Nano Research Facility School of Engineering & Applied Science

Contact Information

NNIN-WUSTL Site Director: Pratim Biswas, PhD
Phone: (314) 935-5482;
Office: 1011 Brauer Hall

Professor Biswas is the site director of NSF-NNIN and Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He has more than 200 publications, has presented several invited presentations nationally and internationally and holds four patents. Professor Biswas is also the Director of the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP) and a member of the Steering Committee for I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability)
 XXX NRF Lab Manager: Nathan Reed
Phone: (314) 935-5841;
Office: 009 Brauer Hall

As the lab manager I am responsible for the day-to-day operations and the development of technical capabilities at the NRF. I have a B.S. in Integrative Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
XXX NRF Research Specialist: Sanmathi Chavalmane
Phone: (314) 935-5841;
Office: 009 Brauer Hall

As Research Specialist Sanmathi aids in new process development and is responsible for training users in nanomaterial synthesis, elemental composition analysis, and particle characterization. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kuvempu University, India, and several years of experience in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization at institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, and University of Caen France. Prior to coming to NRF, she worked at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science with Professor Singamaneni at Washington University in Saint Louis on nanoparticle synthesis and biosensors.
  NRF Research Coordinator: Remya Nair
Phone:(314) 935-9550;
Office: 75 Whitaker Hall

NRF Research Scientist: Ramesh Raliya, Ph.D.
Phone:(314) 935-4530;
Office: Brauer Hall