GROUP MEMBERS

DR. PEDRO ORTIZ

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Pedro Ortiz was born in Havana, Cuba. He received a Bachelor’s in Chemistry (summa cum laude) at the University of Havana, under the supervision of Dr. Alex Fragoso. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry, with Cuban Science Academy’s Award, at the University of Havana, under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Ortiz del Toro, and Dr. Gunther Hennrich (from the Autonomous University of Madrid). He joined the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Havana as an Assistant Professor. Later, he joined Dr. Eduardo Schott’s Group at the Catholic University of Chile as a PDF and one of the winners of the Fondecyt/ANID grant. He also collaborated as an associate researcher on several projects devoted to nanostructured materials for catalysis and photocatalysis applications. At TMU, he joined the group of Dr. Bryan Koivisto, and recently that of Dr. Stefania Impellizzeri. 
His scientific interests are related to the design, preparation, and characterization of organic and inorganic materials, and composites for a broad scope of applications. 

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SUMAYA SOHA

PhD Candidate

Since completing her undergraduate studies, Sumaiya was involved in teaching undergraduate biochemistry and high-school biology. Jointly with the Antonescu and Botelho labs at Ryerson, her research project focuses on the investigation of silver nanostructures to enhance fluorescence imaging of biological systems, bridging nanomaterial chemistry and biology.

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ARMAGHAN KHOSRAVI

PhD Candidate

Armaghan completed her bachelor's degree at Lorestan University and MSc degree at Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch (Tehran, Iran) with a thesis on the Mechanochemically Synthesis of Cu-MOFs as a Catalyst and its application in aerobic Chan–Lam coupling. Currently, her research focuses on the assembly of photochromic metal-organic frameworks (P-MOFs).

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OSEMUDIAMEN IBAZEBO

MSc Candidate

COMING SOON

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REESE GRANDY

BSc Candidate

Reese is currently completing her fourth year in Chemkstry at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her undergraduate research in the Impellizzeri lab is focused on the design and fabrication of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) interfaced with photochromic molecular switches for use in bioimaging and molecular computing. She was the recipient of both the 2021 and 2022 NSERC USRA. 

ALUMNI

TALHA MAHMOOD

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2022)

ARANIY SANTHIRESWARAN

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science (2022)

NICHOLAS DOGANTZIS

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2019) and MSc (2022)

KAROL GOLIAN

MSc (2021)

DR. GREGORY HODGSON

Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2021)

AARON ERLICH

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2021)

VALERIA MOROZOVA

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2021) and NSERC USRA Fellow (2021)

PHILIP JANUSZYK

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2021)

LAVINIA TRIFOI

URO Fellow (2020), BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2020) and and MSc (2022)

ALI YAGHOUBIAN

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2020) and MSc (2022)

AVIYA AKARI

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2020) and MSc (2022)

MELISSA D'AMARAL

NSERC USRA Research Assistant (2019)

LARAA AL NUBANI

URO Research Assistant (2019)

ISELINA CASCONE

URO Fellow (2018) and BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (2019)