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Dr. Ting Cheng joined Vetrone Group as Post Doctoral fellow in 2017. Currently, her research focuses on 1) synthesis of small and bright lithium-based rare earth nanoparticles; 2) study of different lithium-based rare earth nanoparticles.
Born in Spain, Lucas obtained his PhD in 2014 at University of Santiago de Compostela, where he studied the electronic and structural properties of doped III-V semiconductors using DFT methods. His first Post Doctoral research experience was gained at Ohio University, where he worked with Prof. Alexander Govorov in the field of theoretical Plasmonics. The topics that he engaged in include hot electron generation for plasmon-enhanced photovoltaics, photocatalysis and photosensing, chiral molecular sensing, energy transfer and photoheating. From 2017, he holds a joint Post Doctoral fellowship from the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (UESTC, Chengdu, Sichuan, China) and EMT-INRS. This period is offering him the possibility to engage in rich collaborations with experimental scientists working in different fields of Material Science and Nanotechnology. Particularly, working within Vetrone Group is allowing him to explore questions around thermal effects in the nanoscale, combining plasmonic photoheating techniques and rare earth-based optical thermometry.
Originally from Lithuania, Artiom has obtained his bachelor's degree in physics from the Vilnius University (Lithuania), and later on a joint master's degree in optics and photonics from the Université D'Aix-Marseille (France) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany). Since fall 2015 Artiom is part of Vetrone Group at EMT-INRS, where he works on the development and studies of rare earth doped nanoparticles (RENPs). His interests encompass fundamental as well as application directed research on RENPs' optical properties, with particular focus towards optical temperature sensing via upconversion and downshifting emission of RENPs.
Sending her Bio all the way from far east
Vivienne calls Waterloo, Ontario, home, though she was born in Singapore and completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering with a minor in Neuroscience at Princeton University, NJ. During her study there, she became interested in drug delivery to the brain, especially theranostic solutions. Her thesis project developed super paramagnetic iron oxide theranostic nanoparticles for MRI imaging and targeted drug delivery to the brain. She has also completed research internships at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, working on layer-by-layer nanoparticles, as well as liposomes, for anti-fibrotic treatment following glaucoma filtration surgeries. Then, she spent two years in Fuzhou, China, at a special needs foster home teaching and developing its creative arts program. She is now back in Canada as a Masters/PhD student working on creating upconversion nanoparticles for on-demand drug release upon NIR irradiation, and other biomedical applications, like bioimaging and biosensing. In her free time, she volunteers at an art co-operative, cooks experimentally with various cuisines and camps out at cafes where she writes and does all things creative.
Peng Zou joined Vetrone group at INRS in late 2019 to work on the synthesis of rare earth nanoparticles and their application in theranostics. She is a graduate student mentor at International Joint Research Center for Nanophotonics and Biophotonics Key Laboratory of Jilin Province, School of Science, Changchun University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the preparation, physical properties and application of multifunctional nanomaterials in the field of biomedicine.