Lessard Research Group - Next Generation Materials for Next Generation Applications
Dr. Nicole Rice (PDF)
The elusive Dr. Nicole Rice has been with us since October 2016 yet has not yet been captured by camera... her Ninja like skills are the reason she is great in the lab while avoiding detection.
Owen Melville (Ph.D. Candidate)
Virgo. Year of the Rabbit. INTP. Blood type O+. Ravenclaw. Both a cat and a dog person. Once had his ear pierced for one month. Keeps misplacing his iron ring. Academic interests include electronic properties of materials, programming, and being sceptical. Hobbies include board/card games, playing guitar, and eating all the pizza.
Marie est fan d'animaux et de voyages. Apres la France, l'Angleterre et l'Australie, son amour pour les sciences a mené ses nouvelles aventures au Canada. Espérons qu'elle résiste aux glaciales températures!
Brendan Mirka (Ph.D. Student)
During high school Brendan dreamed of playing lead guitar on tour with Iron Maiden. Upon the bitter realization that he wasn't any good, he figured that he would be better suited for a career in science and engineering instead.
Nicholas Boileau (Ph.D. Student)
Nic wanted to become an NHL goalie like every good Canadian boy, but Engineering seems to have won out...
Mikhail (Mike) Vorona (Ph.D. Student)
Addicted to coffee, comedy and good movies. Mike used to wrestle and box avidly, but now his pastime is cooking and feeding his friends instead of fighting them. Chemical engineering is basically cooking things you cant eat, so he is in the right place!
Zachary John Comeau (M.A.Sc. Student)
Zach likes cooking, lifting, hunting moose and having two bosses.
Sam's love of cats is rivaled only by her love of science. These might both be caused by brain parasites, but we may never know. If science and engineering don't pan out, she has a promising backup career in collecting empties from the neighbours' garbage with her shopping cart full of cats.
Mathieu Tousignant (M.A.Sc. Student)
Mat used to aimlessly wander the halls of the University of Ottawa searching for his own maniacal doomsday lab. But, one day he had the chance to work in Dr.Lessards lab, he found the chemistry was great so he’s been there ever since!
Miranda Holder (Undergrad)
Miranda is an electrical engineering student who is very excited to be a part of the LRG. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and building electric circuits. However, she prefers to do these activities in series rather than in parallel.
Rose Cranston (Undergrad)
Rose originally registered for chemical engineering after reading Primo Levi's "The Periodic Table" and was disappointed to learn that chemical engineering did not involve writing autobiographies. Rose has not quite moved past her love of books but has found interest in organic electronics.
Victoria Hillier (Undergrad)
Victoria is a chemist by training but has been lured to the world of chemical engineering with promises of applying her chemistry skills to the fabrication of organic electronics. She is one of us now.
Kaitlin Wagner (Undergrad)
Kaitlin is too pale to absorb sunlight, so maybe her OPVs can do a better job.
Virginna (Vivi) Kusuma (Undergrad)
Vivi aspires to someday utilize her Chemistry skills to formulate the ultimate, perfect hair dye. She enjoys sudoku, does not like cats, and genuinely loves durian (it’s one of her favorite fruits!)