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      H. Georg Schreckenbach  
(CV, Publications, Contact)

    Xiaobin Zhang
Ph.D. student, 09/16−; M.Sc. student, 01/14−08/16
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences"
Originally from: China (Fuzhou, Fujian)

    Saumya Jayasundara
M.Sc. student, 09/16−
Research project: "Solar Energy Conversion"; "Conducting Polymers"
Originally from: Sri Lanka

    Payal Grover
M.Sc. student, 01/18−
Research project: "Adsorption of Actinides onto 2D Materials"
Originally from: Panjab University, India

    Monica Sharma
Undergraduate summer student 05/19−08/19, undergraduate researcher 10/18−04/19
Research project: "2D Materials"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)

    Yang Gao
Postdoctoral fellow 12/18−11/19
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Science"
Originally from: China (Chengdu, Jilin)



Varathan Elumalai
Postdoctoral fellow 04/19−03/21
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Science"
Originally from: India

    Laura Ferch
Undergraduate summer student 05/19−08/19, undergraduate summer student 05/18−08/18, undergraduate summer student 05/17−08/17 (funded by the Dr. H.D. Gesser Undergraduate Summer Research Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba); undergraduate summer student, 05/16−08/16
Research projects: "Surface Modeling"; "2D Materials"; "Singlet Fission"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba

Schreckenbach group 07/2019    Schreckenbach group 07/2019
Group pictures 07/2019. Left picture: Laura, Nikalabh, Varathan, Georg, Saumya, Gautam, Payal, Xiaobin, Yang. Right picture: Varathan, Gautam, Laura, Nikalabh, Payal, Georg, Saumya, Xiaobin, Yang (left to right; Monica not in pictures).

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(Listed in approximately reverse chronological order.
Former group members, please drop me a line every now and then about your current whereabouts and how things are going for you!)


    Nikalabh Dihingia
Undergraduate summer student (Mitacs Globalink intern), 05/19−07/19
Research project: "Adsorption of Actinides onto Two-Dimensional (2D) Materials"
Originally from: India
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Undergraduate student

    Gautam Jha
Undergraduate summer student (Mitacs Globalink intern), 05/19−07/19
Research project: "Computational Modeling of the Interaction of Minor Actinides with Macrocycles"
Originally from: India

Rebecca Santos
Undergraduate project student 01/19−04/19
Research project: "Interaction of Uranium with Eudistomins"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)

Prof. Seifollah Jalili
Visiting Scientist 07/18−08/18
Permanent position: K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran

    Tyler (Anh) Tran
Undergraduate summer student 05/18−08/18 (funded by a University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Award)
Research project: "2D Materials: Interactions Between Uranium and Borophene"
Originally from: Vietnam
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba


Schreckenbach group 07/2018    Schreckenbach group 07/2018
Group pictures 07/2018: Xiaobin, Laura, Tyler, Payal, Saumya, Georg (left to right; Seifollah not in pictures).


Schreckenbach group 02/2018
Group picture 02/2018: (taken on occasion of Gurpreets M.Sc. defense): Xiaobin,
Laura, Payal, Saumya, Georg, Gurpreet (left to right).


    Gurpreet Kour
M.Sc. student, 01/16−02/18
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Bonding in Complexes of Early Actinides"
Originally from: India (Jammu)
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Graduate student (Ph.D.), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Jeffery Perkins
M.Sc. student, 09/13−08/17
Research project: "Computational Screening of Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells"
Originally from: Canada (Abbortsford, BC)

    Nishadh Rathod
Undergraduate project student, 09/16−04/17
Research project: "Periodic Trends Among Later Actinides"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB) / India
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
Current position: Graduate student (M.Sc.), University of Alberta

    Craig Peeples
M. Sc. student; 01/12−08/16
Research project: "Development and Implementation of Continuum Solvation Models"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Junior Software/IT Developer, Pricerazzi, Winnipeg
Current position: Graduate student (Ph.D.), University of Alberta
    Michael Adeyemi
Undergraduate summer student, 05/16−08/16
Research project: "Singlet Fission"
Originally from: Nigeria
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
    Sonal Maroo
Undergraduate summer student (Mitacs Globalink intern), 05/16−07/16
Research project: "Thorium Macrocycle Complexes"
Originally from: India
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India
Current position: Scientific Officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India
    Wiljanne Vanderlee
M.Sc. student, 05/16−07/16
Originally from: Canada (Fredricton, NB)


Schreckenbach group 06/2016
Group picture 06/2016: Craig, Xiaobin, Christophe, Michael, Sonal, Jeffery,
Gurpreet, Laura, Wiljanne, Georg (left to right).


    Dr. Thaneshwor P. Kaloni
Postdoc (in collaboration with the group of M. Freund), 03/14−11/15
Research projects: "Theoretical Studies of Polymer−Based Memory Structures"; "2D-Materials"
Originally from: Nepal (Kathmandu) / Saudi Arabia (KAUST)
Positions after leaving the group: Postdoctoral fellow, California State University, Northridge, USA; postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas, USA
Current position: Staff scientist, CNL, Chalk River, ON, Canada.


Wei Bin (Weibin) Kuang
Undergraduate summer student/ undergraduate research assistant, 06/15−09/15
Research project: "2D-Materials"
Originally from: China (Foshan, Guangdong)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba

Schreckenbach group 06/2015
Group picture at the CSC conference in Ottawa, Ontario, 06/2015:
Jeff, Xiaobin, Craig, Thaneshwor, Georg (left to right).



      Akef T. Afaneh
Ph.D. student, 05/09−07/15; M.Sc. student, 05/08−04/09
Research projects: "Computational Studies of Aqueous Mercury Complexes; Mercury Sensing"
Originally from: Jordan
Position after leaving the group: Genviron Corporation, Winnipeg, MB
Current position: Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Balqa Applied University, Jordan

    Christophe Match
Undergraduate summer student, 05/14−08/14 (NSERC funded)
Research project: "Singlet Fission"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
Current position: Graduate student (M.Sc.), Department of Physics, University of Manitoba

   
Fernanda Palazzo
Undergraduate summer student, 05/14−08/14 (Internship funded by CNPq, the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico)
Research project:"Chalcogenide-Uranium Bonds"
Originally from: Brazil (São Paolo)
Positions after leaving the group: Undergraduate exchange student, University of Manitoba; undergraduate student, Universidade Federal de São Paulo; Customer Service Specialist, Agilent Technologies, São Paulo
Current position: Internal Sales Analyst − Cosmetics, Merck Group, São Paulo


Schreckenbach group 06/2015
Group picture 05/2014. Front row: Shaun, Fernanda, Craig, Xiaobin
Back row: Akef, Georg, Christophe, Jeffery, Thaneshwor (left to right)



    Shaun MacLean
Undergraduate summer student, 06/13−08/13; Undergraduate project student 09/13−04/14
Research projects: "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Reaction Mechanisms for Dye Regeneration"; "Actinide Macrocycle Complexes"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
Current position: Graduate student, University of Victoria

    Scott McKay
Undergraduate Summer student, 05/12−08/12; Undergraduate project student, 09/12−04/13; Undergraduate summer student, 05/13−08/13
Research project: "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Reaction Mechanisms for Dye Regeneration"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Positions after leaving the group: Graduate student (M.Sc.), University of Toronto (Ontario); Research Associate, Odette Cancer Center−Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto
Current position: Ph.D. student, Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

    Zoë Grabowski
Undergraduate summer student, 05/12−08/12; Undergraduate project student, 09/12−04/13; Undergraduate summer student, 05/13−08/13
Research project: "Actinide Chemistry"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Graduate student (M.ASc.), Kermanshahi pour lab Dalhousie University

   

Wesley (Wes) Johnson
Undergraduate summer student, 05/13−08/13
Research project: "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Reaction Mechanisms for Dye Regeneration"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
Current position: Laboratory technician, University of Manitoba

Tiffany Liang
Undergraduate summer student, 06/13−08/13
Research project: "TiO2 Surface Interactions"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB, and McGill University, Montreal, QC)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, McGill University (Montreal, QC)

    Jing Zhao
Visiting graduate student; 10/12−01/13
Research project: "Gas-Phase Actinide Chemistry"
Originally from: Beijing (China)
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Assistant researcher, Beijing Center for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  Samuel O. Odoh
Ph.D. student, 03/09−12/12
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences"
Originally from: Nigeria (Ibadan)
Position after leaving the group: Postdoctoral fellow, EMSL, Richland (WA, USA)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno (USA) [Homepage]


Schreckenbach group 07/2012
Group picture 07/2012: Samuel, Lisa, Georg, Zoë, Craig, Scott, Akef
(left to right)


    Lisa Rullik
Undergraduate summer student (DAAD RISE intern); 06/12−08/12
Research project: "Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Reaction Mechanisms for Dye Regeneration"
Originally from: Germany (Bremen)
Position after leaving the group/ current position: Doctoral student (Ph.D.), Synchrotron Radiation Research, Department of Physics, University of Lund, Sweden


 
Justine Reyes
Undergraduate project student; 01/12−04/12
Research project: "Plutonium Hydroxide Complexes"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Laboratory Technician, Bayer CropScience, Saskatoon (SK)
Current position: Team Lead − DNA Extraction Lab, Bayer CropScience, Saskatoon (SK)

Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman
Postdoc, 02/08−02/11; Research Associate 03/08−10/11
Research projects: "Computational Studies of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Grätzel Cells)"; "Environmentally Relevant Mercury Complexes"
Originally from: Bangladesh
Positions after leaving the group: (i) Research Associate / Research Assistant Professor, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ, USA); (ii) Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Life and Physical Sciences, Lincoln University, Jefferson City (MO, USA)
Current position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Penn State Harrisburg (PA, USA)

  Luke Zhang
Undergraduate summer student, 05/11−08/11
Research project: "Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Originally from: Canada (Nanaimo, BC; Calgary, AB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Calgary

      Dr. Grigory A. Shamov
Senior Research Associate, 07/08−07/11
Research project: "Homogenous Catalysis: High-Throughput Computing"; "Benchmarking of Approximate DFT Methods"
Originally from: Russia (Kazan)
Current position: HPC Analyst and Technical Site Lead, Westgrid/Compute Canada, Winnipeg, MB [Homepage]

Schreckenbach group 05/2010
Group picture 04/2010: Guy, Abu, Grigory, Craig, Qing-Jiang, Akef
(left to right; Samuel and Georg not in the picture)


Prof. Hussein H. Alkam
Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical Visit), 08/10−02/11
Research project: "Computational Studies of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Permanent position: Department of Chemistry, Al-Quds University, Abu dies, Jerusalem, Israel (Palestine) [Homepage]

      Craig Peeples
Undergraduate summer student, 05/10−08/10; undergraduate project student, 09/10−04/11
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Actinyl Peroxo Complexes"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
 

      Guy Chappellaz
Undergraduate summer student, 05/10−08/10 (NSERC funded)
Research project: "Computational Studies of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
Current position: High school chemistry teacher, Kelvin High School, Winnipeg, MB

     

Dr. Qing-Jiang Pan
Postdoc, 10/08−06/10
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Adsorption on Mineral Surfaces and Complexes with Macrocycles"
Originally from: Harbin, China
Position after leaving the group: Associate Professor, Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China
Current (permanent) position: Professor, Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China

Robel B. Teklebrhan
M.Sc. student, 01/06−08/09
Research project: "Computational Studies of Carbohydrate-Fused Hydroxyproline Derivatives"
Originally from: Eritrea/ South Africa
Position after leaving the group: Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta (Edmonton)
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Alberta


Schreckenbach group 04/2008    Schreckenbach group 04/2008
Left: Group picture 11/2008: Qing-Jiang, Ching, Georg, Akef (Abu, Grigory not in the picture; left to right);
right: Akef,s cartoon on the work experience in our lab (11/2008)  (Click on a picture to get a larger high-resolution version)

Prof. Ching-Han Hu
Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical Visit), 07/08−01/09
Research project: "Computational Studies of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Grätzel Cells): Dye Regeneration Mechanism"
Permanent position: Department of Chemistry, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Sean M. Walker
Undergraduate project student, 09/07−04/08; undergraduate summer student (NSERC funded), 04/07−08/07 and 05/08−08/08
Research projects: "Development of New Computational Analysis Tools for the NMR Chemical Shift"; "Quantum-Chemical Study of the Interaction of Uranyl Fluoride with a Coiled-Coil Protein"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba
Current position: M.Sc. student, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, group of Jonathan Baugh

John E. C. Wren
Undergraduate project student, 09/07−04/08; undergraduate summer student, 04/07−08/07
Research projects: "Small Iodine Compounds"; "Neptunyl (VII) Complexes in Alkaline Solutions: 17O NMR"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group Ph.D. student in chemistry, University of Manitoba


Schreckenbach group 04/2008
Group picture 04/2008: John, Akef, Georg, Abu, Robel, Sean (left to right)

Joel J. Berard
M.Sc. student, 09/05−03/08
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Computational Studies of Actinyl Complexes"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Ph.D. student in geology, University of Manitoba

Mohammad A. Namdar-Ghanbari
M.Sc. student (full time/ part time), 09/05−03/08
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Actinyl Complexation in Basic Solution and in Zeolites"
Originally from: Iran
Position after leaving the group: Ph.D. student, USA

Nicholas B. Svenda
Undergraduate summer student, 04/07−08/07
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences: Actinyl Hydroxide Complexes"
Originally from: Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Chemist, Drug Analysis Service − Health Canada, Winnipeg MB; M.Sc. student in engineering, University of Manitoba

Ibrahim Sow
Undergraduate summer student, 05/07−08/07
(Funded by the Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba)
Research project: "Computational Study of Chalcogen Atom Coordination in Lithium Amide Complexes"
Position after leaving the group: Undergraduate student, University of Manitoba

Alexander Dibrov
Undergraduate project student, 03/07−05/07
Originally from: Russia (Moscow)/ Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: Medical/Doctoral student, University of Toronto

Robel, Mohammad, Anna, Vladimir, 08/2006     Joel, Mohammad, 08/2006
08/2006: Robel, Mohammad, Anna, Vladimir (left picture); Joel, Mohammad (right picture)  
(Click on a picture to get a larger high-resolution version)

Dr. Vladimir A. Pomogaev
Postdoc, 02/06−09/06
Research project: "Development of a Band-Structure Method for the Calculation of NMR and ESR Parameters"
Originally from: Russia (Tomsk)
Position after leaving the group: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kuyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Current position: Senior Researcher, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Anna V. Pomogaeva
Research Assistant, 02/06−09/06
Research projects: "Development of a Band-Structure Method for the Calculation of NMR and ESR Parameters; Simulations of Materials"
Originally from: Russia (Tomsk)
Position after leaving the group: Ph.D. student, Kuyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Dr. Grigory A. Shamov
Postdoc, 03/04−02/06
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences"
Originally from: Russia (Kazan)
Position after leaving the group: Research Associate, Technische Universität München (Munich), Germany; Senior Research Associate, Division of Informational Technologies, Kazan Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Science, Kazan, Russia

Thach N. Vo
Undergraduate summer student, 05/05−08/05
(Partially funded by HRDC)
Research project: "Theoretical Actinide Molecular Sciences"
Originally from: Vietnam / Canada (Winnipeg, MB)
Position after leaving the group: M.Sc. student, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Current position: Quality Control Laboratory Technician, Cangene Corporation, Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Anthony R. O'Dea
Postdoc, 11/03−11/04
Research project: "Development of a Band-Structure Method for the Calculation of NMR and ESR Parameters"
Originally from: Australia
Current position: Analyst Programmer, SRA Information Technology, Adelaide, Australia

Audrey Carrasco
Undergraduate summer student, 06/04−08/04
(Partially funded by HRDC)
Research project: "Theoretical Investigations of Lithium Sulfenamides and Related Compounds"
Originally from: Pakistan / Canada (Ontario)
Position after leaving the group: Medical/Doctoral Student, St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Dr. Robert C. Mawhinney
Postdoc, 09/02−08/03, Montreal
Research project: "Electronic-Structure Calculations for NMR Quantum Computing"
Originally from: Canada
Position after leaving the group: Postdoc, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON [Homepage]

Svetlana Popenova
M.Sc. student, 09/02−06/03, Montreal
Research project: "Theoretical Studies of Lithium Amides: Effects of Solvation, Aggregation and Complexation"
Originally from: Russia / Canada (Montreal)
Position after leaving the group: Graduate student, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Current position: Product Development Specialist, Canadian Technical Tape Ltd., Montreal, QC

Marco Pineda-Castro
Undergraduate student, Concordia University Science College project, 05/02−12/02, Montreal
Research project: "Solvation Effects on the Electronic Structure and 19F NMR of Uranium (VI) Chloride Fluorides UF6-nCln, n = 0−6"
Originally from: Mexico / Canada (Montreal, QC)

Anhthong Le
Undergraduate summer student, 05/02−08/02, Montreal
Research project: "Exploratory Electronic-Structure Calculations for NMR Quantum Computing"
Originally from: Vietnam / Canada (Montreal, QC)



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