Center for Nanotechnology

Our Team

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Science and Technology Center Room 360

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Thank you for your interest in the Center for Nanotechnology at Coppin State University. We welcome any questions and feedback you have. If you would like more information on anything you have read about our Center for Nanotechnology, please reach out to the following people:

Professor of Chemistry


General Associate


Instrumentation Technician


Professor of Chemistry


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Professor of Chemistry


Associate Professor of Chemistry


Assistant Professor


The Center for Nanotechnology brings together faculty members and students from the College of Arts and Sciences for collaborative research. The center also hosts a number of high school students during the summer and winter sessions and welcomes a number of researchers from other institutions which fosters the exchange of scientific ideas and promotes interdisciplinary research. Currently, the center’s day to day operations of research tasks and management of interns is overseen by a research faculty member. 


Abdullahi Adams


Abdullahi Adams is currently a Graduate student pursuing a Master degree in Polymer and Material Science at Coppin State University. He is fascinated with the world of materials and polymers particularly the sustainable aspects of polymer and material science by seeking eco-friendly solutions to global challenges. His overall goal is to explore the boundaries of what is possible with innovative materials and polymer science. Abdullahi is conducting research at the Nanotechnology Center under the guidance of our professional scientists at Coppin State. Outside of the center of nanotechnology, Abdullahi hobbies include reading, hiking and watching movies on his free time.

Sade Ali


Sade Ali is currently a graduate student at Coppin State University. She majored in Psychology and minored in Biology at the University of Maryland Global Campus. She hopes to continue her education in Applied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to contribute research in the biological disciplines of Psychology. She is learning laboratory techniques from Dr. Ghann and Dr. Uddin both in the Center for Nanotechnology and in General Chemistry lab. Her hobbies include uploading videos on TikTok, learning Spanish and karaoke. 

Khalil Oliver


Khalil Oliver is a senior at Coppin State University. He is in school to become a microbiologist. He is currently a biology major, and after earning his bachelor's degree he plans on coming back to Coppin for two more years to earn a master's in molecular biology. His goal in life is to become a microbiologist and work in a bio safety level 4 lab for the CDC. Another goal of his is to become a mentor to young kids who need a father figure in their lives. His hobbies are playing videogames and making funny videos.

Tremaine Holmes


Tremaine Holmes is currently a Senior at the prestigious Coppin State University. He’s a biology major, minoring in chemistry and pre-med concentration. Tremaine Holmes intends to enter attend dental school upon graduation. He hopes to help people feel more confident and increase one’s overall oral health. Currently, Tremaine is working with the Coppin Center of Nanotechnology to learn more about research techniques. Outside of research, Tremaine is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He also works for his family and spends a lot of time volunteering, traveling, and spending time with  his loved ones.  


Oreoluwa Jaiyesimi


 Oreoluwa Jaiyesimi is a current sophomore in the class of 2026 at Coppin State University. He is a chemistry major and plans to complete a master’s program in chemical engineering after graduation. His overall goal is to work as a chemical engineer for a pharmaceutical company like Pfizer or Moderna, engineering the vaccines and groundbreaking medicinal drugs of tomorrow.  Currently, Oreoluwa is learning different research techniques such as characterization of nanoparticles under the guidance of professional researchers at Coppin State University. Outside of our center, Oreoluwa spends his leisurely time reading historical texts and philosophical works. 

Ajoy Kumer

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Ajoy Kumer, a native of Bangladesh boasts of an impressive academic background. He earned a B.Sc. (Honors) in 2014 in Chemistry, an M.S. in research on Organic Chemistry in 2016 from the University of Chittagong and obtained an MPhil in Organic Chemistry from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2019. His research interests are in various fields of computational Science, including computational chemistry, computer-aided drug design, computational biology, bioinformatics, computational materials science, organic synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and computational simulation of NanoCrystals and Quantum Dots. During his tenure at his previous and current working station, he established the Laboratory of Computational Research for Drug Design and Material Science, equipped with over 17 simulation software. In his leisure time, Ajoy indulges in hobbies such as train travel accompanied by reading books or novels. He also enjoys fishing and visiting agricultural crops in the countryside. Overall, his outstanding achievements and multifaceted contributions reflect his dedication and passion in both academic and societal endeavors. Ajoy Kumer is currently a visiting scientist at the Center for Nanotechnology, Coppin State University.

Md. Atikur Rahman

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Md. Atikur Rahman has recently completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. His research interests encompass nanotechnology, with a specific focus on nanomaterial fabrication and characterization for future nanotech devices. Notably, he is an active member of the Nanotechnology Center at Coppin State University and has authored 1 book chapter and 10 scientific publications.


Jahidul Islam

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He is just finished his B.Sc. in Chemistry (2021) from University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4330, Bangladesh. His research interest includes the dye-sensitized solar cell and energy storage devices. He is a member of the Nanotechnology Center at Coppin State University and his research interest is in the characterization of materials for solar cell and battery research. He published 7 scientific articles and 2 book Chapters.n order to fabricate simple, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and highly efficient.

Monique Hines


Monique Hines is currently a junior at Coppin State University. She is a double major in Chemistry and Biology, with concentrations in biochemistry and pre-medical, respectively. She plans to attend a research university after graduation to obtain her M.D. and Ph.D. She is a member of the Nanotechnology Center at Coppin State University and her research interest is in the application of gold nanoparticles in research involving women’s health.


Chika Iwuji


Chika Iwuji is currently a sophomore at Coppin State University. She is a biology major who plans to use her degree to attend medical school upon graduation. She aims to specialize in surgery and women's health. Currently, she is conducting research at the Nanotechnology Center under the guidance of our professional scientists at Coppin State. She is a member of the Honors College and enjoys watching movies in her free time. 


Colombe Nguatta



Colombe Nguatta is currently a sophomore at Coppin State University. She is majoring in biology and hopes to use her degree to attend pharmacy school after graduation. Her overall goal is to own her own pharmacy overseas while she works as a pharmacist in Maryland. Currently, Colombe is learning research techniques from the professors at Coppin Center for Nanotechnology. Outside of the center of nanotechnology, she is also a member of the Honors College. Colombe’s hobbies include reading, writing, and spending time with loved ones.


Imani Blackman-Murray


Imani Blackman-Murray is currently a junior at Coppin State University. She is a biology major with a pre-concentration in Pre-Pharmacy. Imani plans on using her degree to attend Pharmacy school and become a full-time Nuclear Pharmacist. Presently, Imani is learning research techniques under the guidance of our professional scientists at Coppin State University. Outside of the Center of Nanotechnology, she is also Vice President/member of Coppin State's NSLS organization. For leisure, Imani enjoys shopping, sightseeing, and spending time with friends and family. 

Former Students

  • Dr. Yvonne Fornishi
  • Kazim Ackie
  • Colombe Nguatta
  • Beatrice Asante
  • Imani Blackman-Murray
  • Colombe Nguatta
  • Asif Ahmed
  • Popy Akter
  • Lawrence Amadi
  • Jieutonne Archer
  • Philip Asare
  • Adebyao Bello
  • Daleisha Blackwell
  • Chika Iwuji
  • Anthony Brown
  • Nikia Brown
  • Annette Butler
  • Jeanette Campbell
  • Anster Charles
  • Kierra Copes
  • Jalen Crawford
  • Alethia Edwards
  • Laurence Finley
  • Aashish Ghimie
  • Tiphanie Handy 
  • Elisha Hunter
  • Nathan Jacob
  • Alec Jason
  • Natasha Jones
  • Taylor Kairos
  • Takaki Kameya
  • Shabana Khaliq
  • Caroline Kilemi
  • Oleksiy Krylchuk
  • Rehana Kuddos
  • William Lasite-Luke Jr.
  • Tamla Lionel
  • Ojai Mallory
  • Ebrima MK Jardu
  • Maurice Noble
  • Olumide Ogunwomoju
  • Olayinka Ojo
  • Isioma Okonkwo
  • Shadrack Otieno
  • Chelsee Sauni 
  • Sarah Sesay
  • Shaichi Sen Jenny
  • Tahiyat Sheikh
  • Tajbik Sheikh
  • Abe Simone
  • Charlyne Smith
  • Tonia Sofoluke
  • Tyrone Staton
  • Deanah Thomas
  • Kiara Thomas
  • Aisha Ward
  • Morgan Williams
  • Patrice Williams
  • Michael Woodhouse
  • Sunil Yadav 
  • Ruth Damoah
  • Nya Erin Hursey
  • Tyler Harris 
  • Jawaun Harris
  • Aijla Hrnjic
  • Jona Hanson 
  • Balvin Richards 
  • Adrian Jones
  • Allen Saar
  • Mariah Jennings
  • Obinnia Iwuji
  • Chima Iwuji
  • Nathan McClean
  • Shamsuddin Khan
  • Jiyoung Oh
  • Edward Emerson
  • Fahim Karim