Prof. Simon Rondeau-Gagné

2005-2008   B.Sc. Chemistry, Université du Québec

 

2008-2010   M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval

                      Groups of Profs. Jean-François Morin                                       & Mario Leclerc

 

2010-2014   Ph.D. Chemistry, Université Laval

                      Group of Prof. Jean-François Morin

 

2014-2016  Post-doc Chem. Eng., Stanford University

                     Group of Prof. Zhenan Bao

 

2016-2021   Assistant Prof. University of Windsor

                     Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

2021-now   Associate Prof. University of Windsor

                     Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Pawan Kumar, PhD (2022 - )

Dr. Pawan Kumar received his PhD from CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, India. He has several years research experiences as postdoc at Yonsei University,  South Korea (2018–2020) and University of Oklahoma, USA (2020–2021), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie Materiaux Télecommunications (INRS-EMT) (2021-2022), Canada. His research interests are in the development various luminescent materials and nanomaterials with a various shape, morphology and size, their hybrids/composites, study their physical and optical properties for various applications. In the R-G group, his research in focus on the development of H2 sensor. 

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Khalil Dehvari, PhD (2022 - )

Dr. Dehvari completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, where he develop an expertise in nanoparticles and drug-delivery.  Khalil further developed his expertise in nanomaterials, drug design and cancer research at multiple institutions, including at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto where he focused on novel nanoformulations and materials for the treatment of glioblastoma. In the R-G group, Dr. Dehvari focuses on the development of new conjugated polymer based nanomaterials and theranostics for the development of new therapeutic for brain cancer. 

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Garima Garg, PhD (2022 - )

Dr. Garg completed a PhD in Process Engineering & Environment at Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse. During her PhD, Garima developed novel nanocatalysts and nanomaterials, and investigated their processing in environmental-friendly media through the development of green bio-sourced, biodegradable solvents, and supercritical CO2. Garima joined the R-G group in Spring 2022. Her research in our team focus on the development of new industrial processing methods for biopolymers

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Tiago Carneiro Gomes, PhD (2022 - )

Dr. Gomes is Teacher of Physics and Doctor of Science and Technology of Materials by São Paulo State University, Brazil. He has hands-on experience in fabrication of printed electronics devices, processing and printing of electronic materials, paper electronics and optimization of materials and devices. Currently, Dr. Gomes is interested in the Sustainable Printed Electronics field. In Winter 2022 he joined the groups of Drs Simon Rondeau-Gagné and Tricia B. Carmichael to put in practice his expertise to develop Printed Organic Electronics Devices based on a novel Green Materials.

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Partha Sarati Das, PhD (2022 - ) 

Dr. Das received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Kwangwoon University, South Korea, in 2019, where he was engaged in the development of flexible dry biopotential electrodes and sensors for wearable electrophysiological signals monitoring systems applications. He is currently working as Research Associate in the Rondeau-Gagné Research Group and MicroNanoSystems Research Group at the University of Windsor. His research interests include biopotential signal monitoring, chemical and physical sensors, wearable health care applications, energy harvesting devices, and flexible electronics. 

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Adam Pollit, PhD (2021 - )

Dr. Pollit recently completed his PhD under the supervision of Dwight Seferos at the University of Toronto, where his research interests were in the controlled synthesis of electron-deficient π-conjugated polymer acceptors for organic photovoltaic applications. Adam will join the R-G group in Winter 20212 where he will use his expertise to develop a novel strategy to increase the solubility of fullerenes in common organic solvents. This strategy not only will give access to innovative methods to functionalize C60, but will also enable C60 to be solution processed during electronic device fabrication, facilitating the development of large-area devices and preparation of desirable bulk heterojunction morphologies in organic photovoltaics. 

M. Nazir Tahir, PhD (2017 - )

Dr. Tahir completed a PhD in Chemistry at the Institute of Food Chemistry (Institut für Lebensmittelchemie), University of Technology (TU) Braunschweig, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Petra Mischnick. After several research experiences as postdoc, Nazir joined the Rondeau-Gagné research group in Spring 2017. In the group, his research focuses on the development of novel formulation for cannabinoids, in collaboration with the group of Prof. John Trant. 

PhD Candidates

Adit Nyayachavadi, B.Sc. (2016 - )

Adit joined the Rondeau-Gagné research group in Fall 2016 after completing his bachelor degree in chemistry (Honours) at the University of Windsor. During his undergraduate studies, he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Jichang Wang at the University of Windsor. His research focused on the electrochemical detection of various small organic molecules with L-ascorbic acid modified glassy carbon electrode. In the Rondeau-Gagné group, he is currently focusing his research on polymer crosslinking methodologies by using photo and thermal polymerizations. 

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Blake St. Onge, B. Sc (2018 - )

Blake joined the Rondeau-Gagné group in Summer 2018 after completing his bachelor degree in chemistry (Honours) at U. Windsor. As an undergraduate researcher, Blake worked on the utilization of pincer Ligands for the complexation of group 13, 14 and 15 main group elements. In the Rondeau-Gagné group, he is currently using the knowledge gained from his undergraduate research to develop new degradable and stretchable conjugated polymers

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Madison Mooney, B. Sc (2019 - )

Madison joined the Rondeau-Gagné group in Summer 2019 after completing a Honours B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Anthropology at Trent University. As an undergraduate student, Madison developed a strong set of skills cross-over between organic and green chemistry. Moreover, Madison have been actively involved in chemical education, offering her knowledge of chemical and anthropological research methods, teaching experience, and communication skills to the academic advancement of organic chemistry. In the Rondeau-Gagné group, Madison is currently focusing her research on the development of new, green and eco-friendly semiconductors. She also investigates the use of these new materials for the design of greener, fully printed technologies as part of the NSERC Green Electronic Network

Gage Mason, M. Sc (2020 - )

Gage joined the Rondeau-Gagné group in Fall 2017 as undergraduate research working on the gelation of electroactive molecules. After successfully completing his degree in chemistry (Honours), Gage decided to take his research to the next level, and began a M.Sc degree in Summer 2018, which he completed in 2020. His M.Sc work focused on the design and preparation of novel semiconducting polymer nanoparticles. In the Rondeau-Gagné group, he now is currently focusing on the development and design of new eco-friendly and environmentally-benign dendronized polymers.

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Angela Awada, M. Sc (2021 - )

Angela completed her Master's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor under the supervision of Prof. Bulent Mutus. Her M.Sc work focused on the development of new methods for the fluorescent determination of inorganic phosphate and phospho-protein. Angela will be joining the Rondeau-Gagné group in Fall 2021, where she'll have the opportunity to use her knowledge of fluorescence and related phenomenon to design and develop advanced semiconductors for novel applications, including for the capture and quantification of microplastics and for the fabrication of intrinsically stretchable organic electronics. 

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Fatemeh Motaghedi, M. Sc (2022 - )

Fatemeh completed her Master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. Her M.Sc work focused on the experimental investigation of COD and ammonia removal from industrial waste water. After a short visit at Wilfrid Laurier University where she worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Hind Al-Abadleh, Fatemeh joined the Rondeau-Gagné group in Winter 2022, where she will focus her work on the development of novel stretchable and self-healing dielectric materials and their integration into wearable sensing devices.  

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Piumi Kulatunga, B. Sc (2021 - )

Piumi joined the Rondeau-Gagné group in Winter 2021 after completing a B.Sc at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. During her undergraduate degree, she worked under the supervision of Dr. Subashini Gunathilake and developed a new method for the removal of organic dyes from aqueous solutions by using polyethylenimine/sawdust composites. In the R-G group, Piumi combines her interests in analytical, polymer and organic chemistry and investigates polymer blending as an effective strategy to develop new stretchable and self-healing semiconductors for applications in organic electronics.

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Mark Potter, B.Sc (2022 - )

Mark joined the R-G group in Summer 2022 as a PhD student after completing a B.Sc at the University of Windsor. His initial interests focused on fluorescence spectroscopy, and biochemical sciences.  For his PhD, under the co-supervision with the Mutus group, he is focusing his research on the development of novel fluorescent-based detection techniques for microplastics and gases based on π-conjugated polymer films and nanoparticles

M.Sc Candidates

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Daniella Skaf, B. Sc (2021 - )

Daniella will continue her research in the Rondeau-Gagné group in Fall 2021 after completing a B.Sc in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. As an Honours student in the R-G group, her research focused on the development of new methods to produce flexible organic photovoltaics through solution deposition. As a co-supervised M.Sc student with Dr. Tricia Carmichael's group, Daniella will investigate new methods to process semiconducting materials from greener solvents through polymer blending, making new discoveries towards the sustainable manufacturing of organic electronics.

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Amit Sur, B. Sc (2022 - )

Amit continued his research journey in the Rondeau-Gagné group in Fall 2022 after completing a B.Sc in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor. As an Honours student in the R-G group, his research focused on the photocrosslinking of soft semiconductors with polydiacetylene. In his M.Sc, will build from his experience with polydiacetylenes and conjugated polymers to further investigate the development of hybrid materials with enhanced mechanical properties and charge transport in organic electronics. 

Undergraduate Researchers​

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Anita Hu (2020 - )
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Josie Teti (2021 - )
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Deanna Fisher (2020 - )
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Anna Jones (2022 - )

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Chloe Crep (2021 - )
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Rachael Warner (2022 - )
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Tala Seifi (2022 - )

The Rondeau-Gagné Research Group is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students. Leave a message to Dr. Rondeau-Gagné if you are interested!