Available Positions

There are currently no openings for graduate students. There are currently no openings for postdoctoral scholars unless they have a full scholarship from an external funding agency.

Undergraduates interested in an honours thesis or other undergraduate research position are encouraged to contact Professor Manthorpe by email.

Current Group Members

Monica Gill
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Postdoctoral scholar

Preety Saini
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Postdoctoral scholar

Neha Rana
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Postdoctoral scholar

Bibekananda Jana
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Postdoctoral scholar

Nalin Chandrasoma
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Postdoctoral scholar

John Rivada
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Research associate

Ben Warnes
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PhD student

Karl Wasslen
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Part-time PhD student, full-time scientific manager of Carleton University Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC)

Malaïka Zarrouki
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MSc student

Jasmine Chihabi
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MSc student

Former Group Members

For subsequent positions, the list is in chronological order, with the most recent position being at the top.

Ali Mohammed Saleem
BSc Honours thesis, September 2021 – April 2022
Subsequent Position(s): Graduate studies in fall 2022

Sepideh Sharif
Postdoctoral Scholar, June 2020 – December 2021
Subsequent Position(s): Postdoctoral researcher, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

John Rivada
MSc, May 2019 – September 2021
Subsequent Position(s): Research associate in the group

Brendan Doyle
Postdoctoral Scholar, January 2021 – August 2021
Subsequent Position(s): Scientist, Millipore Sigma, Boston, Massachusetts area

Ryan Sullivan
Postdoctoral Scholar, June 2020 – September 2021
Subsequent Position(s): Senior Research Scientist, Eurofins Alphora Research, Inc., Mississauga, ON

Mathieu Morin
Postdoctoral Scholar, September 2019 ­– May 2021
Subsequent Position(s): Synthetic Chemist, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa, ON

Hunter Clarke
BSc Honours thesis, September 2019 – April 2020
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. Mark Nitz, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

Makki Faeq
BSc Honours thesis, September 2019 – April 2020
Subsequent position(s): working for Canada Revenue Agency (umm… aren’t we all?!?)

Ben Warnes
BSc Honours thesis, September 2019 – April 2020
Subsequent position(s): M.Sc. student with Prof. Manthorpe, Carleton University, Department of Chemistry

Uttam Das
Postdoctoral Scholar, July 2019 – March 2020
Subsequent Position(s): Senior Research Scientist I, OmegaChem, Inc., Québec, QC

Nicholas Andrella
Postdoctoral Scholar, July 2019
Subsequent Position(s): Canada Sales Manager, Ace Glass, Inc.

Sam Shields
PhD, January 2014 – December 2019
Subsequent position(s): Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin; Chemistry Research Technician at Central Experimental Farm, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, ON

Chelsey Aulenback
BSc Honours thesis, September 2018 – April 2019
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. Manthorpe, Carleton University, Department of Chemistry; Scientist at Genomadix (formerly Spartan Bioscience), Ottawa, ON

John Rivada
BSc Honours thesis, September 2018 – April 2019
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. Manthorpe, Carleton University, Department of Chemistry

Joshua Roberts
BSc Honours thesis (co-supervised with Jeff Smith), September 2018 – April 2019
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Prof. Jeff Smith, Carleton University, Department of Chemistry

Daniel Brumar
MSc, September 2016 – May 2018
Subsequent position(s): Employed as a chemist but employer cannot be disclosed.

Christopher Mattice
PhD (co-supervised with Maria DeRosa), September 2013 – August 2018
Subsequent position(s): Medical student, University of Ottawa

Cassandra Elmsley
BSc Honours thesis, May 2017 to August 2017
Subsequent position(s): Quality assurance specialist, Canopy Growth Corporation. Student in Pharmacy Technician program, Algonquin College, Ottawa, 2018-2019.

Edgar White-Buenger
BSc Honours thesis, co-supervised by Prof. Jeff Smith, September 2016 to April 2017
Subsequent position(s): exchange student with Prof. Gavin Reid, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia; now graduate student with Paul Mayer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

Caleb Wahl
BSc Honours thesis, co-supervised by Prof. Jeff Smith, September 2016 to April 2017
Subsequent position(s): Unknown

Ryan Tang
BSc Honours thesis, co-supervised by Prof. Maria DeRosa, September 2015 to April 2016
Subsequent position(s): M.Sc. student, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto as of September 2018

Josh Creppin
BSc Honours thesis, May 2016 to August 2016
Subsequent position(s): technician at CanMet, Ottawa; MSc student, Environmental Science, Queen’s University & Trent University (joint program); audiology student, Dalhousie University

Ian MacKay
BSc Honours thesis, May 2016 to August 2016
Subsequent position(s): technician with Costco Canada, Product Authentication

Monica Gill
PhD, September 2008 to March 2015 (took 8 month leave to serve as contract instructor during my sabbatical Sept 2013-April 2014)
Subsequent position(s): Postdoctoral researcher with BASF Germany and Barry Group (Carleton University, Chemistry); postdoctoral scholar Manthorpe Group; postdoctoral scholar with Professor Allan Watson (University of St Andrews, Chemistry)

Zaneta Polis
BSc Honours thesis, September 2015 to April 2016
Subsequent position(s): M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), Occupational and Environmental Health stream, University of Toronto; Environmental Advisor at Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa; Manager, Environmental Health and Safety, Carleton University

Jesse Brown
BSc Honours thesis, September 2015 to April 2016
Subsequent position(s): Scientist I, AbbVie, Evanston, Illinois; M.Sc. with Prof. Chris Boddy, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa

Zoya Naperstkow
Undergraduate Research Project (co-supervised by Prof. Jeff Smith), September to December 2014
Subsequent position(s): M.Sc. student with Prof. John Valiant, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University; Chemical Technologist in Isotope Development, McMaster Nuclear Reactor, Hamilton, ON; Associate Product Manager (Digital Content), ThermoFisher Scientific, Toronto, ON

Emma Chawner
BSc Honours thesis (co-supervised by Prof. Jeff Smith), September 2014 to April 2015
Subsequent position(s): Unknown

Morgan LeFevre
BSc Honours thesis, September 2014 to April 2015
Subsequent position(s): M.Sc. student with Prof. Hili, Chemistry, York University, Toronto

Solomon Appavoo
Undergraduate Research Project, September 2014 to December 2014
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Prof. Andrei Yudin, Chemistry, University of Toronto

Tom Kazmirchuk
BSc Honours thesis (co-supervised by Prof. Alex Wong), September 2014 to April 2015
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. Golshani, Department of Biology, Carleton University; PhD student with Prof. Brett, Department of Biology, Concordia University, Montreal

Anna Koudrina
BSc Honours thesis, co-supervised by Jeff Smith, May 2014 to August 2014
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Professor Maria DeRosa, Chemistry, Carleton University

Solomon Appavoo
BSc Honours thesis, May 2014 to August 2014
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Prof. Andrei Yudin, Chemistry, University of Toronto

Noof Alenzi
MSc (co-supervised by Prof. Lai), January 2013 to December 2014
Subsequent position(s): Completing high school teacher certification, Saudi Arabia

Sam Shields
MSc (pass with distinction), September 2012 to August 2014
Subsequent position(s): PhD student in the Manthorpe and Smith groups; postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin

Zoya Naperstkow
BSc Honours thesis, September 2013 to April 2014
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. John Valiant, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University; Chemical Technologist in Isotope Development, McMaster Nuclear Reactor, Hamilton, ON

Russel Fernandes
BSc Honours thesis (co-supervised by Professor Jeff Smith), September 2013 to April 2014
Subsequent position(s): MSc with Professors Graham Murphy and Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo; R&D Chemist at Testmark Laboratories, Garson, ON

Devien Durbano
BSc Honours thesis, September 2013 to April 2014
Subsequent position(s): Associate Manager, Guess Apparel, Ottawa, ON; Process chemist at The Hydropothecary Corporation, Gatineau, QC

Konrad Gorzkowski
BSc Honours thesis, May 2013 to August 2013
Subsequent position(s): Preparatory Chemist at Epocal, Ottawa

Selvan Mohan
BSc Honours thesis, September 2012 to April 2013
Subsequent position(s): Ph.D. student with Professor Maria DeRosa, Chemistry, Carleton University

Cory Daigneault
BSc Honours thesis, September 2012 to April 2013
Subsequent position(s): Chemist at Exova, Ottawa, ON

William Turnbull
BSc Honours thesis, September 2012 to April 2013
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Professor Len Luyt, University of Western Ontario

John Palko
MSc, May 2010 to September 2012
Subsequent position(s): Head Brewmaster, Jasper Brewing Company, Jasper, AB; Gateway City Brewery, North Bay, ON

Han Kong
MSc, September 2010 to January 2012
Subsequent position(s): Synthetic Chemist, Toronto Research Chemicals, Toronto, ON

Miaoyi Yan
MASc, September 2009 to April 2012 (co-supervised by Onita Basu, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Subsequent position(s): Research Associate, Carleton University; Engineering Technician at Eve Innovations/PCS Biofuels, Vancouver; Business Project Coordinator at BC Hydro, Vancouver; Research Assistant at Swingle Clinic, Vancouver; Industrial Corporation Department at Talent Exchange Centre, MIIT, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Sam Shields
BSc Honours thesis, September 2011 to April 2012
Subsequent position(s): PhD student in the Manthorpe and Smith groups; postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin

Omkar Zilka
BSc Honours thesis, September 2011 to April 2012
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Professor Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa; research associate with Professor Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa

Keira Garland
Honours thesis, September 2010 to April 2011
Subsequent position(s): MSc with André Beauchemin, University of Ottawa; Synthetic Chemist, Toronto Research Chemicals, Toronto, ON; Scientific Researcher at Genentech, San Francisco, California

Karl Wasslen
BSc Honours thesis (co-supervised by Professor Jeff Smith), September 2010 to April 2011
Subsequent position(s): Application scientist, AB SciEx Corporation, Vaughn, ON; part-time Ph.D. student and full-time scientific manager of Carleton University Mass Spectrometry Centre (CMSC)

Jessica Bristo-O’Connor
BSC Honours thesis, September 2010 to April 2011
Subsequent position(s): Administration Coordinator, Harry Rosen, Ottawa, ON

Christopher Mattice
BSc research project, September 2010 to April 2011
Subsequent position(s): PhD student in the DeRosa and Manthorpe Groups

Omkar Zilka
BSc research project, May to August 2010
Subsequent position(s): PhD student with Professor Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa; research associate with Professor Derek Pratt, University of Ottawa

Jennifer Crichton
BSc Honours Thesis, September 2009 to August 2010
Subsequent position(s): Medical student at Queen’s University

Cassandra Belo
4th year Biochemistry Co-op student, Summer 2008
Subsequent position(s): Research Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

Fanyi Meng
3rd year student, McGill University, NSERC USRA, Summer 2008
Subsequent position(s): Medical student at University of Ottawa (completed in 2015); Resident Physician, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McGill University

Guang Shi
4th year Biochemistry, NSERC USRA, Summer 2008
Subsequent position(s): PhD student, Biochemistry, University of Toronto; Research Associate at Rosetta Therapeutics, Toronto

Laurie Lim (now Laurie Deleavy)
BSc Honours Thesis, September 2007 to April 2008; NSERC USRA May to August 2008
Subsequent position(s): MSc with Prof. Jim Gleason, McGill University; Synthetic Organic Chemist at Toronto Research Chemicals, Toronto; Regulatory Support, Intertek, Ottawa; Regulatory Associate, Intertek, Ottawa; Regulatory Associate II, Intertek, Toronto

Amy Hrdina
BSc Honours Thesis, September 2007 to April 2008
Subsequent position(s): M.Sc. with Prof. Edward Lai, Chemistry, Carleton University; Research Assistant at Health Canada, Ottawa; Technical Officer at the National Research Council, Ottawa; Ph.D. student with Prof. Jennifer Murphy, Chemistry, University of Toronto

Genèvieve Bétournay
Pfizer Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF), 3rd year Biopharmaceutical Sciences Student, University of Ottawa, Summer 2007
Subsequent position(s): MSc student at University of Ottawa with Professor Louis Barriault; Co-owner/Art Director at The Art House Café, Ottawa

Alyx Holden
3rd year Biochemistry, Co-op student, Summer 2007
Subsequent position(s): MSc student with Prof. Ken Storey, Biology, Carleton University, Medical student at University of Toronto

Taj Dhinsa
2nd year Biochemistry, Volunteer, Summer 2007
Subsequent position(s): Bachelor of Pharmacy student, University of Toronto; Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager, Hawksbury, Ontario; Senior Category Manager – Pharmacy, Walmart, Toronto

Kofi Strachan
BSc Honours Thesis, September 2006 To April 2007
Subsequent position(s): Processing Technologist, Patheon Pharmaceuticals