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The Boss:

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Thomas Baumgartner
PhD, University of Bonn, Germany


Graduate Students:

Nayanthara Asok (Mitacs RTA, OGS)
MSc, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Project: P-functionalized Dithienophospholes

Reza Dadgar Yeganeh
MSc, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
Project: New P-containing Buiding Blocks


Amaar Hussein 
HBSc, York University
Project: P-functionalization of Organophosphorus Materials

Farnaz Rezaei
BSc, University of Zanjan, Iran
Project: Quinoidal P-containing Molecular Systems


Dr. Kuldeep Jaiswal
PhD (Singh group), IISER Mohali, India
Project: New P-containing Buiding Blocks

Undergraduate Students:

…currently none...

Visiting Scientists:

…currently none...

Alumni / Hall of Fame

Graduate Students:

Amy Laturski (MSc, YorkU, 2021, joint with C. Caputo; Stong, Pollard, and OGS)
BSc (Hon), York University 
last known position: PhD student, Stanford University (DeSimone group)

Dr. Tom Welsh
 (PhD, Calgary, 2019, joint with G. Welch; NSERC, Eyes High)
BSc (Hon), University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
last known position: PDF, University of Glasgow, UK (Draper group)

Laura Striepe (MSc, Calgary, 2018; QE-II)
BSc, University of Calgary, Canada
last known position: Scientist, Analytical Chemistry, JUUL labs, San Francisco

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Liisa MacLean (MSc, Calgary, 2018)
BSc (Hon), University of Ottawa, Canada
last known position: Enologist, Monte Creek Winery, BC

Dr. Monika Stolar (PhD, Calgary, 2017; QE-II, NSERC, AITF)
BSc (Hon), University of Calgary, Canada
last known position: Research Manager, Department of Chemistry, UBC

Francesco Tintori
Laurea, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
last known positon: Industrial postdoc, Genoptic LED, Calgary

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Nicole Grenon (MSc, Calgary, 2017; QE-II)
BSc (Hon), Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
last known position: High school teacher, Calgary

Dr. Zisu (Thomas) Wang (PhD, Calgary, 2017; AITF)
MSc, Zhengzhou University, China
last known position: R&D Scientist, Alberta Research Chemicals Inc., Edmonton

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Alva Woo (MSc, Calgary, 2014; QE-II)
BSc, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
last known position: Research Scientist, Nova Chemicals, Calgary

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Jordan Wilson (MSc, Calgary, 2012; QE-II)
BSc, McGill University, Canada
last known position: Operations Manager at AGAT Laboratories Ltd., Calgary

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Dr. Yi Ren (PhD, Calgary, 2012; AIF)
MSc, Jilin University, China
last known position: Assistant Professor (PI, tenure track), Shanghai Tech University

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C. Jansen Chua (MSc, Calgary, 2011; QE-II)
BSc, University of British Columbia, Canada  
last known position: Lab Analyst with ALS Global, Edmonton

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Dr. Stefan Durben (Dipl. Chem., RWTH-Aachen, 2006; PhD, Calgary, 2011; AIF)
last known position: Group Engineering Manager, Ontex Mayen GmbH, Germany

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Dr. Yvonne Dienes (Dr. rer. nat., RWTH-Aachen, 2008)
last known position: Tread Compound Development, Continental AG, Hanover, Germany

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Toni Neumann (Dipl. Chem., RWTH-Aachen, 2005)
last known position: Head of continous casting, Arcelor Mittal, Luxemburg


Dr. Joshua Gaffen (April 2018 - April 2020; August 2021 - August 2022, joint with C. Caputo)

PhD (Protasewicz group), Case Western Reserve University, USA 
last known position: job hunting in the USA

picVBDr. Matthew Gradiski (January 2022 - August 2022)
PhD (Morris group), University of Toronto
last known position: Application Scientist, ACD Labs, Toronto

Dr. Vanessa Béland (January 2020 - December 2021)
PhD (Ragogna group), Western University
last known position: Postdoc, MPI Mülheim (Cornella group)

Dr. Dandan Miao (December 2020 - December 2021)

PhD (Morin group), Université Laval
last known position: Toronto 

Dr. Paul Demay-Drouhard
 (Mitacs Accelerate Fellow, January 2019 - February 2021)
PhD (Bertrand/Policar group), École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
last known position: Research Associate, CNRS Orléans, France 

Dr. Colin Bridges 
(York Science Fellow; May 2018 - July 2020)
PhD (Seferos group), University of Toronto 
last known position: R&D Scientist, DuPont Canada

Dr. Andryj Borys 
(joint with C. Caputo; September 2019 - April 2020)
PhD (Clark group), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
last known position: Postdoc, University of Berne (Hevia group)

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Dr. Markus Börgardts (DFG fellow; January 2017-January 2018)
Dr. rer. nat., (Müller group), University of Düsseldorf, Germany
last known position: Head of R&D Advanced Silicones, Evonik Industries, Germany

Dr. Sergio Sánchez (Eyes High Fellow; July 2016-June 2017)
Ph.D. (Lalinde group), Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
last known position: Research Scientist, FREDsense Technologies, Calgary

Dr. Szymon Wiktorowicz (Eyes High fellow; Feb. 2015 - Jan. 2016)
Ph.D., (Tenhu group) University of Helsinki, Finland
last known position: Manager Innovation, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Dr. Christian Reus (Humboldt & Killam fellow; Oct. 2014 - Nov. 2015)
Dr. rer. nat., (Wagner group) Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
last known position: Research Manager, Evonik Industries, Germany

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Dr. Xiaoming He (Feb. 2012 - Nov. 2013)
Ph.D., (Yam group) University of Hong Kong, China
last known position: Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, China


Dr. Yuen-ying Carpenter (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2011)
Ph.D., (Burford group) Dalhousie University, Canada
last known position: Associate Professor (Teaching), Chemistry, University of Calgary

Dr. Terry Gordon (Mar. 2009 - May 2011; joint with C. Berlinguette, T. Sutherland)
Ph.D., (Holdcroft group) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada 
last known position:  Scientist with PowerTech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC    

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Dr. Robin Krüger (Jun. 2008 - Apr. 2011; joint with T. Sutherland)
Dr. rer. nat., (Broering group) Phillips-University Marburg, Germany
last known position: Project Manager with LPKF Laser and Electronics AG, Hanover, Germany

Dr. Thomas Linder (Mar. 2009 - Feb. 2011; joint with T. Sutherland)
Dr. rer. nat., (Sundermeyer group) Phillips-University Marburg, Germany  
last known position: Product Development, Lanxess, Germany

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Dr. Matt Henderson (Aug. 2009 - Jun. 2010; joint with C. Berlinguette)
Ph.D., (McIndoe group) University of Victoria, Canada
last known position: Research scientist with Fusion Technologies Inc., Calgary

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Dr. Dong-Ren Bai (Dec. 2007 - Feb. 2010)
Ph.D., (Wang group) Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
last known position: Calgary

Visiting Scientists and Research Assistants:

Julius Wjibenga (Fall 2022) 
Visiting MSc student, University of Bonn, Germany
last known position: continuing at University of Bonn

Robert Neubaur (Fall 2022) 
Visiting MSc student, Goethe University, Frankfurt/M, Germany
last known position: continuing at Goethe University

Johannes Ascherl (Spring 2019)
Visiting PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Germany (Kivala group)
last known position: R&D Chemist, Umicore AG & Co. KG, Germany

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Masato Okazaki (Summer 2016)
Visiting PhD student, Osaka University, Japan (Minakata/Takeda group)
last known position: Scientist at Teijin Limited, Japan


Vroni Walter (Winter 2016)
Visiting PhD student, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Tykwinski group)
last known position: Head of R&D, Epple Druckfarben, Germany

Johannes Nebauer (Fall 2014) 
Visiting student, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Tykwinski group) 
last known position: Lab manager, BASF Construction Additives, Germany

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Hannes Puntscher (Fall 2012/Winter 2013) 
TASSEP Visiting student, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
last known position: PhD student at University of Vienna

Felix Biegger (Fall 2011)
TASSEP Visiting student, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
PhD, Vienna University of Technology
last known position: somewhere in Austria

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Dr. Carlos Romero Nieto (Jul./Aug. 2007, and Jan. - Nov. 2008)
Visiting PhD student, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
last known position: Professor at Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spain

Shirley Xing (Jan. 2009 - Aug. 2011) 
last known position: Chiropractor somewhere in Canada

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Joel Viccars (Summer 2009)
last known position: Research Chemist, Isotopes Canada, Calgary 

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Raphael Jimenez (Summer/Fall 2009) 
last known position: self-employed, Calgary

Undergraduate Students (York University):

Mary Odagwe
Summer student 2022 (ICE), University of Calgary
last known position: continuing at UofC

Benjamen Zondag 
Summer student 2021 (NSERC); Chem 4000 student 2021/22
last known position: Graduate studies, University of Toronto (Kumacheva group)

Satnam Purewal 
Summer student 2021(YSSA)
last known position: continuing at YorkU

Muzi Li 
Volunteer, Winter 2021; Summer Student 2020 (NSERC)
last known position: MSc in Occupational Therapy program, University of Toronto

Stephanie Lo 
Volunteer, Fall 2020; Summer Student 2019 (YSSA), 2020 (NSERC)
last known position: Doctor of Pharmacy program, University of Waterloo

Iuliana Stoica 
Chem 4000 Student 2019/20
last known position: Graduate Studies, University of Toronto (M. Simpson group)

Shane Miller 

Chem 4000 Student 2019
last known position: Junior Production Chemist, Barentz, Oakville


Amirhossein Yeganeh 
Summer Student 2019 (NSERC)
last known position: Graduate studies, University of Toronto (Stephan group)

Anyi (Abbey) Zou 
Chem 4000 Student 2018/19
last known position: graduated with BSc at YorkU

Carmen Chu 
Summer student 2018 (NSERC), UBC-Coop
last known position: graduated with BSc at UBC

Undergraduate Students (University of Calgary):

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Marcus Vespa
Summer student 2016, 2017, Chem 502 student 2016/17, University of Calgary 
last known position: Graduate studies, University of Victoria (Manners group)

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Ziyue Zhu (Summer 2016)
MITACS Globalink student, Wuhan University, China 
last known position: Graduate studies, UC Santa Barbara (Bazan group)

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Donny Mayder (Winter 2016)
Chem 402 student, University of Calgary
last known position: graduated (PhD), UBC, Vancouver (Hudson group)

Racheal Huynh 
Summer student 2015, University of Calgary
PhD, University of Calgary (Shimizu group)
last known position: R&D Materials Chemist at Svante, Burnaby, BC

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Rochita Sundar (Summer 2015)
MITACS Globalink student, Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati
MSc, UBC Vancouver (Bizzotto group)
last known position: Product Specialist, Aurora Biomed Inc., Vancouver

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Tatiana Avila (Winter 2014)
Exchange student from Universidad Complutense, Madrid
last known position: Project Manager, Coca Cola Company, Madrid

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Laura Leon (Fall 2014)
Chem 402 student, University of Calgary
last known position: unknown

Jitendra Gurjar (Summer 2014)
MITACS Globalink student, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Bhopal
last known position: Graduated (PhD), University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Fokin group)

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Jeffrey Vanderkley
Chem 502 student 2013/14, University of Calgary
last known position: Engineer in Training, Canadian National Resources Limited, Calgary

Sandra Navarro-Muñoz (Summer 2013)
MITACS Globalink student, University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
last known position: Graduate studies at Université Laval

Ashley Shannon 
Summer student 2013, University of Calgary 
last known prosition: Calgary

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Huy Huynh 
Summer student 2012, Chem 502 student 2012/13,  University of Calgary
MSc, University of Toronto (Seferos group)
last known position: Senior Research Associate, Gilead Sciences, Edmonton

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Emad Hajar 
Chem 502 student 2012/13, University of Calgary
last known position: Bank Clerk, Calgary

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Christine Weichselbaum 
DAAD RISE student from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, Summer 2012 
last known position: Graduate student in Germany

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Carita Sequeira 
ICE 2012 student from the University of Victoria, Canada 
last known position: Graduate studies, University of Calgary (Ling group)

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Lisa Szabo 
Summer student 2009, 2010, 2011, Chem 502 student 2010/11, University of Calgary
last known position: Scientist with Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Ila Kormos 
Summer student 2008 & 2009, research assistant fall/winter 2008/09, University of Calgary  
last known position: Critical Control Solutions, Calgary

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Sean Byrne 
TASSEP student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Fall 2008 
last known position: unknown

Mike Boone 
Summer student 2007, NSERC 2008, research assistant Fall 2008
PhD, University of Toronto (Stephan group)
last known position: Epsilon Chemicals Ltd., Edmonton

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Matthias Kuhlmann (Winter-Spring 2008)
Visiting undrgraduate student, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany
PhD, University of Würzburg, Germany
last known position: R&D Scientist, Fa. Coltène/Whaledent, Switzerland

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Debby Nickel (Fall 2007/Winter 2008)
Visiting undergraduate student, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany
PhD, RWTH-Aachen University
last known position: graduated with PhD, RWTH Aachen University 

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Randy Khalil 
Summer 2007, University of Calgary 
last known position: Oil and gas industry, Ft. McMurray, AB

Undergraduate Students (RWTH-Aachen University, Germany):

Toni Neumann                      Clemens Minnich
Bastian Wirges                      Werner Bergmans
Thomas Weyand                   Marcel Fiege
Matthias Eggenstein            Anika Thomas
Florian Pontzen                    Wolfram Wilk

© T. Baumgartner, last updated in 01/2023  |  Department of Chemistry  |  Faculty of Science  |  York University