Dr. Fan Hong

Fan completed his B.S. degree in chemistry at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2014. He joined ASU in 2014 as a PhD student in the group of Hao Yan and later also became a member of the Green lab. He is interested in design of DNA/RNA molecules that can be used to tackle biological problems and successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2019. In his spare time, Fan enjoys reading and hiking.

PhD Students

Dr. Abhishek Debnath

Abhishek did his Bachelor’s in chemistry from Presidency College, Kolkata and his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2014. He joined Dr. Green’s lab in 2015 and received his PhD in 2019. His research involved the development of novel antimicrobial materials for combating multidrug-resistant bacteria. Apart from research, he likes swimming, badminton, and reading.

Dr. Ahmed Yousaf

Ahmed Yousaf joined the Green group in 2015 and completed his PhD in Chemistry in 2018. His research was focused on the development of novel boron-rich two-dimensional materials.

Undergraduate Students

Michael Staren

Michael graduated in 2019 from Barrett, the Honors College with a BS in Biological Sciences and completed an honors thesis studying CRISPR-based RNA detection. He will be completing a Master’s of Science in health care delivery in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing golf, and hiking.

Zhikai Liu

Zhikai is an undergraduate pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  He conducted research formulating flame-retardant coatings enabled by 2D nanomaterials.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and sleep.