Info for Students

What can I expect in the Stradiotto Group?

Researchers in the Stradiotto group gain experience in designing and preparing new organometallic complexes, as well as in studying the stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity properties of these new species; such experiments commonly involve the use of modern inert atmosphere techniques (glove box, Schlenk), as well as synthetic organic characterization and purification methods (gas chromatography, column chromatography).

Researchers in my group also become proficient in the use of modern structural elucidation methods, utilizing either instrumentation available within the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University (e.g. GC-MS, IR, Raman, solution 500 MHz NMR, etc.) or other modern materials characterization facilities made available through the Institute for Research in Materials at Dalhousie University (>$10M facilities installation). Work in the Stradiotto group is a truly collaborative effort at all levels, from the advancement of projects to the preparation of manuscripts for publication in top-ranked journals.

The group fosters a research environment in which students can develop and actualize their own ideas, within the context of the research directives of the group. Presenting research at conferences and other scientific meetings is also an important facet of professional development, and students in the Stradiotto group are encouraged to do so.

Though our research motivation originates in academic exploration, we have attracted the interest of industrial partners; in this regard, we subsequently explore ways in which to commercialize our research findings, in collaboration with the Dalhousie University Industry Liaison and Innovation Office. Personnel trained in the Stradiotto research group are equipped with highly marketable research and other professional skills that enable them to take up high-profile positions in both academic and industrial settings.

How do I get in touch with the Stradiotto Group?

You are encouraged to contact any one of the current members of the group and ask questions about life in the Stradiotto group; a complete list of the current group members may be found by clicking here. Additional contact information for Professor Stradiotto can be found here.