Aliakseyeu, Al Husseini, and Brito present at SERMACS 2021

Our group had an eventful trip to SERMACS 2021 in Birmingham, AL. Prof. Sukhishvili and PhD students Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, Diana Al Husseini, and Jordan Brito gave talks about the group’s research.

Prof. Sukhishvili presenting “Polymer Salogels for Shape Stabilization of Inorganic Phase Change Materials”

In the “Polymer Chemistry” session on Nov. 10, Aliaksei presented his work on “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers“.

Aliaksei Aliakseyeu presenting “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers”

During the “Polymer Assemblies: from Fundamental to Applications” sessions on Nov. 11, Prof. Sukhishvili presented “Polymer Salogels for Shape Stabilization of Inorganic Phase Change Materials“, Jordan presented “All-aqueous Assembly of Highly Hydrophobic, pH-responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers“, and Aliaksei presented “Star Polyelectrolytes in Multilayer Assemblies“.

Jordan Brito presenting “All-aqueous Assembly of Highly Hydrophobic, pH-responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”

Finally, on Nov. 12, Jordan presented a poster titled “Non-releasing, enzymatic layer-by-layer coatings with antibacterial activity” and Diana presented “Surface Functionalization for Mid-infrared On-chip Gas Sensing” during the “Optoelectronic Materials” session.

Diana Al Husseini presenting “Surface Functionalization for Mid-infrared On-chip Gas Sensing”


Jordan Brito presenting “Non-releasing, Enzymatic Layer-by-Layer Coatings with Antibacterial Activity”


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.