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Workentin Research Group Alumni - the Ones Who DID the Work

PhD:

Robert Donkers        Mechanisms of Electrochemical Single Electron Transfer Reduction of Endoperoxides”, 2001  DeMayo Award Winner Currently: Nanotechnlogy Laboratory Coordinator, University of Waterloo

Jason L. Pitters        Photolysis of Pyridyl Diazocarbonyl Compounds as Monolayers on Platinum Single Crystal”, 2001  DeMayo Award Winner Currently: Research Officer, NRC- NINT Edmonton AB

Vittorio A. Sauro        Investigation of the Substituent Effects on Electron Transfer in Aryl Azines, Ferrocenyl Azines and 1,4-Dichloroazoethanes: an Electrochemical and Photochemical Study.”
2001
  Currently: Applications Specialist, Multi-Chem. A Halliburton Service

David C. Magri        Kinetics of the Electrochemical and Photochemical Dissociative Electron Transfer Reduction of Dialkyl peroxides and Endoperoxides”, 2004. Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Malta.

Donald Stringle        Electron Transfer Reduction of O-O and S-O Bonds”, 2004. Currently: M.A. Journalism and B. Ed. High School Educator, ON
 
Arnold J. Kell            “Photochemical Probes on Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles” 2004. Currently: Research Office, NRC-SIMS, Ottawa, ON.

Hamid Alizadeh        “Photoreactions on Metal Surfaces” Ph.D. at Ben-Ali Sina University, Iran 2005. Currently: Associate Professor, Razi University, Iran.

Dana K. Adkinson    “Photolysis of Pyridine-Based Azides as Monolayers on Pt (111)”, 2005. Currently: Research Scientist, Lanxess.

Jun Zhu                    Interfacial Reactions on Maleimide Protected Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles”, 2009. Currently: PDF, McGill University.

Hossein Ismaili        “Strategies for the Thermal and Photochemical Modification of Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) and the Fabrication of AuNP Hybrid Materials ” 2011 DeMayo Award Winner ; Vision 2020 PDF, University of Ottawa Currently: Research Scientist, Naeja Pharmaceuticals.
Mahdi Hesari           "Electrochemiluminescence of Gold Nanoclusters"  2014  Currently: PDF with Z. Ding
Glorija Jocys            1996-2004. WITHDREW for personal reasons.

 

 

MSc:

M.D. Hossain            Polymer Modified Electrodes”, 2005. Co-supervised with Professor Oleg Semenikhin.  Currently: Ph.D. student

Yuning Chang        Reversible Covalent Assembly of Monolayer Protected Gold Nanoparticles by C60 and Light”, 2005. Currently: Research Scientist, Quality Control, Pharmaceutical Services at AMRI, Albany, New York Area

Andrea Wallette        Electrochemical Reduction of Cyclic/Acyclic Benzyldisulfides”, 2005. Currently: Educator/Teacher Fraser Academy, Vancouver, B.C.

Michel Johnson        Surface Modification of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles via the Photo-Wolff Rearrangement”, 2005. Currently: Research Scientist, Institute for Research in Materials, Dalhousie University.

Kurtis Hartlen            “Template Michael Addition Reactions on AuNP”, 2009. Currently: Chemist, Imperial Oil, Sarnia ON.

Brandon Lines            “1,3 Dipolar Cycloadditions on AuNP”, 2009. Currently: Chemist, Siltech Corporation

Mahboubeh Hadadpour    Gold Nanoparticles: Investigating Physical and Chemical Properties via Photo-switchable Azopyridine Moiety and Investigating Their Photo-induced Size Evolution in Chlorinated Solvents”, 2011. Currently PhD Candidate UWO.

Kristen Snell            “Ketene and Nitrene Chemistry for Modification of AuNP”, 2011 Currently PhD Candidate Nantes France and UWO.

 

Other:

Pierangleo Gobbo Visiting Research Associate from Padova Italy, 2010
Dr. D. Magri Research Associate, 2008
Syria  Peiris Research Associate, 2006
Andrea Wallette  Research Associate 2007
Prof. Davood Nematohalli     Sabbatical visiting scientist 2005
Prof. Hamid Alizadeh Visiting scientist summer 2007
 



Undergraduate Students, Western University: 

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Summer 2013         Praveen Gunawardene Summer Research Scholar

Summer 2013             Aurelia Niaux               Visiting Reseaercher UPMC, France

Summer 2013             Filipe DeSouza             NSERC USRA

Summer 2013 Andre Venter       AMBI Scholar

2012-2013                 Zachary Mossman         4 th  Year Honors

2012-2013                 John Roman                4 th  Year Honors (joint with O. Semenikhin)

Summer 2012             Samantha Novoa         NSERC USRA

Summer 2012             Filipe DeSouza             NSERC USRA

2011-2012                 Melanie Lui                4 th  Year Honors (joint with P. Ragogna)

Summer 2011             Tyler Schon               NSERC USRA

2010-2011                  Brett Lubbock            4 th  Year Honors (joint with P. Ragogna)

2010-2011                  Furat Sattar               4 th  Year Honors (joint with J. Corrigan)

2009-2010                  Ryan Guterman          4 th  Year Honors

2009-2010                  Sara Accardi               4 th  Year Honors (joint with P. Ragogna)

Summer 2009             Soo Lee                     Exchange Student- Paris, France

Summer 2009             Kiana Lahring             Summer RISE Scholar

2008-2009                  Justine Forbes            4 th  Year Honors (joint with J. Corrigan)

2008-2009                  Kristen Snell              4 th  Year Honors (joint with Y. Song)

2007-2008                  Katie Mouland            4 th Year Honors (joint with P. Ragogna)

2007-2008                  Eunice Cation             4 th  Year Honors (joint with Z. Ding)

Summer 2007             Lindsay Kelland           Summer RISE Scholar

2006-2007                  Ryan Latimer              4 th  Year Honors (joint with M. Kerr)

2006-2007                  M. Teidemann             4 th  Year Honors (joint with Z. Ding)

2006-2007                  Brandan Lines             4 th  Year Honors (joint with M. Kerr)

2006-2007                  Matthew Decan           4 th  Year Honors (joint with J. Corrigan)

Summer 2006             Svetlana Kostina         Summer RISE Scholar

2005-2006                  Jessica Watson           4 th  Year Honors (joint with J. Wisner)

2005-2006                  Janice Lee                  4 th  Year Honors

Summer 2005             Nicole Fowler             Summer RISE Scholar

Summer 2005             Barbora Bajtos           Summer Research Assistant

2004-2005                  Jocelyn Tindale           4 th  Year Honors  (with O. Semeninkin)

Summer 2004             Hayley Holm               Summer Research Assistant

Summer 2004             Andrea Wallette            Summer Research Assistant

Summer 2004             Erin Grundy             Summer NSERC/RISE Scholar

2003-2004                  Andrea Wallette            4 th  Year Honors Project

2003-2004                  Hasti Larjani               4 th  Year Honors Project

2003-2004                  Hayley Holm                4 th  Year Honors t (with O. Semeninkin)

2003-2004                  Aneta Borecki            4 th  Year Honors Project (with J.F. Corrigan)

Summer 2003             Praew Thansandote     Summer NSERC/RISE Scholar

Summer 2003             Andrea Wallette            Summer Research Assistant

Summer 2002             Chuba Singham            Summer NSERC/RISE Scholar

2001-2002                  Emilia Perna                4 th  Year Honors Project

Summer 2001             Miranda Wozniak         Summer NSERC Scholar

2000-2001                  Chris Montcalm            4 th  Year Honors Project

1999-2000                  Dana Adkinson            4 th  Year Honors Project

1999-2000                  J. P. Desaulniers          4 th  Year Honors Project (with R. Hudson)

Summer 1999             Monica Dvorak             Summer Research Assistant

1998-1999                  Craig Orieux                4 th  Year Honors Project (with R. Hudson)

1998-1999                  Emily Chung                4 th  Year Honors Project (with R. Hudson)

1998-1999                  Michael Cockburn         4 th  Year Honors Project (with J.Corrigan)

1998-1999                  David Marshall             4 th  Year Honors Project

1997-1998                  David C. Magri             4 th  Year Honors Project

1997-1998                  Donald L .B. Stringle     4 th  Year Honors Project

1997-1998                  R. Nevin Campbell        4 th  Year Honors Project

1997-1998                  Diem Tran                    4 th  Year Honors Project (with K. M. Baines)

Summer 1997             Ian F. Moore                 Summer Research Assistant

Summer 1997             Joseph Tse                   Summer Research Assistant

1996-97                       Ian F. Moore                4th Year Honors Project

1996-97                      Wissam Kamouni          4th Year Honors Project

1995-96                      Jason Pitters                 4th Year Honors Project

1995-96                      Clarence Lee                4th Year Honors Project

Contact

Mark S. Workentin, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Centre for Advanced Materials and Biomaterials Research (CAMBR)

Western University
London, ON N6A 5B7
519-661-2111 Ext 86319

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