Group News


Ryan and Vlad's Paper Accepted

Ryan and Vlad have had their paper, “Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers Containing DIBAC-Derived Triazole Monomers” accepted in Macromolecules. In this paper they describe the preparation of a new class of conjugated polymers containing cyclooctyne-derived triazole structures. Congratulations to Ryan and Vlad.

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Victoria Defends M.Sc.!!!

Victoria Mackey defended her M.Sc., entitled “The Synthesis of Dendrimer-Based Infection Imaging Probes”. Congratulations Victoria!
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Jim Defends Ph.D.!!!

Jim Mayo defended his Ph.D., entitled “Preparation and Properties of Reversible Polymers and Self-Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes”. Congratulations Dr. Mayo!
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President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

I would like to thank those graduate students who nominated me for this award. Although I did not receive one of the two awards that were given, just being nominated is an honour. I am humbled to be among the other fantastic nominees, and am thankful to the students for taking the time and effort to complete the nomination. I am also extremely fortunate to be working with a team of wonderfully talented students. I appreciate this nomination very much!
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Patigul Defends Ph.D.!!!

Patigul Imin defended her Ph.D., entitled “Supramolecular Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Conjugated Polymers. Congratulations Dr. Imin!!
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Alex Promoted

Alex was officially promoted to the rank of Professor.

Sabrina Wins Award at CSC

Sabrina won 2nd place for her oral presentation at the CSC meeting in Quebec. Her presentation was entitled "Poly(ethylene oxide) Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation".  Sabrina was the winner of an Ed Hileman Travel Award, which funded her trip to the conference. Congratulations to Sabrina!

Group Goes to CSC

A number of the Adronov Group members attended the CSC meeting. Nicole, Ryan, Sabrina, Victoria, Stuart, and Lukas all presented oral and poster presentations. They also enjoyed an evening of fun and excitement in a jail cell (as part of the Polymer Mixer).
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Vlad Kardelis starts MSc

Vlad Kardelis, formerly a 4GO9 student in the Adronov Group, has now joined the group as our newest MSc student. Welcome Vlad!

New Summer Students Join the Group

Darryl Fong and Mackenzie Richardson have joined the group as summer students. Welcome Darryl and Mackenzie!

Nicole's Paper Accepted in Macromolecules

Nicole Rice’s full paper, entitled “Supramolecular Interactions of High Molecular Weight Poly(2,7-carbazole)s with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” was accepted in Macromolecules. This paper describes a series of results involving the preparation of a new polycarbazole polymer and it’s use to functionalize and solubilize carbon nanotubes. This polymer exhibits one of the strongest interactions with nanotubes that we’ve seen. Congratulations to Nicole!

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Mokhtar Passes the Comprehensive

Mokhtar successfully passed the Comprehensive Examination, and is now a full Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations Mokhtar! He also managed to figure out how to open a bottle of champagne…

Travel Scholarships

Five group members received travel scholarships to attend conferences all over the world. Ryan, Lukas, and Nicole were awarded a Russell Bell Scholarship (worth $2,000 each). Ryan will attend the Functional Pi-conjugated Materials conference in Bordeaux, Lukas will attend the International Dendrimer Symposium in Madrid, and Nicole will attend the NT13: The Fourteenth International Conference on the Science and Applications of Nanotubes, to be held in Espoo, Finland. Victoria and Sabrina were awarded the Ed Hileman travel awards (worth $500 each) to attend the CSC meeting in Quebec. Congratulations!!

Sabrina Becomes a Ph.D. Student

Sabrina VanGyzen successfully passed her Transfer Examination to be reclassified as a Ph.D. student. Congratulations Sabrina!