Chemistry

Faculty and Staff

Faculty





Steven H. Bergens
E4-51 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-9703
steve.bergens@ualberta.ca
Group website
Design and study of chiral ligands, chiral organometallic catalysts and enantioselective catalytic transformations; mechanisms, origins of catalytic enantioselection; applied electrochemistry, synthesis of supported electrocatalysts as compounds of fuel cells

Alexander Brown
W4-70D Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-1854
alexander.brown@ualberta.ca
Group website
Development and application of quantum, semi-classical, and classical dynamics methods for the study of molecular photoabsorption, photodissociation, and photoionization; laser control of chemical reactions.

Jillian M. Buriak
CCIS 4-255
(780) 492-1821
jburiak@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Integration of molecular devices with semiconductors, metal nanoparticle and nanowire synthesis, nanolithography, asymmetric catalysis 
Christopher W. Cairo
CCIS 4-082
(780) 492-0377
ccairo@ualberta.ca
Group website
Synthesis of saccharides, glycolipids, peptides, and fluorophores; Biophysical analysis of model systems and live cells with spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy; Instrument development; Microscopy and single molecule fluorescence analysis; Biochemical analysis of glycoproteins and glycolipids 
Robert E. Campbell
CCIS 4-083
(780) 492-1849
robert.e.campbell@ualberta.ca
Group website
Protein engineering and the construction of molecular tools for the manipulation and visualization of biochemistry in live cells 
  Derrick L. J. Clive
W1-11 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-3251
derrick.clive@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Synthesis of biologically important natural products; development of new synthetic methods, especially processes based on radical cyclization 
Ratmir Derda
CCIS 4-009
(780) 492-8370
ratmir.derda@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Synthesis of molecules to probe cell function, genetically-encoded chemical libraries, in-vitro selection of molecules with dynamic properties, phage display, biomaterials and synthetic cell microenvironments, cell-based screening, molecular tools to study self-organization in chemistry and biology 
Julianne M. Gibbs
E3-52 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-7140
julianne.gibbs@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Multivalency and molecular recognition at interfaces; physical chemistry of "green" catalytic surfaces; supramolecular, self-replicating systems for DNA detection; nonlinear optical spectroscopy of interfacial dynamics 
Dennis Hall
CCIS 4-010
(780) 492-3141
dennis.hall@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Organic synthesis; organoboron chemistry; stereocontrolled reaction methodology; solid-phase synthesis; artificial biopolymers; chemical biology 
Gabriel Hanna
W4-70C Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-3352
gabriel.hanna@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Development of mixed quantum-classical methods for the study of condensed phase quantum dynamics; mixed quantum-classical formulations of nonlinear spectroscopy; modeling of multidimensional infrared spectra of nanoconfined systems 
D. Jed Harrison
W3-70A Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-2790
jed.harrison@ualberta.ca 
Group website
Development of the lab-on-a-chip concept for chemical, biochemical and biological analysis, using micro- and nano- fabrication technology 
James Harynuk
W3-39B Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-8303
james.harynuk@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Multidimensional gas-phase separations and advanced data handling tools 

Wolfgang Jäger
CCIS 4-244
(780) 492-5020
wolfgang.jaeger@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Application of molecular beam techniques and pulsed excitation-emission spectroscopic methods for the study of weak intermolecular interactions 
John Klassen
CCIS 4-084
(780) 492-3501
john.klassen@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Bio-physical gas-phase ion chemistry, mass spectrometry of proteins, DNA and complex oligosaccharides, Fourier transform mass spectrometry 
Mariusz Klobukowski
E4-44 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-2568
mariusz.klobukowski@ualberta.ca
 
Development and applications of model core potentials in accurate molecular structure calculations; electronic structure of inorganic, organic, and organometallic molecules, molecular ions, and molecular clusters in their ground and excited electronic states; weakly interacting systems; relativistics effects in atoms and molecules 
X. Chris Le
10-102 Clinical Sciences Building
(780) 492-6416
xc.le@ualberta.ca
Bioanalytical and environmental techniques; Chemical speciation and metal interaction with proteins; exposure and metabolism of arsenic species; DNA-protein binding assays; DNA damage and repair; biomarkers; nucleic acids affinity probes 

Liang Li
W3-39C Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-3250
liang.li@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Analytical mass spectrometry, bioanalytical techniques, proteomics, proteome analysis, protein characterization, metabolomics, metabolome analysis, tissue and cell analysis, disease biomarker discovery, biosystems analysis 
Glen R. Loppnow
CCIS 4-103
(780) 492-9704
glen.loppnow@ualberta.ca
 
Time- and frequency-resolved absorption, fluorescence, IR and Raman Spectroscopy; excited-state processes in biological systems; development, characterization and analytical applications of molecular spectroscopy; photoinduced molecular and biomolecular dynamics; photoinduced charge- and electron-transfer 

Todd L. Lowary
CCIS 4-008
(780) 492-1861
todd.lowary@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Synthetic organic, carbohydrate and bioorganic chemistry, NMR computational chemistry 
Rylan Lundgren
E4-17A Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-3766
rylan.lundgren@ualberta.ca
Group website

Homogeneous catalysis, organometallic chemistry, synthetic organic methodology development, inorganic and organic reaction mechanisms

Matthew Macauley
mmacaule@scripps.edu
Arriving August 1, 2017
Arthur Mar
E4-40 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-5592
arthur.mar@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Synthesis, structure, and bonding of intermetallic and Zintl phases; solid-state chemistry of phosphides, arsenides, antimonides, and bismuthides; characterization of electrical and magnetic materials, such as superconductors and ferromagnets 

Richard L. McCreery
2-046 NINT
(780) 641-1760
richard.mccreery@ualberta.ca
Group website 
molecular electronics, spectroscopy of molecular electronic devices, surface spectroscopy 

Mark T. McDermott
CCIS 4-256
(780) 492-3687
mark.mcdermott@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Surface modification and microfabrication for improved electroanalytical response, biomolecule microarray development, nanoscience, molecular electronics 

Vladimir K. Michaelis
E3-18 Chemistry Centre
(780) 248-5893
vladimir.michaelis@ualberta.ca
Group website
Structural investigation of inorganic and biological materials; developing local and medium range structural techniques; solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance; high field dynamic nuclear polarization; ion dynamics; high temperature synthesis; NMR crystallography; disordered solids; cements

Eric Rivard
CCIS 4-243
(780) 492-4255
erivard@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Synthetic inorganic and polymer chemistry; energy, catalysis, and sensing technologies; donor-acceptor stabilization of reactive main group species; ligand design

Michael J. Serpe
W3-68 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-5778
michael.serpe@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Polymer-based photonic materials and sensors, polymer assisted water remediation, triggered/controlled drug delivery, novel micro and nanoparticle synthesis, analytical instrument design, responsive polymers, and nanoscience

Jeffrey M. Stryker
E5-24 Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-3891
jeff.stryker@ualberta.ca
 
Transition metal organometallic chemistry; synthesis, structure and reactivity of organometallic complexes; catalysis; development of stoichiometric and catalytic methodology for organic synthesis; novel reaction processes 

Sarah Styler
E5-52A Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-6659
sstyler@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Metal- and soot-catalyzed aerosol photochemistry in polluted urban environments; chemistry and photochemistry at the surface of atmospheric dust; developing combined field–laboratory strategies for the study of atmospheric processes

Rik Tykwinski
W3-70B Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-9529
tykwinsk@ualberta.ca
Group website
Physical organic chemistry, new synthetic methods to carbon-rich molecules (e.g., cumulenes and polyynes, acenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), relationships between chemical structure and molecular reactivity/properties; synthesis of compounds for applications as wires in single-molecule devices, solar cells, TFTs, singlet fission, as well as synthetic model compounds for the asphaltenes

John C. Vederas
W5-39A Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-5475
john.vederas@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Enzyme stereochemistry and mechanism, amino acid metabolism; peptide antibiotics; development of new biophysical methods for metabolic studies; design of new medicinal agents based on enzyme inactivation; polyketide biosynthesis; synthesis of amino acids 

Jonathan G. C. Veinot
CCIS 4-254
(780) 492-7206
jveinot@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Application of inorganic and organometallic chemistry to the development of a rational approach to the design, synthesis, and characterization of novel metal containing polymeric and nanophased materials with applications in the electronic, electro-optic, catalytic, and biomedical sectors 

Frederick G. West
W5-70D Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-8187
frederick.west@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Synthesis of biologically important natural and unnatural products; new synthetic methods utilizing domino processes; synthetic photochemistry; asymmetric catalysis; drug delivery 
Florence Williams
Florence Williams
W5-70B Chemistry Centre
(780) 492-4798
fjwillia@ualberta.ca
Group website 
Organometallic methods for in-cell cross-coupling; synthetic methodology focused on natural product derivatization; small molecule probe synthesis and utilization; elucidation of cell signaling responses to neurotrophic small molecules

Yunjie Xu
CCIS 4-245
(780) 492-1244
yunjie.xu@ualberta.ca
Group website
Chirality and chirality recognition in the gas phase, at metal clusters, and in solution: development and applications of cutting-edge spectroscopic tools including quantum cascade laser based rapid scan technique, cavity ring down spectroscopy, vibrational circular dichroism, Raman optical activity, matrix isolation, and infrared multiphoton dissociation spectroscopy; ab initio and molecular dynamics modelling.
Ran Zhao
rzhao@caltech.edu
Group website
Arriving April 2018