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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.

GRADGATE STUDENTS

Carolina Guimaraes Vega
PhD student
(Sep. 2018 – present)
Armelle Metangmo
Master student since Sep. 2017
(Sep. 2015 – present)
*graduated from IUPUI, with a BA Chemistry in May 2016*

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Monica Barron
(Dec. 2016
 –
present) and IBRI Intern since Jan. 2018
Maria ‘Regina’ Barron
(Dec. 2016
 –
present) and IBRI Intern since Jan. 2018
Kiyomi Kukoyi
(Aug. 2017
present)
Lakota Black
(Feb. 2018
present)
Gabriela Ovalle
(Mar.  2018
Aug. 2018)

OTHER VISITING SCHOLARS

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

ALUMNI

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

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

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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)
Jeremy Lucas
(May 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

Jade Jones
(NSF RETAIN, Highschool Teacher; May 2017 –
Jun. 2017)
Shavonte Crayton
(NSF REU; May 2017 –
Jun. 2017)

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