Christine Gabardo, PhD
Christine received her BEng (2011) in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University, where she also received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2016). Her thesis focused on the development of rapid nano/microfabrication techniques to create multi-scale electrode materials for bioprocessing and biosensing applications.
In 2017, Christine joined SintonLab as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, her research focusing on the development of microfluidic systems for in vitro fertilization applications and the development of electrodes for renewable energy applications.
Christopher McCallum, PhD
Chris received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012. He then pursued his PhD, also in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of California – Santa Barbara. His thesis focused on modeling complex electrokinetic nanofluidic systems, specifically focusing on improving the fundamental understanding of the nano-structure of the electric double layer present in electrokinetic nanofluidic systems.
In December 2017 Chris joined the Sinton lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow, his research focusing on training machine learning algorithms to identify top sperm candidates for fertility, as well as modeling species transport in microfluidic electrocatalytic systems for CO2 conversion.
Anna O'Brien, PhD
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, 2015. During my undergraduate studies, my research experiences included: traditional heat exchanger design and improvement, ink-jet printing for anti-counterfeiting and molecular dynamics simulation on nanoscale systems for impact mitigation.
With the wide-scale exploitation of shale gas, the phase change of hydrocarbons in shale with nanopores and nanochannels has attracted much attention in both academia and industry. As a member of SintonLab, I am investigating condensation of hydrocarbons within the nanoscale using Lab-on-chip. We aim to develop new and efficient methods for directly observing and detecting phase change phenomena in the nanoscale.