Team

Post-doctoral researchers

Julien Légaré Lavergne, Ph.D.

  • Hydrogen storage

2021 to present

Postdoctoral researcher in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2017 to 2021

Ph.D. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015 to 2017

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2012 to 2015

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

julien.legare-lavergne.1@ulaval.ca

JITENDRASINGH RAJPUROHIT, Ph.D.

  • Synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials for the storage of molecular dihydrogen for automotive applications

2022 to present

Postdoctoral fellow, Université Laval, Canada

2019 to 2022

Postdoctoral fellow, Tel Aviv University,  Israel

2013 to 2019

Ph.D. in chemistry, IIT Bombay, India

2010 to 2012

M.Sc. in chemical sciences, Pondicherry University, India

2007 to 2010

B.Sc. in chemistry, University of Mumbai, India
jitendrasingh.rajpurohit.1@ulaval.ca

Ph.D. students

Vincent Desrosiers 2022

Vincent Desrosiers, M. Sc.

  • Synthesis and study of the reactivity of 2nd generation amphiphilic catalysts

2020 to present

Ph.D. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2018 to 2019

M. Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2015 to 2018

B. Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

vincent.desrosiers.2@ulaval.ca

Mélodie Bonin, B.Sc.

  • Extraction of rare earth elements by liquid/solid separation from e-waste recycling solutions

2021 to Present

Ph.D. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2019 to 2020

M.Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2017 to 2018

Industrial internship of one year at the IRSST, Canada

2014 t0 2018

B.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

melodie.bonin.1@ulaval.ca
Antoine Carpentier 2022

Antoine Carpentier, M.Sc.

  • Synthesis and evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of new boro-capsaicinoids

2021 to present

Ph.D. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada (co-direction René C.-Gaudreault)

2020 to 2022

Microprogram in pharmaceutical product development

2019 to 2021

M.Sc. in pharmaceutical sciences, Université Laval, Canada (co-direction Stéphane Gobeil)

2016 to 2019

B.Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

antoine.carpentier.1@ulaval.ca
Afshin 2022

Afshin Enferadikerenkan, M.Sc.

  • Catalyst development especially ionic porous organic framework-based catalysts and synthesis of organic cyclic carbonates in the context of valorization of CO2

2020 to present

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Université Laval, Canada

2014 to 2018

M.Sc. in chemical engineering, Quchan University of Technology, Iran

2009 to 2014

B.Sc. in chemical engineering, Islamic Azad University Quchan Branch, Iran

afshin.enferadi-kerenkan.1@ulaval.ca
Lara 2022

Lara Harter, B.Sc.

  • Synthesis of a reversible fluorescent sensor based on frustrated Lewis pair for the detection of nitric oxyde in solution

2021 to present

Ph.D. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2020 to 2021

M.Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2017 to 2020

B.Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

lara.harter.1@ulaval.ca
Coming soon

Seyedeh Molood Masoom Nataj, M.Sc.

  • Metal-organic framework-based catalysts: Chemical fixation of CO2 with epoxides leading to cyclic organic carbonates.

2019 to present

Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Université Laval, Canada

2015 to 2018

M. Sc. in chemical engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran

2011 to 2015

B. Sc. in chemical engineering, Jundishapoor University, Iran

seyedeh-molood.masoom-nataj.1@ulaval.ca

Puneeth Kumar Someswara Ashwathappa, M.Sc.

  • Metal-free directed Csp2-H and Csp3-H borylation.

2021 to present

PhD. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2017 to 2020

Project assistant, Indian Institute of Science, India

2016 to 2017

Project assistant, Anthem Biosciences Private Limited, India

2014 to 2016

M.Sc. in chemistry, Bangalore University, India

2011 to 2014

B.Sc. in chemistry, Bangalore University, India

puneeth-kumar.someswara-ashwathappa.1@ulaval.ca

Leon Torres de Oliviera, M.Sc.

  • Microfluidic devices for CO2 monitoring
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulations

2020 to present

PhD. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

2018 to 2020

M.Sc. in chemical engineering, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

2011 to 2017

B.Sc. in chemical engineering, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

leon.torres-de-oliveira.1@ulaval.ca

Maede Yahyanezhad Gele, M.Sc.

  • Electrochemical conversion of CO2 to value-added products

2021 to Present

PhD. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada (co-direction Maria Cornelia Iliuta)

2018 to 2021

M.Sc. in chemical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

2014 to 2018

B.Sc. in chemical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

maede.yahyanezhad-gele.1@ulaval.ca

M. Sc. students

Samuel Ouellet, B. Sc.

  • Synthesis of metal-organic framework catalyst with titanium/hafnium for the fixation of CO2 with epoxides.

2021 to Present

M.Sc. Chemistry, Université Laval, Canada (co-direction Serge Kaliaguine)

2018 to 2021

B.Sc. Environmental chemistry and bioresources, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

SAOUE80@ulaval.ca

Catherine Harvey, B.Sc.

  • Functionalization of industrial silica for the separation of rare earths

2022 to Present

M.Sc. in chemistry, Université Laval, Canada (co-direction Dominic Larivière)

2019 – 2022

B.Sc. in cosmetic chemistry, Université Laval, Canada

catherine.harvey.4@ulaval.ca

Interns

No intern at the moment.

Coordinator

Marie-Hélène Pedneau

  • Coordinator of the Canada Research Chair in Green Catalysis and Metal-Free Processes

Département de Chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Local 1211
1045 Avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval (Québec)
Québec, Canada
G1V 0A6

Phone
+1 418 998-2176

marie-helene.pedneau@mat.ulaval.ca

Most recent group picture

Taken on may 10th, 2022. Missing from this picture: Molood and Marie-Hélène.

Previous group pictures

Former members

    • Maryam Mokhtarifar, PDF. (2020-2022)
      Researcher with prof. Shao-Horn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
    • Théo Rongere (2016-2021)
    • Maryam Jahanbani, M.Sc. (2019-2021)
    • Jonathan Gauvin-Audet, M.Sc. (2018-2021)
      Silicycle, Quebec City, Canada
    • Nicolas Bouchard, Ph.D. (2017-2020)
      Brilliant Matters, Quebec City, Canada
    • Shahab Boroun, PDF. (2019-2020)
      Galevns company, Montreal, Canada
    • Thomas Bossé-Demers, M.Sc. (2017-2020) 
      PhD. Chemistry with Raoul-Marie Couture, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
    • Yashar Soltani, PDF. (2019-2020)
    • Sanjay Golpaldas Chaudhri, PDF. (2018-2019)
      Evercloak Inc., Waterloo, Canada
    • Cecilia Zavaleta-Garcia, Research internship (2019-2020)
      PhD. Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico
    • Yimu Hu, Ph.D. (codirectors Dominic Larivière and Freddy Kleitz) (2015-2019)
      PDF with Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Étienne Rochette, Ph.D. and M.Sc. (2014-2019)
      Scientist Researcher, Omegachem, Quebec City
    • Arumugam Jayaraman, PDF. (2016-2018)
      PDF with Holger Braunschweig, Universität Würzburg, Germany
    • Maria Zakharova, Ph.D. (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2012 -2017)
      Scientist Researcher, Oleotek Inc., Thetford Mines, Canada
    • Luis Carlos Misal Castro, PDF. (2015-2017)
      PDF with Kasushi Mishama, Osaka University, Japan
    • Thomas Bura, PDF. (2016-2017)
      Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
    • Hugo Boutin, M.Sc. (2016-2017)
      Scientific associate II, OmegaChem, Quebec City
    • Viridana Torres Perez, Ph.D. (2011-2016)
      PDF with Byron Gates, SFU
    • Marc-André Légaré, Ph.D. (2010-2015)
      PDF with Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
    • Ambreen Mushtaq, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
      Teacher, Kashmir, India
    • Marc-André Courtemanche, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
      Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemicals, Michigan, USA
    • Hassan Iden, Ph.D. (codirector Jean-François Morin) (2010-2014)
      Research associate with Younès Messaddeq, Excellence Chair, Université Laval, Quebec City
    • Jérémie Larouche, M.Sc. (2012-2014)
      R&D Director, Solesco, Québec
    • Maxime Daigle, M.Sc. (codirector Jean-François Morin) (2011-2013)
      R&D Project Leader, General Dynamics Ordonance and Tactical Systems, Québec
    • François Magnan, M.Sc. (codirector Denis Boudreau) (2010-2012)
      PDF with Joe Gilroy, Western University, Canada
    • Josée Boudreau, Ph.D. (2006-2011)
      Project Leader, Distillerie Fils du Roy, Petit-Paquetville, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
    • Christian N. Garon, Ph.D. (2006-2011)
      Industrial Operation Director, Gefco Industrial Services Faurecia, France
    • Hélène Staub, Ph.D. (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2007-2011)
      Quality Control, Baccinex SA, France
    • Bret Macha, M.Sc.  (2009-2011) 
      QA/QC Analytical Scientist Researcher, Chemicals Incorporated, États-Unis d’Amérique
    • Stephanie S. Barnes, M.Sc. (2008-2010)
      Koerner Fellow in Painting Conservation, Art Gallery of Ontario.
    • Mathieu Babin, M.Sc. (codirector Jonathan Gagnon, UQAR) (2008-2010)
      Teaching position, Université de Québec à Rimouski, Canada
    • Marie-Hélène Thibault, Ph.D. (2004-2009)
      Assistant professor, Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
    • Guillaume Bélanger-Chabot, M.Sc. (2007-2009)
      PDF with Holger Braunschweig, Universität Würzburg, Germany
    • Patrick Ferland, M.Sc. (2008-2009)
      Professor, Cégep Garneau, Québec
    • André Languérand, M.Sc. (2007-2008)
      Laboratory Director, H2LAB
    • Olivier Sigouin, Ph.D. (2004-2006)
      R&D Director, Intersand Group Canada Inc.
    • Annie Michaud, PDF. (2004-2005)
      Responsable of Radioactivity at Université Laval , Quebec City, Canada

Former interns

  • Audrey Gaudy (2022)
    Université Laval
  • Megan Mulder (2022)
    University of the Fraser Valley
  • Takuya Higashi (2022)
    Tokyo University
  • Hoang Ming To (2021)
    Université Laval
  • Sam Knight (2021)
    Université Laval
  • Florence Mercier (2021)
    Université Laval
  • Brian Paul Mulley (2020)
    B.Sc. U. Waterloo
  • Kelly-Anne Giroux (2020)
    Université Laval
  • Catherine Gagnon (2019)
    Université Laval
  • Natacha Prostran (2019)
    NSERC Scholarship, B.Sc. U. Ottawa
  • Laurie Fournier (2019)
    Université Laval
  • Louis-Philippe Boivin (2018)
    CCVC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Lara Harter (2018)
    Université Laval
  • Darren Ould (2018)
    Cardiff University
  • Marc-Olivier Landry (codirector Dominic Larivière) (2018)
    CCVC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Henry Powell-Davis (Cardiff University) (2017-2018)
    MChem (Hons) Cardiff University
  • Gabriel Laurent (2017)
    Université Laval
  • Olivier Lessard (2017)
    NSERC Scholarship, Université Laval
  • Vincent Desrosiers (2017)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Jonathan Gauvin-Audet (2017)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Rémi Nadeau (codirector Dominic Larivière) (2016)
    Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Nicolas Paiement  (2016)
    M.Sc. with Éric Biron, Centre Hospitalier de Québec, Université Laval
  • Charles Boutin (codirector Freddy Kleitz) (2016)
    Université Laval
  • Hugo Boutin (2015)
    Scientific associate II, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Lydia Parent (2015)
    Quality Control, Laboratoire MAT, Quebec City
  • Thomas Bossé-Demers (2015)
    M. Sc. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Terence Blaskovits (2014)
    M.Sc. with Mario Leclerc, Université Laval
  • Matthew Hemmings (2014)
    IA Groupe Financier, Quebec City
  • François Innes  (2014)
    Specialist, MDDELCC
  • Karine Nahi (Université Claude Bernard) (2013-2014)
    Associate Product Manager, Insight
  • Nicolas Bouchard (2013)
    Ph.D. with Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, Université Laval
  • Celia Gendron-Herndon (University of Portland) (2012)
    Scientist Researcher, Earth Friendly Products, California
  • Sekou Nabe (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) (2012)
    Intern at the Laboratory of processes and plasmas ENSCP-Paris Tech
  • Simon Feurtey (M.Sc. Université de Bourgogne) (2012)
    Ph.D.,Université de Bourgogne
  • Ilse Arévalo (B.Sc. UNAM, Mexico) (2011-2012)
    Quality Control, Polioles, Mexico
  • Éléna Rognon (M.Sc. Université de Montpellier) (2011)
    Wine production engineer, Ackerman
  • Guillaume De-Robillard(Master Université de Bourgogne) (2011)
    Engineer, Sopra Steria, France
  • Maude Desroches (2011)
    Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, USA
  • Isabelle Lévesque (2010-2011)
    Scientist Researcher, OmegaChem, Quebec City
  • Marc-André Courtemanche (2010)
    Senior Scientist Researcher, Dow Chemical Company, Michigan, USA
  • François Magnan (codirector Denis Boudreau) (2010)
    PDF with Joe Gilroy, Western University
  • Viridiana Pérez Torres (B.Sc. UNAM, Mexico) (2009)
    PDF with Byron Gates, SFU
  • Philippe Rioux (2009)
    Manager, Scholars at your Service, Toronto
  • Marc-André Légaré (2008-2010)
    PDF with avec Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Laure Kayser Ph.D. Chemistry (M.Sc. Université de Strasbourg) (2008)
    PDF with Darren Lopimi, UCSD
  • Jérôme Delisle-Labrecque (2009)
    Scientist Researcher, Strong MDI
  • Jérôme Grenier-Desbiens (2008)
    Barista Café Humble Lion (finalist for the best Canadian barista)
  • Richard Burford (2007-2008)
    Research Scientist, SWITCH Materials, British-Columbia
  • Alex Milliard (2007)
    Industrial environment professional, Englobe
  • Nadège Boccon (M.Sc. Paris Tech) (2007)
    Consultant in Strategy and Innovation Funding, Benkei, Lyon, France
  • Nicolas Even (Engineer) (2007)
    R&D Leader, Solaronics Bakaert, Armentières, France
  • Guillaume Bélanger-Chabot (2006)
    PDF with avec Holger Braunschweig, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Philippe Berrouard (2006-2007)
    President Brilliant Matters
  • Frédéric Drouin (2006)
    Scientist Researcher, Biolab, Joliette, Canada
  • Gille Delaunais (2005)
    Health Public Director, Outaouais Region, Québec