Welcome to the Eilaf Ahmed Research Group
News & Announcements: I Will be Joining the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Emory University This Summer. Opportunities are available for highly motivated and talented graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral researchers. Interested applicants, please contact Eilaf directly at ahmede[at] mit.edu
Eilaf Ahmed was born in Athens, Ohio. She received a combined B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemistry and a minor in philosophy in 2005 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Eilaf then moved to Seattle, where she earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington in 2011 under the guidance of Professor Samson A. Jenekhe. While at UW, her graduate work focused on engineering the electronic structures of organic semiconductors using molecular design and synthesis, to understand structure-property relationships and developing the next generation, high-performance, low-cost organic electronics.
Currently, Eilaf is a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Timothy M. Swager at MIT. The focus of her research is the development of multicomponent conjugated polymer nanoparticles for in vivo imaging and target-specific drug delivery for early diagnostics and treatments of cancer. Following her postdoctoral training, she aims to establish an independent research program at the interface of synthetic organic chemistry, materials science and engineering and biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics delivery.