Prof. Lela Vukovic (Principal Investigator)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso (2016- )

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago (2001-2005)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago (2007-2012)
Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (2011-2012)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2015)

Email: Lvukovic at

Parth Chaturvedi

Graduate Student

B.Sc.-M.Sc. Physics, IISER Bhopal (2010-2015)

Email: pchaturvedi2 at

Tara A. Nitka

Graduate Student

B.Sc. Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 2016

Email: ttnitka at

Payam Kelich

Graduate Student

B.Sc.-M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2017

Email: pkelich at

Huanhuan Zhao

MS Student, Bioinformatics

B.Sc. Physical Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, 2014

Email: hzhao2 at

Undergraduate student researchers:

Kevin Chacon (Chemistry)


Dr. Suresh Gorle, postdoctoral researcher, currently at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Ali A. Alizadehmojarad

M.Sc. UTEP (2018), currently at Rice University

Undergraduate student researchers:

Carlos Cuellar (Physics)
Sara A. Linn (Chemistry)
Jenny Crager (Chemistry)

We are looking for new group members! More information is here.