My Excellent Group

My (excellent) group studies both synthetic inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry related to thin film deposition. Our main focus is on precursor design and mechanistics studies, but this leads us into many interesting avenues, including device fabrication, process design, tool building and testing, thermolysis and experimental methods design. This group has to be smart, focused and adaptable.

Inquiries can be made to Sean or directly to one of the group members by email or phone.

Hallowe'en 2013, where we all dressed as Dave: (from left) Peter Gordon, Doug Petryk, Agnes Kurek, Sean Barry, David Mandia, Adam Wells, Matthew Griffiths, Peter Pallister, Sara Koponen.
Peter "Jorge" Gordon (MITACS Elevate) is working for Precision Molecular , and he will be making and testing metal precursors for ALD. He has several publications with our group.
PhD Candidates
Jason "the Rat" Coyle is working on metal depositions by ALD, as well as novel deposition chemistry around our copper compounds with GreenCentre Canada . He has several publications and a patent application with our group
Peter "PPal" Pallister (OGS Scholar) is using ss-NMR and XRF to study monolayer and multilayer depositions on high surface area substrates. He has a couple publications with our group.
Agnes "Beetz" Kurek (OGS Scholar) is trying to work out a new phosphorous-based ligand system, ideally to be employed with silver and gold chemistry. She has a couple of publications with our group.
Dave "Jeggs" Mandia (MOSAIC project) is working on fibre-optic filament interfaces on the MOSAIC project, which has already yielded a publication with our group.
Master's Candidates
Adam "Caligula" Wells (MOSAIC project) is working on thermolysis of group 11 compounds to help design processes for deposition on an optical fibre.
Matthew "the Boy" Griffiths (COOP, MOSAIC project) is working on metal nanoparticle and thin film deposition on fibre optic filaments with Dave Mandia. He has a publication with our group.
Doug "Muckles" Petryk (CHEM 4908) is working with Agnes on depositing tin by CVD. This is a collaboration with the Burford Group .
Sara "Supersara" Koponen (CHEM 4908) is working with Dave on gold deposition by CVD.
Thomas "TBD" Lacelle (CHEM 4908) is working in the McGarry group on a photo-emitter, and I am his co-supervisor.
Stephen "TBD" Holoshka (CHEM 4908) is working in the McGarry group on a photo-emitter, and I am his co-supervisor.
Sydney "Butterz" Buttera is such a joy to have around, she is now our mascot.

Past Members

Graduates (Ph.D.)

Yamile Wasslen - is working for Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association in Ottawa.

Graduates (Master's)

Julie "Stripes" Delahunt - is working for the "suspected contraband" unit for Canadian Border Services in Ottawa.
Todd Whitehorne - is in graduate studies at The University of Montreal in Montreal.
Amanda Kenney - is working for the Ottawa-Carleton School Board in Ottawa.
Allison "AB" Brazeau - is a post-doctoral fellow in the Wang group at Queen's University at Kingston.

Undergraduates, Technicians, and Groupies

Paul Stanish - is in graduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON.
Alison "McBane" Bain - is in graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Andrew "Lush" Lushington - is in graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON.
Alex Devonish - is working for Stericycle in Port Coquitlam, BC.
Taylor "tbip" Pigeon - is working at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa.
Chris Mamen - is a process engineer at Plasco in Ottawa.
Paul Johnson - is in graduate studies at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Ahsan Mahmood - is in dental school at the University of Toronto in Toronto.
Matt Ward - is a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University in Ithaca.
Cassandra Johnson - is presently in Whitehorse, YT, according to Facebook.
Cassie Berquist - is presently in Sydney, Australia, according to Facebook.
Graydon Snider - is a post-doctoral fellow for Randall Martin at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Maureen MacKeague - is in graduate studies at Stanford University in California.
Owen Clarkin - is in graduate studies at NRC-SIMS in Ottawa
Erin Johnson - is an assistant professor at University of California, Merced in Merced, CA
Chris Rowley - is an assistant professor at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland.