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.


Lindsay Cahill
Assistant Professor
PhD McMaster University
My research group aims to develop the diagnostic utility of advanced imaging techniques, such as high-resolution magic angle spinning magnetic resonance spectroscopy, using experimental animal models of neurodevelopmental and pregnancy disorders.


Travis D. Fridgen
Professor and
Associate Dean of Science
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.


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


Karl J. Jobst
Assistant Professor 
PhD McMaster University

The identities of most environmental toxicants and their role in causing chronic disease are unknown. Our research aims to bridge this gap through the development and application of novel nontargeted mass spectrometry techniques and sophisticated computational tools.


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.


Sunil V. Pansare
Professor and Head
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.


Heather Reader
Assistant Professor 
PhD University of Georgia
Canada Research Chair in Chemistry of the Ocean and Atmosphere

Research focuses on the biogeochemistry of organic matter in the world’s oceans. Application of novel experimental approaches and use combinations of analytical tools to better understand carbon cycling in marine systems.


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.


Jane Stockmann
Assistant Professor
PhD Western

We develop new ionic liquids and plastic crystal substrates with embedded nanoparticles for use as soft probes for high resolution electrochemical (bio)sensing and imaging. We use scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) for kinetic, thermodynamic, and mechanistic analysis employing both solid solution electrodes and immiscible liquid-liquid interfaces.


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


Matthias Bierenstiel
Professor
Dr. rer. nat. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Adjunt appointment from
Cape Breton University

Research Interests


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.


Stefana Egli
Professor
Ph. D. Memorial University
Adjunct appointment from
from C-CART

Research Interests


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.


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


Christopher Flinn
Associate Professor
PhD Dalhousie University


Paris E. Georghiou
Honourary Research Professor
PhD McGill University


Niall J. Gogan
Professor Emeritus
PhD National University of Ireland


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


C. Robert (Bob) Lucas
Professor Emeritus
DPhil Oxford University


William (Bill) D.Machin
Professor Emeritus 
PhD Rensselaer


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


Peter G. Pickup
Honourary Research Professor
DPhil Oxford University
University Research
Professor Awarded 2005


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


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














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