Back Row (left to right): Xun, Chung Wei, Meng, Wenyang, Briana, Dr. Guo, Dr. Yang, Dr. Niu, and Chavis;


Front Row (left to right): Dr. Ma, Kia, Bhagya, Dr. Jie Sun, Dr. Qi Sun, Dr. Yuxiu Sun, Gaurav, Harsh, and Dr. Perman





Principal Investigator: Dr. Shengqian Ma, Associate Professor


Contact Information

  Shengqian Ma (CV)
  Department of Chemistry
  University of South Florida,
  CHE 205A, 4202 E. Fowler Ave,
  Tampa, Florida 33620
  Phone: 813-974-5217 (IDRB 202G)
  Fax: 813-974-3203 

Selected Awards & Honors

  2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 'Emerging Investigator', 2016

2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award, USF, 07/2015

• IUPAC-2015 Young Chemist Travel Award, 03/2015

2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher

• NSF CAREER Award, 2014

ChemComm 'Emerging Investigator', 2014

Faculty Research & Development Award, University of South Florida, 01/2011, 05/2013


• 2009 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists from IUPAC, 04/2009


Young Investigator Award from ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry, 04/2008


Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship of Argonne National Laboratory, 07/2008 - 07/2010


Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad of Year 2007, 04/2008


Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Award from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 04/2007 - 04/2008


Research Scientists

Dr. Jason Perman
Dr. Hui Yang
Research Scientist
Research Scientist
July 2016 - present
September 2016 - present
PhD, University of South Florida
PhD, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Zheng Niu
Dr. Qi Sun
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Mar. 2015 - present
May 2015 - present
PhD, Nankai University, China
PhD, Zhejiang University, China

Graduate Students

Kia Williams
Chavis Stackhouse
Briana Aguila
PhD Candidate, Dec. 2011 - present
PhD Candidate, August 2012- present
PhD Candidate, January 2015- present
BS, Xavier University of Louisiana
BS, University of South Carolina
BS, University of Florida
Gaurav Verma
Bhagya Gunatilleke
Harsh Vardhan
PhD Candidate, August 2015 - present
PhD Candidate, January 2016 - present
PhD Candidate, August 2016 - present
BS-MS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
BS-MS, University of Wyoming
BS, Hansraj College, University of Delhi, India
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Meng Chen
Xiaoliang Wang
PhD Candidate, August 2016 - present
PhD Candidate, January 2017- present
BS, Changchun University of Science and Technology
BS, Shantou University, China
Visting Scholars and Students
Dr. Feng Guo
Dr. Yuxiu Sun
Visiting Scholar, October 2015 - present
Visiting Scholar, September 2016 - present
Dezhou University, China
Tianjin Normal University,China
Xun Wang
Chung Wei Fu
Visiting Student, September 2016 - present
Visiting Student, October 2016 - present
PhD Candidate, South China University of Technology, China
PhD Candidate, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  Former Group Members      
  Graduate Students      
  Wenyang Gao (PhD, Fall 2016)      
  Matthew Chrzanowski (Spring 2015)      
  Tran Hoang (MA, Spring 2015)      
  Lacy Lux (MA, Spring 2015)      
  Yao Chen (PhD, Summer 2014)      
  Le Meng (MS, Spring 2012)      
  Postdoctoral Research Associates    

Dr. Sanjay Kuma (Dec. 2014 - Mar. 2016)


Dr. Wendy Liu (Apr. 2015 - Nov. 2015)


Dr. Baiyan Li (Oct. 2012 - July 2015)


Dr. Xi-Sen Wang (Jan. 2011 - June 2014)

  Research Scholars    

Dr. Yiming Zhang (Oct. 2012 - July 2015)

  Visting Scholars and Students    
  Dr. Jie Sun (March 2016 - March 2017)    
  Dr. Lisheng Wang (March 2016 - August 2016)    
  Hongming He (June 2015 - June 2016)    
  Weijie Zhang (December 2014 - January 2016)    

Dr. Yuchuan Cheng (March 2015 - April 2016)


Chen-Yen Tsai (September 2015 - April 2016)


Dr. Yang Wang (July 2014 - June 2015)


Dr. Xiuli Wang (November 2013 - January 2014)


Thomas Bougattaya (April 2011 - August 2011)