Dutcher Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Anton Korenevski (2008-2014)
    Production and Functionalization of Polysaccharide Nanoparticles
    Present Position: Chief Scientist, Mirexus Biotechnologies
  • Dr. Erzsi Papp-Szabo (2008-2014)
    Chemical Modification of Polysaccharide Nanoparticles
    Present Position: Independent consultant
  • Dr. Maximiliano Giuliani (2011-2014)
    Fluorescence Microscopy of MinD Oscillations
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Adam Raegen (2011-2014)
    Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging of Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose
    Present Position: Independent consultant
  • Dr. Martin Kurylowicz (2010-2012)
    Effect of Nanoscale Surface Curvature on Surface-Bound Proteins
    Present Position: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Mirexus Biotechnologies
  • Dr. Scott Allen (2010)
    Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose
    Present Position: Consultant, eBiz Professionals
  • Dr. Oleh Tanchak (2007-2009)
    Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose
    Present Position: Group Leader, Analytical Science, Iogen Corporation
  • Dr. Sarah Schooling (2007-2009)
    Membrane Vesicles From Bacterial Biofilms
    Present Position: Research Associate, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Ahmed Touhami (2006-2009)
    Atomic Force Microscopy of Bacteria at Surfaces
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Brownville
  • Dr. Virginia Vadillo-Rodriguez (2007-2009)
    Atomic Force Microscopy of Bacteria at Surfaces
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Dr. Jean-Bernard Fiche (2007-2009)
    Circular Dichroism of Protein Films
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics, Universite Joseph Fourier, France
  • Dr. Oleg Stukalov (2003-2008)
    Atomic Force Microscopy of Bacteria at Surfaces
    Present Position: COO, Mirexus Biotechnologies
  • Dr. Atsuko Negishi (2005-2006)
    Design and Construction of Optical Tweezers Experiment
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Xiaoling Li (2005-2006)
    Protein Adsorption on Lipid Bilayers
  • Dr. Christian Gigault (1999-2000)
    Colloidal Crystals and Quartz Crystal Microbalance Studies
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Kari Dalnoki-Veress (1998-1999)
    Polymer Thin Film Physics
    Present Position: Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
  • Dr. James Forrest (1995-1996)
    Polymer Thin Film Physics
    Present Position: Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo

Ph.D. Students

  • Erin Shelton (2020)
    Quantifying Bacterial Motion in Twitching Colonies and the Effect of the Agar-Glass Interface on Bacterial Twitching Motility
  • Jay Leitch (2014) (co-supervised with Jacek Lipkowski)
    Infrared Reflection Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Thin Organic Films Adsorbed at Gold (111) Electrode Surfaces
    Present Position: Nanoscience Technician, University of Guelph
  • Shun Lu (2014)
    Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of Type IV Pili and the Nanomechanical Response of Bacteria to Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
  • Luna Rahman (2012)
    The Role of Intrinsically Disordered Thellungiella salsuginea dehydrins TsDHN-1 and TsDHN-2 in Stabilization of Membranes and Cytoskeletal Actin Filaments
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph
  • Scott Allen (2010)
    Quantitative Kinetics and Angle Scanning Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging
    Present Position: Consultant, eBiz Professionals
  • Thamara Laredo (2009) (co-supervised with Jacek Lipkowski)
    Electric Field-Driven Changes in the Orientation and Conformation of Gramicidin in a DMPCA Bilayer Supported on an Au(111) Electrode
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Lakehead University
  • Chris Murray (2006)
    The Effects of Heating and Chemical Acetylation on Ultrathin Chitin Films
    Positions: Senior Staff Scientist, Monteco Ltd. (2006-2010); Assistant Professor, Lakehead University (2010-present)
  • Connie Roth (2004)
    Mobility on Different Length Scales in Thin Polymer Films
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Emory University
  • Christian Gigault (1999)
    Self-Assembled Polystyrene Microsphere Monolayers: Annealing Morphology and Ellipsometry
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa
  • Kari Dalnoki-Veress (1998)
    Confinement Effects on Thin Polymer Films
    Present Position: Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
  • Zihuang Wang (1996)
    Brillouin Light Scattering Studies of Anisotropies in Magnetic Thin Films and Bulk Crystals

M.Sc. Students

  • Melanie Hiles (2020)
    Classifying Formulations and Tracking Accelerated Aging of Crosslinked Polyethylene Pipes by Applying Machine Learning Concepts to Infrared Spectra
  • Joshua Sampson (2020)
    Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles via Laser Ablation in the Presence of Phytoglycogen
  • Kate Charlesworth (2019)
    The Creation of a Phytoglycogen-Functionalized SPR Sensor Surface and the Binding of Concanavalin A to Phytoglycogen
  • Hurmiz Shamana (2017)
    Rheology of Aqueous Dispersions of Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles
  • Josh Mogyoros (2016)
    Single Cell Force Spectroscopy of Bacteria
  • Richard Parg (2016)
    Viscoelastic Properties of Bacterial Cells
  • Erin Shelton (2015)
    Bacterial Twitching Motility
  • John (Atkinson) Simmons (2015)
    Neutron Scattering from Phytoglycogen Nanoparticles
  • Hilary Paulin (2013)
    Pattern Recognition in Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy Data
  • Robert Moscaritolo (2013)
    Quantifying Bacterial Crowd Surfing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Kyle Reiter (2012)
    Analysis of Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose Microfibrils by Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging
  • Corey Kelly (2011)
    Min Protein Oscillations in Bacterial Cells
  • Monika Michalek (2008)
    Spincoated Thickness Gradient Polymer Films
  • Dan Glickman (2008)
    QCM and SPR Studey of the Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose Thin Films
  • Jay Leitch (2006) (co-supervised with Jacek Lipkowski)
    Electrochemical and SNIFTIRS Studies on the Adsorption of the Model Anionic Surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) at the Au(111) Electrode
  • Scott Allen (2004)
    Protein Adsorption Studies Using Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Jason Thomas (2002)
    Preparation and Characterization of Spincoated Polymer Wedge Films
  • Christian Schultz-Nielsen (2001)
    Pattern Formation and Instabilities in Supported Trilayer Polymer Films
  • Chris Murray (2001)
    Dispersion Phenomena and the Glass Transition in Thin Polymer Films
  • Connie Roth (1999)
    Hole Formation in Freely-Standing Polystyrene Films
  • Christian Gigault (1993)
    Brillouin Light Scattering Studies of Magnetic Ultrathin Films and Superlattices
  • Liping Sun (1993)
    Elastic and Elasto-optic Properties of Thin Films of Polystyrene Spincoated onto Si(001)

Undergraduate Research Students

  • Callum Wareham (2020)
  • Benjamin Morling (2019, 2020)
  • Aidan Maxwell (2017)
    Dynamic light scattering of phytoglycogen nanoparticles
  • Leanne Sargent (2017)
    Crosslinking of polyethylene pipe
  • Shane Laverty (2016-2017)
    Swelling of ultrathin phytoglycogen nanoparticle films
  • Eric Bergmann (2016-2017)
    Laser ablation of metallic nanoparticles
  • Eric Bergmann (2016)
    Swelling of ultrathin phytoglycogen nanoparticle films
  • Fatimah Eashour (2015-2016)
    Fluorescence microscopy of bacterial cells
  • Megan Cowie (2015-2016)
    Bacterial twitching motility
  • Eric Bergmann (2015)
    Swelling of ultrathin phytoglycogen nanoparticle films
  • Kelly Newman (2014-2015)
    Antimicrobial effect on mechanical properties of bacteria
  • Ryan Bertholet (2014-2015)
    Imaging of polysaccharide nanoparticles
  • Perry Mahon (2014)
    Physical properties of polysaccharide nanoparticles
  • Will Dawkins (2014)
    Twitching Motility of Bacteria
  • Molly Labine (2014)
    Effect of Antimicrobials on Nanomechanical Properties of Bacteria
  • Alex Dion (2013-2014)
    Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging of Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose
  • Ben Baylis (2013-2014)
    MinD Oscillations in Bacteria
  • Richard Parg (2013)
    Effect of Antimicrobials on Nanomechanical Properties of Bacteria
  • Ethan Buchman (2013)
    Computer Modeling of Surface Motility of Bacteria
  • Megan Cowie (2013)
    Fabrication of the Mother Machine Microfluidic Device
  • Andrea Burbidge (2012-2013)
    Min Protein Oscillations in the Mother Machine
  • Grant Walters (2012)
    Effect of Antimicrobial Peptides on Viscoelastic Properties of Bacterial Cells
  • Carley Miki (2011-2012)
    Rheological Properties of Polysaccharide Nanoparticle Suspensions
  • Josh Mogyoros (2011-2012)
    Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy of Proteins on Curved Surfaces
  • Robin White (2011-2012)
    Twitching Motility and the Growth of Bacterial Colonies
  • John (Atkinson) Simmons (2010-2011)
    Min Protein Oscillations in Bacteria
  • Colin Gram (2010)
    Protein Conformations on Highly Curved Surfaces
  • Lukas Stille (2010)
    Dehydrin Proteins at the Air-Water Interface
  • Megan Murphy (2010)
    Min Protein Oscillations in Bacterial Cells
  • Andrew Rytwinski (2009-2010)
    Protein Stabilized Oil-in-Water Emulsions
  • Sara Cormier (2009)
    Protein Stabilized Oil-in-Water Emulsions
  • Aidan Brown (2009)
    Computational Studies of Peptidoglycan Sacculi
  • Isdin Oke (2009-2010)
    Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose and Soybean Stalks
  • Matt Barrett (2009-2010)
    Min Protein Oscillations in Bacterial Cells
  • Kyle Manchee (2008-2009)
    Atomic Force Microscopy of Protein Molecules
  • Mike Reid (2008-2009)
    Enzymatic Degradation of Cellulose
  • Andrew Gravelle (2008)
    Holographic Microscopy Study of Polystyrene Spheres
  • Fraser McKay (2007)
    Protein Adsorption Using Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Clare Armstrong (2006)
    Dynamic Light Scattering Studies of Polymer Solutions
  • Willy Brown-Bury (2006)
    Development of Optical Tweezers Experiment
  • Fouad Elgindy (2005-2006)
    Optical Tweezers
  • Piotr Dubrowski (2005)
    Metal Uptake in Bacterial Cells
  • Monika Michalek (2005)
    Spincoated Polymer Thickness Gradient Films
  • Josh Grimes (2005)
    Optical Tweezers
  • May Lee (2005)
    Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • Illya Tolokh (2004)
    Protein Adsorption Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance
  • Amy Jacina (2004)
    Swelling of Thin Chitosan Films
  • Piotr Dubrowski (2004)
    Trapping of Bacterial Cells
  • Michael Muchemu (2004)
    Dewetting of Polymer Films on Spin-on-glass
  • Phil Almeida (2004)
    Microfluidic Flow
  • Ann Revill (2003)
    Protein Adsorption Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance
  • Stephen Kamp (2003)
    Pattern Formation in Thin Polymer Films
  • Keith Ladouceur (2003)
    Quartz Crystal Microbalance Measurements of Membrane Vesicle Adsorption
  • Adam Pound (2003)
    Glass Transition Temperature of Freely-Standing PMMA Films
  • Stephen Kamp (2002)
    Gas Permeation Through Freely-Standing Polymer Films
  • Andrew Phillips (2002)
    Birefringence of Thin Polymer Films
  • Scott Allen (2001)
    Developing Experiment Control Software Using Labview
  • Andrew Isherwood (2001)
    The Sutdy of Thin Polymer Films Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance
  • Andrew Isherwood (2000)
    Designing Optical Tweezers Apparatus
  • Jason Thomas (2000)
    Pattern Formation and Hole Growth in Polymer Trilayer Films
  • Mike Massa (2000)
    Quartz Crystal Microbalance Studies of Polymer Films
  • Chris Schultz-Nielsen (1999)
    Phase Separation in Polymer Multilayer Films
  • Chris Murray (1999)
    Permeation and Diffusion of Gas Molecules in Thin Polymer Films
  • Chris Murray (1998)
    Glass Transition in Freely-standing Polystyrene Films
  • Eric Hayashi (1998)
    Hole Formation and Growth in Freely-standing Polystyrene Films
  • Ted Sommerville (1998)
    Polymer Colloidal Crystals
  • Jeff Broderick (1996)
    Morphology of Two-Phase Polymer Thin Films
  • Amy Rowat (1995)
    Polystyrene/Polyisoprene multilayer films
  • Wolfgang Jooss (1995)
    Phase separation in thin polymer films
  • Tracey Copeland (1994)
    Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) films
  • B.J. Neal (1993, 1994)
    Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) films
  • Kari Dalnoki-Veress (1992)
    Electronics, mechanical design & construction
  • Jenni Zelin (1991)
    Computer software to control interferometer
  • Nancy Tamblyn (1991)
    Magneto-optic Kerr effect

High School Co-Op Students

  • Adrian Basso (1992)
    Electronics, mechanical design & construction
  • Tracy Tegart (1991)
    Optical design, computer software