Ayda Elhage (Ali)
Ayda was born in Lebanon. She completed her BSc in Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences at the Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon, under the supervision of Dr Mohamed Baker, studying the synthesis of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) from the Lysergic Acid Monohydrate (LAM). After completing the high school teaching certificate from the Faculty of Education at the Lebanese University, she taught Chemistry to high school students in public & private schools. Ayda joined Scaiano Group in September 2014 at the University of Ottawa to begin her graduate studies. Her research proposal is focused on engaging inactivated alkyl, alkenyl and aryl iodides in visible-light-mediated to generate free radicals by using Gold nanoparticles supported on TiO2 (AuNP/TiO2).