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.
Jae Bem You, PhD
Jae Bem You received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from The City College of New York (CCNY) in 2011. He then went back to South Korea, his home country, to pursue his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (2017). His thesis focused on developing novel microfluidic devices via initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) process.
In March 2017, Jae Bem joined the Sinton Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow investigating microfluidics for male fertility and artificial reproductive technology (ART). His current focus is to develop novel paper-based microfluidic platforms for male fertility potential.
Jun Li, PhD
Jun Li received his BEng in Chemical Engineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology (2012), and his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario (2016). Jun Li worked in renewable energy conversion, specializing in catalyst synthesis, synchrotron spectroscopy, and microscopic studies of the correlated physical and chemical properties during transformation, noble metal sensitization, chemical doping and ionic intercalation.
In 2017, Jun Li joined Sintonlab as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, and his current research aims to synthesize, characterize and functionalize efficient electrocatalysts for CO2 electroreduction to C1, C2 and C3 products with superior activity and selectivity.
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.
Yamin Yang, PhD
Yamin Yang received her BEng and Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from Southeast University and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology (2015). Her research focused on engineering multifunctional gold nanostructures towards improved therapeutic efficacy in photodynamic therapy of cancer as well as the development of a three-dimensional tumor tissue model using microfluidic system which can serve as a versatile platform for medical diagnostics and drug evaluation.
In October 2018, Yamin joined the Sinton group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for assessing the combined impact of multiple environmental stressors on organisms and ecosystems by utilizing high-throughput microfluidic platforms.
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.