Group members


Adam Duong

  • Professor
  • Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, & Institute of Hydrogen Research
  • Ph.D., University of Montreal
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 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).

Ph. D students

Sanil Rajak

  • B. Sc. (Chemistry),  Mithibai  College, Mumbai University, India (2008-2011)
  • M. Sc. (Chemistry), Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India (2011-2013)
  • Projects & Research Interests:  Sanil works on  design and development  of molecular catalysts for artificial photosynthesis.
  • Graduation: Ph. D in Material and Energy Sciences in 2020

Nour Dissem

Nour's phôt
  • 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Tuan Duy Doan

  • 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.

Master's students

B. Sc students



Dr. Navadeep Shrivastava

  • B. Sc. (Mathematics, Physics), University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India (2007-2010)
  • M. Sc. in Physics (Solid State Electronics), University of Allahabad, Prayagraj India (2011-2013)
  • Ph. D. (Condensed Matter Physics), Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil (2015-2017)
  • Experience:
    • Post-Doctoral scientist, at Instituto da Física, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil (2018-2019)
    • Post-Doctoral scientist, at Department of Physics, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil (2018)
    • Assistant Prof. at Department of Applied Science, Naraina Vidyapeeth Engineering & Management Institute, Kanpur, India (2014-2015)
    • Hon. Lecturer, Department of Physics, Allahabad Degree College, Allahabad, India (2013-2014)
  • Projects & Research Interests: Navadeep’s major research focus is on the design of colloidal hybrids for nanomedicine, multimodal imaging, and nanothermometer and other biomedical/interdisciplinary applications. His expertise lies in the syntheses and characterizations of  nanomaterials, rare-earth and optical spectroscopy.


Midhun Mohan

  • B. Sc. (Chemistry), St. Albert’s College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India (2007-2010) 
  • M. Sc. (Tech) in Polymer Science, National Institute ofTechnology, Calicut, India (2011-13)
  • Projects &  Research  Interests : Midhun works on synthesis, characterization and physico-chemical properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
  • Graduation: Ph. D in Material and Energy Sciences in 2020

Luis Marcelo Garcia da Silva

  • Bachelor’s (Science and Technology),  Federal University of ABC, Santo André, Brazil (2014)
  • Bachelor’s (Material Engineering),   Federal University of ABC,  Santo André,  Brazil (2016)
  • M. Sc. (Nanoscience and Advanced Materials), Universidade  Federal do ABC,  Santo André,  Brazil (2016-2018)
  • Projects & Research Interests: Luis is enrolled in Ph. D. in  Materials Engineering at IPEN-USP, Brazil under guidance of Prof. Dr.   Almir Oliveira  Neto. He has experiences in syntheses and characterizations of nanocomposites, conductor polymer aiming several applications such as: anti-corrosion coating, electrocatalysis, energy storage and sensors.
  • Shreya Verma: Intern, Mitacs Globalink Scholar


  • Carolina Ardila Suarez: Trainee, Columbia.


  • Kariane Larocque: Bachelor of chemistry, Forensic profile, UQTR

2018- Present

  • 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.


  • Emmanuel Fortin: Trainee.