Heather Andreas

Department Chair, Professor


Related information

Email: heather.andreas@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4505
Mailing Address: 
Department of Chemistry
Dalhousie University
6243 Alumni Crescent
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Energy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy storage
  • Supercapacitors
  • Biosensors


  • BSc, University of Calgary
  • PhD, University of Calgary
  • PDF, University of Ottawa

Research interests

Our energy storage research focuses on supercapacitors and solving the problems that prevent long-term energy storage. Our biosensor research focuses on quantifying important proteins in the body and developing methods to identify one desired protein from a proteins mixture.

Selected publications

  • Justin Tom and Heather A. Andreas, “The Influence of Carbon-oxygen Surface Functional Groups of Carbon Electrodes on the Electrochemical Reduction of Hemoglobin”, Carbon, 2017, 112, 230-237.
  • Alicia M. Oickle, Justin Tom and Heather A. Andreas, “Carbon Corrosion and its Influence on Self-discharge in Aqueous Electrochemical Capacitors”, Carbon, 2016, 110, 232-242.
  • Michelle A. MacDonald and Heather A. Andreas, “Impact of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Experimental Variables on Adsorbed Protein Films, as Illustrated by Bovine Serum Albumin”, Electroanalysis, 2015, 27, 1944-1951.
  • Heather A. Andreas “Self-Discharge in Electrochemical Capacitors: A Perspective Article” J. Electrochem. Soc., 2015, 162 (5), A1-A7.
  • Heather A. Andreas, Jennifer M. Black, and Alicia M. Oickle, “Self-discharge in Manganese Oxide Electrochemical Capacitor Electrodes in Aqueous Electrolytes with Comparisons to Faradaic and Charge Redistribution Models” Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 140, 116-124.
  • Michelle A. MacDonald and Heather A. Andreas “Method for equivalent circuit determination for electrochemical impedance spectroscopy data of protein adsorption on solid surfaces”, Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 129, 290-299.