NSERC CREATE and Specialized Graduate Programs

Gibbs ATUMS Students

Hansol Park

Hansol Park

I was born in Daejeon, South Korea. I completed my undergraduate degree at Chungnam National University, South Korea after which I chose to come to the University of Alberta because I love Canada and the U of A has a good reputation, especially the Chemistry department! I decided to join the Gibbs-Davis group because the research area is multidisciplinary and also the combination of DNA and organic synthesis sounds like an attractive field. My research is on organic synthesis of modified DNA oligos and developing green chemistry methods for molecular electronics. When I have free time, I like watching movies, cooking and hanging out with my friends.

Email: hansol[at]ualberta.ca

 

 


Mokhtar Rashwan

Mokhtar Rashwan

I grew up in Beni Suef, Egypt. I did my undergrad in Chemistry at Beni Suef University in Egypt. I chose U of A since it is one of the most worldwide prestigious universities. Joining U of A will help me improve both my personal and technical skills. My research interests are analytical chemistry and using spectroscopic techniques for chemical analysis. In Sept. 2017 I joined the Gibbs group doing research on using nonlinear optical phenomena to understand the interfacial behavior of silica with other media. My project may involve using nonlinear optical phenomena to gain insight into the surfaces of semiconductor materials and photovoltaic devices. I’m really excited to be in such a nice group.

Email: mrashwan[at]ualberta.ca

 



Nahida Akter

Nahida Akter

I was born in Bangladesh. I earned my B.Sc. (Hon’s) and M.Sc. in chemistry from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh and started my career in academia as a lecturer in the department of chemistry at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). I completed my M.Phil. program in chemistry at BUET alongside my lecturer job. Pursuing a PhD degree from a Canadian university was always my dream and I decided to come to the University of Alberta since it is one of the Canada’s top universities and the Department of Chemistry offers excellent research facilities. In September 2019 I joined the Gibbs group and my research project will focus on the synthesis of self-healing and self-replicating nanomaterials for application in solar cells/batteries. During my free time I enjoy reading novels, watching movies, and visiting new places.

Email: nakter[at]ualberta.ca