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




weidi hua

Weidi Hua

My research interest is on the application of nano and functional materials to improve electronic devices's performance, such as sensors, LEDs and Solar Cells. As all such devices are functioned by utilizing certain electrical properties in the materials (conductivity, band-width, transmission of electromagnetic waves), understanding how the material's properties can affect the functionality of the devices is crucial when it comes to improving a device's performance and manufacturing. I want to better understand how materials are chosen and fabricated in order to construct devices. I am a tech-enthusiast which means I enjoy understanding how things work. I am also an audiophile, and a basketball player. I also enjoy cooking.

Email: weidi[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



arezoo hosseini

Arezoo Hosseini

I was born and grew up in Iran. My background is in Physics from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and currently I am a graduate student in Prof. Shankar's research group. My research interest is on fabrication and application of different nanostructured materials for improving the performance and efficiency of CdTe based solar cells. I usually spend my free time on playing tennis, swimming and listening to music. 


Email: arezoo[at]ualberta.ca