Michael J. Katz

Porous Materials

Graduate Students:

Jinfeng Zhang
(M.Sc. Candidate)

Jinfeng was born and raised in the small town of Jilin province, China. He obtained his B.Sc in materials chemistry from Dalian Polytechnic University before joined the Katz group in January of 2015. His research is focused on the synthesis of novel metal organic frameworks. He is a bigger basketball fan than soccer.

Brandon Furlong
(M.Sc. Candidate)

Brandon completed his BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry and loved his time at MUN so much that he stayed at and is currently pursuing a Masters working with the Katz Group since September of 2015.

Brandon is originally from Stock Cove located on the Bonavista Peninsula of Newfoundland. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen often leading to catastrophic failure, and is also a firm believer that life is too short to drink bad beer.

Mohsen Shayan
(Ph.D. Candidate)

Mohsen was born in Torbat Heydarieh, a small city located in the north east of Iran. He completed his B.Sc. at the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in applied chemistry. Subsequently, Mohsen obtained his M.Sc. in analytical chemistry from the University of Isfahan.

Mohsen has always been a great fan of fireworks and he think that fireworks are the “coolest hot” in the world!

Devon McGrath
(M.Sc. Candidate)

Undergraduate Students:

Mason Lawrence

Mason is in his third year of Chemistry at Memorial University and started with the Katz group in the Summer of 2015. Mason heralds from McIvers on the west coast (best coast) of Newfoundland and recently has had his first publication in Chemical Communications through his hard work and effort with the group in the study of stability of UiO-67. Masons past times include borderline stalking the Colorado Avalanches every move in hopes of winning the Stanley Cup (dream on Mason).

Michaela Ryan

Amanda Parsons

Memorial University Science Undergraduate Research Award (SURA)

Victoria Downing

Visiting Researchers:

Arnaud Cuvilliez

Arnaud was born and lives in the North of France in a small town called Lens. Currently Arnaud is studying a two-year diploma program in chemistry. For this diploma, Arnaud has to do a three-month internship, which he is doing in the Katz group, so that he can continue on to do his five-year diploma.

In his free time, he likes practicing sports, walking in the city on weekdays, and, during the weekend, he enjoys going to pub with friends

Highschool Students:

Katie Young
WISE Summer Researcher (2016)

Gabrielle White
WISE Summer Researcher (2015)

Former Students:

We are always sad to see our former students leave, but we are excited to see their amazing accomplishments. Good luck everyone, and keep in touch so we know what wonderful things you are doing!

Christian Pearce

Christian joined the team as an Honours student in the 2015-2016 calendar year. He intends to convert his math minor to a math major after which he intends on going to Medical School. Good luck Christian!