Julianne Gibbs

Office: Chemistry E3-52
Office phone: (780) 492-7140

Juli has long been interested in how confinement at interfaces and in (bio)materials can influence processes like molecular recognition and specific ion effects. This interest leads our group into fundamental studies of processes at interfaces and also into the design of new material properties based on our ability to take advantage of the unique environment that such interfaces present. When Juli is not thinking about chemistry, she loves cooking, yoga, building “machines” out of cardboard boxes with her almost 4-year old, and chatting over wine or coffee.

 Postdoctoral Fellows

Zhiguo Li

Zhiguo’s main area of research is spectroscopy mainly focusing on heterogenous catalysis and environmental chemistry. His favourite thing to do in Edmonton is to watch the snow fall. Besides that, he enjoys playing volleyball and watching movies.

Emma Kerian

Emma spends her time in lab using nonlinear optics to study the silica/water interface. In the winter she enjoys hiding inside and knitting. In the summers she enjoys hiking the river valley.

Akemi Darlington

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Graduate Students

Eiman Osman

Eiman Osman
Eiman works on the development of enzyme-free DNA amplification techniques for applications in point-of-care diagnostics. Specifically, she is interested in Lesion Induced DNA Amplification and its utilization for SNP detection. In her free time she enjoys swimming and hanging out with friends.

Sun Kim

Sun’s research involves studying specific ion effects at the silica/water interface. In her free time Sun loves surf the web and listen to music. In her spare time she also enjoys walking around, going to festivals, concerts and exhibitions in Edmonton. 

Benjamin Rehl

Ben Rehl
Ben’s main research area is silicon and silica, specifically solid-phase synthesis, nanoparticle functionalization and nonlinear optics. He is also interested in modifying nanoparticles for potential drug delivery platforms and studying environmental interfaces. Ben enjoys hitting the gym, drinking beer and eating sauerkraut.

Anyeld Ubeda

Anyeld Ubeda
Anyeld’s project is to develop new molecular treatment methods to target Leukemic cells. Specifically, she works with modified DNA probes and polymeric carriers. She enjoys the sunny days in Edmonton (which are a lot!) and the friendly labmates she has.

Hansol Park

Hansol’s research area is on organic synthesis of modified DNA oligos. Another interest she has in on developing green chemistry methods for molecular electronics. When she has free time, she likes to watch movies, cook and hang out with her friends.

Yuning Liu

Yuning’s main area of research is the study of novel methods for DNA amplification, specifically for applications in point-of-care diagnostics at room temperature. When he is not in the lab Yuning enjoys reading, exercising, watching movies and traveling.

Undergraduate Students

Sarah Hales

Sarah’s project focuses on the development of amplification and detection of miRNA biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease that is suitable for use in a clinical setting. Her favourite thing to do in Edmonton is to enjoy the festivals and events the city offers, especially during the summer. Besides that, she enjoys dancing and spending time with friends.

Hoi Pui Chao

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