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.

Summer 2014, with our Lee Valley German safety goggles: (from left) Goran Bacic, Peter Gordon, Agnes Kurek, Prof. Awesome, Sydney Buttera, Jackie Addo, Jenny Mcleod, Matt Griffiths, Peter Pallister, Dave Madia.
Postdocs
Peter "Jorge" Gordon (MITACS Elevate Fellow) 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. He is also working on secret hydrides.
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 bunch of publications with our group.
Dave "Jeggs" Mandia is working on fibre-optic filament interfaces on the MOSAIC project, which has already yielded quite a few publications with our group.
Master's Candidates
Matthew "the Golden Boy" Griffiths (NSERC PGS-M) is working on metal nanoparticle and thin film deposition of group 11 metals, particularly gold. He has a several publications with our group.
Sara "Supersara" Koponen (NSERC PGS-M) is working on metal nanoparticle and thin film deposition of group 11 metals, particularly copper. She will be looking at a variety of back-logged copper precursors to get started.
Weipeng "TBD" Zhang is starting on copper and gold precursor synthesis.
Undergraduates
Sydney "Butterz" Buttera (BSc and mascot) is working on Ga2O3 deposition from the precursor she previously reported. She and PPal (and Stripes!) are also working up a series of aluminum hydrides.
Alex "Green Boy" Green (CHEM 4908) is fabricating a hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaic device using CVD, ALD, co-vaporation, and luck.
"Nasty" Nate Cowie (CHEM 4908) is helping Matt with gold compounds for ALD. Or CVD. Or as cautionary examples
Jennifer "Wee Jenny" Mcleod is working with Sara and Matt to finish up some gold CVD.
Jacqueline "TBD" Addo is helping Alex with the hybrid solar cell.

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.