Dr Anne M. Benneker
Anne Benneker is an assistant professor in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department of the University of Calgary. After finishing her BSc and MSc of Chemical Engineering with a focus on process engineering from the University of Twente, she obtained her PhD degree on the topic of charge transport at charge-selective interfaces from the University of Twente in the Netherlands in 2018. She joined the University of Calgary as an assistant professor in November of 2018 under the Canada First Research Excellence program, allowing her to establish an experimental research lab that focuses on transport at the microscale through external stimuli. Her research interests are mostly in electrokinetic phenomena and interfacial science, with applications in the areas of water treatment, soil remediation and biomedical engineering. In her free time, she likes to hike, bike and run through Calgary and the surrounding mountains, as well as reading novels and connect with friends.
Dr Amer Alizadeh
Dr Alizadeh joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher in March 2021. His research encompasses Electrokinetic transport phenomena in micro/nano channels, Nonlinear electrokinetics in energy and environmental science, Multi-physicochemical transports in porous media and Lattice Boltzmann methods
Akram joined the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department at University of Calgary as a PhD student in 2019. His research focuses on development of materials for CO2 Capture/ Conversion using DAC methods. He enjoys engaging in sports like football, table tennis, squash and loves hiking.
Subham joined the lab as a graduate student in Fall 2020, after completing his BTech from NIT Durgapur. His research is focused on numerical modelling and simulation of dilute polyelectrolyte solutions in complex geometries. He is also a photographer and loves classic rock and soccer.
Matina joined the group as a graduate student in winter 2021 after completing her BSc in Chemical Engineering. Her research focuses on the diffusiophoresis of porous paticles in microfluidic systems. She takes interest in hiking, mountain climbing, vollyball and badminton.
Ali Bakshi Zadeh
Ali joined the lab in Winter 2021, after completing his MSc in Chemical engineeering. His research aims to reduce the salinity of salt-impacted soils with electrokinetic remediation techniques (electromigration and electroosmosis) with closely-spaced electrodes, also known as electrokinetic barrier. He is enthusiastic about hiking, playing the guitar and watching movies and TV shows.
Keith is working on improving reverse electrodialysis technology for sustainable energy storage. He loves spending time outside snowboarding, hiking, camping, kayaking and playing hockey. He is also a musician and enjoys performing with his guitar and singing.
Priyanka joined the lab in Fall 2021 as a master's student. Her research is focused on transport of viscoelastic fluids porous systems, with a focus on the experimental analysis of such mechanisms in biological matter. Priyanka is also an enthusiastic dancer.
Negar joined the lab in Winter 2022 as a Graduate student. Her research focuses on electrokinetic remediation of salt impacted soils and in-situ decontamination techniques for the same. She loves reading, watching documentaries, socializing and hiking with friends.
Dr Mohammad Zargartalebi (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Research Interests : Numerical modelling of flows in porous media, Lattice Boltzmann methods, heat transfer
Current Position : Postdoctoral Scholar at Sinton Lab, University of Toronto
Anjali Patadia (Summer Student )
Research Project : viscous fingering behaviour in a HeleShaw cell.
Amy Houston (Summer Student)
Research Project : Numerical modelling of viscoelastic flow behaviour in porous microfluidic contractions