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Department of Chemistry
The department has two Canada Research Chairs, 14 professors, six professors emeriti, four post-doctoral associates, four senior demonstrators, and three technical and administrative staff. Currently, there are 32 graduate students working on their MSc and PhD degrees. Many of our faculty are members of the Centre for Biotechnology. In the summer of 2009, there were 18 undergraduate-level research assistants.
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Roger McLaughlin, Georgii, Tony Yan, Jeffrey Atkinson, Travis Dudding, Chris Skorski, Heather Gordon, Tim Jones, Melanie Pilkington, Paul Zelisko, Razvan Simionescu, Sergio Paone, Vadoud Niri
In addition to significant major departmental instrumentation and a full-time glassblower, we are served by first-class electronics and machine shops. The University provides a well-run Information Technology Service. Our routine computational needs are met workstations and by shared-memory and cluster computers. Major computational resources are available to us through the SHARCnet consortium. The department actively participates in Brock’s Institute for Scientific Computation.
The Chemistry honours program and joint major program with Physics are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry. We offer two Co-op Chemistry options, including a unique research-intensive option. In addition, we offer Biochemistry and Biotechnology undergraduate programs, jointly with the Biological Sciences department.
Our department is the ideal size with which to achieve our objective of offering a Chemistry program of the highest quality, where both teaching and research are emphasized. We are proud of our two colleagues who have won teaching awards. In the past year, research grants received by members of the department exceeded $1,250,000.