Researchers

Research Associate

Norma Mendoza – Research Associate
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, U. de Sherbrooke
M.Sc.A. Chemical Engineering, U. de Sherbrooke
B.Sc.A. Chemical Engineering, BUAP
Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Luc Meunier

Postdoctoral Fellow

Felipe Aristizabal – Postdoctoral Fellow
B.Eng. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Project: Plasma processing and diagnostics 
Supervisor: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe

Graduate Students

Sara Babaei – Ph.D. candidate
B.Sc. Physics, Shahid Beheshti University
M.Sc. Plasma Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University
Project: Plasma surface engineering for cell sorting
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisor: Dr. Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault

Madhuwanthi Buddhadasa – Ph.D. candidate (direct entry)
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Manipal University
Project: Plasma surface engineering for platelet activation
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisor: Dr. Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault




Daniel Burkat – Ph.D. candidate (fast-track)
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Project: Investigating the dynamics of twin cathode electric arc furnace
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisor: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe


Elena Corella Puertas – Ph.D. candidate
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Technische Universität München
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Technische Universität München
Project: Plasma-mist contactor: Fundamental study and application development
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisor: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe

Pablo Diaz – Ph.D. candidate
B.Eng. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
M.Sc. Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project: Plasma for fuel reformation
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisors: Dr. Jeffrey Bergthorson and
Dr. Sylvain Coulombe

Mathew Evans – Ph.D. candidate (fast-track)
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, U. de Sherbrooke
Project: Plasma assisted combustion for the reduction of NOx in land-based turbines
Scholarships: FRQNT and R.H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship
Supervisors: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe and
Dr. Jeffrey Bergthorson

Larissa Jorge – Ph.D. candidate
B.Sc. Chemistry, McGill University
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McGill University
Project: Study of nanoparticle surface chemistry for enhanced gas separations in nanofluids
Scholarships: FRQNT and MEDA
Supervisors: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe and Dr. Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault

Adya Karthikeyan – Ph.D. candidate
B.Tech – University of Kerala, India
M.Tech- Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
Project: Improvement of boiling heat transfer using nanofluids and Laser textured surface
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisors: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe and Dr. Anne Kietzig

Evelyne Kasparek – Ph.D. candidate
B.Sc. Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet
M.Sc. Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet
Project: Vacuum ultraviolet deposition of organic coatings
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisors: Dr. Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault and Dr. Jason R. Tavares and Dr. Michael Wertheimer

Ulrich Legrand – Ph.D. candidate
Project: Synthesis and functionalization of graphene nanoflakes by thermal plasma as non-noble catalyst for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Luc Meunier

Jennifer Martin del Campo – Ph.D. candidate
Masters in Science and Engineering of Materials, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
Scholarship: CONACYT 
Supervisors: Dr. Jan Kopyscinski
and Dr. Sylvain Coulombe

Mitchell McNall – M.Eng. candidate
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, Lakehead University
Project: Design, construction and preliminary characterization of a rotating gliding arc discharge reactor

Scholarship: EUL 
Supervisor: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe


Elmira Pajootan – Ph.D. candidate
B.Sc. and M.Sc. Textile Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology
Project: Nanoparticle Synthesis by Pulsed Laser Ablation for Application in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Supervisor: Dr. Sylvain Coulombe and Dr. Sasha Omanovic

Pierre-Alexandre Pascone – Ph.D. candidate
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McGill University
M.Eng. Chemical Engineering, McGill Universtiy
Project: —
Scholarship: MEDA
Supervisors: Dr. Jean-Luc Meunier and Dr. Dimitrios Berk