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Faculty profiles

Zoran Miskovic

Zoran Miskovic

Professor, Applied Mathematics

Research interests: optical properties of carbon nano-structures

Professor Sushanta Mitra

Sushanta Mitra

Executive Director; Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests: Microfluidics/Nanofluidics; Bio-MEMS; Integrated Water Management

Graham Murphy

Graham Murphy

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: synthetic organic chemistry; alternative approaches to metallocarbene and metallonitrene intermediates; organic electrolytes for lithium air batteries

Kevin Musselman

Kevin Musselman

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: Functional nanomaterials; spatial atomic layer deposition; metal oxides; 2D nanomaterials; perovskite photovoltaics; high-frequency diodes; optoelectronic devices; memristive devices; chemical sensors; cancer theranostics

Linda Nazar

Linda Nazar

Next Generation Energy Systems Leader; Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Solid State Materials

Research interests: nano-materials for the design of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Flora Ng

Flora Ng

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanocatalysts; bitumen upgrading; biodiesel production; catalytic distillation

Patricia Nieva

Patricia Nieva

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS); microbotics; biosensors; biomanipulators

Janusz Pawliszyn

Janusz Pawliszyn

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies

Research interests: solid phase microextraction; design of advanced integrated instrumentation for sample preparation, separation and detection

Michael Pope

Michael Pope

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: directed assembly of graphene-based nanocomposites; supercapacitors; next generation batteries; electrochemical sensors, electrocatalysts; thin films and membranes

Mahla Poudineh

Mahla Poudineh

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Research interests: bio-sensing approaches for therapeutics and diagnostics purposes and translating biomedical devices to the clinic.

Eric Prouzet

Eric Prouzet

Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: nanostructures and porous materials, catalysis and separation

Pavle Radovanovic

Pavle Radovanovic

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Materials

Research interests: synthesis of new multifunctional nanostructures​

Carolyn Ren

Carolyn Ren

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Droplet Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) Technology

Research interests: micro/nano-fluidics; lab-on-a-chip; protein separation; live-colony detection

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: multiscale modeling of process systems; density function theory studies of industrial catalyst systems; new nanomaterials

David R Rose

David R. Rose

Professor, Biology

Research interests: bioinformatics, systematics, evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

Professor, Chemistry; Computational Science Undergraduate Advisor; Canada Research Chair

Research interests: dynamics of complex molecular systems; Path Integral simulations of quantum fluids; development of semi-classical quantum dynamics approaches

Simarjeet Saini

Simarjeet Saini

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: nanophotonic devices; optoelectronics components for datacom and telecom

Armaghan Salehian

Armaghan Salehian

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: inflatable space structures, dynamics, vibrations, continuum modelling, energy harvesting using smart materials

Derek Schipper

Derek Schipper

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Organic Material Synthesis

Research interests: synthesis of organic materials for applications in organic solar cells, field effect transistors, imaging, displays

German Sciaini

Germán Sciaini

Professor, Chemistry; Canada Research Chair in Atomically-Resolved Dynamics & Ultrafast High-Resolution Imaging

Research interests: Femtosecond electron diffraction; ultrafast electron microscopy; femtosecond non-linear optical techniques

Leonardo Simon

Leonardo Simon

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: hybrid nanocomposites, membranes, catalysts

Siva Sivoththaman

Siva Sivoththaman

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ontario Research Chair in Renewable Energy Technologies and Health

​Research interests: silicon-based crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic devices; design and fabrication technology 

Roderick Slavcev

Roderick Slavcev

Professor, School of Pharmacy

Research interests: novel bacteriophage nanomedicines for the development of novel vaccines; pharmaceuticals and gene delivery systems

Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: inorganic materials, electrocatalysis, reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, energy storage

Michael Tam

Michael Tam

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: sustainable nanomaterials, nano-structured systems for drug/pesticide delivery; polymer-surfactant interactions; magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes; functional cellulose nanomaterials for agriculture, biomedical, environmental and personal and homecare applications

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