Faculty Profiles

Graham J. Bodwell
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.

T: 864-8406 | E: gbodwell@mun.ca | O: CSF-3326 |

Christina Bottaro
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. 

T: 864-8088 | E: cbottaro@mun.ca | O: CSF-3222 |

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.

T: 864-7911 | E: lcahill@mun.ca | O: CSF-3336 |

Travis D. Fridgen
Travis D. Fridgen
Professor | Acting 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.

T: 864-8155 | E: tfridgen@mun.ca | O: CSF-3224 |

Huck K. Grover
Huck K. Grover
Assistant 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).

T: 864-3037 | E: hgrover@mun.ca | O: CSF-3229 |

Karen Hattenhauer
Karen Hattenhauer
Assistant Professor

PhD University of Manitoba

T: 864-7689 | E: kepp@mun.ca | O: CSF-2244 |

Karl J. Jobst
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.

T: 864-8744 | E: karl.jobst@mun.ca | O: CSF-3337 |

Michael J. Katz
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).

T: 864-8745 | E: mkatz@mun.ca | O: CSF-3338 |

Francesca M. Kerton
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.

T: 864-8089 | E: fkerton@mun.ca | O: CSF-3342 |

Christopher M. Kozak
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.

T: 864-8082 | E: ckozak@mun.ca | O: CSF-3341 |

Erika Merschrod
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.

T: 864-8765 | E: erika@mun.ca | O: CSF-3334 |

Sunil V. Pansare
Sunil V. Pansare
Professor | Department 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.

T: 864-8535 | E: spansare@mun.ca | O: CSF-3327 |

Barry Power
Assistant Professor

PhD Memorial University

T: 864-8083 | E: b.power@mun.ca | O: CSF-2242 |

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.

T: 864-7280 | E: hreader@mun.ca | O: CSF-3223 |

Jane Stockmann
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.

T: 864-8768 | E: tstockmann@mun.ca | O: CSF-3330 |

Heloise Therien-Aubin
Assistant Professor
T: 864-2229 | E: htherienaubin@mun.ca | O: CSF-3340 |

David W. Thompson
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.

T: 864- | E: dthompso@mun.ca | O: CSF- |

Yuming Zhao
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.

T: 864-8747 | E: yuming@mun.ca | O: CSF-3325 |

Adjunct and Cross Appointed Faculty

Mansour H. Almatarneh
Mansour H. Almatarneh
Associate Professor

Ph. D. Memorial University
Adjunt appointment from University of Jordan

My research interests include different computational study areas of reaction mechanisms and factors that influence selectivity in a chemical reaction using a wide range of techniques. Investigating systems related to DNA damage and repair and spontaneous mutations. Molecular dynamics simulations of a protein associated with psoriasis disease.


Matthias Bierenstiel
Professor

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


Joseph H. Banoub
Joseph H. Banoub
Professor

PhD University de Montreal
Adjunct appointment from Fisheries and Oceans Canada


Stefana Egli
Adjunct Professor

Ph. D. Memorial University
Adjunct appointment from from C-CART

E: stefana.egli@mun.ca |

Stephanie MacQuarrie
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
Kristin M. Poduska
Professor

PhD Cornell University
Cross-appointed from the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography

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


Christopher Rowley
Christopher Rowley
Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. University of Ottawa
Associate Professor at Carleton University

Computational chemistry.


Celine M. Schneider
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
Cora J. Young
Professor

PhD University of Toronto
Guy Warwick Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University

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
Robert W. Davis
Associate Professor

PhD University of British Columbia

E: rdavis@mun.ca |

Christopher Flinn
Christopher Flinn
Associate Professor

PhD Dalhousie University

E: cgflinn@mun.ca |

Paris E. Georghiou
Paris E. Georghiou
Honourary Research Professor

PhD McGill University

T: 864-8517 | E: parisg@mun.ca | O: CSF-2238 |

Niall J. Gogan
Professor Emeritus

PhD National University of Ireland

E: ngogan@mun.ca |

Robert J. Helleur
Robert J. Helleur
Honourary Research Professor

PhD Queen's University


C. Robert (Bob) Lucas
C. Robert (Bob) Lucas
Professor Emeritus

DPhil Oxford University

E: rlucas@mun.ca |

William (Bill) D. Machin
Professor Emeritus

PhD Rensselaer


Paul G. Mezey
Professor

PhD University of Budapest
DSc University of Saskatchewan

E: pmezey@mun.ca |

Peter G. Pickup
Peter G. Pickup
Honourary Research Professor

DPhil Oxford University
University Research Professor Awarded 2005

T: 864-8657 | E: ppickup@mun.ca | O: CSF-3333 |

Raymond A. Poirier
Raymond A. Poirier
Professor Emeritus

PhD University of Toronto
University Research Professor Awarded 2012

T: 864-8609 | E: rpoirier@mun.ca | O: CSF-2236 |

Laurence (Laurie) K. Thompson
Professor Emeritus

PhD University of Manchester

E: lthomp@mun.ca |