Christopher M. Kozak

CM KozakOffice: C2018
Phone: 709-864-8082
Email: ( ckozak
Post: Department of Chemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X7 CANADA

Our research focuses on synthetic organometallic & coordination chemistry, catalysis and green chemistry. In the Green Chemistry and Catalysis Group (comprised of the laboratories of Dr. Francesca Kerton and Dr. Chris Kozak), students and researchers develop skills in synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, air-sensitive techniques (using state-of-the-art glove boxes and vacuum lines), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, EPR, FTIR, UV-Vis, MS), magnetic property measurement, and X-ray diffraction.


  • Catalysis: Non precious-metal catalysts for C-C cross-coupling
  • Green Chemistry: Oxidation catalysis and biodegradable polymer synthesis from renewable feedstocks
  • Small molecule activation and catalysis (specifically carbon dioxide fixation and polycarbonate synthesis)
  • Ligand design for organometallic and coordination chemistry