Kevin Stamplecoskie

Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie - Principal Investigator

Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie Principal Investigator
  • Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada, 2016-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, 2013-2015
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2013
  • Honours B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2008

Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie was born and raised in the small town of Wilno, ON, Canada, known as the first Polish settlement in Canada. Kevin now pursues his passion for novel nanomaterials and composites, especially in controlling the optical properties of nanomaterials through precise synthesis. The work has impact in optical electronics, light-harvesting, photocatalysis, biomedicine and chemical sensing.

The Group

StamplecoskieGroupPhoto Stamplecoskie Group Summer 2016

Current Graduate Students

Seyedehgoonay Yousefalizadeh ... "Goonay"

Hey guys! My name is Goonay! I'm from beautiful Tehran, Iran. I joined the Stamplecoskie’s group as a PhD student in September 2016. While obtaining my undergraduate degree in chemistry at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, I began developing a passion for chemical research and continued to complete a Masters degree at the University of Tehran in polymer chemistry. Currently, I'm working on photosynthesis of gold nanocluster and I do really enjoy all my time in lab, working with all of the fancy equipment that we have here!!!

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, painting, watching movies and making desserts!! I love trying different sports, going swimming, playing basketball, running and canoeing!!! I love the rainy spring days here in Canada but not those freezing cold ones in winter! I'm so into shoes, If I were not a chemist, I would probably be a fashion designer!!!

Amanda Corkum

Amanda Corkum

Amanda Corkum joined the Stamplecoskie group as a master’s student in the summer of 2017. Originally from Nova Scotia, she completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Bishop’s University, where she worked in the lab of Dr. Mihai Scarlete, developing inductive polymer-source chemical vapour deposition methods for the production of SiC thin films and investigating the Kumada rearrangement in polydimethylsilane at low temperatures. She is currently investigating the electron transfer properties of gold, silver, and gold/silver alloy nanoclusters. When not in the lab, Amanda is usually found knitting, reading, embroidering, or singing.

Hannah Ramsay

Hannah Ramsay

Hannah Ramsay has recently completed her Honour’s degree in Life Science and is also studying Concurrent Education, with teaching subjects in Chemistry and Biology. Hannah has past clinical research experience at the Ottawa Heart Institute in the study of cardiac sarcoidosis and in the Queen's Music Cognition lab, studying the role music therapy in Alzheimer's Disease. Hannah has a passion for learning more about chemical synthesis, and has research interests that include learning more about the modifiable optical and electronic properties of materials, and how this can be applied to light-harvesting and biomedicine. When not immersed in her studies, Hannah can be found on the soccer field or playing the piano.

Hannah Ramsay

Hannah Ramsay

Hannah Ramsay has recently completed her Honour’s degree in Life Science and is also studying Concurrent Education, with teaching subjects in Chemistry and Biology. Hannah has past clinical research experience at the Ottawa Heart Institute in the study of cardiac sarcoidosis and in the Queen's Music Cognition lab, studying the role music therapy in Alzheimer's Disease. Hannah has a passion for learning more about chemical synthesis, and has research interests that include learning more about the modifiable optical and electronic properties of materials, and how this can be applied to light-harvesting and biomedicine. When not immersed in her studies, Hannah can be found on the soccer field or playing the piano.

 

 

Current Undergraduates

Rector

Brianna Rector

Brianna Rector is a fourth-year undergraduate student from Mississauga, completing a Bachelors of Science (Hons.) in chemistry at Queen’s. She is currently a summer student holding an NSERC-USRA award to study bioapplications of nanoclusters, and will be continuing work in the Stamplecoskie lab for her fourth-year research project in 2017-2018. Brianna has past research experience with Queen’s University in the Department of Biology FLAMES laboratory at the Dorset Environmental Science Centre, where she studied the toxicity of road salt on Daphnia pulicaria in Ontario Shield lakes, under the supervision of Dr. Shelley Arnott and Dr. Martha Celis-Salgado. She is actively involved with Queen’s University Blood Team in partnership with Canadian Blood Services, and volunteers with The Earth Centre promoting sustainable shopping in her spare time. When not studying or volunteering, Brianna can be found running, playing softball, or reading a good book!

Former Undergraduates

Arjan Manku

Arjan Manku

Arjan Manku is currently working towards completing his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Chemistry, as well as his degree in Concurrent Education with teaching subjects in Chemistry and Geography. Arjan has previously worked with Dr. Oleschuk’s group at Queen’s University, synthesizing superamphiphobic surfaces and studying their interaction with droplets of various organic solvents. He is excited to start his research in Dr. Stamplecoskie’s group, studying the chemical manipulation of optical properties of metal clusters. Originally from the city of Mississauga, Arjan’s hobbies including cross-country running, biking, and planning events with the Queen’s Chemistry Department Student Council.

Lea Gozdzialski

Lea Gozdzialski

Lea Gozdzialski completed her 4th year honours thesis in our group. She did an amazing job of synthesizing multiple new redox couples that the entire group relies on when making photovoltaic devices. Her exceptional work earned Ms. Gozdzialski the Walter MacFarlane Smith Prize in Chemistry! Lea enjoys 'doing well in school' but when she's not here, she can be found rock climbing or chatting with her cousin Glen Healey (cool by association).

Olivia Flavelle

Olivia Flavelle

My name is Olivia Flavelle I am currently finishing up my honours degree in chemistry! I am originally from Toronto but have come to love the small city charm of Kingston. I have recently completed my thesis working in Dr. Wang’s lab. My thesis included the synthetic construction of new luminescent Triarlyboron donor-acceptor systems as CO2 binding and sensing materials. I am excited turn my attention towards a new line of research in the Stamplecoskie group concerning the development of higher efficiency solar cells using metal cluster chemistry.

Former Graduate

Anthony Jolly

Anthony Jolly (Visiting Masters Student from France)

Anthony Jolly from Bordeaux, city of wine in France, is currently a graduate student in molecular and macromolecular chemistry. After his baccalaureate he decided to do a two year degree in measurement and instrumentation and decided to continue a career in chemistry. When he is not in a laboratory, Anthony can be found on a plane, traveling or swimming.