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Members

Current members of the Miller Group are listed here.

For a list of past member, please follow this link: Past Members

Prof. R. J. Dwayne Miller Principal Investigator

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Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories 80 St. George St., LM245A Toronto M5S 3H6 Canada
Max Planck Director, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany Professor of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto, Distinguished Research Faculty Chair in Chemical and Biological Physics, University Professor; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada; Fellow of the Optical Society of America; Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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Samansa Maneshi Research Associate

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I joined the group in 2011 as a post-doc in Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany, where I worked on the development of two-dimensional spectroscopy lab for the study of DNA. I then moved to the Toronto branch of Miller group in 2012 and worked on two-dimensional spectroscopy of photosynthetic subunits. Since 2017, I have been working on optical fiber delivery of the Picoscoend Infrared Laser (PIRL) for applications in minimally invasive surgery.
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Ryan Field PostDoc

I am a long-time member of the Miller group, starting as an undergrad in 2006. I have extensive experience in the development of ultrafast spectroscopy setups. Currently, I am a postdoc working on laser development for medical applications. My hobbies and interests include playing and recording music, technology, gaming and snowboarding.
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Nelson Liu PhD Student

Nelson is the data science expert and a long-term member of the group. He is currently finishing his PhD dissertation titled "Chemistry in Action: Making Molecular Movies with Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Data Science".
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Saeed Oghbaey PhD Student

Saeed joined the group in 2014 and his project title is "Serial crystallography using electrons and X-rays".
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Kyle Manchee PhD Student

Kyle joined the group in 2013. kyle has finished his research studies and is graduating in early 2019. His PhD dissertation title is "Ultrafast lasers and amplifiers based on Yb-doped gain materials".
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Antoine Sarracini PhD Student

I'm a Miller group PhD candidate since 2014, studying molecules on ultrafast time scales using X-rays, electrons and lasers. Outside of my research, I enjoy playing music, taking pretty photographs, cooking (and eating!) and camping.
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John Feng PhD Student

I Joined the group in 2013 starting my masters. My primary PhD project includes High Coherence Ultrafast Electron Diffaction (UED) (aka Cornell-Toronto gun) and Compact UED gun. Most of my work involves charged particle simulation, CAD designs, hardware assembly, and electronics. I am also president of the U of T Grappling Club (http://bjj.sa.utoronto.ca/ ) and cofounder of HDRGB "Canada's top retro game mechanics" (http://www.hdrgb.com/) .
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Hazem Daoud PhD Student

Hazem joined the group in 2015 and his project title is "Compact non-relativistic Electron Gun for Ultrafast Electron Diffraction".
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Olivier Paré-Labrosse PhD Student

Olivier joined the group in 2013 and his project title is "Multiphoton Absorption Effects in Photo-reactive Proteins".
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Jessica Besaw PhD Student

Jessica joined Miller group in 2014. Her project title is "Protein Dynamics in Real-Time using X-ray and Electron Diffraction".
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Jordan Wentzell PhD Student

I am currently in the 4th year of my PhD. My thesis project is focused on the ultrafast dynamics of zinc tetraphenylporphyrin. I also specialize in sample preparation for electron diffraction and transient absorption studies.
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Kamil Krawczyk PhD Student

I am in my 4th year of PhD studies in the Miller group. My research focuses on using ultrafast techniques, such as electron diffraction and transient absorption spectroscopy, to study the molecular motions of organic chemical systems. In my free time, I am an avid guitar player, electronics and computer enthusiast, and cyclist.
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Nariman Khazai PhD Student

I am a 4th year PhD student with the Miller group and my research project involves developing a new electron source for protein crystallography. This project involves hardware design, electronics, electron beam physics, and diffraction analysis. Outside of the lab I like to watch and play basketball, play video games, hang out with friends, and discover new music.
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Pascal Hogan PhD Student

I joined the Miller group in 2016 as a PhD student. My research interests touch various topics related to electron beams, including laser-driven electron acceleration as well as electron crystallography. At the moment, my work is focusing on serial electron crystallography. Without a doubt, I practice swing dance, such as lindy hop and charleston, as my main hobby. I am also quite a fan of photography and board games.
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Daniel Dribin PhD Candidate

I am a 1st year PhD student with the Miller Group. My research focuses on building an ultrafast infrared fiber laser for both research and medical use. My hobbies and interests include gaming, traveling, board games, airsoft and medieval history.
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Yifeng Jiang Visting Scientist

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I am a visiting scientist from Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter working on system development and data analysis for ultrafast electron diffraction.
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Günther Kassier Visting Scientist

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Pedram Mehrabi Visting Scientist

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