GreecePhD StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Aris is working on beta-NMR under the supervision of professor Rob Kiefl.
IranMasters StudentFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Zeynab is working on the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals that can target and treat difficult to reach diseases. She is investigating the biodistribution and metabolism of these radoopharmaceuticals in vivo with radioactive imaging using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
CanadaMasters StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Jessie is a Medical Physics student. Her research currently focuses on novel quantitative imaging analysis techniques for PET data to increase the ability to detect subtle disease or treatment related changes in brain function.
ChinaMasters StudentDepartment of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Jingxuan is a sea-going student working on concentrations of trace metals (Fe, Cu, etc.) and their availability for phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean.
IndonesiaMasters StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Edward studies accelerator physics and engineering with a special interest in superconducting RF cavities at TRIUMF.
Andrew is studying nuclear physics and working on the TITAN (TRIUMF Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear Science) project at TRIUMF.
Bertha Iselle Flores Ruiz
MexicoMasters Student Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Iselle is a biological oceanographer working with Dr. Maite Maldonado. She’s currently studying trace metal uptake in marine phytoplankton in the Strait of Georgia.
CanadaMasters Student Department of Physics and Astronomy
Andrew studies medical physics. His current research focuses on the use of SPECT imaging to evaluate chelates used in targeted alpha therapy.
ChinaPhD StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Yang's research focuses on using ion traps to tag the Ba-136 ions in the double beta decay of Xe-136 for the EXO project. At TRIUMF Yang is a member of the TITAN group.
Eric Hamilton Woolsey
nEXO is a large scale experiment focusing on the detection and discovery of neutrinoless double beta decay. This observation would be monumental as it would shed light on not only the Majorana character of the neutrino, but it would also provide insight into the neutrino mass hierarchy problem. The neutrino is perhaps the most mysterious of all subatomic particles and any new information in this area is very exciting.
CanadaPhD StudentDepartment of Chemistry
Ryan's studies focus mainly on lithium-ion diffusion in the solid state - a topical field in battery materials research. His primary interest is in investigating the role of solid-solid interfaces on ionic diffusion, particularly cases where enhanced defect chemistry in the contact region is expected.
Hong KongPhD StudentDepartment of Chemistry
Lily's research project is on the development of novel medicinal radio compounds. Her studies focus on designing and synthesizing different chelating ligands for the radiometal-isotopes under the supervision of Prof. Orvig and Dr. Schaffer.
Jefferey's project will involve the designing and synthesis of various chelating ligands. After synthesis, the ligands will be coupled with various metals to form coordination complexes. These radiometer complexes will be examined for potential uses in nuclear medicine, specifically for radiotherapy.
MontenegroMasters StudentFaculty of Medicine
Milena studies interdisciplinary oncology under the supervision of Drs. Schaffer and Bénard. Her research project focuses on the study of a cystine transporter, the system xc-, with a novel radiopharmaceutical [F18]fluoroaminosuberic acid and other radiolabelled amino acids. The goal is to develop the means to utilize unique properties of cancer metabolism for the purposes of molecular imaging and cancer diagnosis.
JapanMasters StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Yukiya is studying nuclear physics/ nuclear astrophysics under the supervision of Prof. Kruecken and Dr. Dillmann. His primary interest is the rapid neutron capture process, which is responsible for the production of heavy elements in the universe.
SwitzerlandPhD StudentFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Christian is working with Prof. Urs Hafeli. He is investigating new ligands for alpha-particle emitting radioisotopes that are promising for cancer therapeutics.
Great BritainPhD StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Steffen is studying the evolution of single particle structure through direct reactions. His PhD project is focused on neutron rich strontium isotopes and the emergence of shape coexisting shapes as N=60, and is using (d,p) reactions to investigate how the single particle configurations of low energy states evolve across the isotopic chain.
Caterina F. Ramogida
Caterina works at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology in TRIUMF's Life Science division. Her research focuses on developing new chemistry to tether positron- and alpha-emitting radioactive metals to biomolecules that are relevant in disease (e.g. cancer) progression. These radiopharmaceuticals, known as "theranostics", have the potential to both image disease non-invasively (diagnostics) and subsequently treat the diseased state (therapeutics) without harming surrounding healthy tissue.
Dr. Roger Caballero Folch
Roger is working at TRIUMF on experimental fields of gamma and neutron detection in the beta decay region. The aims of the projects he is involved in are to provide a better knowledge of the nuclear structure and the origin of the elements existing in the universe.
CanadaPhD StudentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Nikita is investigating the nuclear structure of exotic neutron-rich isotopes relevant to nuclear astrophysics and the r-process using gamma-ray and beta-decay spectroscopy.
CanadaPhD StudentDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nick is working on the production of novel radiometal isotopes using liquid targets. The goal is to expedite research and development using these isotopes by making them more easily available to researchers.
IndiaPhD StudentDepartment of Chemistry
Neha is joining Prof. Chris Orvig's research group (the Inorganic Medicinal Chemistry group).
Joochun (Jason) Park
Jason is investigating the properties and the structure of unstable proton-rich nuclei via gamma-ray and beta-decay spectroscopy in order to test modern theoretical models and provide insight into the origin of elements heavier than iron.
CanadaDepartment of Chemistry
Thomas' research currently focuses on the synthesis of novel phosphonate- and phosphinate-based chelators to be used for the development of radiopharmaceuticals with applications in diagnosis and therapy of cancer.
Dr. Thomas Procter
Great BritainPhD in Nuclear Physics
New employer: ThoughtexchangeTitle: Data Analyst and Visualizer
I researched nuclear physics whilst partnering with IsoSiM at TRIUMF. In particular, I studied different sizes and shapes of atomic nuclei with exotic combinations of protons and neutrons.
IsoSiM helped me greatly to prepare for my current career. The presentation/communication sessions they organized helped me to highlight my skills and expertise while applying for jobs and the networking sessions allowed me to practice speaking to professionals about my work and future prospects in a non-intimidating environment.