US Nano Team
Alexey Gusev, Ph.D. – President & Co-Founder
US Nano’s president and co-founder, Dr. Alexey Gusev, is the CEO of Ultrafast Systems (www.ultrafastsystems.com), a company specializing in the design and manufacture of time-resolved spectrometers. Dr. Gusev received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and did a post-doc at Northwestern University. He held a Research Professorship at BGSU, before starting to work at Ultrafast Systems.
Dr. Gusev has successfully grown Ultrafast Systems from a two-person start-up with a single product to the world’s leading manufacturer of time-resolved spectrometers. His publications can be found at: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/alexey-gusev/
Louise E. Sinks, Ph.D. – Vice President
US Nano’s Vice president is Dr. Louise E. Sinks. Dr. Sinks has a broad portfolio of expertise including synthesis, ultrafast spectroscopy, optical microscopy, and instrument design/construction. Her main research focus has been elucidating the optical properties of novel materials for sensing (oxygen and zinc sensing in vitro and in vivo), non-linear processes (optical limiting, two-photon energy harvesting, and upconverting nanoparticles), and solar cell application (organic materials with long-range charge transfer properties) leading to 23 peer-reviewed publications.
She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University, and did two post-docs at the University of Pennsylvania. During that time, she was an NIH NRSA post-doctoral fellow. A listing of her publications can be seen at: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/louise-sinks1/
Anthony C. Onicha, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist
Anthony C. Onicha is a post-doctoral researcher at US Nano. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2010. He thereafter accepted a postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, to conduct research on one-dimensional lead chalcogenide nanostructures.
As a young scientist, he has authored articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and continues to expand his field of influence by diversifying his knowledge base. His publications can be found at: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/anthony-onicha/
Prashant Kamat, Ph.D. – Co-Founder
Prof. Prashant Kamat is the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Dept of Chemistry and Biochem., at the University of Notre Dame. He is a co-founder of the company. Prof. Kamat received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Bombay University.
Prof. Kamat has over 400 publications in the field, and serves as the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. In 2011 Thomson-Reuters named him to the 2000-2010 Top 100 Chemists list. His website can be found at:http://www.nd.edu/~kamatlab/
Masaru Kuno, Ph.D. – Co-Founder
Prof. Masaru Kuno is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and a co-founder of US Nano. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Physical Chemistry. He held a NRC post-doctoral fellowship at JILA/University of Colorado, Boulder and served as a Research Scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, before joining Notre Dame.
He has 62 peer -reviewed publications in the nanosciences, and has been a reviewer for multiple journals. Prof. Kuno is the author of “Introductory Nanoscience: Physical and Chemical Concepts” a recently published textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. His website is at: http://nd.edu/~mkuno/
Michael A. J. Rodgers, Ph.D. – Scientific Adviser
Prof. Rodgers has had a distinguished career in the Photosciences. He was the founding Director of the Ohio Laboratory for Kinetic Spectrometry at Bowling Green State University, where he was the Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar in the Photochemical Sciences. He has served as associate editor of several peer-reviewed journals, has edited 3 books, and has published more than 250 research papers in the fields of photophysics and photochemistry.