Group Members

Graduate Students

Joaquin Arredondo 
Hometown: Queretaro, Mexico
Undergraduate: B.Sc. Chemistry, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
Graduate: M.Sc. Polymer Chemistry, Applied Chemistry Research Center (CIQA), Saltillo, Coah. Mexico
M.Sc. Thesis: Synthesis of Functionalized Nanoporous Materials Obtained from Block Copolymers with Potential Capability to Complex Transition Metals. 
Current Project: Stimulus responsive polymer grafted CNC
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Pascale Champagne & Dr. Phillip Jessop
Kyle Boniface
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Undergraduate: B.Sc. (Hons.) Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario (2011)
Current Project: Switchable Technology
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop
Jaime Cazotti
Current Project:  A New Approach to Making Bio-Synthetic Latexes in Emulsion Polymerization
Alex Cormier
Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick
Education: B.Sc. Chemistry, Mount Allison University
Current Project: Switchable Surfaces in Chromatography
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop
Sarah Ellis
Current Project: C02-Switchable Polymers for Water Purification and Coatings Applications
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop
Alex Fritz
Current Project: A New Approach to Making Bio-Synthetic Latexes in Emulsion Polymerization
Sean George
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Undergraduate: B.Sc. Engineering Chemistry (2012), Queen's University
Current Project: Amphiphilic Block Copolymers as Protective Colloids
Joe Glasing
Hometown: Celle, Germany
Undergraduate: B.Sc. Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (2013)
Graduate: M. Sc. (Hons.) Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (2015)
Current Project: Stimulus responsive polymer grafted CNC
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop, Dr. Pascale Champagne
Jaddie Ho
Education: B.Sc. (Hons.) Specialization in Biochemistry, Queen's University
Current Project: Switchable Polymers
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop
Su Xin
Hometown: Ansham, China
Undergraduate: B.Sc., Jilin University, Changchun, China (2003)
Graduate: Ph.D. Chemistry, Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China (2010)
Ph.D. Thesis: Oligomeric Cationic Surfactants Prepared from Surfmers via ATRP: Synthesis and Aqueous Solution Properties
Current Project: Switchable Technology with CO2
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Philip Jessop 



Omar Garcia
 Current Project: Stimulus responsive polymer grafted CNC
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Pascale Champagne
Olga Torres Rocha
Current Project: ROMP
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Cathy Crudden



Alumni Members

Research Assisants 

Ryan Roeder (2012 - 2013)


Visiting Researchers

Abbas Rezaee Shirin-Abadi (2016)

Jose Tenorio-Lopez (2016)

Weiji Fan (2015)

Maria Colam (2015)

Keita Nishizawa (2014)

Paul VanSteenberge (2013 & 2014)

Omar Garcia-Valdez (2013)

Roberto Gonzalez Blanco (2013)



Hai-Dong Wang (2015)

Abbas Rezaee Shirin-Abadi (2014)

Ryan Dykeman (2014)

Smitha Chorakasseril Mathew (2013)

Tobias Robert (2012)

Julien Pinaud (2012)



Aaron Zhu (2016)

Vitaliy Kapishon (2015)

Kevin Payne (2015)

Eli Bultz (2015)

Ali Darabi (2015)

Jordan Pohn (2012)

Nicky Chan (2012)



Mingmin Zhang (2015)

Haixia Jin (2014)

Oxana Zaskoka (2014)

Jason Donaldson (2013)

Jennifer Li (2013)

Daniel Krasznai (2011)

Catherine O'Neil (2011)

Candnace Fowler (2011)