STUDENTS

 
Aris Chatzichristos Greece PhD Student Department of Physics and Astronomy Aris is working on beta-NMR under the supervision of professor Rob Kiefl. 

Aris Chatzichristos

Greece
PhD Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Aris is working on beta-NMR under the supervision of professor Rob Kiefl. 

Zeynab Nosrati Iran Masters Student Faculty 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). 

Zeynab Nosrati

Iran
Masters Student
Faculty 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). 

Jessie Fu Canada Masters Student Department 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.

Jessie Fu

Canada
Masters Student
Department 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.

Jingxuan Li China Masters Student Department 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.

Jingxuan Li

China
Masters Student
Department 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.

Edward Thoeng Indonesia Masters Student Department of Physics and Astronomy Edward studies accelerator physics and engineering with a special interest in superconducting RF cavities at TRIUMF.

Edward Thoeng

Indonesia
Masters Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Edward studies accelerator physics and engineering with a special interest in superconducting RF cavities at TRIUMF.

Andrew Finlay Canada Masters Student Department of Physics and Astronomy Andrew is studying nuclear physics and working on the TITAN (TRIUMF Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear Science) project at TRIUMF.

Andrew Finlay

Canada
Masters Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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 Mexico Masters 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.

Bertha Iselle Flores Ruiz

Mexico
Masters 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.

Nick Zacchia Canada PhD student Department 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.

Nick Zacchia

Canada
PhD student
Department 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.

Andrew Robertson Canada Masters 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.

Andrew Robertson

Canada
Masters 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.

Yang Lan China PhD Student Department 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.

Yang Lan

China
PhD Student
Department 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 Canada Masters Student Department of Physics and Astronomy 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. 

Eric Hamilton Woolsey

Canada
Masters Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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. 

Thomas Kostelnik Canada PhD Student Department 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.

Thomas Kostelnik

Canada
PhD Student
Department 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.

Ryan McFadden Canada PhD Student Department 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.

Ryan McFadden

Canada
PhD Student
Department 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.

Lily Li Hong Kong PhD Student Department 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.

Lily Li

Hong Kong
PhD Student
Department 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 Jang Canada Masters Student Department of Chemistry 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. 

Jefferey Jang

Canada
Masters Student
Department of Chemistry

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. 

Trevor Uittenbosh Canada Masters Student Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Trevor works of gas target design for medical cyclotrons.

Trevor Uittenbosh

Canada
Masters Student
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Trevor works of gas target design for medical cyclotrons.

Milena Colovic Montenegro Masters Student Faculty 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.

Milena Colovic

Montenegro
Masters Student
Faculty 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.

Yukiya Saito Japan Masters Student Department 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.

Yukiya Saito

Japan
Masters Student
Department 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.

Luca Egoriti Italy PhD Student Department of Chemistry Luca's research supports the development of the exchangeable ISOL target vessel at TRIUMF for new radioisotope production, as well as isotope extraction concepts.

Luca Egoriti

Italy
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry

Luca's research supports the development of the exchangeable ISOL target vessel at TRIUMF for new radioisotope production, as well as isotope extraction concepts.

Yuanji Sun Canada Masters Student Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Yuanji is studying the bioaccumulation of PBDEs and PCBs in the food web in the Strait of Georgia. He aims to investigate seasonal changes in bioaccumulation patterns and will also measure pollutants in a fish that is central in this food web.

Yuanji Sun

Canada
Masters Student
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Yuanji is studying the bioaccumulation of PBDEs and PCBs in the food web in the Strait of Georgia. He aims to investigate seasonal changes in bioaccumulation patterns and will also measure pollutants in a fish that is central in this food web.

ASSOCIATES

Christian Buchwalder Switzerland PhD Student Faculty 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.

Christian Buchwalder

Switzerland
PhD Student

Faculty 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.

Steffen Cruz Great Britain PhD Student Department 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.

Steffen Cruz

Great Britain
PhD Student
Department 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.

Dr. Roger Caballero Folch Spain Postdoc Researcher TRIUMF 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.

Dr. Roger Caballero Folch

Spain
Postdoc Researcher
TRIUMF

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.

Nikita Bernier Canada PhD Student Department 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.

Nikita Bernier

Canada
PhD Student
Department 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.

 
Neha Choudhary India PhD Student Department of Chemistry Neha is joining Prof. Chris Orvig's research group (the Inorganic Medicinal Chemistry group).

Neha Choudhary

India
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry

Neha is joining Prof. Chris Orvig's research group (the Inorganic Medicinal Chemistry group).

Caterina Ramogida   Canada Postdoctoral fellow TRIUMF/Life Sciences Division Caterina works at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology in TRIUMF's Life Sciences Division. Her research focuses on developing new chemistry to tether- and alpha-emitting radioactive metals to biomolecules that are relevant in disease progression.

Caterina Ramogida

 

Canada
Postdoctoral fellow
TRIUMF/Life Sciences Division

Caterina works at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology in TRIUMF's Life Sciences Division. Her research focuses on developing new chemistry to tether- and alpha-emitting radioactive metals to biomolecules that are relevant in disease progression.

Joochun (Jason) Park Canada PhD Student Department of Physics and Astronomy 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.

Joochun (Jason) Park

Canada
PhD Student
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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.

Aidan Ingham Great Britain PhD Student Department of Chemistry Aidan research project focuses on an investigation into the radio labelling properties of multi dentate ligands with Th(V) ions.

Aidan Ingham

Great Britain
PhD Student
Department of Chemistry

Aidan research project focuses on an investigation into the radio labelling properties of multi dentate ligands with Th(V) ions.

ALUMNI 

Dr. Thomas Procter Great Britain PhD in Nuclear Physics New employer: Thoughtexchange Title: 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. 

Dr. Thomas Procter

Great Britain
PhD in Nuclear Physics

New employer: Thoughtexchange
Title: 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.