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Arash Takshi, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Takshi's primary research interest is in the field of emerging materials for novel electronic devices. His lab at Bio-Organic Electronics is active in studying organic and bio photovoltaic devices and supercapacitors. Additionally, using nanomaterials and organic semiconductors, Takshi's group is working on designing biosensors and gas/VOC sensors for medical applications. Also, his team has devised a method for direct printing copper on fabrics for developing wearable electronics.

Current Group

Mohammad Shakhawat Hossain (LinkedIn)
PhD Candidate

Mohammad is a PhD student at the Bio-Electronics Lab. He received his B.S degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with VLSI integration as major stream. He earned his M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University where he worked on analog circuits, and signal integrity for semiconductor devices. His current doctoral project is on detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ambient temperature for environmental monitoring. 


Mohammad's research interests are in the area of semiconductor physics, VLSI chip designing, nanomaterials, plasma physics, characterization, and nanofabrication. 

Reza Amirabad
PhD Student

Reza graduated from University of Arak in 2016 with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. During this time, I worked on the organic synthesis of Conductive polymers such as Polyethylenedioxythiophene Polystyrene Sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) and Polyaniline (PANI) (two important polymer related to energy harvesting and biomedical applications such as solar cells and scaffolds) at the Department of Chemical Engineering within the university. Later that year I started the M.Sc. program in Polymer at the Sharif University of Technology (the best university at Iran) which I completed in 2019. While completing this degree, I worked at the Polymer Lab in Sharif University of Technology working on two different projects related to the Thermoelectric materials and Smart textile.
To expand my knowledge as an Electrical Engineer, I joined the lab of Dr. Arash Takshi at University of South Florida to complete my PhD where I have been studying bioorganic and bioelectronic devices. My current research specifically focused on the Supercapacitor and Solar Hybrid Cells, allowing me to build upon my past work on conductive polymers and energy harvesting.

Nirmita Roy (LinkedIn)
PhD Candidate

Born and raised in Bangalore, India, Nirmita received her B.S degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from MS Engineering College. With an interest in microelectronics and nanomaterials, she found a path to accomplish her MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF). After graduating, she worked for Renesas Electronics America as an Applications Engineer for two and half years. 


She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at USF with research interests in solar cell/renewable energy applications, nanomaterial science, fabrication, designing, material characterization and electrospinning.

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Future Student
PhD Student


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Thomas Kalach
Graduate student


Nida Khattak (LinkedIn)
Graduate student

Nida was raised in Panama City, Florida, and after graduating high school, moved to Tampa to pursue her Bachelors degree at the University of South Florida in Electrical Engineering. Finding an interest in research projects, she embarked on her journey in the the bio-organic electronics lab to conduct various experiments and projects. 

This led to her pursuing her Masters degree at USF to further her research goals and education. Her research interests are in bioelectronics, MEMS, material characterization, and fabrication.

Soujanya Ayaluri
Graduate Student

Originally from India, Soujanya Ayaluri graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from VIT Vellore. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). Her ongoing research centers on embedded and wearable electronics, reflecting her profound interest in these areas and their application to wearable technologies.


Alongside her academic pursuits, Soujanya has gained hands-on experience in hardware and sensor integration, further enriching her practical skills in the field.

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Jon Bebeau
PhD Student

Soujanya Ayaluri

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Kaushika Rudraraju
Graduate Student


Current REUs and High School students


Michael Santos


Duc Anh Trinh


Shivin Anand (Middleton high school)



Dr. Fatemeh Khorramshahi (2016-2020)


Dr. Tareq Kareri (2019-2022)


Sanskruta Chandrashekhar Dhotre (2020-2021)


Dr. Anand Kumar Santhanakrishna (2011-2019)


Kishore Kumar Kadari (2017-2018)


Dr. Houman Yaghoubi (2010-2015)


Dr. Sara Bakhshi (2012-2013)


 Rohit Lallansingh Yadav (2019-2021)


Nestor O Marquez Rios (2021-2023)


Dr. Bianca Seufert (2021-2024)


Dr. Sabrina Rosa-Ortiz (2017-2021)


Dr. Kavyashree Puttananjegowda (2017-2020)


Dr. Belqasem Aljafari (2016-2019)


Mr. Jon Bebeau (2016-2020)


Dr. Tete Tevi (2010-2016)


Riaz Ahmed Liyakath (2010-2012)


Dr. Hadi Ibrahimi (2012-2013)


Donny Stinner (2021)


Kat-Kim Phan (2022-2024)

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