DuongLab

Members

Professor

Adam Duong

Professor,

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, & Institute of Hydrogen Research

Ph.D., University of Montreal
Email: adam.duong@uqtr.ca

Professor Adam Duong graduated from the University of Montreal, where he completed a doctorate in organic chemistry. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2011, involved the design and synthesis of supramolecular 2D and 3D networks. Thereafter, he continued his research at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he concentrated on the synthesis of materials for energy storage. In 2014, he accepted the position of Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His research interests concern the development of new materials for energy and nanotechnology. His team focuses on the design, synthesis and functionalization of materials for storage and transportation of energy.

Ph. D students

Nour Dissem

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor’s, University of Tunis  Manar (2009-2012)
  • M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Tunis Manar (2012-2014)
  • Ph. D. (Crystallochemistry), University of Tunis Manar (2014-2018)

Projects & Research Interests:  Nour has experience in synthesizing polyoxometalates- based supramolecular hybrid materials and POM-based porous frameworks for gas sorption properties. Currently, she is preparing MOFs using mixed-ligand synthetic approaches for gas adsorption and separation.

Love Karan Rana

Ph. D student,

  • B. Sc. (Medical), Lyallpur Khalsa College,  Jalandhar, India (2005-2008)
  • M. Sc.  (Chemistry), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (2008-2010)
  • Ph. D. (Inorganic Chemistry) from Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar, India (2011 -2017)
  • Experience: Assistant Prof. in Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India (2017-2018)

Projects & Research Interests: Current research of Love Karan is focused on the synthesis of transition metal based mixed-ligand MOFs for selective detection of biotoxins and toxic metal ions.  

Heriniaina Randriamiharisoa

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor’s (Fundamental  Chemistry) at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar (2011-2014)
  • M. Sc. (Physical Chemistry) at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar (2014-2017)
  • Experience: Science teacher at Peter-pan, Madagascar (2017-2019)

Projects & Research Interests: Heriniaina is focused on development of metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) utilizing di- and  tritopic  ligands for gas storage and selective separation of CO2 – rich gas.

Erman E. N. Madila

Ph. D student,

  • Integrated Master’s (Physics and Chemistry), Marien  Ngouabi University Brazzaville (2007-2012)
  • M. Phil.  in  Materials Science,  Marien  Ngouabi University, Brazzaville – TU Darmstadt  (2017-2018)

Projects & Research Interests: Erman is involved in the synthesis and characterization of solid phosphate as cathode  materials in  Sodium ion batteries.

Khaoula Chair

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor’s (Physical Science), Faculty of Science of Bizerte, University  of Carthage , Tunisia (2006-2010)
  • M. Sc. (Physical Chemistry), Faculty of Science of Bizerte, The University of Carthage, Tunisia (2010-2013)
  • Ph. D. (Environment Chemistry), ”Faculty of Science of  Gabes” University of  Gabes  (2014-2018)

Experience:

  • Intern at Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering and Environment,  University of Castilla La Mancha in Spain
  • Temporary Assistant Prof. at the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts and the Faculty of Science of  Gabes. 

Projects & Research Interests: Khaoula is working on the  synthesis of molecular catalysis for artificial photosynthesis. 

Amir Narimani

Ph. D student,

  • B. Sc. (Textile Chemistry Engineering & Fiber  Sciences), Islamic Azad Ray University Branch, Tehran, Iran (2001-2005)
  • M. Sc. (Polymer  Engineering), Islamic Azad South University Branch, Tehran, Iran  (2005-2008)  

Experience:  Amir is a  chemical engineer  and has experience  in oil industry  for 12 years.  

Projects  and Interests:  Currently, Amir  is  working  on preparation of nanocomposites based on polyacrylamide/graphene oxide,  improving the theological investigation, thermal, mechanical properties, implementation in enhanced oil recovery.

Mohamed Essalhi

Ph. D student,

  • DUT (Chemical Process Engineering), Higher School of Technology of Casablanca, Morocco (2011-2013)
  • B. Sc. (Industrial chemistry  & Process Engineering), Higher Normal School of Rabat, Morocco (2014)
  • M. Sc.  (Chemical Process Engineering) at  Hassan (II) University of Casablanca, Morroco (2015-2016)

Experience:  Laboratory analyst in the  physico-chemistry  section in a unit of pharmaceutical laboratory of North Africa in Morroco (2014-2018)

Projects & Research interests: Mohamed works on synthesis and characterization of 1D, 2D and 3D supramolecular structures and porous materials for gas storage, carbon capture, and sensing applications.

Najmeddine Ferhi

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor’s (Engineering), Faculty of Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, (2010 -2016)  

Experience: Quality control Engineer at IPS pharmaceutical laboratory (2017-2019) 

Projects & Research Interests: Najmeddine has interests in synthesis of new materials for applications in electrochemical batteries and supercapacitor using ionic liquids.

Tuan Doan

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor’s (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Petrochemical Engineering, PetroVietnam University (PVU) (2016 -2020)  

Experience: Tuan has three years of experience research assisting in Physics at school, several national Physics and Mathematical Olympiad awards, and two oversea research internships including modification hydrocracking catalysts at Honeywell UOP, Chicago, USA (2019), and synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand metal – organic frameworks at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Québec, Canada (2020). In 2021, Tuan was directly approved to Doctorate program in Energy and Materials Sciences at UQTR.  

Projects & Research Interests: Tuan has been working on new materials for gas adsorption, gas separation and virus adsorption. He is familiar with several analytical techniques such as: single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance and thermalgravimetric analysis.

Alborz Bavand

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor of Science: Applied Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran (2003-2007)
  • Master of Science: Organic Chemistry, Payam Noor University of Mashhad, Iran (2007-2009)

Experience:

  • Quality Control (QC) manager Vahid industrial group (Polymer pipe and fittings manufacturing company), Mazandaran, Iran (2013-2018)
  • Production manager Vahid industrial group (Polymer pipe and fittings manufacturing company), Mazandaran, Iran (2011-2013)
  • Quality Control Chemist ,Kaf (Darugar ) (Hygienic and Cosmetic Industry), Tehran, Iran (2010-2011)

Projects & Research Interests: Development of metal-organic frameworks  (MOFs) and synthesis and characterization of materials for energy storage.

Youness EL ISSMAELI

Ph. D student,

  • DUT (Process Engineering option: Industrial Chemistry), Higher School of Technology of Fez, Morocco (2014-2016)
  • B. Sc. (Process Engineering option: Industrial Chemistry), Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz of Fez, Morocco (2016-2017)
  • M. Sc.  (Materials and Process Engineering), Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of Fez, Morroco (2017-2019)

Projects & Research interests: Youness works on the elaboration and characterization of CCTO based perovskites, doped and codoped, for dielectric and photocatalytic applications and he has interests in developing new hybrid perovskites for photovoltaic applications.

Amina LAHRICHI

Ph. D student,

  • DUT (Process Engineering option: Industrial Chemistry), Higher School of Technology of Fez, Morocco (2014-2016)
  • B. Sc. (Process Engineering option: Industrial Chemistry), Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz of Fez, Morocco (2016-2017)
  • M. Sc.  (Materials and Process Engineering), Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of Fez, Morroco (2017-2019)

Projects & Research interests: Amina is working on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic and hybrid perovskites based on metal halides and oxides for energy storage and conversion.

Quang-Tung Ngo

Ph. D student,

  • Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2013-2019) 

  • Master of Science: Chemical Engineering, Chemical engineering and applied chemistry, Chungnam National University, South Korea (2019-2021)

Projects & Research interests: Tung has been working on developing  PGM-free electrocatalysts for Anion Exchange Membrane water electrolyzer.

Master students

Tanin Bakhtiari

Master student,

  • Bachelor of Science: Applied Chemistry, Islamic Azad Medical Branch University, Tehran, Iran (2015-2019)

Projects and research interests: Tanin works on the Metal-Organic Framework (MOFs) for energy application.

Alumni

  • Dr. Prabhjyot Kaur
  • Dr. Navadeep Shrivastava
  • Sanil Rajak
  • Midhun Mohan
  • Luis Marcelo Garcia da Silva
  • Shreya Verma
  • Carolina Ardila Suarez
  • Kariane Larocque
  • Alexandre. A. Tremblay
  • Arthur F. Sbardelotto
  • Sarah Zaye 
  • Pauline Belières
  • Margot Lefèvre 
  • Alfonso Nieto Argüello
  • Hugo Gajardoni De Lemos
  • Camille Venne
  • Anibal Alviz Meza
  • Emmanuel Fortin