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Grad Students and Fellows

Dinesh Pathak (Visiting Researcher)

Hometown: Bhaleth-Sujanpur Tihra, Hamirpur, HP- India

Education: (M. Sc., Ph. D. Physics (GNDU), PDF (UGC-DSK, Thapar U), PDF European Commission) R & D Specialist, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Centre for Material Science, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Near Prague, Czech Republic.

Research Project: Nanostructured Materials, Compound semiconductors photovoltaics (Chalcopyrites) and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid systems.

Leila Mazaheri

Hometown: Tabriz, Iran

Education: PhD student, Physics,Queen's University MSc, Photonics, Research Institute for Applied physics and Astronomy (RIAPA), Tabriz University 2011

Research Project: I study development of chiral plasmonic structures and opto-electronic assisted self-organization of azo-glass and polymer materials.

Muhammad Ikram

Hometown: Muhammad Ikram

Education: PhD candidate (G. C. University Lahore) , Visiting Research Associate, Department of Physics (Queen’s University).

Project: Fullerene Replacement in Organic Solar Cells for Device Stabilization.

Somayeh Mirzaee

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Education:  PhD Candidate (Physics, Queen's University), M.Sc. (Physics, University of Windsor), M.Sc. (Sharif University of Tech.), B.Sc. (Hons) (Condensed Matter Physics, University of Tehran)

Research Project: I study nonlinear optical effects in organic solar cells in order to evidence field enhancement effects

Nam Musterer

Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia

Education: B.Sc. (Hons) Physics, University of British Columbia

Research Project: Study behaviour and properties of a molecular glass in a polymer for use in organic solar cells.

Jimmy Zhan

Hometown: Toronto, Canada.

Education: M.ASc Candidate (Physics), Queen's University. B.Sc. Eng (Engineering Physics - Electrical option), Queen's University (2013).

Research Project: Fabrication of polymer solar cells and optimization of their efficiency by creating surface relief gratings (single, crossed, parallel, and circular) and inducing Surface Plasmons. In the case of circular gratings (esp. chirped profiles), SPs can be focused at the center.


Yolène Sacchettini

Hometown: Crolles, France

Education: Engineer student at Ecole Centrale Marseille, France

Research Project: Fabrication and Optimization of organic solar cell.

Tham Adhikari

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Education:  Ph.D Candidate ( Queen's University), M.Sc, ( Queen's University) M.Sc Chemistry ( Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu,Nepal)

Research Project: Fabrication of solar cell devices by using organic polymers and other materials.


Feng Liu, Phd Completed

Hometown: Hubei, China

Education: M.S. Condensed State Physics, Chinese Academy of Science(CAS)

Research Project: My research involves the investigation and application of the surface plasmon of noble metal nanoparticles. We have been studying surface plasmon enhanced fluorescence (photoluminescence), surface plasmon improved electroluminescence in small molecule organic light emitting diode (SM-OLED). And currently surface plasmon enhanced absorption of bulk heterojunctions (BHJs) solar cell is under investigation.


Thomas Kraft

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON

Education: PhD Candidate (Queen's University, University of Limoges), MSc (Queen's University), HBSc (Lakehead University)

Research Project: Synthesis of π-conjugated alternating copolymers for polymer wrapping of carbon nanotubes (CNT). The polymer/CNT composites are used to fabricate bulk-heterojunction organic photovoltaic cells.


Yiwei Zhang

Hometown: Hubei, China

Education: M.sc. Candidate,Queen's University, B.Sc., Chemistry (Subject of Specialization), Renmin University of China (2011)

Research Project: Chiral polymer photo-detector


Matthew Schuster, MSc completed

Hometown: Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Education: B.Sc.E.(Hons.) Engineering Chemistry, Queen's University (2009)

Research Project: Creation of a vertically aligned metal nanorod photoelectrode. MNRs have been glorified for their exceptional photonic properties and have shown to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Currently I am focused on techniques forgrowing and aligning the MNRs.


Sanyasi Rao

Hometown: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Education: M.Sc. Physics, University of Hyderabad(UoH), Hyderabad, India

Research Project: I am working on time-resolved fluorescence Intensity and Anisotropy decays of dye molecules attached to metal nanoparticles, in the wake of understanding processes of energy transfer between dye molecules. It is of great interest to know the dependence of energy transfer rate upon spectral position of the localized surface plasmon peak of a single metal nanoparticle with respect the fluorescence peak of the dye molecules.


Konrad Piskorz

Hometown: Wroclaw, Poland

Education: B.Sc.E.(Hons.) Engineering Chemistry, Queen's University (2010)

Research Project: Instrument development for polymer solar cells

Yue Tao

Yue Tao MSc completed

Hometown: Jilin, China

Education: Bachelor of Science, Fudan University (2011)

Research Project: Second Harmonic Generation of Chiral-Modifued Silver Nanoparticles.


Gabriela Aldea-Nunzi

Hometown: Iasi, Romania

Education: MSc in Eng.Chem and PhD in Chem., Gheorghe Asachi, Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Research Project: Self-assembly and nanomaterials