Faculty Profiles

Faculty


Graham J. Bodwell
Professor
Dr. rer. nat. Technische
Universität Braunschweig
University Research Professor
Awarded 2013

Research topics in the Bodwell group include the synthesis and study of nonplanar aromatic compounds, cyclophanes, designed pi systems and heteroaromatic natural products.


Christina Bottaro
Professor
PhD Dalhousie University

We work on the development of new techniques for rapid and sensitive analysis of aquatic environmental pollutants. We are mainly focused on methods that exploit multi-dimensional selectivity using molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) coupled with desorption ionization mass spectrometry methods.


Christopher Flinn
Associate Professor
PhD Dalhousie University

The study of reaction mechanisms using computational chemistry methodology (Hartree-Fock theory, Density Functional theory, post-Hartee-Fock methods etc).


Travis D. Fridgen
Professor and Head
PhD Queen's University

Energetics, reactions, and structures of gaseous ions and self-assembled complexes of metal cations with amino-acids, peptides, and DNA bases. Laser Spectrosocpy. FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry.


Paris E. Georghiou
Honourary Research Professor 
PhD McGill University

The synthesis of biologically-active molecules and development of functional calix[n]arenes for their metal ion and supramolecular binding properties.


Huck K. Grover
Assisant Professor
PhD University of Western Ontario

My research interests revolve around the development of modern synthetic methods (ex. C-H activation, photoredox reactions, radical processes) and the application of these methods toward the synthesis of highly sought after bioactive natural products (ex. alkaloids, terpenes, and polyketides).


Karen Hattenhauer
Assistant Professor
PhD University of Manitoba

Research Interests


Robert J. Helleur
Honourary Research Professor 
PhD Queen's University

Renewable liquid fuels from pyrolysis of forest residues and municipal wastes. Emphasis on instrumental analysis (GC-MS, ESI-MS) of products and controlling chemistry of biomass pyrolysis.


Michael J. Katz
Assistant Professor
PhD Simon Fraser University

Research in the Katz group focus on using porous materials with emphasis on hypothesis-based research towards modern day challenges in chemical storage, chemical separations, and catalysis (to name a few).


Francesca M. Kerton
Professor 
PhD University of Sussex

We research environmentally-friendly chemical processes including catalysis, transformations of biomass and carbon dioxide, and green polymers. Students develop multidisciplinary chemistry skills.


Christopher M. Kozak
Professor 
PhD University of British Columbia

We synthesize homogeneous catalysts containing earth-abundant metals for transformations of carbon dioxide, synthesis of green polymers, and applications in carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions.


Erika Merschrod
Professor
PhD Cornell University

Multiscale materials with applications from optoelectronic sensors, to antifouling coatings and tissue scaffolds; hybrid scanning probe techniques applied to biological tissue imaging and analysis.


Paul G. Mezey
Professor
PhD University of Budapest DSc University of Saskatchewan

Over 400 publications on: molecular shape analysis, quantum chemistry of functional groups, molecular fragments, combinatorial quantum chemistry, molecule design, Holographic Electron Density Theorem, the Universal Molecule.


Sunil V. Pansare
Professor 
PhD University of Alberta

My research interests are mainly in the area of asymmetric organic synthesis, asymmetric organocatalysis and metal-based catalysis, natural product synthesis, diversity oriented synthesis and medicinal chemistry.


Peter G. Pickup
Professor 
D.Phil., Oxford University University Research Professor Awarded 2005

Our focus is on the development of materials for energy conversion and storage. Current areas include catalysts for ethanol fuel cells and electroactive materials for supercapacitors.


Raymond A. Poirier
Professor 
PhD University of Toronto
University Research Professor Awarded 2012

We develop novel electronic structure theories capable of dealing with >very large molecules, study the properties of atoms and bonds in molecules, and reaction mechanisms.


Barry Power
Assistant Professor 
PhD Memorial University

Research Interests


Christopher N. Rowley
Associate Professor
PhD University of Ottawa

Our group uses computer simulations to model biophysical processes like enzyme inhibition and membrane permeation. These simulations are used to design new pharmaceutical drugs.


David W. Thompson
Associate Professor
PhD York University

Our research focuses on solar energy conversion to fuels using molecular based artificial photosynthetic devices. The success of creating such devices requires a fundamental understanding of excited states through structure/electronic structure relationships. A variety of static and time-resolved laser spectroscopic methods.


Peter L. Warburton
Assistant Professor
PhD University of Saskatchewan

My research focus involves development and implementation of analysis techniques for computed electron densities to better understand atoms and bonds in molecules as they change in reactions.


Yuming Zhao
Professor 
PhD University of Alberta

Design and synthesis of redox-active pi-conjugated molecules and functionalized nanocarbon materials for application in advanced optoelectronic materials and devices.







Adjunct and Cross Appointed Faculty


Laleh Alisaraie
Assistant Professor
Dr. rer. nat.Universität Paderborn
Cross-appointed from the
School of Pharmacy

My current research interests focus on three broad areas: Computational structural biology, drug discovery, and designing nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.


Mansour Almatarneh
Adjunct Professor
PhD Memorial University
Adjunct Professor from the
University of Jordan

Computational studies of reaction mechanisms and factors that influence selectivity in chemical reactions. We are interested in studying DNA damage and repair systems, spontaneous mutations, atmospheric chemistry, and MD simulations of a protein associated with psoriasis disease.


Joseph H. Banoub
Professor
PhD University de Montreal
Adjunct appointment from
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Research Interests


Amila O. DeSilva
Research Scientist
PhD, University of Toronto
Cross-appointed from
Environment Canada

Analytical environmental chemistry, organic contaminants, perfluorinated chemicals. Innovative approaches to estimating bioaccumulation potential as well as matrix and sampling effects. Analytical method devolopment and environmental measurements of potentially harmful chemicals.


Stephanie MacQuarrie
Associate Professor
PhD Virginia Tech
Adjunct appointment from
Cape Breton University

The MacQuarrie group interests are in organically tailored heterogeneous materials from locally produced renewable biochar and ordered silicas for use in nanotechnology, materials science, and fine chemical synthesis.


Christopher C. Parrish
Research Professor
PhD, Dalhousie University
Cross-appointed from the
Ocean Science Centre

Research is at the intersection of chemistry and biology on aquatic lipids with an emphasis on nutritional and biomarker compounds in food webs and aquaculture.


Jason Pearson
Associate Professor
PhD Dalhousie University
Adjunct appointment from
University of Prince Edward Island

At the most fundamental level, our research focuses on understanding inter- and intra- molecular interactions and how they affect chemical properties and reactivity. To accomplish this we use and develop computational quantum chemical methodology.


Kristin M. Poduska
Professor 
PhD Cornell University
Cross-appointed from the Dept. of Physics and Phys. Oceanography

Solid-state chemistry, electrochemical synthesis, archaeological science, magnetic materials, optoelectronic materials, biomaterials, vibrational spectroscopy, surface chemistry.



Celine M. Schneider
Assistant Professor
PhD Keele University
Adjunct appointment from C-CART

As a NMR Spectroscopist, I am actively involved in collaborative research requiring solution, solid or micro-imaging NMR, with an incline towards solid-state applied to materials


Cora J. Young
Professor
PhD University of Toronto
Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry

Research in Cora Young's group examines many aspects of environmental chemistry. We use and develop state-of-the-science analytical techniques to characterize chemicals, their sources, and their fates in the environment.








Retired Faculty and Professors Emeriti


Robert W. Davis
Associate Professor
PhD University of British Columbia


Laurence (Laurie) K. Thompson
Professor Emeritus
PhD University of Manchester


William (Bill) D.Machin
Professor Emeritus 
Ph, Rensselaer


C. Robert (Bob) Lucas
Professor Emeritus
D.Phil. Oxford University


Niall J. Gogan
Professor Emeritus
PhD,= National University of Ireland














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