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Dr. Sepideh Afsari

Ares Aguilera

Dr.Yaroslav Aulin

Dr. Elom Amoussou-Kpeto

Dr. Lindsay Bombalski

Deepan Bose

Dr. Aziz Boulesbaa

Victor Browne Jr.

Dr. Andrii Buvailo

Carolina Caban

Josh Carey

Dr. R. Kramer Campen

Aurelie Chenel

James Choi

Gordon (Cheuk Fai) Chiu

Jennifer Clift

Dr. Florent Dauchy

Dr. Nikolay Dementev

Dr. Shalaka Dewan

Russ Dudek

Megan Duncan

Linh Doung

Thao Duong

Omodele Durojaye

Habibe Durmaz

Dr. Ali Eftekhari-Bafrooei

Malika El Krymy

Dr. Catherine Faler

Dr. Wayne Feng

Dr. Xue Feng

Dr. Julie Fiore

Dr. Vasiliy Fomenko

Gregory Forkin

Dr. Laszlo Frazer

Lang Gao

Dr. Roozbeh Ghavami

Prof. Robert Giuliano

Philip Greway

Dr. Nicole Haloupek

Sedigheh Hassani

Dr. Doug Hausner

Dr. Yufan He

Allison Hess

My Hoang

Dr. Xiaoting Hong

Dr. Cedric Hurth

Dr. Oleksandr Isaienko

Matthew Johnson

Chey Jones

Olivier Katz

Dr. Dmitry Kazachkin

Kristi Kehoe

Dr. Sean Keuleyan

Jaeseon 'Ellen' Kim

Dr. Youn-Geun Kim

Dr. Seokjoon Kwon

Dr. Jean-Frédéric Lami

Dr. Guillaume Lamour

Ian Won Law

Dr. Hai Thai Le

Vsevolod Leskin

Dr. Fei Li

Dr. Zhihai Li

Min Liang

Vivian Liu

Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Leah Magidson

Dr. Eric McArthur

Dr. Arthur McClelland

Dr. Kessler McCoy-Simandle

Kevin Millan

Natalia Molina

Colin Murphy

Fuyuo Nagayama

Tiffany Newsome

Dr. An Ngo

Kevin Nguyen

Lan Nguyen

Vu Nguyen

Dr. Satoshi Nihonyanagi

Aurelia Niaux

Chigoziem Oguh

Jennifer O'Patchen

Gwenn Pallier

Dr. Dora Peelen (Bodlaki)

Dr.Piret Pikma

Vivek Prakash

Dr. Allison Pymer

Jasmine Ratchford (Ma)

Daniel Ritterbeck

Dr. Asghar Razavi

Navin Rao

Dr. Richard Ronca

Esteban Sanchez

Dr. Kyoungja Seo

Aleksey (Alex) Shubin

Dr. Devika Sil

Safiya Sylla

Jason Tran

Thi Tran

Ashley Truxal

Dr. Aashish Tuladhar

Uduak Udoeyo

Dr. Taro Uematsu

Dr. Heather Vanselous

Dr. Loranne Vernisse

Dr. Andy Vidan

Kishwer Vikaas

Kamal Wagle

Prof. Jianguo Wang

Shanshan Wu

Dr. Yangjun Xing

Spencer Yeager

Dr. Tao Ye

Dr. Qunhui Yuan

Ho Yu Jun

Baofang Zhao


Dr. Lindsay Bombalski

Lindsay Bombalski was an undergraduate reasercher for the Borguet Group from 2001 to 2002. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Dr. Bombalski was a post doctoral fellow at NETL, where her work involved pollutant capture and alternative energies.

Dr. Florent Dauchy

Florent Dauchy received his Ph.D. from Cranfield University (UK) in nano and micro technologies under the supervision of Prof. Roger Whatmore and Dr. Rob Dorey.

Florent has been employed by AFM Ltd. a start up spinning out of the Institute of Cancer Research (London)/ Birmingham University/ Dundee Hospital. He was a Research fellow for this project. His role is to find the material properties of submicrons PZT, and to fit and use these properties for biotechnologies. One of his most recent focuses is high frequency ultrasound for cancer cells imaging and biosensors.

Florent is now involved in a full time MBA at Imperial College. Because of its location, this MBA is highly focused on technologies. He took on a major in Venture Capitalist Finance and Private Equity. He plans on finishing in September 2011. During his MBA, Florent has set up, with 3 partners, an ultra-portable medical devices start up "Scottson Ltd." The partners involved are Prof. Sandy Cochran (Dundee Uni. UK), Mark Walsh (CEO, PCT Ltd.), Jonathan Marsh (Envision Design). They are now in the process of seeking investment.

Dr. Catherine Faler (catherine.a.faler[at]
Catherine Faler did undergraduate research in the Borguet group from 1999 to 2001. She is a co-author on Second Harmonic Generation from Chemically Modified Ge(111) Interfaces. She recently defended her dissertation, "Synthesis and Applications of Cyclopropylamines and Cyclopropanols from a Ti-Mediated Cyclopropanation" She has accepted a research position with ExxonMobil, in their chemical catalysis group in Houston.

Dr. Julie Fiore

Julie was in the Chemical Physics Ph.D program at JILA/University of Colorado. She was also a fellow of the Optical Science and Engineering Program and completing a graduate certificate in Molecular Biophysics. Julie was advised by Dr. David J. Nesbitt for her thesis work in the area of Single-Molecule Biophysics.

Julie graduated is pursuing her M.D. at Medical College of Wisconsin. According to Julie it is too soon to say what will happen next, but she hopes to get a job in academic medicine with a career combining patient care and research.

Dr. Vasiliy Fomenko (vfomenko[at]
Dr. Vasiliy Fomenko, a Borguet Group PhD graduate, accepted a position as Senior Scientist at Landauer, a leader in radiation monitoring. Landauer launched a new research initiative to develop technology for volumetric optical data storage. Dr. Fomenko will use his skills in optics and materials in development of new products.
Dr. Seokjoon Kwon (kongdolee[at]
Dr. Kwon is currently a research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Dr. Hai Thai Le (haitle85[at]
Hai was an undergraduate researcher in the Borguet Group during the Summer of 2005. During this time, he was introduced to the topic of Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Species (FLOSS). Hai graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Hartwick College. Upon graduation Hai explored the pharmaceutical industry for a short period of time. Then he decided to attend graduate school at Boston College. At BC, he pursued the developments of palladium catalyzed organic transformations. He recently earned his Ph.D at Boston College and accepted a research position at Adesis Inc. in New Castle, Delaware.

Dr. Eric McArthur

Dr. Eric A. McArthur, formerly an undergraduate researcher in the Borguet laboratory from 2000-2003, successfully defended his dissertation on July 22, 2008. Eric's dissertation work "Time-Resolved Second Harmonic Generation Studies at Aqueous Liquid Interfaces" investigated molecular photophysics and photochemstry in theses unique environments. The research was carried out under the guidance of Professor Ken Eisenthal at Columbia University in New York City.

As an undergraduate in the Borguet group, Eric helped develop Fluorescence Labeling of Surface Species (FLOSS) and is co-author of two papers using the technique. Eric found his time in the Borguet group to be an impelling experience that has positively impacted his academic endeavors. The experience inspired him to pursue graduate research in the area of spectroscopy and surface science.

After his Ph.D., Eric was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in the Weiss lab where he studied the physical chemistry of semiconductor quantum dots, quantum dot-organic complexes, and other nanostructures. Eric is currently working as a Field Service Engineer at Spectra Physics-Newport.

Dr. Arthur McClelland (artmcclelland[at]
Arthur McClelland was an undergraduate researcher with the Borguet group where he published three papers. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan in 2009 from Dr. Zhan Chen's group working on Sum Frequency generation Vibrational Spectroscopy of polymer surfaces. He did his Postdoc in Dr. Paul Champion's group at Northeastern University, studying the green fluorescent protein excited state proton transfer mechanism and barriers with various types of spectroscopy including Raman, vibrational coherence spectroscopy, and two color pump probe. In 2011, he took a staff scientist position at the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Harvard University. CNS is an open use facility that in 2013 supported the projects of more than 1,500 researchers both internal to Harvard and external to Harvard. Arthur is mainly in charge of training researchers on the use of optical microscopy and spectroscopy tools.

Kessler McCoy-Simandle (kesslerjms[at] )
After undergraduate research with the Borguet Group, Kessler attended Northwestern University's School of Medicine's integrated graduate program and earned a Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology. She then became an IRACDA Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Tiffany Newsome (Twin2trn[at]
Tiffany Newsome graduated from Bennett College for Women with her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. She then attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she did research. She graduated in 2007 and intended to work in the industry after graduation.
Dr. An Thien Ngo

As of January 4th Dr. Ngo will be in Ottawa, Ontario as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Linda Johnston at the National Research Council / University of Ottawa. Her research will focus on how drugs such as alcohol modify the fluidity, structure, and organization of the cell membrane, to understand why these modifications affect the signaling behavior of certain ion channel proteins. Ion channel dysfunction in damaged membranes plays a pivotal role in pathologies associated with traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Accounting for membrane fluidity will help to treat these pathologies by improving the targeting of dysfunctional ion channels.

She has also launched a miniconference for the discussion of science and policy issues affecting Quebec. Its inaugural edition took place on October 7, 2010. The project is now in the hands of the new organizing team and the Post-Graduate Students' Society of McGill.

An successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on December 8th, 2010. Her work with Prof. Gonzalo Cosa at McGill created luminescent nanostructures involving the anionic light-emitting poly(phenylene vinylene) MPS-PPV in complex with lipid vesicles or silica beads, towards applications in biological sensing.

Jennifer O'Patchen (jopatch2[at]
Jennifer O'Patchen attended Colorado State University to pursue her Ph.D. She is a researcher for the Levinger group, and her work involves observing solvation dynamics using fluorescence up-conversion experiments.
Dr. Taro Uematsu (t-uematsu[at]
Taro is working as the Asst. Professor in Prof. Kuwabata's group in Japan. This gives him a chance to continue and brush up on his work with semiconducting materials. Also, he is working on ionic liquids from the aspect of electrochemistry, with help from Dr. Tsuda who had been working with Dr. Hussey at University of Mississippi.

Dr. Andy Vidan (vidan[at]
Dr. Andy Vidan is currently a member of the Technical Staff in the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Andy did undergraduate research with the Borguet Group.

Dr. Tao Ye ([at]
Tao Ye's graduate research project in the Borguet group was "Structure, Dynamics, and Reactivity of Molecular Assemblies at Interfaces." After postdoc with Professor Paul Weiss at Penn State, Dr. Tao Ye accepted a faculty position as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Merced. In July 2014, Tao was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

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