NSERC CREATE and Specialized Graduate Programs

Michaelis ATUMS Students

Michelle Ha

Michelle Ha

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where I obtained by B.Sc right here at the University of Alberta. While volunteering with Prof. Wasylishen throughout my undergraduate degree, I fell in love with solid-state NMR and decided to join the Michaelis group. I am excited to study various hybrid organic-inorganic materials (such as functionalized silicon nanoparticles), as well as tackling different areas for NMR development. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy listening to all different genres of music, assembling model kits, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Email: mha1[at]ualberta.ca

Madhu Chaudhary

Madhu Sudan Chaudhary

I was born in Nepal and grew up at Sathya Sai Shiksha Sadan in Kathmandu. At the age of 17, I moved to India where I cherished my high school days at Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School in Prasanthi Nilayam. The ambience of this place persuaded me to stay more, and luckily I was admitted into an integrated program [B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc.] in Chemistry at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. I then worked in the industrial sector for 6 years. When I turned 29 years old in 2019 I decided to come to Canada and pursue the thrill of mysterious chemistry and study exotic nuclei under the tutelage of Prof. Vladimir K. Michaelis. When I’m not in the lab, I search for opportunities to volunteer at University of Alberta.

Email: mc13[at]ualberta.ca

Riley Hooper

Riley Hooper

I’m Riley and I am a joint PhD student in the Michaelis and Veinot research groups. I am originally from Wallaceburg, a small town in southern Ontario and obtained an Honors Chemical Biology degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2019. I spent some time in the Veinot and Michaelis groups in 2017 in my undergrad as part of the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange, and decided to come back as a graduate student this year. I have previously worked on applying solid-state NMR spectroscopy to Silicon Nanoparticles to understand the atomic structure of these particles and will continue to investigate different syntheses or functionalization methods using ssNMR.

Email: rhooper[at]ualberta.ca