Dr. David Mitlin

Dave Mitlin

Dr. David Mitlin is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta and a Principal Research Officer at the National Institute for Nanotechnology NRC.

Dr. Mitlin's core expertise lies in synthesis - microstructure - properties relations of nanocomposites and thin films, and in materials characterization via TEM. His current activity is focused on the development of advanced nanomaterials for a variety of energy related applications such as corrosion-fouling in oil refineries, ORR electrodes, electrochemical supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, and metal hydrides. Recently Dr. Mitlin was a recipient of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award for his research in hydrogen storage.

Dr. Mitlin has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, holds a U.S. patent, is a regular reviewer for a wide range of scientific journals including Nature Materials, is an Editor for Journal of Materials Science, and serves on the Board of Review for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. Prior to joining the University of Alberta in 2004, Dr. Mitlin was at Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), where he was awarded a Directors Funded Post Doctoral Fellowship. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Mitlin worked as an Integration Engineer at the IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center, in Hopewell Junction NY. He received a Doctorate in Materials Science from U.C. Berkeley in 2000.

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Post Docs

Zhi

Zhi Li

PhD in Applied Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
MSc in Materials Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
BSc in Applied Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Research interests: Nanomaterials for energy storage.

Graduate Students

Xuehai

Xuehai Tan

PhD student in Materials Engineering.

Working with oxygen reduction reactions for fuel cells.

Tyler

Tyler Stephenson

BSc Materials Engineering: Nano and functional materials, UofA

My research projects involve lithium ion batteries and the fouling of delayed coker heat exchangers. I like to snowboard in the winter and hike/bike/camp/fish/golf in the summer. I also like nanomaterials, sushi, and science experiments.

Aliresa

Alireza Kohandehghan

BSc and MSc in Materials Science & Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

I am currently working on nanomaterials in battery applications as a Ph.D. student.

Elmira

Elmira Memarzadeh Lotfabad

M.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2009)
B.Sc. Materials Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran (2007)

I am currently working on my PhD program in Nanomaterials.

Behee

Behdokht Farbod

MSc Materials Engineering, University of Tehran (2010)
BSc Materials Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2007)

Currently a PhD student working on Li-ion batteries.

Mike

Mike Hazelton

BSc Engineering Physics, University of Alberta

Currently a Masters student working on fouling

Jia

Jia Ding

MSc in Material Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics(SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
BSc in Material Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Techonology

Currently working on nanomaterials in batteries as a Ph.D student.

Undergraduate Students

Matthew

Matthew Yaychuk

Undergraduate, Engineering Physics

I am currently a summer student involved with the development of microsensors for oil well production logging. My focus is on the programming and integration of current microcontroller technology with the microsensors that we develop.

I also have some experience in biochemistry; specifically regarding the characterization of proteins. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, learning guitar, golfing, snowboarding and curling.

Alumni

Huanlei

Huanlei Wang

PhD in Materials Physica and Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Acedamy of Sciences
BSc in Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Currently working as a Professor at Ocean University of China.

Zhanwei

Zhanwei Xu

PhD in Materials Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University
MSc in Chemistry, Northwest University
BSc in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University

My research interests lie in the areas of metal phthalocyanine and carbon based nano materials, and study their electrocatalytic performance in ORR, lithium battery, Li-ion battery and supercapacitors.
Ben

Beniamin Zahiri

PhD in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta.

Currently working as a staff engineer at the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation.

Peter

Peter Kalisvaart

PhD Energy Materials & Devices, Eindhoven U. of Tech. (2008)
MSc Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven U. of Tech. (2003)
BSc Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven U. of Tech. (2001)

Currently working at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Walter Mérida

I was born and raised in the "land below the sea" (Netherlands). After 18 years of hard work on my parents' farm in the polders of Zeeuws Vlaanderen (and getting myself through highschool in my spare time) I moved to Eindhoven to study Chemical Engineering in 1998. I obtained my PhD in 2008 after 4 years under the gentle tutelage of Dr. Peter HL Notten. My work concentrated on Mg-based alloys for electrochemical hydrogen storage. During those 4 years I mostly honed my experimental skills in materials synthesis, both by casting and ball-milling, and electrochemistry. Collaborations with the solid state NMR group in Eindhoven and neutron diffraction together with the CNRS in France managed to add a few more pages to my PhD Thesis. After visiting an ECS conference in Quebec City (2005) and an ISE meeting in Banff (2007) I decided that Canada would be a very good place to spend part of my life and here I am!

Other skills and hobbies besides work include playing chess, biking, korfball, and roof thatching. Although the latter is performed without safety ropes and nets, I must say I vastly prefer it to rock-climbing, which the rest of our group seems to like so much...  Link to my CV

Chris

Chris Holt

BSc, University of Alberta, Engineering Physics
PhD, University of Alberta, Materials Engineering

Currently the president of Phase Sensors

I am currently a PhD student working on the development of micro sensors for oil well production logging. I want to see the cool technology developed in our lab make it into the real world and my project is to do just that. I have extensive industry experience, having developed tools for four different oil well service companies as well as starting my own service company in 2004. My skills include microfabrication, electronic circuit design, programming firmware, and programming software. If I have spare time one can find me waterskiing, wakeboarding, kiteboarding (snow/water), snowskiing, snowboarding, mountainbiking, or climbing mountains. Chris's Website

Brian

Brian Olsen

MSc in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
BSc in Engineering Physics, University of Alberta

Currently working in Jillian Buriak's Group. I also still maintain this site and make scientific software. Try my TEM Diffraction Ring Profiler.

Cecil

Cecil King’ondu

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Connecticut
BSc in Industrial Chemistry, University of Nairobi

Currently working on nanomaterials for energy storage.

Yang

Yang Xu

PhD in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (2011)
Postdoc in Physical Chemistry, Boston College (2011-2012)

My research project involves ultra-fine film growth using ALD technology for electrochemical applications, including lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors. Tennis and coffee are my two favourites, and I also enjoy interesting sciences, good movies and music.

Zheng-Zhi

Zheng-Zhi Jiang

PhD in Electrochemistry, Harbin Institute of Technology

Currently working on nanomaterials for ORR, Li batteries and supercapacitors.

Ramin

Ramin Zahiri

BSc in Materials Science & Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
MSc in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Currently working at Black Cat Blades as a Materials Researcher.

Babak

Babak Shalchi

BSc in Materials Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashad, Iran
MSc in Materials Science, Sharif University of Techonoly, Iran
PhD in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Babak is currently a research scientist at CANMET Materials

Richard Hull

CEng CPhys MInstP MIoN
BSc Physics Aston University, UK

Chartered Engineer www.engc.org.uk
Chartered Physicist www.iop.org
Member of the Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) www.nano.org.uk

Lee

Li Zhang

Currently an Associate Professor at the School of Energy (SOE), Soochow University, Jiangsu, China.

Alan

Alan Kubis

PhD University of Virginia, Materials Science and Engineering
MSc University of Pittsburgh, Chemistry
BSc SUNY at Buffalo, Chemistry

Born and raised in central New York with ten years experience as an Analytical Mass Spectrometrist. Most of my life has been in the North Eastern USA. Dissertation entailed investigation semicondutor and metallic systems using FIB and electron microscopy. Personal interests included being a lousy golfer, a fairly good cook and photography of everything but myself.

Erik

Erik Luber

PhD in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
BSc in Engineering Physics, University of Alberta

Currently working as a postdoctoral fellow with Jillian Buriak on developing third generation photovoltaic technology. Link to my CV
Mohsen

Mohsen Danaie

BSc and MSc in Materials Science & Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
PhD in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Currently working at the Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy (CCEM) as a post doctoral fellow.

Huatao

Wang Huatao

PhD Materials Science and Eng. Tsinghua U. of China (2008)

Currently work for Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai as an assosciate professor in the school of materials science and engineering. Current research interest include 1) the synthesis and electrochemical application of nanomaterials 2) electronic packaging.

Colin

Colin Ophus

Received PhD in Materials Engineering in Spring 2010.

Currently employed as a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley California. Also working with Mark Asta at UC Berkeley.

Chris

Chris Harrower

PhD Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta

Currently working as a Thin Film Process Engineer at Nanowave Technologies

Julian

Julian Haagsma

MSc in Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
BSc in Engineering Physics, University of Alberta

Currently working as a R & D Engineer at BP Automation

Sean

Sean Murphy

Graduated with MSc in Materials Engineering. Currently working as an R & D Engineer for Sage Electrochromics.

Jian

Jian Chen

Jian Chen is Currently a Staff Microscopist at NINT NRC.

Reza

Reza Mohammadi

Received PhD in materials engineering. Received an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which he is pursuing at the University of California LA.

Honourary Members

Timo

Timo Ewalds

A benevolent programming sage, traveling the world to share his mastery of pointers and stacks.

Currently a Software Engineer at Google

Nem

Nemanja Danilovic

Received PhD in Materials Engineering.

Currently working at Argonne National Lab as a Post Doctoral Fellow.