Francesca M. Kerton

FM Kerton


Office: CSF-3342
Phone: 709-864-8089
Email: ( fkerton
Post: Department of Chemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X7 CANADA


Our research focuses on green chemistry, encompassing several themes:

1. Carbon dioxide utilization (with CIRCUIT -Centre for Innovation and Research on Carbon Utilization in Industrial Technologies)

2. Catalysis (including organometallic chemistry)

3. 'Green' polymers and materials (including biorenewable and degradable materials)

4. Renewable feedstocks (especially 'waste' from forestry and food sectors e.g. shells from mussels)

Much of our research encompasses aspects of Materials Science including nanoparticles, biorenewable materials and polymer chemistry.

A list of recent publications can be found here

For more details please see the group's blog/webpage, or contact Fran Kerton directly

Undergraduates interested in pursuing research during the semester or during the summer should contact Fran by e-mail.

No Postdoctoral positions are available at this time. Prospective postdoctoral research assistants are encouraged to apply for their own funding. Dr. Kerton is willing to provide research space and facilities in her group.

We are happy to host short-term visiting research students and fellows. For example, Mitacs Globalink