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Dana Lobmeyer received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2017. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Rice University. Under the advisement of Sibani Lisa Biswal, Dana studies the dynamics of two-dimensional magnetic colloidal assemblies under time-dependent magnetic fields. She primarily uses the assemblies as experimental models of atomic and molecular systems to better understand solid-state phenomena.


In 2019, Dana joined the NSF-funded Bioelectronics NRT Program at Rice University. In 2020, she became a funded fellow of the program and began interdisciplinary research pursuing the creation of an ultrasensitive biosensing tool.


Outside of research, Dana spends time involved in the Rice community. She served as Recruitment Chair (2018-2019) and Vice President (2019-2020) of her departmental graduate student association and holds leadership positions (2019-present) on two committees within the Bioelectronics NRT program.

Research Areas

Colloidal Crystals, Field Directed Colloidal Assembly, Magnetic Colloids, Crystal Phenomena

Societies & Organizations

University of Florida/ Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering/2017

Honors & Awards

2020, NSF Bioelectronics NRT Program Fellowship