Postdoctoral Scholars

Daniel Gonzales, PhD

Daniel received his PhD in Applied Physics from Rice University in 2019 where during his PhD as a NSF GRFP awardee he researched nanofabricated structures for assaying neurophysiology. He joined Purdue for Postdoctoral training in June 2019. His present research focuses on using nanoelectrodes, electrophysiology, and imaging for mapping sub-cellular activity from the surface of the brain. He was awarded a Lillian Gilbreth Fellowship, a HHMI Hanna Gray Fellowship and more recently a Burroughs Postdoctoral enrichment award for his work.


Meisam Habibimatin, phD

Meisam completed his PhD from the University of Florida in 2021 where his thesis focused on microfluidics, bubble generation and heat and mass transfer. He joined the NanoNeurotech lab in Oct 2021 as a postdoctoral scientist funded by the prestigious ASEE NSF Efellows program. His research focuses on the biophysical mechanisms underlying thermal cooling of brain circuits.


Saumitra Yadav, Phd

Saumitra completed his PhD in nanoscience from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore where his thesis focused on two-photon microscopy using acousto optic deflectors , electrophysiology and nano-optics. He joined Purdue for postdoctoral training in August 2019. His work focuses on combining two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology to map synaptic and dendritic dynamics in vitro and in vivo.