NSERC CREATE and Specialized Graduate Programs

Shankar ATUMS Students

Ryan Kisslinger

Ryan Kisslinger

I was born and raised in Alberta, where I completed my B.Sc. in Materials Engineering in Edmonton. I spent two summers doing undergraduate research, and I quickly decided that wasn’t enough! I am currently pursuing my M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, where I am working on applications of optoelectronic nanomaterials and characterization of their properties. The interdisciplinary nature of this research is particularly exciting to me. When not in the lab, I usually spend my time either playing and watching hockey or camping and hiking, depending on the season.

Email: kissling[at]ualberta.ca




ujwal thakur

Ujwal Thakur

I was born and raised in Nepal. I received B. Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.  I am a graduate student in the Shankar group. My research is focused on application of nanostructured materials to improve performance and stability of Perovskite solar cells. When not in the lab, I generally spend my time playing badminton, cricket or soccer. 


Email: ujwal[at]ualberta.ca


ehsan vahidzadeh

Ehsan Vahidzadeh

I was born and raised in Iran and obtained my bachelor and master degree from the University of Tehran. I then decided to join Prof. Shankar's group as a PhD student. My research is mainly about synthesis and characterization of semiconductors and the investigation of their applications as photocatalysts. When I'm not in lab, you can find me in the gym. I also enjoy traveling, camping and making origami!

Email: vahidzad[at]ualberta.ca