News

Congratulations, Tim! | August 2021
Tim was awarded the best poster in his section at the virtual 2021 IUPAC CCCE conference.

Dr. Oleschuk’s group publishes a paper review in Analyst on the LMJ-SSP | April 2021
The LMJ-SSP is a versatile ambient mass spectrometry interface whereby samples can be introduced through direct contact, insertion, and droplet injection. To read more: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1AN00725D

Congratulations Matthias! | June 2020
Matthias was awarded the Ryan Harris Graduate Award at the 2020 CSC Conference in honour of Douglas E. Ryan in the Analytical Chemistry Division of the CIC

Oleschuk Group reports a method for performing droplet actuation, splitting, and dispensing using only magnetic force and physical confinement. This work is published in an article titled, “Magnetically manipulated splitting on a 3D- printed device to carry out a complexometric assay” in Lab Chip | August, 2017
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/LC/C7LC00629B#!divAbstract

Congratulations, Kyle! | April 2017
Kyle Bachus successfully defended his Ph.D thesis on “Engineering patterned materials and microstructured fibres for microfluidics and analytical applications” on April 26th, 2017. Dr. Oleschuk and Dr. Bachus attended the convocation on June 2nd, 2017.Kyle bachus Convocation

Oleschuk group develops a method to rapidly pattern and prototype substrates capable of generation droplets less than 1 nL in volume.
The Oleschuk group implements these substrates into a 3D-printed device coupled with fluorescence spectroscopy for the rapid detection of quenching species. This work has been published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Welcome Matthias to the Oleschuk Group for the first double Master’s degree between the University of Stuttgart and Queen’s University | September, 2016

Dr. Oleschuk’s group publishes paper about Particle- Free Magnetic Actuation of Droplets in Analytical Chemistry | September 2016

Recent work in collaboration with Dr. Hans-Peter Loock published in Optical Express. See how axicon microlenses are fabricated on capillaries and microstuctured by wet etching | August, 2016
https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/fulltext.cfm?uri=oe-24-18-20346&id=349087axicon microlenses are fabricated on capillaries and microstructured fibers by wet etching

Dr. Oleschuk, Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) in Australia Collaborate on the development of the next generation electrospray emitter that will improve the detection of diseases like cancer | June, 2016

Congratulations, Lili Mats! | March, 2016
Lili Mats successfully defended her Ph.D Thesis on the Manipulation and Detection of Analytes on Microfluidic Devices on March 31st, 2016. Dr. Oleschuk and Dr. Mats attended the convocation on June 10th, 2016. Lili Mats Convocation

KNFL welcomes Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for a Lab Tour | March, 201620160331 ontario premire visit

The Oleschuk Lab and their collaborators at COPL publishes ground breaking analytical chemistry work in Scientific Reports | February, 2016201603 scientific report

Welcome Dr. Sabeth Verpoorte to the Oleschuk Group for an academic visit! | March 2016
Dr. Verpoorte comes from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. During her stay at Queen’s she will give lectures of micro-fludic chips and miniaturized devices.

Welcome Tim to the Oleschuk Group! | September, 2015

Welcome Bidur to the Oleschuk Group! | May, 2015

Congratulations Yueqiao (Rachel) Fu! | March, 2015
Rachel Fu successfully defended her Ph.D Thesis on the application of microstructured fibres to multi-electrospray mass spectrometry on March 14, 2015

Welcome Prashant to the Oleschuk Group! | May, 2014

Congratulations, Ningsi Mei! | January, 2014
Ningsi Mei successfully defended her Masters thesis on digital microfluidics

Welcome Frenny, David, and Xilong (Ryan) to the Oleschuk Group! | September 2013

Congratulations, Zhenpo (Barry) Xu! | November, 2013
Barry Xu successfully defended his Ph.D Thesis on fluorous solid-phase extraction on microchip platforms and their publication to proteomics on November 4th, 2013

The Oleschuk Group starts a new collaboration with COPL | May, 2013

Congratulations Justin Smith! | August, 2012
Justin Smith successfully defended his Master’s thesis on open-tubular chromatography in microstructured fibres on August 15th, 2012

Oleschuk Group gets the cover of J. Mater. Chem. | April 2012
Yueqiao Fu, Graham Gibson and Richard Oleschuk have developed an approach for the fabrication of polymer microstructures with high aspect ratio and low polydispersity using photonic fibres as templates. This research is featured on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, issue 17 (May 7th, 2012).

cover image JMC

The Oleschuk Group Starts a new Collaboration with IONICS | March, 2012
Dr. Oleschuk received a NSERC engage grant to develop novel electrospray interface, marking the beginning of a collaboration with IONICS, a mass spectrometry company based in Bolton, Ontario

Congratulations Xinyu Wu! | December, 2011
Xinyu Wu successfully defended her masters thesis on computer modelling of electrospray behaviour on December 22nd, 2011

Congratulations, Ryan Irving! | August, 2011
Ryan Irving successfully defended his masters thesis on open-tubular chromatography on August 26th, 2011.

Dr. Oleschuk is promoted to Full Professor | July, 2011
Dr. Richard Oleschuk was promoted to full professor on July 1st, 2011

Congratulations, Adam Daley! | April, 2011
Dr. Adam Daley successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis on fluorous chromatography in capillaries in April, 2011.