Faculty and Staff

Program Director
Email: Steve.Smith@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5268
Office: EP 220 / Nano
B.S., Michigan Technological University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Email: Phil.Ahrenkiel@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5238
Office: EP 235
B.S., University of Colorado
M.S., Colorado School of Mines
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Assistant Professor
Email: Robert.Anderson@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-2539
Office: EP235
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Email: David.Salem@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-5271
B.S., University of Bradford, U.K.
Ph.D., University of Manchester, U.K.
Research Assistant Professor
Email: Brandon.Scott@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1911
Office: EP 234A
B.S., Slippery Rock University
Ph.D., South Dakota State University
Assistant Professor
Email: Congzhou.Wang@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-1613
Office: EP 221

B.S., Huaqiao University
M.M., Chongqing University
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Professor
Email: Scott.Wood@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 605-394-5222
Office: EP 235
B.S., Texas Tech University
M.S., Clemson University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Additional Information on Participants:

A list of faculty currently active in the Nano SE PhD program given below:

Dr. S. Phil. Ahrenkiel, Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder; High resolution TEM microscopy and diffraction methods, energy and nano materials, MOCVD crystal growth, lattice mismatched epilayers for photovoltaics. Group website

Dr. Robert B. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Optical properties of materials, nanophotonics, lattice light sheet microscopy, live cell imaging.

Dr. Hao Fong, Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D., University of Akron; Nano-scaled polymer, ceramic and carbon/graphite fibers and their applications. Group website

Dr. Haiping Hong, Research Scientist IV; Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Carbon nanotube based composites, nanofluids, nanogrease.

Dr. Steve Smith, Professor and Director of Nano Science and Engineering; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Energy and time-resolved nanoscale optical spectroscopy, electronic and photonic properties of nanomaterials, nanophotonics and plasmonics, multiphoton microscopy, correlated fluorescence and atomic force microscopy. Group website

Dr. David Salem, Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering; Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Director of Composites and Polymer Engineering (CAPE) Laboratory; Ph.D. University of Manchester; Polymer processing and nanocomposites. CAPE web site

Dr. Congzhou Wang, Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; Nano-biomechanics, Metal-Organic Frameworks and applications (MOFs).

Dr. Scott Wood , Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Ph.D., Clemson University; Nanomechanics and mechanobiology, mechanotransduction in chondrocytes and osteoarthritis.

Zhengtao Zhu, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton; Nano imprinting and lithography, organic-inorganic nanocomposite electronic materials.  Group web site