Andreescu Lab @ Clarkson

E. Silvana Andreescu

Professor and Egon Matijević Endowed Chair

Department Chair - Chemistry & Biomolecular Science

Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave.

Potsdam, NY, 13699

Office: 121 Science Center


Ph: +1 (315).268.2394

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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

BIOsem group news



- Reem Khan, a graduate student in BIOsem group is the recipient of three awards (travel, best poster presentation and the Nano Pitch contest winner) at the 11th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) Conference held in Austin, TX, where she presented her work related to the selective interactions of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) with silver nanoparticles.

Congratulations Reem, Well done!


- Two of our newest research papers: "Nanoelectrochemistry Reveals Selective Interactions of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) with Silver Nanoparticles" (Angew. Chem.) and "3D printable polyethyleneimine based hydrogel adsorbents for heavy metal ions removal" (Environ. Sci.: Adv.) were highlighted on the cover pages for the journals.

Congratulations to the authors!


- Dr. Silvana Andreescu and Dr. Michelle Crimi organized the Exploratory Workshop: "Advances in PFAS detection and measurements". The event was sponsored by NSF (grant # 2141017), the Shipley Center for Innovation and the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Healthy Water Solutions both at Clarkson University.

The event was a great success.

Thank you very much to all participants!


- Dr. Silvana Andreescu was inducted into Phalanx and received the Honorary Leadership Phalanx Award, at the University Recognition Day.

- Reem Khan received the Phalanx commendable leadership and service awards, at the University Recognition Day. Congratulation Reem!

- Mohamed Hassan received the Grand Prize at the President's innovation challenge competition and the Phalanx commendable leadership award at the University Recognition Day, and the Bozica Matijevic award. Congratulation Mohamed!

- Tosin Popoola received the ACS graduate student travel award from the Division of Agricultural Chemistry (AGRO) to present his research on smart antimicrobial food packaging at the ACS 2022 fall meeting. Congratulation Tosin!

- Tyler Bechard is the recipient of the best undergraduate oral presentation in chemistry and physics at the 6th Spring Research and Project Showcase (RAPS) at Clarkson University. Congratulation Tyler!


- Reem Khan received the best poster presentation award, at the 31st International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air under the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS), Congratulation Reem!


- Nafees Iqbal, a new graduate student joined BIOsem group. Welcome Nafees!



- Mohamed Hassan has won the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ICDH 2021 Research award (3rd place) for the development of an electrically conductive material for wearable electronics (link1, link2). Congratulation Mohamed!


- Reem Khan received the best poster presentation award, at the Sci-Mix poster session at the ACS National Fall Meeting, on August 24th. Congratulation Reem!

- Mohamed Hassan is the recipient of the ECS travel award to the 240th Electrochemical Society’s (ECS) Meeting in October. Congratulation Mohamed!

- Two new graduate students Emily DeVoe and Jehad Abdelnabi joined BIOsem group. Emily and Jehad welcome in Andreescu Lab!


- On July 16th, graduate student Fatima Mustafa successfully defended her PhD thesis: "Development of Easy-to-use Portable Sensors for Smart Packaging and Food Quality Monitoring". Congratulation Dr. Mustafa!


- Three students from the group are the recipients of few awards at national meetings. Mohamed Hassan and Maximilian Card won the graduate and the undergraduate research award at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) and Exposition (link). Reem Khan has received the American Chemical Society (ACS) graduate student award from the Division of Agricultural Chemistry (AGRO) for her oral presentation at the 2021 Fall ACS National Meeting. (link)


- Dr. Andreescu received the Distinction in Faculty Mentoring for Research and Scholarship Award at Clarkson University.

- Abraham Finny is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at Clarkson. Congratulation Abraham!


- Two new graduate students Aqsa Khan and Oluwatosin Popoola joined BIOsem group. Aqsa and Tosin welcome in Andreescu Lab!

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