News archive

  • December 2015 Jalani successfully defends his PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Jalani!
  • November 2015: Mandana left the group and joined MEDISCA as a Device Specialist. Congratulations!
  • October 2015: Sahar joined the group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her project is to improve adhesion between metal and plastic by surface modification techniques.
  • October 2015: Hesam successfully defends his PhD thesis! He is immediately hired by Bioastra Technologies as a Manager, Prototyping & Scale-up. Congratulations Dr. Mahjoubi!!!
  • September 2015: Emily joined the group as a PhD student. Welcome on board!
  • June 2015: Marco, Maria, and Luigi joined the group as a part of an exchange program with Italy during this summer.
  • June 2015: Jinke successfully defends his PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Xu!!!
  • May 2015: Marta received her tenure! Congratulations Prof. Cerruti!!!
  • April 2015: Maryam successfully defends her PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Tavafoghi!!!
  • March 2015: Marta presented a talk on the subject of “Women in science and engineering” at the National Congress of Italo-Canadians in the occasion of International Women’s day.
  • January 2015: Ophelie officially joins the group as a PhD student! She is co-supervised by Prof. Monzur Murshed
  • December 2014: Jalani receives the CSACS interuniversity scholarship given to best co-supervised PhD students
  • November 2014: Mandana successfully defends her PhD thesis! Congratulations Dr. Bornapour!!!
  • November 2014: Marta receives the ISSNAF award for best young investigator in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics
  • January-April 2014: Veronica and Nika continue to work with us with an undergrad research project through the Winter
  • September-December 2014: Veronica and Leila join our group to do a COOP project through the Fall
  • July-August 2014:Profs. Paola Calza, Cristina Paganini and Marco Sangermano join our lab as visiting professors from Italy.
  • May-July 2014: Marco and Federico join our lab as visiting PhD students from Italy. They will be with us during the summer.
  • January 1, 2014: Chris and Leila join our lab to do a research project during the Winter semester.
  • January 1, 2014: Prof. Xingyi Xie comes to our lab as a visiting professor from Sichuan University, China, for one year.
  • January 1, 2014: Danae Guerra joins our lab as a new PhD student! She is co-supervised by Profs. Scott Bohle and Mary Stevenson
  • October 2013: Cecily joins our lab to work under Jinke's supervision.
  • September 2013: Keehan joins our lab for the Fall for a research project.
  • September 1, 2013:Brandon Tat Ng joins our lab as a research assistant.
  • June 15, 2013: Profs. Paola Calza and Marco Sangermano visit our lab for one month from the Politecnico and University of Torino, respectively.
  • June 1, 2013: Mario Gallego joins us for two months as a visiting PhD student from Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain.
  • May 5, 2013: Michel Bocour Povea starts his Master's at Universite de Laval, under the co-supervision of Profs. Diego Mantovani and Marta Cerruti.
  • May, 2013: Kayne Li and Anya Filina join our lab for the summer as SURE students.
  • April, 2014: Marta receives the Jeacques de Champlain award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • April 7, 2013: Our work on mucoadhesive hydrogels was featured on the Journal de Montreal.
  • 16 March 2013: Elena wins the prestigious Goldman award for her work on periodontal regeneration
  • January 1, 2013: Suliman Algezani starts his Master's degree in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill, under the co-supervision of Profs. Faleh Tamimi and Marta Cerruti
  • 18 December 2012: Marta's daughter Kora is born. Welcome little Kora :)
  • 04 December 2012: Maryam's paper on the importance of amino acid interactions in hydroxyapatite nucleation is accepted for publication on the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface. Congratulations Maryam!
  • 29 November 2012: Maryam gives an oral presentation at the 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, MA
  • 1 November 2012: Isabel joins the group as a visiting scholar from Italy!
  • 10 October 2012: Marta gives an invited oral presentation at the 2012 Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 18 September 2012: Fabrizio joins our group as a post-doctoral fellow joint with the U. of Torino!
  • 1 September 2012: We have two new PhD students: Kaiwen and Jilani!
  • 1 September 2012: Sanahan and Roger, undergrads from our department, join us for the Fall semester
  • 15 August 2012: Marta gives an invited oral presentation at the XXI International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico
  • 30 July 2012: Ghareb leaves the group to become Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Assiut, Egypt. Congratulations Ghareb!
  • 15 July 2012: Ghareb's poster at the 39th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society is selected to be published on the CRS newsletter
  • 1 June 2012: Sara is the first student who graduates from the group! She has a PhD position waiting for her at University of Toronto. Congratulations Sara!
  • June 2012: Antonella Bandiera, a professor from University of Trieste, Italy, joins us as a visiting scholar for the summer, sponsored by CSACS!
  • May 2012: Jethro Sanz-Robinson, a second year undergraduate student in Chemistry at McGill, joins us for the summer program sponsored by CSACS, co-supervised by Prof. Wilkinson (U of Montreal)
  • May 2012: Alvin Ma, a third year undergraduate student in our department, joins us for the summer
  • May 2012: Robert Liu, a student from Carleton University, joins us for the 2012 SURE program
  • May 2012: Peter and Mandana are now officially cosupervised by Marta for the remaining part of their PhD
  • April 2012: Elena Varoni joins us as a post-doctoral fellow, shared between our group and Prof. Rimondini from the University of Novara, Italy!
  • 11 April 2012: Both Jinke and Hesam give two oral presentations at the MRS Spring meeting in San Francisco
  • 5 March 2012: Gul presents a poster at the Gordon research conference on batteries in Ventura, CA
  • 22 January 2012: Marta gives an invited oral presentation at the 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites , in Daytona Beach, FL
  • 12 October 2011: Marta receives the Canada Research Chair award in "Bio-synthetic interfaces"! You can see the press release here. She got to describe the biointerface lab's research at the Canada Research Chair award ceremony on October 12th, and was featured on a McGill video, in the McGill reporter, and in the Montreal Gazette!
  • September 2011: We have a new post-doc in our group! Ghareb Soliman joins us.
  • September 2011: Two Master's students from Dentistry join the group: Omar and Mohamed. They are co-supervised by Prof. Tamimi
  • August 2011:Sara, Maryam and Marta give three oral presentations at THERMEC 2011. Marta is also co-chair of a session on Advanced Biomaterials
  • August 2011:Daniel and Joyce start working on two undergraduate research projects with us
  • August 2011:Tuan leaves us since he found a job as senior scientist. Congratulations, Tuan!
  • June 2011: Marta co-organizes and co-chairs the Biocolloids and Biological Interfaces" session within the 85th Colloid and surface science ACS symposium
  • June 2011:Maryam gives an oral presentation for the first time at an international meeting. Congratulations!
  • June 2011:Guanhan and Harris start working with us for the summer
  • May 2011:Zhong (URSA fellow) and Jessie start working with us for the summer
  • May 2011: Jinke presents his work for the first time at the conference "Multidisciplinary approaches to modern therapeutics"
  • April 2011: Maryam and Sara present their work for the first time at 2 conferences--MRS and SBF
  • January 2011: Our Li-ion battery project in collaboration with GM Canada is approved by NSERC!
  • January 2011: The group doubles! Hesam officially starts his PhD; Tuan joins as our first post-doc fellow; Gul and Jinke join as PhD students.
  • Novemeber 2010: Hesam joins the group as research assistant
  • October 2010: Mo joins as our first undergraduate student
  • September 2010: Dave joins the group as a post-doc, co-supervised by Prof. Barralet
  • September 2010: Sara officially starts her Master
  • June 2010: Sara joins the group as research assistant
  • March 2010: Maryam joins the group as a PhD student. She is the first student venturing in!