Al Husseini passes preliminary exam, presents at 95th CSSS

Ph.D. candidate Diana Al Husseini passed her preliminary exam this Monday! She presented her dissertation topic “Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing” to her committee.

Diana will also be presenting at the 95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium on Wed., June 15. At 3 PM CT, tune into her virtual presentation about “All-Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing.”

Congratulations, Diana!

The Sukhishvili Group takes on ACS Spring 2021

Five members from the Sukhishvili group will be presenting at ACS Spring 2021! Ph.D. students Raman Hlushko, Jordan Brito, and Diana Al Husseini will give oral presentations. Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan and Xiuzhu Zhu will submit a poster.

On Apr. 8, Raman and Jordan will give live presentations during the “Self-assembly in Polymer Systems” session.

On Apr. 14, Diana will present in the “Surface Chemistry: Surface Functionalization, Surfactants, and Mesoporous Media” session.

Zhou, Aliakseyeu, and Sang present at APS March Meeting 2021

Our group had a very productive “visit” to the virtual APS March Meeting 2021. PhD students Qing Zhou, Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, and Zhen Sang presented their research, and Dr. Sukhishvili chaired a session.

Dr. Sukhishvili chaired the Dynamic Polymer Networks session on Mon., Mar. 15. Qing presented his work on “Temperature Response of Endo/Exo Crosslinking in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks” during this session.

Aliaksei presented his work on “Hydrogen-bonded assembly of star and linear polymers” on Wed., Mar. 17.

Zhen presented his work on “Highly Conductive, Reconfigurable Nanocomposites of a Nanostructured Carbon Material and a Dynamic Polymer Network” on Fri., Mar. 19.


Graduate student Hanna Hlushko successfully presented her research at the NACE CORROSION conference in Nashville, TN, which took place on March 24-28, 2019. At the conference, Hanna Hlushko presented her research on layer-by-layer polymer coatings of antioxidant polymers for corrosion protection of cold rolled steel with a poster. Additionally, Hanna volunteered at CORROSION: Opportunities Realized Mini-Camp, helping to show the concepts of electroplating to kids from local schools, explain the danger of stray current corrosion for pipelines, and facilitate the discussion about the ways we can protect metal surfaces from corrosion.

Hanna Hlushko presenting her poster at Harvey section of a poster session


Hanna Hlushko volunteering at CORROSION: Opportunities Realized mini-camp
Texas A&M graduate students at the NACE CORROSION conference (from left to right): Jim Chen (Dr. Case group, MSEN), Yenny Cubides (Dr. Castaneda group, MSEN), Hanna Hlushko (Dr. Sukhishvili group, MSEN), and Edna Mendez (Dr. Glover group, CHEN)

Grad. Student Hanna Hlushko at NACE 2018

Graduate student Hanna Hlushko recently presented her work at the 2018 NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from April 15th to 19th. Her poster entitled “Antioxidant Copolymers for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloys” was a hit among both industrial and academic experts. During the conference, Hanna volunteered at Mini-camp CORROSION: Opportunities Realized for local high school students.




Back from MS&T17

Our students returned after presenting their talks at the Material Science and Technology 2017 Conference at Pittsburgh, PA. They were presenting oral talks about their projects, “Layer-by-Layer Coatings of Fluorinated Polyphosphazenes” and “Linear, Hydrophobic, Antioxidant Copolymers for Enhanced Performance of Anticorrosion Coatings.”


Overview of Pittsburgh Downtown:









Texas A&M Students from Prof. Sukhishvili, Prof. Castaneda and Prof. Karaman groups:









After presenting oral talks:









Students at Duquesne Incline enjoying free time: