The 2016 RISE Scholars

The ten 2016 RISE Scholars are listed below, along with their home institutions and the institutions at which their awards were held.

  Mathusan Gunabalasingam
McMaster University

Evaluating nature of donor-acceptor interactions in trihalide anions: probing the fundamental nature of halogen bonding

with Dr. Pierre Kennepohl, University of British Columbia

Andrew Hainer
University of Ottawa

An Exploration of the Effect of Sequence on UVC Damage in Short DNA Sequences

with Dr. Glen Loppnow, University of Alberta

  Pierre-Michel Jalbert
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Investigating the Light Induced Oxidation of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural using Gold Nanoparticle Functionalized Niobium Oxide Photocatalysts

with Dr. Geniece Hallett-Tapley, St. Francis Xavier University

Zhongren (Tony) Jin
University of Alberta

Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dots Through Microwave Irradiation of Organic Precursors

with Dr. Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto

  Isabella Iasenza
Concordia University

Investigation of Background Fluorescence in Natural Waters using Steady-State Fluorescence Spectroscopy with Supramolecular Host-Guest Inclusion

with Dr. Brian Wagner, University of Prince Edward Island

Leslie Liu**
University of British Columbia

Cellulose Nanocrystals: Size Dependence on Sonication Energy

with Dr. Linda Johnston, National Research Council of Canada

  Chris McChesney
McMaster University

Studying the Potential Effects Arising from Biomolecule-Surface Interactions in Single - Molecule Microscopy Experiments

with Dr. Gonzalo Cosa, McGill University

Mihai Mesko
McGill University

Mechanistic Insights in Iridium/Nickel Co-Catalyzed Photoredox Cross-Coupling Reactions

with Dr. Mathieu Frenette, Universite du Quebec a Montreal


  Feriel Rahmani
University of Ottawa

Pressure-dependent Luminescence Spectra of d8-metal N-benzyl-Ní-3- methylpyridyldithiocarbamates: an Investigation of the Influence of Intermolecular Interactions

with Dr. Christian Reber, Universite de Montreal

Victoria Sandre
St. Francis Xavier University

Photocatalytic H2 generation using modified semiconductors

with Dr. Tito Scaiano, University of Ottawa


*   RISE/NSERC Scholar
** NRC Summer Student

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