University of Toronto
Stephan Research Group

January 2019:

Welcome back to Felix Krischer and welcome to Piers St-Onge! Felix rejoins our group as a doctorate stream graduate student at the University of Toronto. Piers joins the group as a volunteer undergraduate student.

December 2018:

Congratulations to Eliar, Gabriel and Shanna! Eliar defended his thesis and was awarded his Ph.D. and Gabriel submitted his thesis and was awarded his M.Sc. Shanna wrote her Project Management Professional exam and has been awarded her PMP credential.

Welcome to Stephen Ma! Stephen joins the Stephan group as a volunteer undergraduate student.

November 2018:

Congratulations to Doug Stephan and the Stephan Group! Doug and his group (current and past) has just celebrated their 500th paper accepted for publishing!

Welcome to Jing Guo! Jing joins us as a new postdoctoral fellow from the Sichuan University.

October 2018:

Welcome to Youngsuk Kim and Lars Suesse! Both Youngsuk and Lars join the Stephan group as international visiting graduate students; Youngsuk joins us from POSTECH (South Korea) and Lars from T.U. Berlin (Germany).

Doug recently attended the RSC meeting in Japan, which was held in late October.

September 2018:

Welcome to John DeBackere! John joins us after completing his PhD with Professor Schrobilgen at McMaster University as our newest postdoctoral fellow.

Welcome to Alina Trofima, Daniel Ebanks and Katherine Burton! Alina and Daniel are both CHM 499 students and Katherine joins us as a volunteer.

August 2018:

Congratulations to Karlee & Saurabh and Eliar & Star! Both couples have recently gotten engaged!

Congratulations to Ryan! Ryan was recently awarded a Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

July 2018:

Welcome to Tytus Gralak! Tytus joins the Stephan group for the summer as a volunteer student.

June 2018:

Congratulations to Doug! Doug has been appointed University Professor at the University of Toronto. This is incredibly prestigious with only 56 professors at the university holding this distinguished title. 

The CSC 2018 in Edmonton was a Stephan Group reunion of old and new members.

Welcome back to Catherine Yao! Catherine joins the Stephan group for the summer as an undergraduate volunteer student.

At the department's most recent convocation event, Doug and Rob Batey caught up and had some time to speak with Professor John Polyani, the Department of Chemistry's very own Nobel Laureate!

May 2018:

Congratulations Meera Mehta & Matt Rubel on their recent nuptials! Their wedding was celebrated over four days with traditional Sangeet and Mehndi ceremonies in addition to the wedding and reception, which also involved the groom arriving by horse!

                   Group members and guests at the wedding ceremony.              

   Doug and Meera at the wedding reception.

April 2018:

Welcome to Benedikt Guddorf! Benedikt joins the Stephan group as a visiting researcher from the University of Münster.

Congratulations of Alex Pulis and Katsuhiko Takeuchi! Alex has recently accepted a Lectureship position at the University of Leicester (UK), starting in September 2018. Katsuhiko has accepted a position with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as a tenure track researcher.