Our Team


Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor @ The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Biomedical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Institute of Applied Life Sciences
Email: dkireev [at] umass.edu
Campus Office: LSL S611
Lab: LSL S650F

Dr. Dmitry Kireev is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, starting Fall 2023. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin. He is working on application of 2D materials (graphene, MoS2, PtSe2 etc) into fields of bioelectronics, neuroprosthesis, and wearable electronics. He finished his PhD work at the Institute of Bioelectronics (ICS-8) of Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany, working on graphene-based devices for bioelectronics. He is a recipient of a prestigious EMM-NANO scholarship and performed his master study in KULeuven and Chalmers University with majors in nanoelectronics.

In his professional journey, he is pursuing a visionary goal: to redefine the landscape of modern bioelectronics, particularly at the interface between electronics and the human body, through the innovative use of 2D materials. Dr. Kireev's expertise spans nanoelectronics, nanomaterials, and devices, complemented by a deep understanding of cellular neuroelectronics and wearables.

The on-going research endeavors aim to integrate distinctive two-dimensional electronic components (graphene and beyond) into the human body, laying the groundwork for transformative advancements in our fundamental knowledge and technological boundaries, ultimately enhancing our quality of life. Originating as a quantum physicist, Dr. Kireev's academic journey evolved into electrical engineering and nano-electronics during MSc studies, leading to delve into bioelectronics research for Ph.D. Subsequently, his postdoctoral research focused on the application of 2D materials in wearables, showcasing innovations such as graphene-based electronic tattoos for wearable sensors, a cuff-less blood pressure monitoring tattoo system, as well as biocompatible artificial synapses.

Prof. Kireev's long-term professional goal is to facilitate the convergence of 2D nanomaterials and bioelectronics, propelling the fields of mobile health and medicine forward. He envisions the development of integrated electronic circuits crafted with ultrathin and flexible 2D materials, seamlessly melding with living tissue; ultimately, laying the groundwork for deciphering the human brain, with the potential to transform and heal it or even contribute to the development of cyborgs.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Prashant Narute is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, since March 2024, specializing in 2D materials, particularly graphene, with over 7 years of dedicated research experience. He pursued his Ph.D. in Nano Science from the University of Science and Technology, in conjunction with the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Republic of Korea, where his research focused on large-area graphene transfer onto polymeric substrates for flexible electronics and the fundamental research on nanomechanics of 2D materials using In-situ SEM technique. Prior to his current position, Prashant served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, where he was working on high-throughput roll-to-roll dry transfer technique for graphene, particularly in biomedical applications such as graphene e-tattoos. His current research interests at University of Massachusetts centers on advancing 2D material-based bioelectronics, including graphene e-tattoos and graphene-integrated microdevices for diverse bioelectronics applications. Beyond academia, Prashant enjoys leisure activities such as badminton, swimming, travelling, and watching television.

Graduate Students

MSc and Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Email: akatsoulakis [at] umass.edu
Alexandra Katsoulakis is an undergraduate student at UMass Amherst, majoring in biomedical engineering.  Alexandra is embarking on her academic journey by joining the Kireev Lab as a sophomore. She’s aspiring to apply all the knowledge she’s gaining through her engineering, computational, math, and science courses to collaborate with teams of scientists and engineers.  Outside of her academic pursuits, she enjoys quality time with family and friends, traveling, and expressing her creativity through art. Alexandra’s ultimate goal is to engage more deeply into research, explore new ideas, and hopefully make novel contributions to biomedical research.

Undergraduate Student, BME
Email: fnakyazze [at] umass.edu

My name is Favour and I am a biomedical engineering major at UMass Amherst. I love working with biomedical devices either through research and design or production. My hobbies include hiking, baking, and listening to various kinds of music. Through my experience at school and in the lab, I have been able to learn more about myself and how I would like to further pursue my passion in my future career.

Undergraduate Student, ECE
Email: nathanchang [at] umass.edu
Nathan is a third-year undergraduate ECE student. He has a wide range of research interests from integrated circuit design to nanotechnology fabrication. In his free time, he likes to play chess, watch TV shows, and eat food.
Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Email: seammorris [at] umass.edu
Sean is a 4th-year undergraduate BME student. He has a wide variety of interests in the field, ranging from the implantation of 2D bioelectronics to the use of synthetic biology for therapeutic treatments. After graduation, Sean plans to pursue a Ph.D. in bioengineering. In his free time, Sean enjoys working out, playing chess, and watching the Celtics.


  • Monil Bhavsar - UG @ UMass Amherst - current
  • Om Tank - UG @ UMass Amherst - current
  • Alexa Velazquez - UG @ UMass Amherst - current
  • Siddh Merchant- UG @ UMass Amherst - current