Assistant Professor (August 2012 – present)
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliate, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Member, Breast Cancer Research Program, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Professor Rizia Bardhan joined Vanderbilt University in Fall 2012. Rizia received a B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Westminster College, Fulton, MO. She then moved to Houston, TX to pursue a Ph.D. at Rice University under the supervision of Prof. Naomi Halas. During her graduate work, her research focused on fundamental plasmonics and nanophotonics, and applications of plasmonic nanostructures in nanomedicine. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Rizia spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designing nanomaterials for hydrogen storage, and developing real-time spectroscopies to measure hydrogen storage processes in situ.