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PI: Dr. Frédérique T. Deiss

Assistant professor (August 2015 – present)

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Member of Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS
  • Post-doctoral fellow; University of Alberta, 2012-2015
  • Post-doctoral fellow; Harvard University, 2009-2012
EDUCATION
  • Ingénieur ENSCPB, Bordeaux (France), 2006
  • Ph. D., University of Bordeaux, 2009

In 2006, Frédérique received the degree of Ingénieur from the National Engineering School of Physics and Chemistry of Bordeaux (ENSCPB), and a Science and Technology Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux, France. She went on with a Ph.D. of the University of Bordeaux, in Chemistry-Physics, received in 2009 with high distinction, after three years of research under the supervision of Neso Sojic in the Analytical Nanosystems group. She developed optoelectrochemical micro- and nano-sensor arrays for bioanalytical applications at the tip of optical fiber bundles. (French Thesis) During her doctoral research, she has also been a visiting PhD student in various research groups including David R. Walt’s group (Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA), Paolo Ugo’s group (University of Venice, Italy), and Paolo Pastore’s group (University of Padova, Italy). She pursued her research activities as a postdoctoral fellow in the Whitesides group (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA) developing, in particular, low-cost paper-based electrochemical diagnostic devices. In 2012, she joined the Derda group, where she continues to develop paper-based bio-analytical platforms.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Natalie Sellnau
FIS Chemistry Master student
(Aug. 2019 – present)
Carolina Guimaraes Vega
PhD student
(Sep. 2018 – present)
Armelle Metangmo
“Lab Assistant” since Aug. 2019
(Sep. 2015 – present)
*Obtained a Master (Chemistry) from IUPUI in August 2019*
*graduated from IUPUI, with a BA Chemistry in May 2016*

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Kiyomi Kukoyi
(Aug. 2017
present)
Violet Goodpaster
(Jan. 2019
present)

 

ALUMNI

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Dr. Henok Baye Habtamu
(Jun. 2016 Jun. 2017)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Monica Barron
(Dec. 2016
 – Jul. 2019) and IBRI Intern Jan. 2018 Jul. 2019
Maria ‘Regina’ Barron
(Dec. 2016
 – Jul. 2019) and IBRI Intern Jan. 2018 Jul. 2019
Jeremy Lucas
(May 2016
 – Dec. 2016; Jan. 2019May 2019)
Lakota Black
(Feb. 2018
Dec. 2018)
Gabriela Ovalle
(Mar.  2018
Aug. 2018)
David Wilkins
(Dec. 2016
 – Mar. 2018)
Rebecca Tefera
(Aug. 2017
Jan. 2018)
Emma Brown
(Aug. 2016 – May 2017)
Sophia Bottoms
(Sep. 2016
 – Mar.
2017)
Kristen Powell
(Sep. 2016
 –
Dec. 2016)
Daniel Collins
(Jun. 2016
 –
Dec. 2016)
Kaylin Davis
(Oct. 2015 Aug. 2016)
Belinda Needham
(Oct. 2015
 – May 2016)
Gary Ballou
(Jan. 2016 – May 2016)
Shanda Armstrong
(Jan. 2016 – May 2016)

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Isaac A. Taylor
(Master student, Sep. 2015 Jul. 2017)
Teresa Rose
(PhD student, Fall 2017)

OTHER ALUMNI/VISITING SCHOLARS

Mohamed Naji
(ACS SEED, Highschool Student; May
2018 Jul. 2018 and May 2019 – Jul. 2019)
Jade Jones
(NSF RETAIN, Highschool Teacher; May/
Jun. 2017 and Jun./Jul 2018)
Shavonte Crayton
(NSF REU; May 2017 –
Jun. 2017)

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