GROUP MEMBERS


Milana Trifkovic-Associate Professor

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Milana Trifkovic, Ph.D.

Department of Chemical Engineering

mtrifkov@ucalgary.ca
Office: CCIT 318
Phone: 403-220-8779


Milana Trifkovic joined the Department of Chemical and Petroleum engineering at U of C in April, 2013.
Prior to joining the faculty, Milana was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical
Engineering and Materials Science at University of Minnesota under the joint direction of Profs. Christopher
Macosko and Prodromos Daoutidis. She received her PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from
the Western University under the supervision of Dr. Sohrab Rohani.

Profile at Schulich's Website

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Mohamed Elsutohy, BPharm. MPharm, PhD.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fabrication Of Ratiometric Fluorescent Nanosensors For The In-Operando Visualization Of Electrochemical Reactions

Mohamed.elsutohy@ucalgary.ca

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Shuo Lin, PhD.

Postdoctoral Associate

Proton conducting metal-organic frameworks (PC-MOFs) and PC-MOFs based electrolyte membranes

shuo.lin@uofc.onmicrosoft.com

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Stephanie Kedzior, Ph.D.

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow

Nanocellulose-based templated materials for electrochemical applications, fundamentals of polysaccharide stabilized emulsions

stephanie.kedzior@ucalgary.ca

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Varvara Gordeeva, PhD (Fluid Mechanics)

Postdoctoral Associate

Modelling of interaction between colloidal particles

Varvara.gordeeva@ucalgary.ca

Graduate Students

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Aigerim S. Meiman

Ph.D. candidate

Direct visualization study of complex fluid flow in porous media

aigerim.meimanova@ucalgary.ca

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Aleksandra Govedarica, B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Ph.D. candidate

Enhanced Oil Sands Tailings Treatment through investigation of Polymer/Nanoparticles Interactions via Confocal Rheology

aleksandra.govedaric@ucalgary.ca

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Anindya Mitra, MASc. (Chemical Engineering)

Ph.D. candidate

Molecular modelling of polymer nanocomposites

anindya.mitra@ucalgary.ca

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Behzad Fuladpanjeh, MSc.

Ph.D. candidate

In-operando Monitoring of Electrochemical Reactions

behzadfu@gmail.com

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Gayathri Kalyanaraman, B.Tech. (Anna University, India)

MSc. Candidate

Study on the synergistic effect of biopolymers and nanoparticles as a viable treatment of oil sands tailings

gayathri.kalyanarama@ucalgary.ca

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Gleb Bobrov, Ph.D.

Ph.D. candidate

Processing and testing plastics and polymer composites

gleb.bobrov@ucalgary.ca

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Leonardo Martin-Alarcon, MSc.

Ph.D. candidate

Rheology of synovial fluid in the joints

leonardo.martinalarc@ucalgary.ca

CV

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Pejman Ganjeh Anzabi, MSc. in polymer Engineering

Ph.D. candidate

Quantification of polymer-nanoparticle interactions using atomic force microscopy

pejman.ganjehanzabi@ucalgary.ca

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Rahul Nagial, B.Tech. (IIT Kanpur, India)

M.Sc. Student

Correlation between rheology of flocculated MFT and its constituent microscopic properties

rahul.nagial1@ucalgary.ca

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Rajas Shah, M.Tech in Polymer Sci. and Eng.

Ph.D. candidate

Morphological and Rheological characterization of Co-continuous polymer blends

rajas.shah@ucalgary.ca

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Saqr Abuhatab, BSc in Chemical Engineering

MSc. candidate

Soft materials: Synthesis and Application

saqr.abuhatab@ucalgary.ca

Research Staff

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Brandy Kinkead (Pilapil), Ph.D.

Research Associate

Soft Materials and Advanced Microscopy

bpilapil@ucalgary.ca

Industrial Visitor Fellows

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Shohei Yoshida

Company: Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan).

Research Topic: Polymer blend nanocomposites

shohei.yoshida@ucalgary.ca

Former Group Members

Research Staff

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Ben Workman

Position (2016-2018):
Image Analysis Research Assistant

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Edna J. Molina Bacca, MSc., EIT

Position (2018-2019):
Research Associate

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Mahmoud Ansari,Ph.D.

Position (2017-2018):
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Maziar Derakhshandeh,
Ph.D.

Position (2016-2018):
Postdocotoral Researcher

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Olga Kleinerman, Ph.D.

Position (2018):
Postdocotoral Researcher in collaboration with TECHNION

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Parvaneh Sokhandani,
MSc.

Position (2016-2017):
Research Assistant

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Rasoul Arabjamaloei, PhD, P.Eng.

Position (2017-2019):
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Sunil Kumar,
Ph.D.

Position (2017-2019):
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Graduate Students

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Amir Hosein Ahmadian, MSc., EIT

Graduation year: (2016)

ahmadian1986@gmail.com

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Eva Umeozor, PhD

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: Research Engineer at the Canadian Energy Research Institute

evar.umeozor@gmail.com

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Johnny (Yujun) Chen, MSc.

Graduation year: (2017)

Current position: Data Scientist at BHGE

tsjohnnychan@gmail.com

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Sagar Neel Purkayastha, Ph.D.

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: Data Scientist and Senior Consultant at IBM (Watson Advanced Analytics)

sagar.neel.purkayastha@ibm.com

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Heidi Jahandideh, MSc.

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: Ph.D. Candidate at McGill University (Bicolloids and Surfaces Lab)

heidi.jahandideh@mail.mcgill.ca

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Edna J. Molina Bacca, MSc., EIT

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: PhD Candidate at PIK

edna.molinabacca@ucalgary.ca

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Rachel Malone, MSc.

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: Research Engineer at Membrion, Inc.

ram25alone@gmail.com

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Aseem Pandey, MSc.

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: Chief Innovation Officer, EnviCore Inc.

aseem.pandey@envicoreinc.com

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Shahrukh Shamim, MSc.

Graduation year: (2018)

Current position: CEO and Co-Founder, EnviCore Inc.

shahrukh.shamim@envicoreinc.com

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Dominic Omusi, MSc.

Graduation year: (2019)

dominic.omusi1@ucalgary.ca

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Mahboubeh Karami, MSc.

Graduation year: 2019

mahboobeh.karami1@ucalgary.ca

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Ajay Rai, MSc.

Graduation year: 2020

ajay.rai1@ucalgary.ca

Undergraduate Students

  • Xiang Yu Shi (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2019)
  • Sierra Cranmer-Smith (University of Waterloo) - Undergraduate Student (2018-19)
  • Rashmika Raghupathi (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2018)
  • Nima Macci (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student-(2018-19)
  • Austin Hartwell (University of Calgary) - NSERC USRA Summer Intern (2017)
  • Elijah Nathan Comin (University of Waterloo) - Visiting Undergraduate Student (2017)
  • Keiran Sawatzky (University of Waterloo) - Visiting Undergraduate Student (2017)
  • Geena Smith (University of Victoria) - Visiting Undergraduate Student (2017)
  • Ayesha Abid (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (2017)
  • Gregory Lazaris (University of Waterloo) - Visiting Undergraduate Student (Summer 2017)
  • Marcelo Mathias (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2017)
  • Sakshi Shrivastava (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2017)
  • Aniruddha Das (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur) - Mitacs Globalink Scholar (2016)
  • Caroline May Liu (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2016)
  • Kenrick Valenica (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2016)
  • Mary Chen (University of Waterloo) - Undergraduate Student (Winter 2016)
  • Sumesh Shrestha (University of Calgary) - NSERC USRA Summer Intern (2015)
  • Rajas Shah (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) -Mitacs Globalink Scholar (2015)
  • Salman Azhar - Visiting MEng Student (Summer 2014)
  • Henrique Ribeiro Theiss (Universidade Federal de Itajubá) - Visiting Undergraduate Student (Summer 2014)
  • Rachel Malone (University of Calgary) - Undergraduate Student (Summer 2013)