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Jose M. Moran-Mirabal

Associate Professor
Education

B.Sc. 1999, Engineering Physics, ITESM (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
M.Sc. 2001, Biotechnology, ITESM (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
Ph.D. 2007, Applied Physics, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M1
Office: 233 ABB
Ph: (905) 525-9140 x24507
Email:
moran-mirabal@mcmaster.ca
Curriculum Vitae


PhD Students


Xiuping Ding


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
dinx12@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Fabrication of Stretchable Solar Cells
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Ayodele Fatona


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
fatonaat@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Development of photo switchable microfluidic elements

Awards: 2015 Ed Hileman Travel Scholarship; Best Poster Award, 2015 FIBRE Industry Connect Meeting; 2016 Russel Bell Travel Scholarship.
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Sara Makaremi


Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering
Student Councillor, Microscopical Society of Canada
Email:
makares@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Single Molecule Tracking of Macrophage Membrane Receptors

Awards: Registration Award, 10th LFD Workshop on Advanced Fluorescence Imaging and Analysis; 2016 CFDM Travel Award.
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Petr Nalivaika


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry
Email:
nalivapa@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Structured Conductive Probes for Mass Spectrometry
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Markus Rose


Ph.D. Candidate, Physics
Email:
rosemm2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Single Molecule Tracking of Cellulase Action
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Sokunthearath (Kevin) Saem


Ph.D. Candidate Chemistry
Email:
saems@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Development of Aptamer-Based Microfluidic Biosensor

Awards: Best Poster Award - Materials Horizons Section, 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition; Best Poster Award, 2015 Polymac Conference.

MSc Students

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Mouhanad Babi


M.Sc. Candidate Chemical Biology
Email:
babim2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Investigation of Cellulose Nanostructure through Super-Resolution Microscopy

Awards: 2016 NSERC CGS-M Recipient, 2017 BPS Travel Award, 2017 NSERC CGS-D Recipient
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Urooj Gill


MSc. Candidate, Chemical Biology
Email:
gillu2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Compressive Structuring of Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Films

Awards: 2016 OGS Recipient.
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Helen Luu


M.Sc. Candidate, Chemical Biology
Email:
luuh2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Study of Macrophage Response to Micro and Nanostructured Topographies

Undergraduate Students
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Kajal Bhardwaj


Chemical Biology
Email:
bhardkk@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Modification of cellulosic materials with fluorescent derivatives.
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Srimann Chari


Chemical Biology
Email:
chariss@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Assessment of printable formulations for surface modification of PDMS


Drew Hansen


Biochemistry
Email:
hansendm@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Formation of CNC microparticles


Daniel Levin


Chemical Biology
Email:
levindl@mcmaster.ca
Research Project: Microfluidic adhesion assay for macrophages


Samuel Laskey


Chemical Biology
Email:
laskeysp@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Evaluation of the action of swollenins on crystalline cellulose


Tyler Or


Integrated Science
Email:
ort2@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: CNC aerogels as electrolyte absorbers for solar cells
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Angelico Obille


Integrated Science
Email:
obillear@mcmaster.ca

Research Project: Integration of CNCs into silicone elastomers

Former Group Members

Yujie Zhu


Ph.D. Chemistry
Thesis: “Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces through Thin Film Stencil Lift-Off: Applications to Patterning and Sensing”
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, McMaster University

Jonathan West


M.Sc. Chemistry
Thesis: “Scanning Transmission X-Ray and Fluorescence Microscopy of Lipid Bilayers”
Current Position: Medical School Dublin, Ireland

Saeid Rahimi-Razin


M.Sc. Chemistry
Thesis: “Synthesis of Functionalized [2.2]Paracyclophane Precursors for Functional Poly(para-xylylene) Thin Film Deposition”
Current Position:
Undergraduate Researchers
Thesis:
Travis Sutherland, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: Iontophoretic Drug Release from CNC-Reinforced Hydrogels
Mouhanad Babi, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: Investigation of Cellulose Nanostructure through Super-Resolution Microscopy
Justin Boyle, Biochemistry
Thesis Research Project 2015-2016: The effect of Glassy Film Topography on Adherent Cell Morphology and Function
Sokunthearath Saem, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015:
Fabrication of Conductive Polystyrene Nanofibers
Urooj Gill, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015:
Nanostructuring of Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Films
Baweleta Isho, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015: Functionalization of Structured Conductive Probes for Mass Spectrometry Applications
Sanjay Sonney, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2014-2015: Development of Structured Electrode Electrochemical Microfluidic Sensor
Rachel Prestayko, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2013-2014: Characterization of Conductive Polymeric Nanofibers and Films
Tomas Urlich, Chemistry
Thesis Research Project 2013-2014: Development of Strategies for Fluorescent Labelling of Cellulose Fibers
Fahim Naeem, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2012-2013: Electrospinning of Conductive PEO/CNT Nanofibres
Anthony Palermo, Chemical Biology
Thesis Research Project 2012-2013: Preparation of Micro/Nanoscale Fluorescent Cellulosic Materials
Summer 2016:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Christal Zhou
  • Angelico Obille
  • Kajal Bhardwaj
  • Justin Boyle
  • Annie Wu
  • Kaesavan Selvakumaran
  • Dakota Binkley
  • Julia Pantaleo
  • Tyler Or
  • Srimann Chari
Summer 2015:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Daniel Levin
  • Christal Zhou
  • Justin Boyle
  • Julian Gilmore
  • Paul Astiasarain
  • Mouhanad Babi
  • Henry Fan
  • Dakota Binkley
Summer 2014:
  • Travis Sutherland
  • Akanksha Nayak
  • Muneeb Shoaib
  • Daniel D'Souza
  • Kevin Saem
  • Justin Boyle
  • Urooj Gill
  • Mouhanad Babi
  • Sanjay Sonney
  • Ahmed Negmi
  • Baweleta Isho
Summer 2013:
  • Anthony Palermo
  • Lauren Nowicki
  • Shyamal Pansuriya
  • Akanksha Nayak
  • Aren Armenian
  • Justin Boyle
  • Katija Bonin
  • Katie Huyhn
  • Sanjay Sonney
  • Ahmed Negmi
Summer 2012:
  • Roman Malekzai
  • Shyamal Pansuriya
  • Katija Bonin
  • Norman Shek
  • Oriana Vanderfleet
  • Fahim Naeem
  • Avinash Ramkissoon
  • Jonathan Satar
  • Anthony Palermo