Current members


Dr. Jahandar Lashaki

is a NSERC postdoctoral research fellow who is tailoring the structural and chemical properties of amine-functionalized mesoporous silicas for carbon capture applications.





Dr. Mohammadreza Fayaz

is a postdoctoral research fellow who is on the development of inexpensive amine-supported silicas with high hydrothermal stability. He is also involved in a project on large-scale synthesis of amine-supported sorbents used for treatment of biogas.     .



Joel Motaka Kolle

is a PhD candidate. His research interests are developing sustainable catalytic processes as an approach to mitigate and/or recycle the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.





Former members


Dr. Yong Yang

Research Associate and Lab Manager


Synthesis, modification and application of novel nanoporous and nanoparticle materials.



Govind Sethia, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, CO2 uptake on nanoporous carbon materials.






Hessam Ziaeiazad

Postdoctoral Fellow,







Ritesh Tailor, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, CO2 and SO2 adsorption on amine-modified nanoporous materals.






Nansi Fakhri

Graduate student,

Develop an efficient process to synthesize biofuel precursor from biomass using various acidic heterogeneous nanoporous catalysts.






Walaa Baslyman

Graduate student

Biomass Catalysis over nanoporous materials, using various acidic heterogeneous nanoporous catalysts based on periodic mesoporous silica (PMO), metal organic framework (MOF), and porous carbon materials.


Qing Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow

Mohammed Abboud, Postdoctoral Fellow

Asieh Ahmadalinezh, Postdoctoral Fellow

Prashant Mishra, Postdoctoral Fellow

Miriam Trepanier, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ali-Akbar Heydari-Gorji, Postdoctoral Fellow

Youssef Belmabkhout, Postdoctoral Fellow

Enshirah Da’na, PhD Student

Debaprasad Shee, Postdoctoral Fellow

Rodrigo Serna-Guerrero, PhD Student

Krystyna Czechura, PhD Student

Nabil Al-Yassir, Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexis Theriault, Graduate Student

Michael Walker, Graduate Student