Dhiraj Kumar, PhD
Post Doctoral Associate
Email: kumard@umn.edu

Dhiraj earned his BSc and MSc in Chemistry from Delhi University as well as his MTEch [Nanobiotechnology] from Amity University in India. Dhiraj pursued his PhD in biomedical engineering from University of Ulster, UK on “co-functionalized gold nanoparticles for drug delivery application.” Before joining 2BI, Dhiraj worked as a research fellow at University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine (New Zealand) where he was involved in developing multi-functional nanoparticles for ovarian cancer targeting and spectral CT imaging. Dhiraj currently works as a Postdoctoral Associate on novel dental materials and improving material physio-chemical properties using nanomaterials. Outside of the lab, Dhiraj is interested in landscape and street photography.