Collaborative Research and Training Experience in Sustainable Electronics and Eco-Design (CREATE SEED)

Trainees

Undergraduate students
Cristian Fredes Salvador

Title: Electronic waste at Polytechnic Montréal

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Prof. Sophie Bernard (Polytechnique Montréal) and Dr. Flavia Visentin (Polytechnique Montréal)

Souleymane Kouma

Souleymane KoumaTitle: Biodegradation of organic materials used for electronics

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) and Dr. Denis Rho (National Research Council of Canada, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development)

Ben Faerman

Ben FaermanTitle: Developing bioink for 3D culturing of cells for toxicology studies

Supervisor: Prof. Saji George (McGill University)

Daniel Adler

Title: Optimizing the mechanochemical synthesis of gold nanorods

Supervisor: Prof. Audrey Moores (McGill University)

Jinyu Zhou

Jinyu ZhouTitle: Hazard identification of nanoplastics in food

Supervisor: Prof. Saji George (McGill University)

Xinxin Hao

Xinxin HaoTitle: Printing bioelectronic circuits with proteins

Supervisor: Prof.  Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne (McGill University)

Aurélian Breant

Title: Purification of Lithium from Spodumene by Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) followed by Molecular Recognition Technology (MRT)

Supervisor: Prof.  Daria Boffito (Polytechnique Montréal) 

Beyza Ozbaran

Title: Directed Evolution of Conductive Proteins for Sustainable Electronics

Supervisor: Prof.  Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne (McGill University)

Jean-Michel N'Guessan

Title: Infrared sensors based on a heterostructure of black phosphorus and silicon

Supervisor: Prof.  Stéphane Kena-Cohen (Polytechnique Montréal) 

Océane Figueroa

Title: Response time of ion-gated transistors (IGTs)

Supervisor: Prof.  Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) 

Sharly Desjardins

Title: Biosourced Carbon-based molecular materials for solar cell applications 

Supervisor: Prof.  Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) 

MASTERS STUDENTS
Vinayak Venkataraman

Vinayak  VenkataramanTitle: Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and recent advances in carbon-based electrocatalysts

Supervisor : Prof. Federico Rosei

Chizoba Duru

Chizoba DuruTitle: Sustainable materials for next-generation solar technologies

Supervisor : Prof. Federico Rosei (INRS)

Kokilavani Shanmugasundaram

Title: Fabrication of eco-friendly nanomaterials for high-performance solar energy conversion devices

Supervisor : Prof. Federico Rosei (INRS)

Pénélope Bieuville

Title: Circular economy of metals in Canada

Supervisor : Prof. Guillaume Majeau-Bettez (Polytechnique Montréal)

 

Oscar Joaquin Isasmendi Ramirez

Title: Sepia bio-inks for brain chemistry analysis with green biosensors

Supervisor : Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) 

Co-supervisors: Prof. Lucien Weiss and Prof. Raphael Trouillon (Polytechnique Montréal)

Richard HaoYu Zhang

Title: New metamaterials for catalysis of CO2 and water into useful commodities through a sustainable method

Supervisor: Prof. Nazir  Kherani (University of Toronto) 

 

Gloria Vytas

Title: Advances in photovoltaics to achieve higher efficiencies and lower cost per watt

Supervisor: Prof. Nazir  Kherani (University of Toronto) 

Xinxin Hao

Title: Fabrication of soft conductive electrodes for biomedical applications

Supervisor: Prof.  Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne (McGill University)

Forough Norouzi

Title: The use of acid mine drainage as a leaching reagent to extract critical and rare earth elements from LED lamps

Supervisor: Prof. Maria Holuszko (UBC)

PH.D. STUDENTS
Molood Alsadat Hoseinizadeh

Molood Alsadat HoseinizadehTitle: Bio-macromolecules for sustainable energy storage applications

Supervisor:  Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

Ruby Liu

Ruby LiuTitle: Effects of environmental aging on the phototoxicity of photoactive nanomaterial

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Prof. Saji George (McGill University) and Prof. Audrey Moores (McGill University)

Azadeh Khoshoei

Azadeh KhoshoeiTitle: Extraction and separation of critical minerals by the intensification of solvent extraction, ion exchange, and molecular recognition technology

Supervisor: Prof. Daria Boffito (Polytechnique Montréal)

 

Mehdi GolzarAhmadi

Mehdi GolzarAhmadiTitle: Extraction of metals from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) e-waste using organic acids produced by heterotrophic microorganisms grown on an inexpensive carbon source

Supervisor: Prof. Maria Holuszko (UBC)

Yasser Matos Peralta

Title: Electrochemical energy storage systems using green materials operated in aqueous electrolytes

Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

Anthony Camus

Title: Bio-sourced Sepia melanin for printed organic electronic devices

Supervisor  and Co-Supervisor: : Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) and  Prof. Manuele Margni (Polytechnique Montréal)

Mario Arenas Garcia

Title: Conductive Nanomaterials Infused in Curli Fiber for Bioprinting Applications

Supervisor: Prof. Noemie Manuelle Dorval Courchesne (McGill University)

Titouan Greffe

Title: Life cycle impact assessment model to characterize the potential impacts on society of abiotic resources degradation and dissipation

Supervisor: Cécile Bulle (Département de stratégie, responsabilité sociale et environnementale de l’ESG UQAM)

co-Supervisor: Prof. Manuele Margni (Polytechnique Montréal)

Laura Debarre

Title: Development of environmental sustainability metrics to improve the life cycle impact assessment methods

Supervisor: Prof. Manuele Margni (Polytechnique Montréal)

Matthieu Souttre

Title: Improving energy and material sustainability assessment within the scope of Québec's energy transition

Supervisor: Prof. Manuele Margni (Polytechnique Montréal)

Mohamad Kaddoura

Title: Quantification of the dissipative losses of surface engineering technologies

Supervisor: Prof. Manuele Margni (Polytechnique Montréal)

Xiaofeng Pan

Title: Structural and functional design and application of sustainable biomass-based functional hydrogel-electronics

Supervisor: Prof. Federico Rosei (INRS-EMT)

Jasmine Hong

Jasmine HongTitle: Mechanical Method of Formation of Representative Micro- and Nanoplastics

Supervisor: Prof. Audrey Moores

Ariya Gordanshekan

Title: to be defined soon

Supervisor: Prof. Daria Boffito (Polytechnique Montréal)

Irune Echevarria

Title: to be defined soon

Supervisor : Prof. Sophie Bernard (Polytechnique Montréal)

Camille Bour

Title: 

Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

Juiliette Pelletier

Title: Paper-based device for 3D neuronal culture with control axonal growth

Supervisor : Prof. Raphael Trouillon (Polytechnique Montréal)

Co-supervisors: Prof. Louis-Éric Trudeau (Université de Montréal)

Siavash Beigiparast

Title: to be defined soon

Supervisor: Prof. Jamal Chaouki (Polytechnique Montréal)

Co-supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

Erfan Alimohammadi

Title: to be defined soon

Supervisor: Prof. Daria Boffito (Polytechnique Montréal)

Haozhe Wang

Title: Developing an innovative, low-cost, high-efficiency hybrid solar cell

Supervisor: Prof. Nazir  Kherani (University of Toronto) 

Yi Ran Zhang

Title: 

Supervisor: Prof. Maria Holuszko (UBC)

Alexandre Carrière

Title: 

Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

Graduated
Dr Omar Abdelkarim

Omar AbdelkarimTitle: Engineered nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion applications

Supervisor: Prof. Federico Rosei (INRS-EMT)

MSc Govind Nanda

Govind NandaTitle: Low-temperature hydrogen passivation for high-performance silicon solar cells

Supervisor: Prof. Nazir Kherani (University of Toronto)

MSc Irune Echevarria

Irune EchevarriaTitle: Lithium batteries market in North America, in the context of a possibly more circular economy

Supervisor : Prof. Sophie Bernard (Polytechnique Montréal)

MSc Sachin Samarakone

Sachin SamarakoneTitle: Kinetics of sonochemical leaching on monazite

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Prof. Daria Boffito (Polytechnique Montréal) and Eng. M.Sc. Ahmed Bouajila (IGS Impact Global Solutions Inc President & CEO)

MSc Camille Bour

Title: Elaboration and characterization of biosourced semiconductor ink for recyclable or biodegradable printed electronic transistors

Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal)

MSc Kingsley Wong

Kingsley Wong Title: Characterization of single-fiber conductive proteins via nanofabricated devices

Supervisor: Prof. Noemie Manuelle Dorval Courchesne (McGill University)

MSc Jiabao Shen

Jiabao ShenTitle: Novel Plasmonic Nanoisland Metasurfaces for Surface-Enhanced Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy Applications

Supervisor: Prof. Nazir Kherani (University of Toronto)

Dr Dieudonné Niyonkuru

Dieudonné NiyonkuruTitle: A study of charge carrier transport in dry eumelanin films to shed light on its possible semiconducting behavior

Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Prof. Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal) and Prof. Arthur Yelon (Polytechnique Montréal)

Dr Dominik Dettmann

Dominik DettmannTitle: Revealing Molecular Motion in Surface-Confined Polymerization

Supervisor: Prof. Federico Rosei (INRS-EMT)