Ding Research Group

Summer Student Wins Undergraduate Research Workshop Award

August 2016

Jonathan Wong, a NSERC USRA student in the Ding, was one of the top presenters at this years Undergraduate Summer Research Workshop funded by ICE and NSERC USRA at Western University. Congratulations Jonathan!

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Awarded

May 2016

Michelle Li has been awarded an OGS scholarship for 2015-16 academic year. Congratualtions Michlle!

NSERC PGS D Awarded to Amy Tapley

September 2015

Amy Tapley has been award the NSERC PGS D for 2015 to 2017. Congratulations Amy on this great achievement!

New Publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society

August 2015

Mahdi, Kalen ad Ryan have published a new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled "Highly Efficient Dual-Color Electrochemiluminescence from BODIPY-Capped PbS Nanocrystals" (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07633) Congratulations to them on this great achievement!

New Publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry C

August 2015

In a joint effort with Dr. T.-K. Sham a paper was published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C titled "Assessing the Band Structure of CuInS2 Nanocrystals and Their Bonding with the Capping Ligand" (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05940)

Graduate Award for Daniel Vaccarello

August 2015

Daniel Vaccarello has been awarded the Dr. Joseph Soltys Graduate Award. The Joseph Soltys Graduate Award was established by Mrs. Judith Soltys and others, in memory of Dr. Joe Soltys (BSc '63, PhD '69),through Foundation Western. Congratulations Daniel

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Winners in the Ding Lab

May 2015

Daniel Vaccarello, Jeffrey Henderson, Amy Tapley and Michelle Li have again had their hard work and dedication rewarded. They have all received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2015-16. Congratulations to all of them on their latest accomplishment.

NSERC USRA Winner Joins the Lab

May 2015

Jeffrey Henderson has obtained NSERC's undergraduate student research award for the summer months. He is staying with Dr. Ding's lab and continuing his research on SECM. Congratulations Jeff!

Undergraduates Win at SOUSCC

March 2015

On March 21st at the University of Toronto-Mississauga was the 43rd Southwestern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference. All the undergraduate students gave a talk on their work from this year. In the analytical division two Ding group members won a prize. Seowoo Kim won 2nd place for her talk on CZTS solar cells and Jeffrey Hendersen won 3rd place for his talk on SECM and simulations.

Dr. Ding wins Faculty Scholar Award

March 2015

On March 17th it was announced that Dr. Ding along with Dr. Sean Shieh won the Faculty Scholar award. This award is nominated by the dean and then goes through a selection committee. This award recognizes a complete Western scholar who has recently achieved prominence in teaching and research as well as an international presence in their discipline and are considered all-round scholars. Congratulations Dr. Ding!

See the full article here

Paul de Mayo Award given to Dr. Mahdi Hesari

February 2015

Dr. Mahdi Hesari has had the distinction of being awarded the Paul de Mayo scholarship. This award honours the top graduate student for the year and consists of a medal and funds for travel for the winner to present their work at Western.

Congratulations to Kyle Jeffs

August 2014

Kyle Jeff's hard work and dedication paid off on August 21st 2014 when he successfully defended his Master's thesis. Congratulations Kyle!

Congratulations to Dr. Mahdi Hesari

August 2014

Dr. Mahdi Hesari's hard work and determination paid off when he successfully defended his thesis on August 18, 2014. Congratulations! Mahdi will be joining the Ding group for his post doctorate work.

ACS Nano Paper

August 2014

In a joint effort between Dr. Ding's and Dr. Workentin's groups, Mahdi Hesari has published his paper "Highly Efficient Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Au38 Nanoclusters" in ACS Nano. Congratulations Mahdi!

Bertinoro Bound

August 2014

Kalen Swanick has received an award for her to travel to the ECL Meeting in Bertinoro, Italy in September 2014. Congratulations Kalen!

Two More Accomplishments for Dr. Ding

July 2014

Dr. Ding has two more accomplishments to add to his already long list. He has not only been promoted to the rank of Professor, but also was awarded the Distinguished Research Professorship for 2014-15 by the Faculty of Science. As a Distinguished Research Professor, Dr. Ding will capitalize on the successful development of ionic liquids for spent nuclear fuel applications for use in fuel cell applications and develop new partnerships using this technology.

Two OGS Awards

May 2014

Amy Tapley's and Daniel Vaccarello's hard work has paid off. They have both earned the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2014-2015. Congratulations to both of them on this latest accomplishment.

First Place at SOUSCC

March 2014

On Saturday, March 29th 2014 the undergraduate thesis students headed to The University of Windsor to participate in Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC). There, Joesph Turnbull won first place in the Analytical Chemistry division for his talk. Congratulations Joesph!

Welcomes Four New Members

September 2013

Dr. Ding warmly welcomes Masters candidates Daniel Stitt from Brock University, Saghar (Sara) Khoshmashrab from The University of Toronto, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Lorenzo Perini from University of Padova and visiting scholar Dr. Wang from CAU to his group. All will be joining the solar cell projects. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Stockmann

August 2013

Dr.Thomas Stockmann's hard work and determination paid off when he successfully defended his thesis on August 20, 2013. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Kalen Swanick

August 2013

Dr. Kalen Swankick's hard work and determination paid off when she successfully defended her thesis on August 16, 2013. Congratulations!

Welcomes Two New Members

May 2013

Dr. Ding and his group warmly welcomes Ph. D candidate Michelle Li hailing from University of Saskatchewan who will join the SECM team and Master's candidate Matthew Turnbull a Western graduate who will join the solar cell project. Congratulations to Michelle and Matt, we look forward to working with you!

Awards and Honours from Electrochemical Society of Canada Conference

October 2012

On October 27th 2012, Daniel Vaccarello, Thomas Stockmann and Dr. Ding attended ESC conference at Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario. At this conference Thomas Stockmann was the only student lecturer and Daniel Vaccarello received a 2nd place poster prize.

Dr. Ding recieves NSERC grant to aid in Solar Cell Research

April 2012

Full details can be seen here in an article by Mitch Zimmer in the April 19th 2012 issue of Western news on page 10.

Dalton Mcguinty Ontario's Premier Visits the Ding Lab!

September 2011

The full artcle, on page 2 of the September 2011 issue of Western News reveals that Samsung C&T will be opening a plant in London Ontario.