Derek J. Schipper

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair - Tier 2 - Organic Material Synthesis

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Timothy Swager, 2011-2013
PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Professors Keith Fagnou and André Beauchemin, 2006-2011
BSc, Honours Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island, 2002-2006

Office: C2 260B

Email: dschipper@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519-888-4567 x39524


Graduate Students



Jianan Wang (PhD Candidate)

BSc. University of Toronto, 2017

Start Date: Fall 2017

Office: C2 262 x36808



Mila Abaeva (PhD Student)

BSc. University of Waterloo, 2020

Start Date: Fall 2020

Office: C2 262 x36808



Junhao (Gigi) Hu (MSc Candidate)

BSc. University of Waterloo, 2018

Start Date: Spring 2021

Office: C2 262 x36808





Javan Buratynski (MSc Candidate)

BSc. University of Waterloo, 2019

Start Date: Fall 2019

Office: C2 262 x36808



Boris Nazareth (MSc Candidate)

BSc. University of Waterloo, 2020

Start Date: Fall 2020

Office: C2 262 x36808



Mark Brutto (MSc Candidate)

BSc. University of Waterloo, 2022

Start Date: Fall 2022

Office: C2 262 x36808





Undergraduate Students

Yutong Han CHEM 494
Fall 2022

Guocheng Li CHEM 494
Fall 2022



Graduates and Former PDFs

Dr. Rafael Mirabal PhD.
Spring 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Sinclair PhD.
Fall 2020

Dr. Monika Snowdon PhD.
Fall 2020

Sarah Mathers MSc.
Summer 2020

Wayne Wang MSc.
Spring 2020

Dr. Parisa Ghods PDF
Winter 2020

Dr. Serxho Selmani PhD.
Fall 2019

Sara Abuadas MSc.
Spring 2019

Rob Claridge MSc.
Spring 2018

Luke Vanderzwet MSc.
Winter 2017

Tianyu Yang MSc.
Summer 2016

Dr. Mike Emmett PDF
Fall 2015



Other Former Members

Zhaoxiang Liu - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

Lukas Glofcheskie - NSERC USRA, Winter 2019; NSERC USRA, Winter 2021; NSERC USRA, Spring 2021; Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

Jasmin Nazarali - Co-op Student, Winter 2021

Emily Verkuil - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Giulia Sellitto - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Scott McNeil - Co-op Student, Winter 2020; Co-op Student, Fall 2020

Jack Buchok - Co-op Student, Summer 2019; Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2020 - Winter 2021

Daniel Boada - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2019 - Winter 2020

Joshua Oates - Newcastle University Exchange Student, Fall 2019 - Winter 2020

Ruihao Li - MITACS, Summer 2019

Chris Hopkins - Volunteer, Summer 2019

Andrew Kukor
- NSERC USRA, Summer 2016; Co-op Student, Winter 2016; Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2018 - Winter 2019; NSERC USRA, Spring 2019

Shirley Wang - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2018 - Winter 2019

Fabio Cuzzucoli - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2018 - Winter 2019

Jianyu Zhai - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2018 - Winter 2019

Nooran AbuMazen - NSERC USRA, Fall 2018

Cui Ting (Chloe) Zhao - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Summer 2018 - Fall 2018

Peter Pham - NSERC USRA, Summer 2018

Bill Guo - Volunteer, Fall 2017 - Summer 2018

Lubna Diwan - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

Iris Chan - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2017 - Winter 2018

George Petrovski - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Summer 2017 - Fall 2017

David Symons - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Summer 2017 - Fall 2017

Meixing (May) Cheng - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Winter 2017 - Summer 2017

Zaile (Felix) Zhuang - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Winter 2017 - Summer 2017

Amelia Caza - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2017

Kevin Karl Imperial - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2017

Ryan Moreira - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

Gillian Hawes - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2016 - Winter 2017

Junhao (Gigi) Hu - Undergraduate Research Assistant, Summer 2016

Yue (Melody) Shen - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Winter 2016 - Summer 2016

Alma Maqbool - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2016

Wei (Jacky) Chen - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Fall 2015 - Winter 2016

Wei Li - Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Matt Diamandas - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2015

Kevin Ma - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2015

Chris Baigent - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter and Fall 2014

Matt Kim - Undergraduate Volunteer, Summer 2014 and Fall 2014

Alina Bielak - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Summer 2014

Geoff DeVisser - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Summer 2014

Sushant Bhasin - Undergraduate Co-op Student, Winter 2014



Photo Archives

Christmas Curling 2018

Rob's Defense

Christmas 2017

Escape Room

Tianyu's Defense

Group Picture Winter 2016

Christmas 2015

Group Picture Summer 2015

Group Picture Winter 2015

Group Picture Summer 2014