Jean-Hubert Olivier

Principal Investigator

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Jean-Hubert Olivier

Principal Investigator

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Jean-Hubert is originally from Strasbourg (France) and attended University of Strasbourg where he obtained his MSc in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry. During his PhD work at University of Strasbourg, he developed new classes of luminescent liquid crystals and studied light-matter interactions. He then moved to Duke University in 2011 as a postdoctoral associate and engineered novel carbon nanotube-based materials for solar energy capture and conversion.  Jean-Hubert joined University of Miami in 2016. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, he is creating entirely new classes of structure-function optimized organic materials that are constructed from non-equilibrium supramolecular architectures. His research program targets applications in mechanical energy harvesting, tactile sensors, organic electronics and optoelectronics.

Ifigeneia Tsironi

Graduate Student

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Ifigeneia Tsironi is from Crete, Greece. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2018. In the same year she joined the graduate program of the University of Miami. She is currently working on creating structurally defined nanostructures by locking-in NDI-based superstructures at the equilibrium state and  when placed out of equilibrium.

Ifigeneia Tsironi

Graduate Student

Clayton Keene

Graduate Student

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Clayton Keene is from Tampa, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Florida. Clayton joined the Olivier lab in 2022, and is currently working to tune the structure and properties of water-soluble π-conjugated supramolecular polymers derived from PDI units, specifically through the application of covalent tethering and selective oxidation. In his free time, Clayton enjoys listening to music or watching football, and wants to one day use the skills he is learning as a graduate student to educate people.

Clayton Keene

Graduate Student

Victor Paulino

Graduate Student

Victor Paulino

Graduate Student

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Victor was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to the United States when he was 15 years old. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Florida International University. Borrowing from his experience in Biological and Inorganic chemistry research laboratories, Victor joined the Olivier lab in 2018 and is currently working on water-soluble NDI-based foldamers that demonstrate neoteric and reversible structure-function property changes upon continuous input of chemical fuel. In addition, he’s also working on the synthesis and characterization of biocompatible hydrogels with enhanced mechanical properties and well-defined network morphologies using few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNT) as monomeric tethers to engineer electrodes with tissue-like properties. In his spare time, likes reading, fishing, and hiking. He’s a tenor at his church choir and loves to travel.

Robert Wilson

Graduate Student

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Robert Wilson-Kovacs is from the United Kingdom, and recieved his integrated Master's in Science (MSci) from the University of Bristol, where he initially worked on the structure-function properties of chemically-polymerised hydrogel actuators. Robert joined the Olivier lab in 2021, and is currently working on developing quantum-mechanical and molecular dynamics simulations to establish the fundamental behaviour of supramolecular systems, linking this behaviour to experimental data and elucidating upon it to reveal new aggregation and reaction mechanisms. Furthermore, he is refining methods to predictively model the structure-function properties of out-of-equilibrium systems, generating new designs for experimental purview. In his free time, Robert enjoys producing music, going to festivals, reading and board games.

Robert Wilson

Graduate Student

Jarek Maleszka

Undergraduate Student

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Jarek Maleszka has been a student at the University of Miami since 2019 and is pursuing a degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He joined the Olivier Lab in August 2021. Currently, he is working on generating transient out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems with emergent life-like properties that self-assemble upon the addition of a carbodiimide fuel and dissipate within macroscale lengths of time. Upon graduation, Jarek plans on pursuing a PhD in Chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, coding, traveling, wrestling, and dancing at music festivals.

Jarek Maleszka

Undergraduate Student

Jarek Maleszka

Undergraduate Student

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Valentino was born in Miami, Florida. He is an undergraduate student currently studying Chemistry and plans to pursue a PhD to continue doing research. Valentino is currently working on the covalent locking of equilibrium and non-equilibrium π-conjugated supramolecular structures to preserve and reveal emergent optoelectronic properties. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess and sports.

Valentino Cesiliano

Undergraduate Student

Alumni

Arindam Mukhopadhyay

postdoc (2022)

Kaixuan Liu (2022)

Graduate Student

Chuan Liu (2020)

Graduate Student

Laura Kaufman (2022)

Undergraduate Student

Madison Purkerson (2021)

Undergraduate Students

Dalia Husainy (2021)

Undergraduate Student

Alejandra Curbelo-Paz

Undergraduate Student

Tina Phang (2019)

Undergraduate Student

 

Adam Ashcraft (2019)

Master Student

Jared Klutke (2017)

Undergraduate Student

Adam Ashcraft

(2017-2019)

Master Student

Sebastian Duque

(2019)

High-School Student

Samantha Steefel (2017)

Undergraduate Student

Isabel Lopez (2018)

High-School Student

Adam Levy (2017)

Undergraduate Student

Aisha Chebbi (2019)

High-School Student