Courtney Moore


Mohan Konduri


Weijue Gao


Melika Roohafza

  • Past researchers

  • Ali ShiraziAzizi (Intern), Oct 2015.
  • Fernanda Vieira (RA), Sept 2015.
  • Diogo Matos (RA), Sept 2015.
  • Ana Matao (RA), Sept 2015.
  • Adrianna Tikka (RA), Sept 2015.
  • Wenming He (PDF), July 2015.
  • Fangong Kong (PDF), Aug 2015.
  • Robin Couch (Intern), May 2015.
  • Courtney Moore (Honor thesis), April 2015.
  • Laura Rodrigues (RA), Sept 2014.
  • Maria Simoes (RA), Sept 2014.
  • Nikki Stein (RA), Sept 2014.
  • Barbara Zanetti (RA), Sept 2014.
  • Farshad Oveissi (MSc), Sept 2014.
  • John Inwood (MSc), Sept 2014.
  • Kristy Parhiala (Intern), Aug 2014.
  • Mehdi Dashtban (PDF), Sept 2013.
  • Nour Eddine El Mansouri (PDF), Jan 2013.
  • Bruno Valerim (RA), Jan 2014.
  • Griselda Paredes (RA), Oct 2013.
  • Lucas DeMacedo (RA), Sept 2013.
  • Elias FariasJunior (RA), Sept 2013.
  • Paulo Gomes (RA), Sept 2013.
  • Vitor Ribeiro (RA), Aug 2013.
  • Roberto Paiva (RA), Aug 2013.
  • Thomas Sitter (RA), Aug 2013.
  • Benjamin Ong (Honor thesis), May 2013.
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    Research Associate/Lab Manager

    • Weijue Gao

    Dr. Gao obtained her PhD from Lakehead University in 2013. She has expertise in colloid and surface science as well as membrane bioreactor. She joined BURL in April 2015 and is conducting research on wastewater systems.

    PDF (Post-doctoral fellows)

    • Yiqian Zhang

    Dr. Zheng obtained her PhD from Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China in 2014.Her expertise is on the modification of natural products and the analysis of various flocculation processes.She joined BURL in March 2015 and is conducting research on lignin-based value-added materials.

    • Jacquelyn Price

    Dr. Price obtained her PhD from Western University in 2014.She has experince in organic chemistry, and is now working on the modificarion of kraft lignin to produce value-added products.She joined BURL in Aug 2014.

    PhD students

    • Xiaoqian Chen

    Xiaoqian Obtained her MSc from Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China. Her main research area is wastewater treatment. She is investigating the performance of an integrated aerobic wastewater treatment system.

    • Yonghui Sun

    Yonghui Obtained her MSc from Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China. Her main research area is wastewater treatment as well as fly ash characterization and application.

    • Mohan Konduri

    Mohan Obtained his MSc from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India. His main research area is bioseparation. He is currently working on the optimization of adsorption process for isolating lignocelluloses from spent liquors.

    • Dmitry Tarasov

    Dmitry Obtained his MSc from Lakehead University in 2013. His main research areas are wood pellet procudciton and characterization. He is currently working on a new process to produce wood pellets.

    • Shoujuan Wang

    Shoujuan Obtained her MSc from Shandong Institute of Light Industry. Her main research areas are pulping and papermaking processes. She is currently working on a process to produce lignin-based value-added products.

    • Agha Hasan

    Agha Obtained his MSc from Northeastern Illinois University and MBA from Governors State University, IL. He will start his research on lignin-based products in Jan 2014.

    Research Assistant

    • Melika Roohafza

    Melika obtained her MSc from Lakehead University in 2015 and is conducting research on process optimization and econonic analysis on some processes developed at BURL in the past few years.

    Internship

    • Steve Beery

    Steve obtained his MSc from Lakehead University in 2015 and is conducting his Internship on the application of lignin based products in various systems.

    MSc students

    • Nehal Alakhdar

    Nehal obtained her BSc from Saudi Arabia. She is inveatigating how properties of lignin based materials impact their performance as flocculants or dispersants in various media. She joined BURL in Sept 2015.

    • Thomas Aro

    Thomas obtained his BSc from Lakehead University in 2015. His MSc research is focused on the development of a new tall oil production process. He joined BURL in Sept 2015.

    • Emad Alzahrani

    Emad obtained his BSc from Saudi Arabia. He is investigating how lignin based chemicals impact cement admixutre properties. He joined BURL in May 2015.

    • Alyssa Zerpa

    Alyssa obtained her BSc from Lakehead University in 2015. Her MSc research is focused on the production of biobased hydrogels. She joined BURL in Jan 2015.

    • Zainab Alkhalifa

    Zainab obtained her BSc from Saudi Arabia. Her MSc research is focused on the production of water insoluble lignin based chemicals. She joined Dr. Fatehi's group in Sept 2014.

    • Norah Alwadani

    Norah Obtained her BSc from Saudi Arabia. Her MSc research is on the production of water soluble lignin based chemicals. She joined Dr. Fatehi's group in Sept 2014.

    • Joshua Duncan

    Josh obtained his BSc from Lakehead University in 2014. His MSc research is on the fundamentals of adsoprtion and membrane bioreactors. He joined BURL in Sept 2014.

    • Germaine Cave

    Germaine obtained her BSc from Lakehead University in Jan 2014. Her MSc research is on the impact of fly ash on wastewater properties. she joined BURL in May 2014.




       


    Dmitry Trarasov


    Yiqian Zhang


    Yonghui Sun

    Achievements

    -Congratulations to Germaine for her Dr. Joseph Swartz Memorial Scholarship (Lakehead U, 2015)!

    -Congratulations to Agha for his first rank in Public's Choice competition of FIBRE conference (Montreal, 2015)!

    -Congratulations to Germanie for her third rank award in Dragon Den competition of FIBRE conference (Montreal, 2015)!

    -Congratulations to Mohan for his second year winning of Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award (2015)!

    Group photos


    June 2015


    Feb 2015


    June 2014