Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates have been involved in Houmam's research group over the years. All group members perform a wide range of research activities including sample preparation, use of state of the art equipment, data analysis and interpretation and report writing. Because our research is multidisciplinary, all group members gain knowledge in a wide range of areas, develop various skills and learn different techniques. Members will synthesize the precursors they will use for surface modification and/or nanometerials synthesis. They will also investigate the electrochemical behaviour of these precursors. The group members will thus develop synthetic skills and use a wide range of analytical, electrochemical and surface characterization techniques.


Houmam's group is part of the Electrochemical Technology Center ate the University of Guelph which involves groups from both the Chemistry and Physics Department. Group members have therefore access to excellent expertise in all areas related to electrochemistry. This environment fosters exchange and collaborations with all members of the ETC which is very beneficial to all group members. Houmam's group members are asked to provide regular research report and participate to group meetings. This is essential to the development of communication skills. Group members are encouraged to present their results in national and international meeting and interact with leading experts in the field. This broad range of training provides all group members the necessary qualifications to allow them to be successful in their future carriers.


Group Leader

Abdelaziz (Aziz) Houmam


Postdoctoral Fellows

Afroza Khanam


Graduate Students

Goli Pourmand
Yimeng He


Undergraduate Students

Grant Walters
Carrie Costa
Hasan Mir Ali
Adeel Hussain
Adrian d'Alessandro



  • Hamida Muhamad (PhD student, 2009 – 2013)
  • Serhat Un (MSc student, 2010 – 2013)
  • Kallum Koczkur (PhD student, 2007 – 2012)
  • Dr. Golam Moula (Research Associate, 2010 – 2012)
  • Scott Cowen (MSc student (co-supervised), 2007 – 2009)
  • Emad Hamed (PhD student, 2001 – 2006; presently Associate Professor at the Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan)
  • Dr. M’Hamed Chahma (Research Associate, 2005 – 2006, presently Associate Professor at the Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
  • Dr. Chang Ji (Research Associate, 2002 – 2004, presently Associate Professor at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA).
  • Jamal Baba (MSc student, 2004 – 2006)
  • Mohammed Ahmida (MSc student, 2004 – 2006)
  • Jungie Zhang (MSc student, 2002 – 2003)
  • Adrian D'Alessandro (undergraduate student, Fall 2012 and Winter 2013)
  • Callin Hesp (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2009)
  • Josef Paquette (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2009)
  • Melody Ng (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2008)
  • Kathryn Hoo (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2008)
  • Renee Weber Adrian D'Alessandro (undergraduate student, Summer and Fall 2005)
  • Nigel Hearns (undergraduate student, Fall 2002 and Winter 2003)
  • Ben Fuerth (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2003)
  • Ashleigh Farrel (USRA undergraduate student, Summer 2003)
  • Christopher MacLaughlin (USRA undergraduate student, Summers 2001 and 2002)
  • Chantalle Nistico (undergraduate student, Fall 2003)
  • Hanh Doai (Coop undergraduate student Winter and Summer 2001)
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1