New Colleagues Joining FunGlass

We are happy to welcome new colleagues joining FunGlass research center as of May 14thDr. Durgaprasad D. Ramteke who will become a member of Glass processing department and Dr. Si Chen who will become a team member of Biomaterials department.

Dr. Ramteke comes from South Africa. He earned his PhD degree in Dept. of Applied Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur where he conducted his research under the topic “Synthesis and Characterization of Lithium Borate Glasses Containing Rare Earth Oxides”. During his PhD studies Dr. Ramteke handled various responsibilities, such as maintenance of Dielectric Alpha Analyzer and JASCO FP-8200 spectrofluorometer (Japan), or guding Master and B. Tech. students during their thesis works.

His expertise in scientific instruments includes the following:

  • Edinburgh FLS980 Spectrometer
  • Edinburgh FS5 Spectrofluorometer
  • JASCO FP-8200 spectrofluorometer
  • Lambda 950 UV/Vis/NIR spectrophotometer (PerkinElmer)
  • Bruker D8 advanced instrument for powder X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD)
  • High resolution dielectric analyser (Novocontrol Make)

Dr. Si Chen comes from Germany where he was based most recently. He earned his PhD degree at Key Lab. of Advanced Technology for Materials of Education Ministry, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. His dissertation work focused on “Polydopamine-like coating — preparation and performance of gallic acid/hexamethelinediamine copolymerized film”.

Dr. Si Chen’s research experience includes the following:

  • Development of a GAHD (gallic acid (GA) – Hexamethylenediamine (HD)) film
  • Development of a strategy to apply polyphenolic molecules and amino molecules to copolymerize for forming thin film
  • Development of a new surface treatment strategy for in-stent neoatherosclerosis
  • Investigation of the hemocompatibility of polyphenol coatings
  • Application of phenol/amine copolymerized film modified magnesium alloys: controllable anticorrosion and surface bio-functionalization
  • Use of GAHD film to bind endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) Nucleic acid aptamers by electrostatic for capturing EPCs from blood for rapid re-endothelialization.

Dr. Si Chen, Dr. Ramteke – welcome!