Group Members



Department of Chemistry
1664 N. Virginia Street 
Reno, NV 89557-0216


Email: nfrank@unr.edu
Office Phone: (775) 784-4857
Fax: (775) 784-6804
Natia L. Frank

Associate Professor of Chemistry

  • B.A. Bard College, Chemistry
  • PhD – University of California, San Diego (Jay Siegel, Organic Chemistry)
  • CNRS Postdoc – University of Bordeaux/ICMCB CNRS Institute (Olivier Kahn, Magnetism)
  • NIH Postdoc – Caltech (Tom Meade/Harry Gray, Electron Transfer in DNA)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Canada Research Chair, University of Victoria
  • Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Spring 2022

Anitha Alanthadka, Post-doctoral Fellow

Contact: aalanthadka@unr.edu

Education: Post-doctoral fellow in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2019 Indian Institute of Technology, India

Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2018 SASTRA Deemed to be University, India

Master of Science in Chemistry, 2011 Mangalore University, India

Bachelor of Science, 2009 Vivekenanda College, India

Current Research: Optically Gated Materials for Quantum Information Science

Hobbies: Playing chess, reading novels, exploring new places, listening to music, and watching movies.


Subrata Gosh, Post-doctoral Fellow

Contact: subratag@unr.edu

Education: Research Associate (CSIR) Supervisor: Dr. Abhishake Mondal, Indian Institute of Science, India

Ph.D. in Chemsitry, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

Current Research: Optically Gated Materials for Quantum Information Science

Hobbies: Photography


Gilbert Ganschow, PhD Student

Education: BSc in Chemistry University of Washington, Seattle

Current Research: Organic Radical Materials

Hobbies: Climbing, amateur mechanic, and cooking


Prakash Rimal, PhD Student

Education: MSc in Chemistry, 2017 Tribhuvan University, Nepal

BSc in Chemistry, 2014 Amrit Science Campus, Nepal

Current Research: Organic Radical Materials

Hobbies: Travelling, soccer, and swimming


Harini Wimalasekera, PhD Student

Education: Grad.Chem., 2019 Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Current Research: Optically gated materials for quantum information science

Hobbies: Watching movies, travelling, and listening to music


Alex Cox,
Grad Special

Education:
BSc in Philosophy, 2009
Indiana University

Hobbies: 
Skiing, biking, hiking, travelling, running restaurants and spending time with family

Arnesh Kundu, BSc Student

Current Research: Organic Radical Materials

Hobbies: Watching movies, playing cards and casting metals


Ana Chevychalova, BSc Student

Current Research: Magnetism in Biology

Hobbies: Horseback riding, snowboarding, hiking/camping, lake days, and reading good books


Ethan Safier, BSc Student

Current Research: Organic Charge Storage Materials

Hobbies: Rugby, volunteering, playing chess, and traveling.


Devon Adecer, BSc Student

Current Research: Optically gated materials for quantum information science

Hobbies: Drinking coffee, buying clothes and collecting the occult


Tiffany Lee, BSc Student

Current Research: MRI agents

Hobbies: Drawing, singing, and collecting magazine covers/game art

Alumni

Alumni in the group include undergraduate researchers (24), graduate students for both M.Sc. and Ph D (16), postdocs(3), and visiting researchers(3) at the University of Washington and University of Victoria that have gone on to academia, industry (both large and small companies), medicine, law, and journalism. 

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