Saravanamuttu Research Group









Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x24615
kalai@mcmaster.ca

B.Sc. (Hons), Chemistry, McGill University (1996)
Ph.D. (Dean list), Chemistry, McGill University (2001).
FCAR post-doctoral fellow, University of Oxford (2001-3)

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, McMaster University, 2003 to date

 

 

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Liqun Qiu
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x22434
qiul@mcmaster.ca

Ph.D candidate (2004-)

 

Metallodielectric microperiodic structures

Ana B. Villafranca
Department of Engineering Physics
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x22434/26324
villafab@mcmaster.ca

Ph.D. candidate (2005-)

Self-trapping and related phenomena of coherent laser light in photopolymers

Ana's website

Kailash Kasala
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x22434/26324
kasalk@mcmaster.ca

Ph.D. candidate (2005-)

Interaction dynamics of self-trapped incoherent white light beams

 

Whitney E. Shimmell
M.Sc. candidate
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x22434/26324
shimmewe@mcmaster.ca

M.Sc. candidate (2007-)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Controlling polymer structure through the coherence of light

Matthew R. Ponte
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Awardee
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
T. (905) 525 9140 x22434/26324
pontem@mcmaster.ca

senior thesis (B.Sc.) student (2008)

Propagation of self-trapped beams in 3-D microperiodic lattices

Natalie J. Wood
Department of Chemistry
McMaster University
Exchange Student (University of Bristol). (905) 525 9140 x22434/26324 nw6105@bristol.ac.uk

Senior thesis (B.Sc.) student (2008)

Symmetry in spontaneous optical pattern formation processes

Former graduate students

Zhang, J. 2004 to 2005 M. Sc.

 


Former undergraduate members

Senior thesis/co-op terms

Shimmell, W. E. 2006-2007 B. Sc. (Hon.) Self-trapping of complex intensity profiles

Sakalauskas, M. 2005-2006 B. Sc. (Hon.) Interactions of self-trapped incoherent beams

Giardino, C.2003-2004 B. Sc. (Hon.) Self-trapping of incoherent light

Rewari, A. 2006-2007 B. H. Sc. (Hon.) 2-D interference lithography set-up

Rewari, A. 2005-2006 B. H. Sc.
(Enquiry project) Photolithography of metallodielectric structures

Burgess, I. B. 2006 B. Sc. (Co-op program, University of Waterloo; NSERC USRA)
Modulation instability in photochemical reactions
Honourable Mention,
Co-op student of the year, Waterloo

Summer research

Welch, R. Summer 2008 Propagation of self-trapped beams in 3-D microperiodic lattices (NSERC USRA)

Shimmell, W. E. Summer 2007 Self-written complex structures (NSERC USRA)

Burgess, I. B. Summer 2007 White light lithography of 3-D structures (NSERC USRA)

Ponte, M. Summer 2007 White light lithography of 3-D structures (NSERC USRA)

Lannon, J. Summer 2006 Theoretical simulations of optical self-trapping (NSERC USRA)
(co-supervisor: A. Knights, Dept. of Engineering Physics)

Shimmell, W. E. Summer 2006 Light-induced shape control of metal nanoparticles (NSERC USRA)

Shimmell, W. E. Summer 2005 Spontaneous patterns of light in chemical reactions (NSERC USRA)

Burgess, I. B. Summer 2005 Spontaneous patterns of light in chemical reactions (NSERC USRA)

Mazurek, E. Summer 2005 Reflectivity of ammolite fossils (NSERC USRA)

Singhai, A. Summer 2005 Self-induced optical fibre interconnects (BIMR scholarship)
(co-supervisor: A. Knights, Dept. of Engineering Physics)

Rewari, A. Summer 2005 Self-induced optical fibre interconnects (B. H. Sc. Scholarship3)

Bernard, E. Summer 2004 Microstructural and optical properties of ammolite (NSERC USRA)

Rewari, A. Summer 2004 Chemical self-trapping of incoherent light (NSERC USRA)

Kasala, K. Summer 2004 Chemical self-trapping of incoherent light (BIMR scholarship)

Mohammadi, M. Winter 2006 Transmission electron microscopy of Ag nanoparticles (volunteer)

Hamlet, T. Summer 2004 Microstructural and optical properties of ammolite (volunteer)

Rogers, E. Fall 2004 Optical properties of ammolite (volunteer)

Essajee, I. Fall 2004 Optical properties of ammolite (volunteer)