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Kelly Nash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor of Record

Office: AET 3.203
Phone: (210) 458-6153

Lab website:

Areas of Specialization

» Biophotonics
» Nano-Bio interfaces
» Nanoparticle synthesis and spectroscopy
» Nanotransducers


Ph.D. in Physics; University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S. in Applied Physics; University of Michigan
B.S. in Physics; Dillard University


Research Interests

Our group develops and implements nanoparticles for biophysical and medical applications. The goal of our studies are to develop unique nanoparticles which serve as nanotransducers of electromagnetic energy (e.g. optical, magnetic, and electric) to impart spatial-temporal control on biological systems. Research topics include:

  • Nanoparticles as Remote Optical Transducers for Biomedical Applications
  • Elucidating Combinatorial Effects of Nanoparticles and Electromagnetic Stimulation
  • Light (Laser) Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles & Applications in Medicine and Energy
  • Photoacoustic (Optoacoustic) Characterization and Signatures of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
  • All Optical Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Polymeric Nanoparticles for Immunological Drug Delivery Applications



Click here for a list of publications.