Scaiano Group

Menandro Cruz
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Menandro, who also goes by his nickname Andre, was born and raised in the small city of Malolos in the Philippines in 1996. He moved to Windsor, Ontario and now considers it as his hometown. He is an undergraduate student in the Biological Chemistry Specialist program at the University of Toronto, where he did a summer research fellowship under the supervision of Prof. Mitch Winnik, investigating the dissolution and self-assembly of PFS (Polyferrocenyldimethylsilane) polymers. He joined the Scaiano group in the summer of 2017 at the University of Ottawa as a RISE (Reactive Intermediate Student Exchange) scholar after his third year of undergraduate studies, where he worked with Ayda Elhage to study the doping of glass wool with gold and palladium nanoparticles for catalysis in a flow system.