Nangia Research Group

Our focus

We are a multiscale modeling group focussed on:

Research interests

We develop computational methods in the areas of nanomedicine, drug delivery, biofilms, catalysis, and dissolution. A critical focus of the research is the design of efficient nanosized drug-delivery carriers to target cancer tumor cells.  In addition to synthetically fabricated carriers, strategies are being developed to modify naturally occurring viruses as drug delivery agents. The goal is to advance the field of nanomedicine which holds the key to a new era of cancer treatment. Further research effort is on understanding the chemical and mechanical properties in bacterial biofilms essential for designing better antibiotic drugs.

Recent News

Wenjuan Jiang wins "Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students" given by the COMP divison of the American Chemical Society! Congratulations, Wenjuan!

April 18, 2016

Xiaoyi Wang selected for All University Master’s prizes! Congratulations, Xiaoyi!

April 14, 2016

Xiaoyi Wang successfully defended his Masters' thesis! Congrats, Xiaoyi!

March 24, 2016

Shikha Nangia wins the TACNY College Educator of the Year Award, for educator who has made outstanding contributions in Technology Education at the college level in Central New York.

March 21, 2016

Shikha Nangia wins the American Chemical Society COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

March 15, 2016

Jerome wins the 1st prize in Research Poster Session and Competition, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute. Congrats, Jerome!

March 4, 2016

Shikha Nangia teamed up with Dr. Juntao Luo to win Nappi Research Competition ($100,000) grant for developing novel nanocarriers for treatment of brain tumors

December 11, 2015

Huilin's first paper on the cover of Journal of Phyiscal Chemistry B.
The details development of coarse grain model for Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane. Congrats to Huilin, Jerome, and Wenjuan for working on this!

Novermber 19, 2015

Shikha receives NIH R21 grant in collaboration with Upstate University's Prof. Juntao Luo for designing efficient cancer drug delivery nanocarriers.

June 5, 2015

Shikha receives Faculty Excellence Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at SU.

May 8, 2015

Lexi selected as Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar! Congratulations, Lexi!

April 23, 2015

Huilin receives Graduate School All University Masters Prize for his thesis on Coarse Grained Parametrization of the Gram-negative bacterial outer membrane. Congratulations Huilin!

April 7, 2015

Jerome receives Best poster prize for his work on 2015 Neuroscience Research Day. Congratulations Jerome!

April 3, 2015

Shikha receives NSF CAREER award for studying the blood-brain barrier.

January 21, 2015

We are on the cover of JCTC

Jan. 13, 2015