NSERC CREATE and Specialized Graduate Programs

Gibbs ATUMS Students

Ben Rehl

Ben Rehl

I was born in Germany although I grew up and live in Canada. Its cold here, but our igloos are warm. I am doing my graduate program at the University of Alberta because of its excellent chemical facilities and friendly professors. My research involves solid-phase synthesis and cross catalysis. We are developing new techniques as well as studying conjugated polymers as potential molecular wires.  When I'm away from the lab, I enjoy hitting the gym, grabbing a few beers, and eating sauerkraut.

Email: rehl[at]gmx.ualberta.ca

 

 


Eiman Osman

Eiman Osman

I decided to join the University of Alberta as a Ph.D. student three years ago due to the great facilities and the high reputation of U of A.  My research is on DNA chemical ligation where we are planning to make a self-replicating system using a chemical reaction instead of enzymes. Another part of my studies involves polymerase mediated lesion induced DNA amplification. When I'm not in the lab, I like to go swimming in my spare time and hang out with my friends.

Email: eiman[at]ualberta.ca

 

 

 


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

 

 


Yuning Liu

Yuning Liu

I grew up in Chongqing, situated in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in southwest China. I graduated from Wuhan University and I worked on multifunctional and integrated microfluidic platform for cell analysis. I chose the graduate program at U of A because of the great research environment and excellent professors. I moved to Edmonton in September 2016 and I do research on DNA amplification with Dr. Gibbs-Davis. In my free time I like to travel, read books, watch movies and exercise.

Email: yuning3[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