, Xiaobo Liu, Ryan Rauhut, Ali Othman, Eduard Dumitrescu, and Kevin Kirk  

March - BIOsem group at PITTCON, New Orleans

March - BIOsem group at PITTCON, New Orleans

March - New Orleans, lunch in jazz environment

March - PITTCON, checking presentations time

Group dinner - downtown New Orleans

and some free time

April - Ali (new grad student) and Ramiz (few weeks before his graduation)

With Prof. Alan Rossner, BIOsem group collaborator -Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Thanksgiving group dinner


March 2014 - Back (l-r): Dr. Naimish Sardesai, Gonca Bulbul, Erica Sharpe, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Dr. Mouna Marrakchi, Ramiz Alkasir, Front (l-r): Thalia Frasco, Nora Houlihan, Jessica Cunningham, Xiaobo Liu, Emrah Ozel

October 2014 - Jessica Cunningham, Ai Lian Lin, Ramiz Alkasir, Ali Othman, Gonca Bulbul, Nora Houlihan, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Kyle Messier, Anahita Karimi, Xiaobo Liu, and Eduard Dumitrescu

April 7 - Emrah Ozel thesis defense

Congratulation Dr. Ozel !

April 11 - Erica Sharpe thesis defense

Congratulation Dr. Sharpe !

April 13 - A small party for the newest Ph.Ds. 

God job Erica and Emrah !

with some fun outside 

... and inside

May 10 - Commencement day Celebration day for Erica and Emrah

November - with Prof. Ada Yonath a chemistry Nobel Laureate during her visit at Clarkson



August 2013 - Back (l-r): Dr. Naimish Sardesai, Dr. Akhtar Hayat, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Emrah Ozel, Jessica Cunningham, Ramiz Alkasir, Front (l-r): Erica Sharpe, Lauren Smales, Thalia Frasco, Xiaobo Liu

Friday afternoon group talk

Research and  sweets 

Happy birthday Silvana!


eJune 2012 - Amanda Marsh, Kyla Ray, Emrah Ozel, Ramiz Alkasir, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Malli Ganesana, Erica Sharpe, Dilhani Jayathilake, Kelsey Casale



February 2011 - Ramiz Alkasir, Michael Ball, Anastasia Scangas, Zachary Marchese, Emrah Ozel, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Malli Ganesana, Erica Sharpe, and George Apau


September 2010 -Erica Sharpe, Ramiz Alkasir, Dr. Mayna Ornatska, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Michael Ball, Anastasia Scangas, Zachary Marchese, Malli Ganesana, and Emrah Ozel

February - Poster presentation (Jessica Carothers) at REU Symposium 

November - group dinner


Summer - BIOsem group & friends picnic in Higley State Park (Adirondacks) 

Ramiz and Matt in a canoe trip

Cristina, Ramiz and John

August - BIOsem group attending the ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC.

August - Malli and Ramiz presenting the poster at the ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC.

... and visiting the Botanical Garden

August 17 - Group dinner, Washington, DC

November- Cristina, Anja, Megan and Jim

Group lunch


Summer 2008 (l-r): Nikita Hungerford, Matt Ravalli, Malli Ganesana, Brian Frederick, Camille Warner, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, Caitlin Mincer, Lindsay Duplissa, John Njagi, (missing Cristina Ispas)

March - Group lunch

Spring - Visitors   

May 10 - Graduation (l-r): Sarah Rowland, John Warner and Nikita Hungerford


Fall 2007 (l-r): Malli Ganesana, Matt Ravalli, Brian Frederick, John Njagi, Dr. Silvana Andreescu (with Stephanie), Jonathan Samson, Cristina Ispas, Colleen Burnham, Megan Cates, Daniel VanDorn and John Warner


Fall 2005 - Cassandra Moulton, John Warner, John Njagi and Dr. Silvana Andreescu

John installing the new PC

"Little" John is testing the potentiostat  

and Cassandra is running UV-Vis experiments

The instruments are ready ...

... and the working area too