My Excellent GroupMy (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 Seán or directly to one of the group members by email or phone.
Summer 2015, with ironic white shirts and jeans (me in front, obvs): (from left) Dave Mandia, Weipeng Zhang, Sydney Buttera, John Grant, Pedro Mario Franco de Camargo Filho, Jenny McLeod, Goran Bacic, Monica Gill, Matt Griffiths, Sara Koponen, Peter Pallister, Peter Gordan, Eric McGlashan.
|Prof. Henrik "New Guy" Pedersen is is visiting us from Linköping University in Sweden . He has several publications in the field of CVD. He will be teaching us plasma chemistry, and we will be giving him some ALD experience. Sara will be his boss, and he will be Butters' boss.|
|Dr. Peter "Jorge" Gordon is working on ALD processes for Astrileux, Armstrong, and Angstrom Engineering (we'll move him on to the "Bs" soon). He has several publications with our group.|
|Matthew "the Golden Boy" Griffiths (NSERC CGS-D) is working on metal nanoparticle and thin film deposition of group 11 metals, particularly gold. He has several publications with our group.|
|Sara "Supersara" Koponen (NSERC CGS-D) 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. She has a couple publications with our group.|
|Goran "Gorpheus" Bačić is working on CIS solar cells incorporating ALD processes and finding new ways to dope with fluorine.|
|Sydney "Butters" Buttera (NSERC CGS-M) is working on group 13 guanidinates to measure some thermal decomposition and volatility data. She has a couple publications with our group.|
|Zack "Dude Bro" Dubrawski (voluntold) is making gold precursors, old and new.|
|Awstin "Chubs" Chubb (4908) is working on ALD of MOF films on optical fibres for sensing purposes.|
|Fernanda "Killer" Akegawa Monteiro (4908) is working with Peter on etching gold nanostructures and pinning them using ALD.|
Monica Gill (PhD Carleton 2015)
David "Jeggs" Mandia - is presently finishing with us, and looking for a post-doc opportuinity.
Weipeng "the Whiz" Zhang
Graduates (BSc), Technicians, and Groupies
Jenny "Two-shoes" McLeod - is a graduate student in Chemistry at