Group news

(GG=Greener Group!)

Congratulations to Francois for his sucessful defense of his Ph.D. thesis "Méthodes spectroscopiques et optiques pour le suivi de la croissance des biofilms en milieu microfluidique"!

Mehran and Pouyan have their paper "Microstructured anodes by surface wrinkling for studies of direct electron transfer biofilms in microbial fuel cells" accepted to Advanced Materials Interfaces!

Mohammad Pousti has his paper "Altered biofilm formation at a plasma bonded attenuated total reflection element in a microfluidic flow cell" accepted to Surface Science!

Congratulations to 2018 summer intern Kimberly Côté-Vertefeuille for being awarded a bursary from to study the chemical and mechanical properties of bacterial biofilms.

Congratulations to Farnaz for her Biomicrofluidics paper on the effects of bubbles on biofilm development and the successful completion of her masters thesis!

Congratulations to Pouyan and François for their 2017 paper in Langmuir on hydrodynamic effect on biofilm anchoring surface. The article has been selected for the Langmuir Journal Club.

GG welcomes Tianyang (Dirk) Deng, Mohammad Tanver Rahman and CSC supported student Lingling Gong!

Congratulations to Mazeyar and Pouyan on their 2016 paper in Biomicrofluidics on biofilm mechanical properties.

Past and present GG members Mohammad and Safdar team up with FlowJEM for a new 2016 paper in Sensors on a new microfluidic fabrication method.

Francois, Mazeyar and Julien's 2016 paper is accepted to Lab on a Chip on a real-time measurements of biofilm viscosity. Did we just discover a new biofilm growth phase?

Congratulations to Adnane for his 2016 paper in Sensors on plug and play lab-on-a-chip. 

Congratulations to Mazeyar for his 2016 paper in Lab on a Chip on pH imaging of biofilms in microchannels. 

Congratulations to Adnane, Arnaud and Mehran for their 2016 paper in Lab on a chip on a new "electrochemical imaging in microfluidics".

Congratulations to Mazeyar and Julien for their 2015 paper in Biomicrofliuidics: "Live-streaming: Time-lapse video evidence of novel streamer formation mechanism and varying viscosity"

GG preparing 5 lectures at the 2015 CSC conference in Ottawa.

GG welcomes Arnaud Reitz (Master's student from France) and Sabrina Farch (doctoral student from Algeria) to our group for an internship. Good luck!

GG welcomes new PhD student Muhammad Pousti who will be developing spectral imaging by ATR-FTIR to study biocatalysis of new biomaterials.

Congratulations to former Master's student, Nahid Babaei for getting a job with Endoceutics in Québec!

Chemical imaging

pH imaging (collaborator: D. Boudreau)

Electrochemical imaging (collaborator: A. Miled)

Single cell fluorescence microspectroscopy (collaborator: W. Vincent)


Microfabricated channels in hard plastics

Embossed microchannels with 3D glass templates.

Complex flow architectures

Greener group


2018: We are 100% PhD students

All of our success relies on the contributions of students and workers in our group. They are...




Lingling Gong, Ph.D. student (China Scholarship Council supported)

Tianyang Deng, Ph.D. student (Sentinel North supported)

MD Ramim Tanver Rahman, Ph.D. student (Sentinel North supported)

François Paquet-Mercier, Ph.D. student (NSERC supported)

Pouyan Zarabadi, Ph.D. student

Jia Nan, Ph.D. student

Mohammad Pousti, Ph.D. student

Erica Rosella, Ph.D. student

Mehran Abbaszadeh Amirdehi, Ph.D. student

Muhammad Safdar, Ph.D. student

Farnaz Asayesh, Master's student (externally supported)

Brandon Lemelin-Donnelly, intern (Sentinel North supported)

Maxim Dumas, intern, (NSERC supported)

Germain Tugou Mounkoro, intern (externally supported)

Valérie Pineau Noël, intern (FRQNT supported)

Hajer Abed, intern (Sentinel North supported)






Future arrivals:

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Adnane Kara, Maters's student (hired by Micralyne)

Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti, PDF (hired at McGill)

Marie-Eve Myrand-Lapierre, Research associate

Nahid Babaei Aznaveh, Master's student (hired by Endoceutics)

Mohamed-larbi Gharib, temporary worker

Ahmadréza Sédighi, temporary worker

Ahmed Abassi, temporary worker 

Mkaouar Mahdi, intern

Raphael Vincent Langlois, intern

Cynthia Gagné-Thivierge, intern (hired as Master's student)

Pauline Zamprogno, intern

Jessy Mathault, stagiaire (hired as Master's student)

Arnaud Reitz, stagiaire (hired by Hifibio)

Sabrina Farche, intern

Jean-Nicola Verin, intern

Julien Bellavance, intern