Researchers A‑Z

Lord Abbey
Assistant Professor, Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences

Sustainable food systems and food security; Soil nutrient management systems; Value addition to compost; Compost utilization
Michelle Adams
Associate Professor and Director, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Policy; Industrial sustainability; Renewable energy; Industrial ecology; Industrial symbiosis; Resource efficiency; Sustainable development; Public engagement
Heather Andreas
Professor, Chemistry

Physical chemistry; Analytical chemistry; Energy;
Electrochemistry; Energy storage; Supercapacitors; Biosensors
Stanley Asah
Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies
Canada Research Chair, Human Dimensions of Cleaner Technology

Behavior change; Adoption diffusion; Social impacts; Jjustice and acceptability; Socio-technical transitions
D. Paul Bishop
Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Powder metallurgy; Processing of materials; Press-and-sinter aluminum alloys; Robust industrial engineering practices; Advanced mechanical property testing
James Brenan
Professor, Earth Sciences
Killam Professor

Behaviour of trace elements during igneous and hydrothermal processes
Su-Ling Brooks
Professor, Process Engineering and Applied Science

Fermentations; Encapsulations; Extraction of natural products; Waste utilizations and treatment
Rachel Chang
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science
Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Science


Arctic aerosol composition and sources; Carbon cycling in permafrost regions; Oceanic contributions to atmospheric aerosol; Physical and chemical properties of marine fog
Zhizhang Chen
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electromagnetics; Antenna; Wireless technology; Energy transfer
Saurabh S. Chitnis
Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry; Main group catalysis; Hydrometallation; Inorganic polymers
Stephen Corbin
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
NSERC/Pratt and Whitney Canada Industrial Research Chair in Structural Brazing and Processing of Powder Metallurgy Superalloys


Powder metallurgy; Joining of light materials; High temperature thermal analysis
Jeff Dahn
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science
Canada Research Chair
NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair

Materials; Energy; Lithium-ion batteries; Combinatorial and high throughput materials science; Advanced battery materials; Electrochemistry; Energy storage
 
Mita Dasog
Assistant Professor, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chair, Chemistry

Nanomaterials; Solar energy; Catalysis; Optoelectronics; Inorganic chemistry; Materials synthesis; Solid-state chemistry
James Forren
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Computation in architecture; Innovative building processes; Materials research; Rethinking technology; Social aspects of architectural technology; Design-build; Public interest design
Karen Foster
Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Anthropology
Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada

Economy, work and development; Knowledge, science and expertise; Political economy; Research methods; Rural communities; Social policy; Social statistics; Atlantic Canada
Michael Freund
Professor, Chemistry
Harry Shirreff Chair of Chemical Research
Director, CTRI

Electrochemistry; Conjugated polymers; Solar fuels; Artificial photosynthesis; Organic electronics; Machine olfaction; Surface science
Graham Gagnon
Professor, Civil and Resource Engineering
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Quality and Treatment
Director, Centre for Water Resource Studies

Water resource management; Water quality and monitoring
Dominic Groulx
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Solid-liquid phase change; Close contact melting; Phase change material; Two-phase flow; Application of the inverse heat transfer methods
Kimberley Hall
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Charge and spin dynamics in perovskite photovoltaic materials; Electron spin relaxation in III-V semiconductors; Many-body phenomena in semiconductor materials; Solid state quantum information using semiconductor quantum dots; Ultrafast dynamics and quantum control in semiconductors; Photophysical properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors; Photonic and spintronics devices
Peter Havard
Associate Professor, Engineering

Waste management; Environmental management; Energy and energy efficiency; Sustainability; Water management and monitoring
Quan Sophia He
Associate Professor, Engineering

Biomass conversion; Biofuels development; Nanocatalyst development and application; Separation of chiral compounds
Ian Hill
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Interface engineering; Organic electronics, Organic solar cells; Perovskite solar cells; Photoelectron spectroscopies; Printable electronics; Thin-film transistors; Surface and interface physics
Rob Jamieson
Professor, Civil and Resource Engineering
Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Ecological Engineering

Hydrology; Ecological engineering; Contaminant transport; Watershed modelling; Alternative wastewater treatment
Erin Johnson
Professor, Chemistry
Herzberg-Becke Chair in Theoretical Chemistry

Theoretical chemistry; Computational chemistry; Quantum chemistry; Density functional theory; Intermolecular interactions; Physical chemistry; Materials
Azadeh Kermanshahi pour
Associate Professor, Process Engineering and Applied Science

Sustainable processes for production of specialty and commodity chemicals from renewable resources; Remediation process development to control the environmental impact of organic contaminants
Ghada Koleilat
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nanomaterials for energy conversion and sensing
Laurent Kreplak
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Biological physics; Near-field vibrational spectroscopy; Scanning probe microscopy
Richard leBrasseur
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences

Performance landscapes; Sustainable development; Urbanisation; Green infrastructure; Ecosystem services; Green infrastructure; Landscape performance; Sustainable landscapes
Brian Lilley
Associate Professor, Architecture

Computation in architecture; Innovative building processes; Materials research; Responsive environments
Jesse Maassen
Assistant Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Solid state physics; Materials science; Condensed matter physics; Electrical engineering; Engineering physics; Transport modeling; Materials simulation; Energy conversion devices
Andrew Medeiros
Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Water security; Community-based research and engagement; Freshwater sustainability; Paleoecology; Biogeography; Conservation Science; Arctic ecosystems

Michael Metzger
Assistant Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science
Herzberg-Dahn Chair

Energy storage; Electrochemistry; Lithium-ion batteries; Lithium metal batteries; Desalination batteries

Ted Monchesky
Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Electrical transport properties; Magnetic nanostructures; Molecular beam epitaxy; Neutron scattering; Skyrmions

Mark Obrovac
Professor, Chemistry
NSERC/Novonix Industrial Research Chair in Metal Ion Batteries

Materials for energy storage; Materials synthesis; Advanced Li-ion battery materials; Metal-ion batteries; Magnesium batteries; Sodium ion batteries; Electrochemistry

 

Kevin Plucknett
Professor, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Advanced structural and functional ceramics; Composites (including fibre-reinforced); Inorganic foams and porous materials; Materials processing; Mechanical behaviour; Electron microscopy; Oxidation and corrosion; Biopolymers

Gordon Price
Associate Professor, Engineering

Contaminant transport; soil fertility; organic waste management; disposal of Specified Risk Materials (SRM); Emerging Substances of Concern (ESOC)


Pedram Sadeghian
Assistant Professor, Civil and Resource Engineering
Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure; Fiber-reinforced composite materials


Ahmed Saif
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering

Large-scale optimization; Decision making under uncertainty; Warehouse logistics analytics; Sustainable supply chains; Hybrid renewable energy systems


Alison Scott
Assistant Professor, Process Engineering and Applied Science

Design of polymeric materials; Structure/property relationships; Polymerization kinetics; Multi-component polymers; Polymer flocculants
Kate Sherren
Associate Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Climate adaptation; Ecosystem services; Energy; Environmental education; Food; Landscape values; Water; Spatial and visual methods
Vincent Sieben
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lab on a chip; Environmental sensors; Deep ocean microfluidics; Nutrients; Genomics; eDNA

Alex Speed
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Organic chemistry; Main Group chemistry; Asymmetric catalysis; Atom transfer; Electron transfer; Photochemistry; Sulfur hexafluoride activation

Amina Stoddart
Assistant Professor, Civil and Resource Engineering

Water quality and treatment

Mark Stradiotto

Arthur B. McDonald Research Chair & Alexander McLeod Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry; Organometallic chemistry; Organic chemistry; Green Chemistry and sustainability; Catalysis; Synthesis; Ligand design; Cross-coupling


Lukas Swan
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Renewable energy (solar, wind, tidal); Energy storage (management, demand side management, lithium-ion and lead-acid chemistries); Electric vehicles, (battery energy storage, electric drive systems, charging infrastructure and management)
Farid Taheri
Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Computational modelling of materials; Fiber-reinforced composite materials; structural rehabilitation and vibration-based damage detection; Smart sensors; Fatigue and fracture of materials; Characterization of impact response
Alison Thompson
Professor, Chemistry
Canada Research Chair in Pyrrole Chemistry for Energy and Molecular Biology
 
Synthetic chemistry; Conjugated molecular systems; (photo)physical properties; (photo)chemical probes
Laura Turculet
Professor, Chemistry

Organometallic chemistry; Transition metals; Organosilicon chemistry; Sustainability in chemical synthesis; Homogeneous catalysis; Hydrofunctionalization; Inorganic chemistry
Peter Tyedmers
Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Ecosystems; Industrial sustainability; Life cycle assessment; Ecological economics; Carbon footprint; Ecosystem services
M. Ali Ülkü
Professor, Rowe School of Business
Director, Centre for Research in Sustainable Supply Chain Analytics

Modeling of service and manufacturing systems; Development of practical logistics policies for green supply chains; Behavioural issues in operations management; Sustainable consumption
 
Cristina Verissimo
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Adaptive reuse of buildings; Materials research; Design-build
Tony Walker
Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies

Biodiversity conservation; Freshwater and marine systems; Health and environmental justice; Industrial sustainability; Urban and regional issues
Ulrike (Ulli) Werner-Zwanziger
Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance; Ceramics; Biomaterials
Mary Anne White
Professor Emerita, Chemistry

Physical chemistry; Materials, Energy; Thermal properties of materials; Materials science; Energy storage

Penghao Xiao
Assistant Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Battery materials; Electrocatalysis; Alloy oxidation/corrosion; Long-time scale dynamics; Density functional theory

Chongyin Yang
Assistant Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science
Tesla Canada Chair

Li-ion battery; Electrochemistry; Rechargeable batteries; Energy materials

Peng Zhang
Professor, Chemistry

Synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy; Nanoparticles; Catalysis; Biomedicine; Nanotechnology; Materials

Josef Zwanziger
Professor, Chemistry
Canada Research Chair in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Materials

Materials; Physical chemistry; Computational chemistry; Theoretical chemistry; Glass; Opto-mechanical effects; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Density functional theory