Our Group

Professor

 

Dr. Boxin Zhao
zhaob@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-8884567 ext 38666
Office: E6-2012


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr Fatemeh Ferdosian-PDF
fferdosi@uwaterloo.ca
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fatemeh_Ferdosian
B.Sc.: Polymer and Coating Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran (2003-2007)
M.Sc.: Polymer and Coating Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran (2007-2009)
Ph.D.: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada (2011-2015)
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Lignin-based Wood Adhesives

 Dr Li Chen-PDF
li.chen@uwaterloo.ca
B.Sc.: Pharmaceutical Engineering, Chongqing University,Chongqing, China (2005-2009)
M.Sc.: Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology,Beijing, China (2009-2012)
Ph.D.: Chemical Engineering (Nanotechnology), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2012-2016)
Project:Electrically Conductive Adhesives

Dr Li Yu-PDF
li.yu@uwaterloo.ca
B.Sc.: Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China (2003-2007)
Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing, China (2007-2012)
Project:Advanced Nanocomposites and Biopolymers

Graduate Students

Aleksander Cholewinski-PhD
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aleksander Cholewinski
alek.cholewinski@outlook.com
Project: Bio-inspired Adhesive Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications

Pengxiang Si-PhD
p2si@uwaterloo.ca
B.Sc.: Material Science, East China Univ of Sci and Tech, Shanghai, China (2009-2013)
M.Sc.: Material Science, East China Univ of Sci and Tech, Shanghai, China (2013-2016)
Project: Electrically conductive adhesives/films

 Fut (Kuo) Yang-PhD
kuo.yang@uwaterloo.ca
B.Sc.: Chemical Engineering (Bio-Engineering Minor), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
M.Sc.: Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Project: Universal Bonding of Hydrogels Through an Engineered Nanoscale Interfacial Layer

 

Hamed Shahsavan-PhD
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WlXbQwUAAAAJ&hl=en
hshahsav@uwaterloo.ca
Project: Gecko-inspired "smart" functional structures and materials using liquid crystal elastomers

Kelvin Liew-MASc
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mbK8mkMAAAAJ&hl=en
kcwliew@uwaterloo.ca
Nanotechnology Engineering, Honours (co-op), University of Waterloo, 2015
Project: Biomimetic polymer dry adhesives

 

Jeremy Vandenberg-MASc
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeremy_Vandenberg
j4vanden@uwaterloo.ca
Supervisor: Dr. Boxin Zhao and Dr. Ehsan Toyserkani

Co-op and Research Associates

Sucharita Vijayaraghavan-Co-op
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XvBr2YgAAAAJ&hl=en
suchi.vijayaraghavan@edu.uwaterloo.ca
Chemical Engineering, Honours (co-op), University of Waterloo, 2019
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Lignin-based Wood Adhesives

Methely Sharma-Co-op
methely.sharma@edu.uwaterloo.ca
Nanotechnology Engineering, Honours (co-op), University of Waterloo, 2020
Project: Universal Bonding of Hydrogels Through an Engineered Nanoscale Interfacial Layer

 

Ma (Martin) Ziwen-Co-op
z74ma@edu.uwaterloo.ca
Chemical Engineering, Honours (co-op), University of Waterloo, 2021
Project: Electrically conductive adhesives

Priya Bhargava-URA
p2bhargava@edu.uwaterloo.ca
Nanotechnology Engineering, Honours (co-op), University of Waterloo, 2018
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Lignin-based Wood Adhesives

Alumni

1.Zihe Pan (Development of electrically conductive olephobic bio-inspired micro-structures for reducing shear adhesion for frozen oils)
2.Ehsan Marzbanrad (Nano joining of Silver Nanoparticles)
3.Geoff Rivers (Curing studies of electrically conductive adhesives)
4.Ryan Neufeld (Simulation of liquid crystal elastomer film)
5.Josh Trinidad (Graphene-filled electrical conductive adhesives)
6.Yikang Zhou (Surface electrically conductive polymers)
7.Tianchang Wang (Functional bio nanocomposites for advanced manufacturing)
8.Wei Zhang (Electrically conductive nanocomposites)
9.Behnam Meschi Amoli (Development of novel electrical conductive adhesives polymers) 
10.Wenjie Wang (polymer Nano-composites for electromagnetic shielding applications)
11.Chong Meng (Technician)
12.Dhamodaran Arunbabu (Hydrogel bio adhesives) 
13.Hadi Izadi (Development of biomimetic materials with tailored properties)
14.Yougun Han (Stress-strain behavior of soft materials)
15.Marwah Saeed (fabrication and characterization of Ag nanoparticles)
16.Daniel Cho (Wet adhesion testing)
17.Ross Arnold (Biomimetic fabrications)
18.Serge Yoffe (Contact angle studies of dopamine thin films)
19.Paniz Sheikholeslami (Contact adhesion studies of hydrogels)
20.Kushal Prajapati (Fabrication and Characterization of Hemispherical PDMS Indentation Tips)
21.Madric Leung (Self-assembled monolayer (SAM) deposition on patterned surfaces)
22.Timothy Leung (Polymeric adhesives characterization)
23.Alan Thai (Dopamine adhesive thin films)
24.Peter Wu (Fabrication of polymeric thin films)
25.Aaron Katz (Contact adhesion studies of hydrogels)