Bio


Education

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, USA
Postdoctoral Associate

Advisor: Prof. William R. Dichtel (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
Research Topic: Nanostructured Materials

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow

Advisor: Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
Research Topic: Mechanistic Studies of Organocatalytic Asymmetric Reactions (Experimental and Computational) and
Development of New Catalyst Architectures

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ph.D. in Chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Rik R. Tykwinski (Department of Chemistry)
Co-Advisor: Prof. Frank A. Hegmann (Department of Physics)
Thesis: Pentacene-Based Oligomers and Polymers - Synthesis and Properties [link]

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
B.Sc., Double Major: Chemistry and Mathematics

Advisor: Prof. Peter Wan (Department of Chemistry)
Research Topic: Photoredox Chemistry of Benzophenones

 

Selected Honors and Awards


NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship  
Governor General's Gold Medal  
Boehringer Ingelheim Award of Excellence in Organic or Bio-Organic Chemistry  
Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize  
Ralph Steinhauer Award  
NSERC Graduate Scholarship (PGS-D)  
Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Award  
Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship  
Alberta Ingenuity Studentship  
NSERC Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M)  
Margaret Thompson Memorial Chemistry Book Prize  
University of Alberta Chemistry Entrance Scholarship  
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA), University of Alberta  
HyperCube Scholar (from HyperChem)  
The President’s Scholarship, University of Victoria  
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award