Dr. Teddy came from Costco
in Houston, TX. He is a 53-inch-high chemist
bear. He joined the Lee group in 2017 as the
Group Mascot / Assistant Lab Manager. His
research duties include group entertainment and
stress relief. He enjoys watching the students
write in the student office.
María Márquez was born in Houston,
Texas. She earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry (minors
in French and Global Business), graduating Cum Laude
from the University of Houston in 2011. She earned
her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry under the guidance of
Dr. T. Randall Lee in 2017 with a research focus on
the structure and properties of organic thin
Long Han was born in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. In
2012, he joined the Lee Research Group. He
received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering in
2015. He is currently pursuing his M.S. degree
in Mechanical Engineering. His research focus is on
corrosion inhibitors that are used after acidizing
treatments to protect drilling equipment or
Hung V. Tran is a postdoctoral fellow in the
Lee group. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the
University of Houston and B.S. degree at Hanoi
University of Science, Vietnam National University
(VNU), both are in Chemistry. His previous
research included new reaction development,
carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization, carbon dioxide
transformation, molecular catalysis and computational
catalysis. Hung’s research will focus primarily
on the synthesis and characterization of organic
adsorbates for the use as self-assembled monolayers
(SAMs) on metal substrates.
Tingting Liu, was born in ShanDong,
China. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in
Chemistry from Nanjing University of Technology in
2012. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree
under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee with a
research focus on nanoparticle technology for use in
Tianlang Yu, was born in Guangzhou,
China. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in
Chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University in China
followed by a Master’s degree in Chemistry from
the University of Houston in
2015. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in
Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee
with a research focus on mimicking the surface of
industrially relevant polymers using self-assembled
monolayers (SAMs) on metal surfaces.
Riddhiman Medhi was born in Guwahati, India.
He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in
2013 from Cotton College, under Gauhati University.
He further completed his M.Sc. degree in
Inorganic Chemistry in 2015, also from Gauhati
University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D.
degree under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee with a
research focus on different metal oxide-based
nanoparticles for energy and catalytic applications.
Pannaree Srinoi was born in Bangkok,
Thailand. She earned a B.S. degree and M.S.
degree in Chemistry from Kasetsart University,
Thailand. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in
Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee
with a research focus on plasmonic nanoparticles for
Siwakorn Sakunkaewkasem was born in Bangkok, Thailand.
He obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Silpakorn
University in 2014. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D.
in Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee
with a research focus on the development and
characterization of organic thin films.
Parisa Ansari is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Lee's group.
She was born in Tehran, Iran. She got her Master’s
degree in Physical Chemistry from Sharif University of
Technology under Prof. G. A. Parsafar's guidance. She
is currently working on her Ph.D. project under
Prof. T. Randall Lee's and Prof. Richard. C. Willson's
supervision. Her research focuses on the synthesis,
functionalization and application of gold nanostars.
Yunsoo Choi was born in Donghae, South Korea.
He earned a M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry from
KonKuk University in 2016. He is currently pursuing
his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. T.
Randall Lee with a research focus on the structure and
properties of organic thin films.
Nhat Ngo Nhat M. Ngo was born in Vietnam. He
earned a B.S. degree in physics from the University of
Science in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam in 2011. He is
pursuing his PhD in Chemistry under Dr. T. Randall
Lee's guidance with the research interest in
nanoparticles for energy applications.
Jiyoung Lee was born in Changwon, South Korea.
She received a B.S. degree in 2010 and Master's degree
in 2012 in Chemical Engineering, from Korea
University. After her education, she worked in the
industrial field for 4 years in Korea. She joined the
Lee group in 2018 to pursue her Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Pooria Tajalli was born in Babol,
Iran. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Chemical
Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in
Tehran, Iran. He later attended Politecnico di
Milano in Milan, Italy to obtain a M.Sc. in Chemical
Engineering. In 2018, he joined Dr. Lee’s group
to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Mina Omidiyan was born in Mashhad, Iran. She
received her M.S. degree in organic chemistry from
Shahrood University of Technology in 2013. She is
currently pursuing her Ph.D. in organic chemistry
under the guidance of Dr. T. Randall Lee. Her research
interest is in the synthesis and development of
nanoparticles with different applications.
Kontee Thongthai was born in Chiang Mai,
Thailand. He received a Bachelor's and Master’s
degree in Chemistry from Chiang Mai University.
He is currently a visiting researcher working under
Dr. T. Randall Lee. His research interests are
in the area of synthesis, characterization and
catalytic application of Au/Pt bimetallic and Ag/Au/Pt
Marvin was born in the Houston area.
He is an undergraduate student working on a B.S. in
Chemistry. He joined the Lee group in the fall of
2018. Marvin enjoys research and wants to attend
graduate school to earn a PhD in Chemistry