Profiles of Graduate Students

Kori Andrea

Ph.D. Candidate

Kerton Group

Kori Andrea, chemistry graduate student

Kori completed her B.Sc. at Cape Breton University with a focus on functionalized nanoparticles for biomedical applications and pursued summer research in Germany via the DAAD RISE program. She received an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-M) scholarship to pursue her research in the Kerton group and the prestigious NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral studies.

She is developing new catalysts for the transformation of carbon dioxide into organic molecules and polymers. In her free time, Kori enjoys travelling and playing sports.

  1. Andrea, K.A.; Brown, T.R.; Murphy, J.M.; Jagota, D.; McKearney, D.; Kozak, C.M.; Kerton F.M. Inorg. Chem. 2018 57, 13494 DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02109
  2. Andrea, K.A.; Wang, L.;  Carrier A. J.; Campbell, M.; Buhariwalla, M.; MacKenzi, M., MacQuarrie, S. L.; Bennett, C.; Mkandawire, M., Oakes, K.; Lu, M.;  Zhang X.
    Langmuir  2017 33 (16), 3926
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04172

Ernest Awoonor-Williams

Ph.D. Candidate

Rowley Group

Ernest Awoonor-Williams, PhD candidate in chemistry

Ernest completed his B.Sc. (Hons) at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the Rowley computational chemistry group in 2014. He is using computer simulations to aid the development of a new type of anti-cancer drugs.

In 2017, he received the prestigious NSERC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

  1.  Awoonor-Williams, E., Walsh, A. G., Rowley, C. N. Modeling covalent-modifier drugs BBA Proteins and Proteom. 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2017.05.009
  2. Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C. N. The Hydration Structure of Carbon Monoxide by Ab Initio Methods  J. Chem. Phys. 2017, 146  doi: 10.1063/1.4974164
  3. Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C.N. Molecular simulation of nonfacilitated membrane permeation BBA-Biomembranes 2016 doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2015.12.014
  4. Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C.N. Evaluation of Methods for the Calculation of the pKa of Cysteine Residues in Proteins. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2016, doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.6b00631
  5. Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C. N. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 149, 045103 doi: 10.1063/1.5038010
  6. Awoonor-Williams, E., Rowley, C. N.  J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2018, doi: 10.1021/acs.jcim.8b00454

Azam Sayadi

Ph.D. Candidate 

Pickup Group

Azam Sayadi

Azam completed her B.Sc. and my M.Sc. in Bu-Ali- Sina University of Hamedan, Iran. In September 2015, she joined Professor Peter Pickup’s research group at Memorial University. She is currently working on developing reliable and easy methodologies for evaluation of catalytic electrooxidation of organic fuels. She enjoys painting, hiking and cooking in my free time.

  1. A Sayadi, P. G. Pickup, Evaluation of methanol oxidation catalysts by rotating disc voltammetryElectrochimica Acta, 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.03.112
  2. A Sayadi, P. G. Pickup, Evaluation of ethanol oxidation catalysts by rotating disc voltammetryElectrochimica Acta, 215, 2016, 84

Farshid Shahrokhi

Ph.D. Candidate Yuming Zhao Group 

 Farshid Shahrokhi

Farshid completed his M.Sc. at Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran. He joined Yuming Zhao’s research group at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September 2016. Farshid is currently working on the synthesis of new dendritic DTFs and TTFVs as a sensor for detecting nitroaromatics. Farshid enjoys traveling, fishing, swimming, and hiking. His hometown is Tehran, Iran.

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