Mike Gaultois
M.Sc. Student

Project: Final-state effects in X-ray spectra from transition metal oxides and silicates

B. Sc. (Honours): University of Alberta, 2009
M. Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2011
Group Members
Copyright 2014 Andrew Grosvenor
Department of Chemistry
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9 Canada
andrew.grosvenor @usask.ca
Group Leader
Current Group Members
Andrew P. Grosvenor
Professor of Chemistry
E-mail: andrew.grosvenor @usask.ca
Keywords: Solid-state Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Surface Science, X-ray Spectroscopy

Professor, University of Saskatchewan, July 2018 - Present
Associate professor, University of Saskatchewan, July 2013 - June 2018
Assistant professor, University of Saskatchewan, July 2009 - June 2013
2017 University of Saskatchewan New Researcher Award

Postdoc.: McMaster University, 2008-2009 (Supervisor: Dr. J. E. Greedan)
Ph. D.: University of Alberta, 2008 (Supervisors: Dr. A Mar and Dr. R. G. Cavell)
M. Sc.: University of Western Ontario, 2005 (Supervisor: Dr. N. S. McIntyre)
B. Sc. (Honours): University of Western Ontario, 2003
Grosvenor Group
Alina Sklad
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2009/2010)

Project: Rare-earth filled skutterudites; an examination of the electronic structure and surface reactivity when exposed to air

Former Group Members
Jessica Sigrist
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2010/2011)

Project: Rare-earth filled skutterudites: changes in thermal stability with Fe and Ru substitution
Jessica Peddle
Summer 2010 Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) Student

Project: Examination of the air sensitivity of rare-earth filled skutterudites (REFe4P12 vs. RERu4Pn12; RE = La, Ce, Eu; Pn = P, Sb)
John Hayes
Ph. D. Student

Project: An investigation of nuclear materials by X-ray absorption spectroscopy

B. Sc.: Western Washington University, 2010
M. Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2012
Ph. D.: University of Saskatchewan, 2016
James Walker
M.Sc. Student

Project: Fe K-, Ga K-, and Al L2,3-edge XANES spectroscopy of Al1-xGaxFeO3

B. Sc. (Honours): University of Saskatchewan, 2011
M. Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2013
Shaylin Eger
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2010/2011)

Project: Examination of the decomposition temperature and electronic structure of synthesized, Ce-containing Brannerite (CeTi2O6)
Lana Huynh
Summer 2011 Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) Student

Project: The influence of composition and crystallinity on bonding in (CeO2)x(ZrO2)y(SiO2)1-x-y.
Michelle Revoy (co-supervised with Dr. Robert Scott)
M.Sc. Student

Project: XPS and XANES investigations of the core-shell structure of CeO2 nanoparticles

B. Sc. (Honours): University of Waterloo, 2011
M. Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2013
Esther Rani Aluri
Ph. D. Student

Project: X-ray absorption spectroscopic analysis of pyrochlore-type oxides

M. Sc.: Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, 2010
Ph. D.: University of Saskatchewan, 2015
Ruwaid Rafiuddin
Ph. D. Student

Project: Investigation of the electronic structure and radiation resistance of compounds that adopt the monazite and xenotime structures

M. Sc.: Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, 2012
Ph. D.: University of Saskatchewan, 2018
Eric Mueller
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2012)

Project: Investigation of changes in the monazite structure depending on rare-earth and main-group element substitution
Rudy Willick (co-supervised with Paul Lafleur, Petro-Find Geochem Ltd.)
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2013)

Project: Isotopic signatures of oil fields in geochemistry.
David Forseille
Summer Undergraduate Research Student

Project: Characterization of uranium mine tailings
Dr. Peter Blanchard
Postdoctoral fellow

Project: Identification of calcium carbonate in uranium mine tailings by X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

B. Sc.: Memorial University, 2006
Ph. D.: University of Alberta, 2011
Cherryl Comahig
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2014/2015)

Project: The effect of synthetic method on the long-range and local structure of pyrchlore- and zirconolite-type oxides
Syed Shah
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2014/2015)

Project: Investigation of Ca-Si-Mg-Al glass (slag) for the sequestration of nuclear waste by X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Elham Paknahad
M. Sc. Student

Project: Investigation of the glass-ceramic composites for textile and waste immobilization applications

M. Sc.: University of Tabriz, 2012
M. Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2017
Lisa Bachiu
Summer Undergraduate Research Student (2015)

Project: Characterization of uranium mine tailings and metal oxides
Alicia Koo
Summer 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) Student

Project: Effect of synthetic method on metal site disorder in zirconolite- and pyrochlore-type oxides
Dr. Xiaoxuan (Vince) Guo
Postdoctoral fellow

Project: Development of concrete corrosion mitigation strategies for the Potash Industry

Ph. D.: University of Western Ontario, 2015
Rahin Sifat
M. Sc. Student

Project: The effect of chemical substitution on the local structure of garnet-type oxides that have nuclear waste sequestration applications

B. Sc.: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2015
M.Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2018
Sarah McCaugherty
M. Sc. Student

Project: Effect of synthetic method on the structure of pyrochlore- and zirconolite-type oxides

B. Sc.: University of Waterloo, 2016
M.Sc.: University of Saskatchewan, 2018
Arthur Situm
Ph. D. Student
E-mail: aes345 @mail.usask.ca

Project: The development of spectromicroscopy methods for the study of heterogeneous materials

M. Sc.: Wilfred Laurier University, 2016
Ifeoma Ebinumoliseh
M. Sc. Student
E-mail: ife384 @mail.usask.ca

Project: Effect of synthetic method on the structure of brannerite- and hollandite-type oxides

M. Sc.: University of Kwazulu-Natal, 2016
Dr. Jeremy Beam
Postdoctoral fellow
E-mail: jcb140 @mail.usask.ca

Project: Comparison of the precipitation of calcium carbonates to the dissolution of uranium in uranium mine tailings

Ph. D.: Vanderbilt University, 2015
Derek Holzscherer
Summer 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) Student

Project: Investigation of glass-ceramic composites for nuclear waste immobilization applications
Giovanni Donato
M. Sc. Student
E-mail: gid964 @mail.usask.ca

Project: Development of glass-ceramic composites by one-step synthesis methods

B. Sc.: Ryerson University, 2017
Landon Balkwill
4th Year Undergraduate Research Student (2017/2018)

Project: Investigation of the electronic structure of pyrochlore-type oxides by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Jonathan Trach
Summer 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) Student

Project: Investigation of FeO catalyst supports
Lee Miller
Summer Undergraduate Research Student (2018)

Project: Effect of synthetic method on the structure of brannerite-type oxides
Farah Mahmood
Ph. D. Student
E-mail: fam321 @mail.usask.ca

Project: Investigation of the synthesis of ceramic waste forms by low-temperature methods

B. Sc.: Bangalore University, 2010
M.Sc.: Augsburg University