Michelle Everist

PhD Candidate


Email: m.everist@dal.ca


Why Dal?

High-calibre research within a university that has a great small-school and community feel.

What inspires me

I'm using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques to study the adsorption behavior of proteins on metal electrodes. This will allow us to optimize current electrochemical biosensor platforms by gaining a better understanding of the fundamental processes that occur at the electrode surface. With this knowledge we'll be able to detect and ultimately treat diseases in a more expedient fashion.

Teaching, Labs, Research groups

  • Member of the Andreas Group at Dalhousie
  • Visiting doctoral student in the Bartlett Group at the University of Southampton (UK)
  • Courses TA’d: CHEM 1011, CHEM 2201, CHEM 3203


  • Everist M.A., Andreas H.A. Effects of alternating potential and time on Bovine Serum Albumin adsorption at a platinum electrode. Expected submission September 2012.
    Everist M., MacNeil J.A., Moulins J.R., Leaist D.G. (2009) Coupled mutual diffusion in solutions of micelles and solubilizates. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 11(37):8173-82.
  • Sutherland E., Mercer S.M., Everist M., Leaist D.G. (2009) Diffusion in solutions of micelles. What does dynamic light scattering measure?. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 54(2):272-8.
  • Das B., Maitra B., Mercer S.M., Everist M., Leaist D.G. (2008) A comparison of diffusion coefficients for ternary mixed micelle solutions measured by macroscopic gradient and dynamic light scattering techniques. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10(21):3083-92.

Awards, honours, conferences

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Killam Predoctoral Scholarship
  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
  • Oral Presentation, 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 29 2012.
  • Poster Presentation, 219th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Montreal, Quebec, May 2 2011.