|Professional experience||Associate Technical Director of the Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core (CNSC) facility at the University of Pennsylvania, Jan 2018-present.
Post-Doctoral Research, University of Pennsylvania, (Prof. Christopher B. Murray) Aug. 2014-Jan 2018.
Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, (Prof. Virgil Percec) Feb. 2013- July 2014.
|Education||Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, (the late Prof. Alan R. Katritzky) Jan 2009-Aug-2012. Members of the scientific committee: Prof. Lisa McElwee-White, Prof. Aaron Aponick, and Dr. Ion Ghiviriga.
M.Sc. in Chemistry, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Sept.2005-Nov. 2007.
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Sept. 2001-July 2005.
|Research Interests||Dendrimer-nanoparticle hybrids: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
Amino acid based dendritic and polymeric macromolecules.
Dendrimer, polymer, and/or nanoparticle-based hybrid systems for drug delivery.
Synthesis and surface functionalization of inorganic nanoparticles.
Multifunctional, Janus, and patchy nanoparticles.
|Awards and Diplomas||Best poster award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall 2017 meeting, 2017
Best poster award at FloHet-13 conference, 2012
W. M. Jones Award for Research Originality and Creativity, 2011
Procter & Gamble Award for Research Excellence, 2011
Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 67th Scientific Conference, 2007
Diploma at Tbilisi International Conference “Advanced Materials and Technologies”, 2006
“Open Society Georgia Foundation” Scholarship, 2004
Diploma at “Soros International Educational Programs” Conference, 2004
Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 64th Scientific Conference, 2004
Diploma at Tbilisi State University student’s 63rd Scientific Conference, 2003