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Zenkina Research Group

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We are looking for creative and talented students to join us. New group members will be exposed to diverse and interdisciplinary research activities and will gain a theoretical and practical education in various areas, such as organic and organometallic chemistry, materials and surface science. 

Group News

Group Activities

June 04, 2024

Our paper describing novel exceptionally durable asymmetric double-side electrochromic device architecture is now online! Link

March 27, 2024

Mariatou Tolo (left) and Kim thao Huynh (right) defended their Undergraduate Student Diploma Works.  Congratulations!

November 23, 2023

Congratulations to Nathalie Mapue and Marjan Saedi for winning two poster prizes at the 54th Inorganic Discussion Weekend! IDW Conference held at the University of Windsor November 17-19, 2023.  

Nathalie won Best Poster Prize sponsored by Canadian Journal of Chemistry.

Marjan won Honorable Mention Poster Presentation Prize sponsored by  The Royal Society of Chemistry, New Chemistry Journal, and Dalton Transactions.

August 8, 2023

Welcome to our MITACS-2023 summer interns (left to right) Yuqi  Zhou (China), Andres Hernandez (Mexico), and Yelyzaveta Antsybora (Ukraine). We thank MITACS for this internship opportunity that helps OntarioTechU to attract the best students from over the world and accelerate their talent development.

July 17, 2023

A new issue of Canadian J. Chem. in honour of Prof. Cathleen M. Crudden is now online. We are excited to dedicate our mini-review on smart electrochromic and energy storage materials to Cathy, an outstanding scientific leader and amazing person. 

June 13, 2023

 Vittoria received a first place award for her poster presentation as part of the Division of Surface Science Student Poster Competition at the CSC 2023 conference (CSC 2023: June 4-8, Vancouver, BC )

May 17, 2023

 Vittoria wins the Undergraduate Presentation Award at the 26th Canadian Conference on Surfaces (May 14-17, 2023,  McMaster University, ON)

January 9, 2023

Marjan Saeidi is a new PhD student who is co-supervised by Profs. Zenkina and Easton. She’ll be working on materials for energy conversion and storage. Welcome to the lab Marjan! 

November 13, 2022

Vittoria wins the CIC Materials Division Oral Presentation Prize at the 53rd  Inorganic Discussion Weekend Conference. 

June 9, 2022

Today, during OntarioTechU Convocation Ceremony, Rana has been officially recognized on stage as a Master of Science, while Nadia and Holly as Doctors of Philosophy. Congratulations and welcome into the academy of scholars! 

May 13, 2022.

Holly wins @ontariotech_u  Outstanding Doctoral Thesis  Award. Congratulations!

October 11, 2021.

Our paper on the effect of lighting on colour perception of electrochromic devices was featured on the Frontispiece in Advanced Electronic Materials 

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