Nandini Debnath is a postdoc with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. She is currently part of the research team at the IDEATION Lab, working on designing, fabricating, and developing new microfluidic point-of-care devices for the detection of COVID-19.
Anirban Banerjee is a postdoc with the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. He is currently working alongside Dr. Valerie Ward, researching new methods of producing life-saving drugs. His work involves using algae in place of traditional manufacturing platforms for protein therapeutics, with the ultimate goal of revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industry and saving lives.
John Edison Munoz Cardona is a postdoc with the Department of Systems Design Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. He is working with the Human Optimization Modelling Lab, and the Games Institute, conducting research into how human body signals can create more "humanized" assistive technologies based on games and interactive systems.
Daniela Lubke is a postdoc with the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in the Faculty of Mathematics. She works with optimization problems, using her expertise to help address real-world issues. Her current focus is developing a new model to integrate personnel allocation and machine scheduling problems for large-scale industrial production.
Stuart Hallifax is a postdoc with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics. His research involves tailored and integrated gamefiction as a method of increasing motivation and engagement in audiences across diverse systems. Currently, he is working on adapting this approach to address issues involving eye-health in young children.
Marie Charbonneau is a postdoc in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. She currently works as part of Waterloo RoboHub and started as a postdoc in June 2019.
Stefanie Czischek is a postdoc with the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science. She is working with Roger Melko on applications of ANN methods in quantum physics, while collaborating with the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab (PIQuIL).
Fatemeh Jafari is a postdoc with the Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Faculty of Engineering. They are part of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute. Their work involves the use of machine learning to improve procurement price offers and modelling for fresh produce, for the sake of both corporations and consumers.
Melanie Jouaiti is a postdoc with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. Her current work with the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) involves the development of assistive robotics technology to compliment conventional therapies in the area of speech impairments and motor coordination deficits.
Moses Tetui is a postdoc with the School of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Science. He is passionate about public health, and his research involves investigating methods of building public trust between health agencies and the general public. The goal of his work is to create responsible and responsive health systems in collaboration with communities and stakeholders.
Amritha Stalin completed a PhD at the University of Waterloo, working in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. She is currently working on a project to understand the visual difficulties faced by stroke survivors. At the same time, she is also working to assess the knowledge, practices, and attitudes of Optometrists regarding the intervention and management of symptoms in stroke survivors with visual consequences.
Kristie Poole is a postdoc with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts. She is currently working at the Social Development Lab, studying the socio-emotional development of children, with a focus on the origins and outcomes of temperamental shyness.
Ali Ayub is a postdoc with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. Currently, he is working at the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Lab (SIRRL), developing autonomous robots that can assist people in their daily lives.
Anwar Jaber is a postdoc and adjunct professor with the School of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering. An architect and urban scholar, she joined the postdoc community in September 2021 as part of the second cohort supported by the AMTD postdoctoral fellowship. She is currently working with Prof. Robert van Jan Pelt, conducting research into the role of architecture in cities facing political transitions and extreme conditions, focusing on museums that aim to address national narratives of war, memory and violence.
Sebastian Dys is a postdoc with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts. He is currently working at the Social Development Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Henderson. His research focuses on examining the causes or impediments to prosocial behaviour in children, and specifically how temperamental shyness influences such behaviour.
Edris Madadian is a postdoc with the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. He has worked in the energy and environmental engineering sector for nearly ten years, with a focus on renewable, sustainable systems. His current work involves investigating potential water contamination from pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).
Pankaj Gupta is a postdoc with the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, in the Faculty of Environment. He started as a postdoc in 2019, and his current research involves studying the migration of hydrocarbon pollutants into groundwater systems and developing remediation strategies.
Lauren Todd is a postdoc with the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science. Her research involves studying how frog immune systems respond to infection, trying to understand how pathogens interact with their hosts, with the ultimate goal of helping to preserve amphibian biodiversity. She is also an amateur wildlife photographer, with work that can be found on Instagram.
Xia Han is a postdoc with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Mathematics. She joined the University of Waterloo in September 2020, and has been working with David Landriault and Ruodu Wang as supervisors. Her current research focuses on issues within the field of quantitative risk management.
I completed my Ph.D. (Language, Culture, and Teaching) at the Faculty of Education, York University. I joined the University of Waterloo as a postdoc because it has one of the world's best engineering schools.
I was born and raised in Hanover, Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree in History and English at Lakehead University in 2010. I continued my studies at Lakehead the year after and earned a master's degree in History in 2011. Before coming to St. Jerome's University and UWaterloo, I earned my Ph.D.
I work in the Department of Knowledge Integration, which is a part of the Faculty of the Environment. I'm originally from Ottawa, but spent a few years in Montreal where I completed my Ph.D. at McGill University. I came to UWaterloo in September 2021 for an amazing postdoc opportunity working on two interesting projects: one exploring how scientists perceive collaborations with philosophers, the other exploring the rhetoric of climate change.