DuongLab

Group 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.

Post-Doctoral Scientists

Dr. Prabhjyot Kaur

  • B. Sc. (Medical), Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, India (2005-2008)
  • M. Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (2008-2010)
  • Ph. D. (Inorganic Chemistry), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (2010-2017)
  • Experience: Assistant Prof. in Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India (2017-2018)
  • Projects & Research Interests:  Prabhjyot is working on the effect of precursors and polymer coatings on the structural, magnetic and electrical properties of strontium hexa-ferrite materials. In parallel, she is working on the synthesis and characterization of lanthanide based mixed ligand metal organic frameworks, and their applications in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).
     
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Ph. D students

Nour Dissem

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
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Amir Narimani

  • 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.

Najmeddine Ferhi

  • 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.

Mohamed Essalhi

  • 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. 

Adela Abidi

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  • Bachelor’s:
    • Preparatory biology geology ISEP BG soukra (2014-2016).
    • Engineering in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation (2016-2019) at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis.
  • Projects & Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of supramolecular materials for energy storage and carbon dioxide sequestration.

Tuan Duy Doan

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  • Bachelor’s  (Petrochemical Engineering), Department of Refining and Petroleum, PetroVietnam University (2016 -2020)
  • Experience : 3 years of experience research assisting in Physics at school, several national Physics and Mathematical Olympiad awards, and 2 oversea research internships involving modification hydrocracking catalysts at Honeywell UOP, Chicago, USA, and synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand metal – organic frameworks at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Québec, Canada.
  • Projects & Research Interests: Tuan has been working on porous materials for applications in gas separation and storage and catalyst for hydrogen production.

Alborz Bavand

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  • B. Sc. Applied Chemistry, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran (2003-2007)
  • M. Sc. Organic Chemistry, Payam Noor University of Mashhad, Iran (2007-2009)
  • Experience:
    • 2013-2018: Quality Control (QC) manager Vahid industrial group (Polymer pipe and fittings manufacturing company), Mazandaran, Iran
    • 2011-2013: Production manager Vahid industrial group (Polymer pipe and fittings manufacturing company), Mazandaran, Iran
    • 2010-2011: Quality Control Chemist ,Kaf (Darugar ) (Hygienic and Cosmetic Industry), Tehran, Iran
  • Projects  and Interests: Development of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and synthesis and characterization of materials for energy storage

Youness El Issmaeli

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  • 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

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  • 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. 

Master's students

B. Sc students

Interns

Alumni

  • Sanil Rajak: Ph. D
  • Navadeep Shrivastava: Postdoc
  • Midhun Mohan: Ph. D
  • Luis Marcelo Garcia da Silva: Intern
  • Shreya Verma: Intern, Mitacs Globalink Scholar
  • Carolina Ardila Suarez: Trainee, Columbia.
  • Kariane Larocque: Bachelor of chemistry, Forensic profile, UQTR
  • Alexandre. A. Tremblay: Bachelor of chemistry, UQTR
  • Arthur F. Sbardelotto: Trainee of the UFRGS, Mitacs Globalink Scholar, UFRGS
  • Sarah Zaye: IUT trainee, Paul Sabatier
  • Pauline Belières: Trainee of the IUT, Paul Sabatier
  • Margot Lefèvre: Trainee of the IUT, Paul Sabatier
  • Alfonso Nieto Argüello: Trainee, Mitacs Globalink Fellow, ITESM
  • Hugo Gajardoni De Lemos: Trainee of the UFABC, Brazil, PFLA Scholar
  • Camille Venne: Trainee.
  • Anibal Alviz Meza: Trainee, Columbia.
  • Emmanuel Fortin: Trainee.