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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

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

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 (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

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 (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

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