Eric McCalla, Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (Mount Allison University, 2000)
M.Sc. (McGill University, 2002)
B.Ed. (Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2005)
Ph.D. (Dalhousie University, 2013)
Postdoc (Collège-de-France, Paris, France, 2014-2015)
Postdoc (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 2015-2017)
Member of the FRQNT Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (regroupement stratégique)
Member of the FQRNT Center in Green Chemistry and Catalysis (regroupement stratégique)
Member of the McGill Sustainability Systems Innatiative
Member of the Centre of Physics of Materials
Collaborator with the FRQNT Regrougement Québecois sur les Matériaux de Pointe (regroupement stratégique)
Office: OM 312
Phone: (514) 398-1074
Dr. Sarish Rehman (2020 – )
M.Sc. (National University of Sciences & Technology, 2013)
Ph.D. (Peking University, 2017)
Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Waterloo, 2018-2020)
Sarish joined our group in 2020 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests revolve around the design and synthesis of advanced materials for sustainable electrochemical energy storage and conversion technologies. In particular she is focused on the development of novel nanomaterials for Li-based energy storage systems. Her work has been recognized through several awards, most recently she received the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology Award in 2019. In her leisure time Sarish loves to travel or contemplate interior design.
Office: OM 430
Antranik Jonderian ( 2018 – )
B.Sc. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2013)
M.Sc. (American University of Beirut, 2016)
Alex Hebert (2019 – )
B.Sc. (Acadia University, 2019)
Alex hails from Dartmouth NS, joining the group in fall 2019 after completing a BScH in chemistry from Acadia University. Currently, he is working on optimizing high-throughput techniques to characterize large regions of the NMC cathode space in order to uncover high performance materials for next-gen batteries. Previously he worked on investigating shuttle reactions in Li-ion cells in the Dahn group at Dalhousie University, as well as completing two internships with Tesla’s battery research division. Outside the lab, he can be found lounging in a café, taking in the classic cult comedy Community for the 7th time, or trying to find the hottest up-and-coming alt-indie tracks (follow him on Spotify).
Ethan Anderson (2019 – )
B.Sc. (McGill University, 2019)
Ethan joined the group after completing his B.Sc. at McGill in 2019. Currently he is working on mapping the phase space of the Li-ion solid electrolyte Li7La3Zr2O12 and related Li-La-Zr-O compositions using high-throughput synthesis and characterization techniques developed by the group. He is also working with Dr. Khaliullin of McGill developing a force field based method of simulating lithium diffusion in the similar Li-La-Ti-O system. In his spare time Ethan can be found at the gym or playing computer or board games with friends.
Shipeng Jia (2020 – )
B.Sc. (Southern University of Technology and Science, 2019)
After completing his B.Sc. at SUSTech in Shenzhen, Shipeng took interest in battery research for its ability to provide clean and environmentally friendly energy. Since joining the group in 2020 he now works on high-throughput synthesis and characterization of sodium-ion cathode materials. In his spare time Shipeng enjoys cooking and can often be found playing snooker or soccer.
Mohammed Ataya (2020 – )
B.Sc. (American University of Beirut, 2017)
M.Sc. (American University of Beirut, 2020)
Mohamad Ataya completed his M.Sc. in chemistry at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and is the recipient of the Abdul Hadi Debs Endowment Award for Academic Excellence. He joined the group in the Fall of 2020 as a co-advised PhD student (Adviser: Rustam Khaliullin). The focus of his research work is the rapid development of solid-state electrolytes using machine learning methods and generative AI for use in batteries. Mohamad enjoys serving at his church in south of Lebanon (Tyre Church) and participates in humanitarian relief work with refugees. In his spare time Mohamad appreciates sightseeing natural landscapes.
Marzieh Abdolhosseini (2021 – )
B.Sc. (K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2017)
M.Sc. (University of Tehran, 2019)
Nooshin Zeinali Galabi (2021 – )
Office: OM 430
Michael Sieffert (2021 – )
Christopher Lang (SURA scholarship, MCISCE summer scholarship, 2022)
Malcolm Card Gormley (SURA scholarship, 2022)
Rui Peng (visiting PhD scholar 2021-2022) – Now completing his PhD.
Elissa Yao (B.Sc. 2021-2022) – Now a graduate student at Trent University in Forensic Science.
Michelle Ting (M.Sc. 2019-2021) – Now a patent examiner for the Canadian government.
Matthew Parmaklis (USRA 2019, honor’s 2020)
Michel Adamic (Visiting scholar, 2020) – Now a graduate student at the university of Ljubljana.
Karlie Potts (M.Sc. 2018-2019) – Now a patent examiner for the Canadian government.
Eloi Grignon (USRA, 2018-2019) – Now an NSERC graduate student at the University of Toronto.
Tham Adhikari (Post-Doctoral researcher, 2018-2019) – Now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.
Muhammad Abdullah Sumbal (Summer 2019)
Thomas Ronson (2019)
Shaun Anderson (SURA Scholarship, Honor’s thesis, 2018-2019) – Now a graduate student at McGill University.
Matthew Burigana (SURA Scholarship, 2018-2019) – Now a graduate student at UC Berkeley.
Pengfei Xu (Summer 2018) – Now a graduate student at the University of British Columbia.
Jacqueline Yao (Summer 2018)
Vanessa King (CHEM 480 Honors) – Now a graduate student at the University of British Columbia
Victor Cozea (Summer 2021)
Colton David (Summer 2021)
Elliot Zolfaghar (Summer 2021)
Sofina Johari (visiting PhD scholar 2021) – Just completed her PhD, way to go Sofina!