Olivier Group January 2017

Jean-Hubert Olivier

Principal Investigator

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.

Arindam Mukhopadhyay

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Arindam was born and raised in the Indian state of West Bengal, which is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. He received both his MSc (2011) and PhD (2017) degrees in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. During his PhD, Arindam developed stimuli-responsive organic and metal-organic hybrid materials based on photochromic and fluorescent molecular systems. He joined the University of Miami, where he is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Olivier group since August 2018. He is currently working on a project funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation that aims at developing dipole-oriented nanoscale objects to engineer a de novo class of piezoelectric materials for tactile sensor applications.

Chuan Liu

Graduate Student

Chuan Liu is from Beijing, China. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Nankai University in 2014. In the same year he entered the chemistry graduate program of the University of Miami. In his spare time he loves listening to classical music and playing the piano. He is currently working on the synthesis and the aggregation study of porphyrin and peptide based supramolecular systems.

Kaixuan Liu

Graduate Student

Kaixuan Liu received a B. Sc. in Chemistry from Nankai University (China) in 2015. He entered the graduate program in chemistry of the University of Miami in 2015.  He is currently examining redox-stimulated aggregation of π-conjugated building blocks to construct far-from-equilibrium superstructures.

Adam Ashcraft

Graduate Student

Adam's interests are in synthetic organic chemistry specifically relating to organometallic chemistry/catalysis. During his undergraduate work, Adam has worked on the creation of Ruthenium catalysts for aqueous ROMP. In the Olivier Laboratory, he is currently developing molecular platforms with which to precisely navigate self-assembly energy landscape.   

Noah Kleinhenz

Undergraduate Student

Noah Kleinhenz is an undergraduate student at the University of Miami pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry and Health Science. He aims to go to Medical School in the future as he is passionate about medicine and the biochemistry of the human body. Currently, he is working on developing hydrogels with a thiol-ene mesh network for drug delivery.

Tina Phan

Undergraduate Student

Tina Phan is an undergraduate student at the University of Miami and is currently majoring in Microbiology & Immunology. She hopes to later pursue a career in medicine. Since joining the Olivier lab in May 2018, she has been working on the self-assembly and aggregation of ionic PDI compounds in varying solvent conditions. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and exploring Miami.

Dalia Husainy

Undergraduate Student

Dalia Husainy is an undergraduate student at the University of Miami, majoring in Mathematics on the Applied Analysis track and planning on attending medical school. She joined the lab August 2018 after a semester in our experimental organic chemistry 2 laboratory section. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to concerts.

Isabel Lopez

High School Student

My name is Isabel Lopez and I am a junior in high school. Ever since I can remember I have always loved science. I have integrated Professor Olivier's team through the young research scholar program offered by University of Miami. I look forward to working in his lab and learning many new things, discovering more about chemistry along the way. To me, science is an endless discovery and it is a field I feel passionate about. When I'm not studying for school, I spend my days running with my cross country teammates or volunteering at the animal shelter. 


Jared Klutke (2017)

Undergraduate Student

Samantha Steefel (2017)

Undergraduate Student

Adam Levy (2017)

Undergraduate Student