Pilkington Group
Professor Melanie Pilkington (FRSC)
Former Tier (II) Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, Brock University
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Dr. John J. Hayward - Chemistry Lecturer at U of Windsor.
Dr. Qiang Wang - Professor Wuhan Textile University, China.
Dr. Mhamed Chahma - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Laurentian Univeristy, Canada.
Dr. Nassan Hassan - Professor, National Research Centre, Egypt.
Dr. Prashanth Podutoori - Research assistant with Prof. A. van der Est at Brock University.

Graduate students
Dr. Emma Stares - Patent Officer in New Zealand
Dr. Roland Acha - Research chemist at Northernpharm
Dr. Roger Gumbau Brisa - Postdoc. with Prof. Matthias Bierenstiel at CPU
Jeffrey Regier - PhD student at OIST
Amy Pham - PhD student in Pharmacy at U Waterloo
Kevan Quinn
Niloofar Zarabbi - Tutor and Research Assistant at Brock University
Nicholas J. Hurley - Analytical Chemist at Apotex Inc.
Shari Venneri - Research Scientist at Mancuso Chemicals Limited
Jian Wang - Industrial research chemist for a pharmaceutical company in Toronto.

Undergraduate Students
Harman Gill, Gabrielle Delle Monache, Jenna Martin, Majeda Al Hareri, Marnie Edwardson, Kailey Meehan, Lucaz Wlodarek, Jeffrey Regier, Marco Haas, Rebecca Pearson, Justin Wilson, Peter Fenlon, Nicholas J. Hurley, Shari Venneri, Jeffrey Paul, John Folino, Brandon Djukic, Xiaoshu Wang, Keely Macnamara, Jennifer Anthony, Suchitra Guntur, Faviola Huapaya, Stephanie Stranges, Nancy Gadd, Zi(Byron) Lin, Jingy Cao, Chinmoyee Charkarborty, Valerie Bass, Brianna Slater.

Exchange students
Daniel Cutler - University of Cardiff, U.K.​
Naomi Loussala - Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Laetitia Campana - EMS Chimie Montpellier, France

The Pilkington Group - April 2019
From top left to right: Michael D'Agostino (undergrad 4F90/91 student); Zineb Ras Ali (Ph.D student); Gabe delle Monache (MSc student); (Anne Worrell - MSc student); Cody Daneluik (NSERC USRA); Paria Shahbazi Saifabadi (Ph.D student); Paria Abbasi (Ph.D student).
Zineb joined the group from Libya that is famous for its fantastic beaches. She received her MSc degree from Misurata university where her hard work and academic excellence were awarded in the form of an academic scholarship to continue her graduate studies at Brock. Zineb says "I consider my joining to Pilkington group is a great opportunity for me because It is very important for me to receive a good education." In her free time she loves reading psychology books, traveling and she enjoys spending time with her children.
Zineb Ras Ali
Ph.D student
E-mail: zineb.ras.ali@brocku.ca
Parisa Abbasi
Ph.D student
E-mail: pa14ij@brocku.ca
Parisa grew up in Zanjan, in the north west of Iran, where she was used to experiencing cold winters with a meter of snow. Parisa got her MSc from Zanjan University in 2013, working on solar cells afterwhich time she joined her husband in Newfoundland. Parisa loves chemistry and wants to learn more about different areas, so she decided to continue her graduate studies. Parisa joined the Pilkington group at Brock after winning a prestigious Trillium Fellowship to begin her new adventures in chemistry. She also enjoys reading books in her spare time.  
Gabriele Delle Monache
MSc student
E-mail: gd13so@brocku.ca 
Gabe is currently in the first year of his MSc and grew up in St. Catharines. Gabe got his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Brock, and joined the Pilkington group in April 2017 when he was awarded the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. After a successful Undergraduate Thesis with the Pilkington group he wanted to continue his research in the field of Single Molecule Magnets. Gabe would potentially like to pursue a PhD after the completion of his MSc, and enjoys playing soccer in his spare time. 
Mike D'Agostino
4th Year Hons student
E-mail: md13hu@brocku.ca
Mike joined the Pilkington group in April 2018 and recently completed his 4th year Honors thesis.  He is planning to remain at Brock for his MSc studies in the Pilkington group. In his spare time, Mike enjoys playing soccer and floorball.
Paria Shahbazi Saifabadi
PhD student
E-mail: pa17se@brocku.ca
Anne Worrell
MSc student
E-mail: aw12vt@brocku.ca
Cody Daneluik
Undergraduate USRA student
E-mail: cd16qd@brocku.ca
Melissa Thomas
Undergraduate summer student
E-mail: mt16zv@brocku.ca
Cody is currently in the 4th year of his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, and is from Niagara Falls. He joined the Pilkington group, and was awarded the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award in April 2019. Cody will be completing an undergraduate thesis in the group, and plans to pursue graduate studies following completion of his BSc. He enjoys playing ball hockey, and basketball in his spare time.