Nuclear Alumni

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Leyla Atar (-2019)
  • Dr. Fuad Ali (-2018)
  • Dr. Ermal Rrapaj (11/2016 - 9/2018)
    Nuclear Astrophysics and pairing in heavy nuclei
  • Dr. Ali Kilic (9/2016 - 12/2017)
    Development of a gas target and silicon tracker array for ISAC-II
    Present Position: University of Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr. Bruno Olaizola Mampaso (9/2014 - 10/2016)
    Development of LaBr detectors for GRIFFIN and the structure of 98Zr
    Present Position: TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Dr. Baharak Hadinia (10/2010 - 10/2014)
    In-Beam Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy Above The High-Spin Isomeric State in 155Lu.
    Present Position: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Dr. Laura Bianco (03/2009 - 12/2011)
    Development of DESCANT (DEuterated SCintillator Array for Neutron Tagging) and Structure of 150Sm.
    Present Position: Researcher, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • Dr. Chandana Sumithrarachchi (07/2007 - 10/2010)
    Nuclear structure of the N=90 region and data acquisition systems of the DESCANT detectors
    Present Position: Beam Physicist, National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab (NSCL), Michigan, USA
  • Dr. Smarajit Triambak (07/2007 - 08/2008)
    Rn Electric Dipole Moment Search
    Present Position: Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Dr. Dipa Bandyopadhyay (2005-2006)
    TIGRESS Highly-Segmented HPGe Clover Detectors
    Present Position: Staff Scientist, BARC, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Jose Javier Valiente-Dobon (2004-2005)
    Lifetime Measurements and Band Termination in 74,76Kr
    Present Position: Research Scientist, INFN, Legnaro, Italy
  • Dr. Corina Andreoiu (2003-2005)
    High-Spin States in N=Z 72Kr
    Present Position: Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

PhD Students

  • Georgios Palkanoglou (2023)
    Pairing in nuclear and cold atomic systems
  • Harris Bidaman (2023)
    Lifetime Analysis of 100Zr and Simulating the Detector Array for Energy Measurements Of Neutrons (DAEMON)
  • Eva Kasanda (2023)
    A novel method of sub-milimeter range verification for hadron therapy using a tumour marker
  • Allison Radich (2023)
    124Xe Angular Correlation Analysis and Development of the Detector Array for Energy Measurements Of Neutrons (DAEMON)
  • Matthew Buraczynski (2023)
    Impurities and Inhomogeneities in Neutron Matter
  • Andrew MacLean (2021)
    Spectroscopy of 188Hg Following the β+EC Decay of 188,188mTl
  • Ryan Dunlop (2012-2019)
    β and β-delayed neutron decays of the N = 82 isotopes 128-130Cd and 131In studied with GRIFFIN
  • Badamsambuu Jimeddorj (2012-2019)
    Nuclear Structure of 122Xe Studied via High-Statistics β+/EC Decay of 122Cs
    Present Position: Applied Physicist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario
  • Michelle Dunlop (2013-2018)
    High-Precision Half-Life Measurements for the Superallowed Fermi β+ Emitters 10C and 22Mg
    Present Position: Sessional, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • Evan Rand (2012-2015)
    Investigation of the E2 and E3 matrix elements in 200Hg using direct nuclear reactions
    Present Position: Applied Physicist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario
  • Alex Laffoley (2010-2015)
    High-Precision Half-Life Measurements for the Superallowed Fermi β Emitters 14O and 18Ne
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
  • Kyle Leach (2008-2012)
    Neutron Transfer Reactions on 64Zn as a Probe for Testing Shell-Model Isospin-Symmetry-Breaking Theory
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
  • Paul Finlay (2007-2012)
    High-Precision Half-Life and Branching Ratio Measurements for the Superallowed β+ Emitter 26Alm 
    Present Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Andrew Phillips (2005-2009)
    Structure of 186,188Os Studied with (3He,d) Reactions 
    Present Position: Analyst, RBC, Guelph, Ontario
  • Michael Schumaker (2005-2009)
    Coulomb Excitation Structure Studies of 21Ne, 20,21Na
    Present Position: Research Associate, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Gwen Grinyer (2004-2007)
    High-Precision Half-Life Measurements for Superallowed Fermi Beta Decays
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

MSc Students

  • Sangeet-Pal Pannu (2024)
    Searching for signatures of shape coexistence in 100 Ru
  • Zarin Ahmed (2024)    
    Developing The Detector Array for Energy Measurement of Neutrons (DAEMON) 
  • Ryan Curry (2023)    
    Quantum Monte Carlo for Nuclear Physics: On and Off the Lattice
  • Samantha Buck (2023)
    Investigation of States Populated in the 102Ru(p,t)100Ru Two Neutron Transfer Reaction
  • Devin Hymers (2022)
    Experimental Validation of Filtered Interaction Vertex Imaging for Intra-Fraction Relative Range Verification in Heavy-Ion Therapy
  • Bernard Ross (2022)
    Phenomenological theories for pairing and static response
  • Liam Schmidt (2022)
    Resonant Neutrino Flavor Conversion In Post Merger Accretion Disk
  • Rajan Anderson-Dornan (2021)
    Nucleonic Interaction and Neutrino Spectra in Neutron Star Merger Events
  • Samuel Martinello (2020)
    Neutron matter with skyrme functionals in a periodic external field
  • Sally Valbuena Burbano (2020)
    Nuclear Structure of 98RU Using Beta Decay
  • Bryn Knight (2017-2020)
    Neutron capture rates for strongly interacting neutrons
  • Robin Coleman (2016-2019)
    Beta Decay of Neutron-Rich 52K
  • Beau Greaves (2017-2019)
    Investigation of High-Lying (alpha,gamma) Resonances in 22Ne through One-Neutron Transfer in Inverse Kinematics at TIGRESS
  • Erin McGee (2016-2019)
    Searching for Shape Coexistence with 123Te(n,γ) Thermal Neutron Capture
  • Georgios Palkanoglou (2017-2019)
    Approaching the Thermodynamic Limit in BCS Theory
  • William Dawkins (2016-2019)
    Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations: From Few to Many Species
  • Tammy Zidar (2015-2018)
    Beta decay of neutron-rich 33Mg21
  • Tash Zielinski (2015-2018)
    Finite-Size Effects Within the 2D BEC-BCS Crossover
  • Mateusz Buraczynski (2015-2018)
    Static Response of Neutron Matter
  • Tyson Schilbach (2016-2018)
    Accretion Disk Contributions to the Diffuse Neutrino Background
  • Joseph Turko (2014-2017)
    Detector Response Simulations of Hydrocarbon Neutron Scintillators
  • Harris Bidaman (2014-2017)
    A study on low spin states in 154Gd using the (p, p'γ) reaction
  • Christina Burbadge (2014-2017)
    Investigation of Excited 0+ States Populated in the 162Er(p,t) Reaction
  • Andrew MacLean (2013-2016)
    γ-γ Angular Correlation Measurement With GRIFFIN
  • Alex Galea (2013-2015)
    Diffusion Monte Carlo study of strongly interacting two-dimensional Fermi gases
  • Allison Radich (2013-2015)
    Nuclear structure of 124Xe studied with β+/EC-decay
  • Brendan Bulthuis (2013-2015)
    Pairing Correlations in Heavy Nuclei Near the Proton Dripline
  • Drew Jamieson (2010-2013)
    The nuclear structure of 112Cd studied through the 111Cd(d,p)112Cd single neutron transfer reaction
  • Alejandra Diaz Varela (2010-2013)
    Nuclear Structure Investigation of 110Cd through Beta-Decay of 110In
  • Julian Michetti-Wilson (2010-2013)
    Characterization of LaBr3(Ce) Detectors for Picosecond Lifetime Measurements
  • Badamsambuu Jigmeddorj (2010-2012)
    Nuclear Structure Study of Cd-110 through Internal Conversion Electrons
  • Ryan Dunlop (2010-2012)
    High-Precision Branching Ratio Measurement for the Superallowed β+ Emitter 74Rb
  • Sophie Chagnon-Lessard (2009-2012)
    Structure of 152Sm studied with (d,d') reactions in search of a tetrahedral symmetry signature
  • Evan Rand (2009-2011)
    Geant4 Simulations for the Radon Electric Dipole Moment Search at TRIUMF
  • Jack Bangay (2008-2010)
    Nuclear Structure of 110Cd Studied with Beta Decay of 110In and (n,n'gamma) Reaction
  • Katie Green (2007-2009)
    Nuclear Structure of 112Cd Through Studies of Beta Decay
  • Greg Demand (2007-2009)
    Development of a Novel Algorithm for Nuclear Level Scheme Determination
  • Kyle Leach (2006-2008)
    High-Precision Measurement of the Superallowed Beta Decay Branching Ratio of 38mK
  • James Wong (2006-2008)
    Design Study of DESCANT - DEuterated SCintillator Array for Neutron Tagging
  • Paul Finlay (2005-2007)
    High-Precision Branching Ratio Measurement for the Superallowed Beta Emitter 62Ga
  • Bronwyn Hyland (2004-2005)
    Precision Half-Life and Branching Ratio Measurements for the Superallowed Beta Emitter 62Ga
  • Andrew Phillips (2003-2005)
    Diffusion and Transport of Radioactive 120Xe: Towards Rn Electric-Dipole Moment Measurements at ISAC
  • Michael Schumaker (2003-2005)
    Measurements and Simulation-Based Optimization of TIGRESS HPGe Detector Array Performance
  • Gwen Grinyer (2002-2004)
    High-Precision Measurements of 26Na Beta Decay

Undergraduate Research Students

  • Zarin Ahmed (2020)
  • Ryan Curry (2020)
  • Gabe Dublin (2019)
  • Jay Florica (2019)
  • Alexis McKendry (2019)
  • Sangeet-Pal Pannu (2019, 2020)
  • Michael Stuck (2019)
  • Paul Foley (2018)
  • Nicholas van Heijst (2018)
  • Bernard Ross (2018)
    Pairing in neutron-star matter
  • Joel McBride (2018)
    Neutrino scattering in accretion disks
  • Jeremiah van Benthem (2018)
    Synthesis of elements in Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium
  • Kaitlin Williams (2018)
    Equation of state for neutron stars
  • Nawar Ismail (2018)
    Effective mass of neutron matter
  • Daniel Hortelano-Roig (2017)
    GEANT4 Simulations of 34Ar Superallowed β Decay
  • Leah Carinci (2016)
    Properties of γ-ray emitters for contrast agents in nuclear medicine.
  • Dylan Kisliuk (2016)
    162Er(p,p') analysis.
  • Charlie Pham (2016)
    Geant4 simulation for a silicon tracker at ISAC-II.
  • Blair Tokiwa (2016)
    Large-scale shell model calculations.
  • Jordan Atchison (2015)
    Equations of state for neutron stars.
  • Paula Boubel (2015)
    Investigation of the 162Er(p,d) reaction.
  • William Dawkins (2015)
    Path integral Monte Carlo calculations of thermodynamic properties.
  • Dylan Kisliuk (2015)
    Study of the 164Er(p,t) reaction.
  • Erin McGee (2015)
    124Cs decay log(ft) values.
  • Harris Bidaman (2014)
    Construction of GRIFFIN and 122Xe calibration.
  • Gatjang Deng (2013-2014)
    Construction of GRIFFIN and DESCANT, and 98Y decay study.
  • Dylan Kisliuk (2014)
    Determination and Investigation of 0+ States in 162Er.
  • Christina Burbadge (2014)
    Internal activity and geometry of LaBr3 detectors in Geant4.
  • Hillary Dawkins (2014)
    2D strongly interacting gases.
  • Andrew Finlay (2013)
    Nuclear structure of 160Er via the 162Er(p,t)160Er reaction.
  • Hillary Dawkins (2013)
    Beta-feeding intensities in 110Cd.
  • Renato Pardo (2013)
    Nuclear Shell Structure Evolution from the Beta Decay of 52,53K.
  • Andrew Tan (2013)
    PACES efficiency and geometry.
  • Andrew Finlay (2012)
    Studying 112Cd via 112In Beta decay.
  • Ellie Foden (2012)
    Analysis of proton elastic scattering data on 162Er
  • Aaron Liblong (2012)
    Modelling non-uniform electromagnetic fields in Geant4
  • Carley Miki (2012)
    Analysis of deuteron elastic scattering data on 154Fe
  • Andrew Finlay (2011)
    DESCANT Neutron Detector Array
  • Jonathan Loranger (2010)
    Precision Frequency Determinations for RnEDM
  • Alejandra Diaz Varela (2010)
    Nuclear Level Structure of 112Cd
  • Drew Jamieson (2010)
    Nuclear Structure of 112Cd Using (d,p) Reactions
  • Alejandra Diaz Varela (2009)
    Nuclear Level Structure of 112Cd
  • Ryan Dunlop (2009)
    Spectrometer for Internal Conversion Electrons (SPICE)
  • Drew Jamieson (2009)
    Nuclear Structure of 112Cd using (d,p) Reactions
  • Brad Leufkens (2008)
    Solution of Bessel Functions of Irrational Order
  • Ryan Massey (2008)
    TIGRESS Experimental Preparations at TRIUMF-ISAC
  • Evan Rand (2008)
    GEANT4 Design Simulations for the GRIFFIN Spectrometer
  • John Russel (2008)
    GEANT4 Simulations of the 8pi Spectrometer Response
  • Greg Demand (2007)
    Refinement of the 8pi sort code
  • Katie Green (2007)
    IBM-2 calculations of the Cd isotopes
  • Mike Jarrett (2007)
    High-Precision Lifetime Measurement of 26Na
  • Brent Millar (2007)
    Construction of the TIGRESS spectrometer
  • Erin O'Sullivan (2007)
    8pi Efficiency Curve
  • Greg Demand (2006)
    Development of the 8pi sort code
  • Katie Green (2006)
    Level scheme of 46Ti
  • Kyle Leach (2006)
    Superallowed Fermi Beta Decay of 38mK
  • Paul Finlay (2005)
    GEANT4 Simulations of the SCEPTAR Positron Array
  • Emilia Illes (2005)
    Level Scheme of 46V
  • Kyle Leach (2005)
    Search for Non-Analogue Fermi Beta Decay of 38mK
  • Reid Miller (2005)
    Neutron detector simulations
  • James Wong (2005)
    Pre-equilibrium studies and neutron detector simulations
  • Paul Finlay (2004)
    Study of 28Na Beta Decay with the 8pi Spectrometer and SCEPTAR
  • Paul Finlay (2003)
    Bremsstrahlung Suppression with the SCEPTAR Positron Array
  • Bronwyn Hyland (2003)
    Statistical Bias in High-Precision Nuclear Lifetime Measurements
  • Andrew Phillips (2003)
    Diffusion and Transport of Radioactive Noble Gases
  • Michael Schumaker (2003)
    Gamma-Ray Position Reconstruction in the TIGRESS HPGe Clover Detectors
  • Paul Finlay (2002)
    Efficiency Calibration of the SCEPTAR Positron Array
  • Alexandra Ivankovic (2002)
    Bremsstrahlung Production from Energetic Positron and Electron Stopping
  • Michael Schumaker (2002)
    GEANT4 Simulation of the TIGRESS Gamma-Ray Spectrometer
  • Andrew Phillips (2001)
    High-Spin Rotational States in 71Br

Group Photos


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