Research in the Department of Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology | McMaster University has 24 registered members
Alex Adronov
Professor
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Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Paul Ayers
Professor
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Computational chemistry; Quantum chemistry

Paul Berti
Professor
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Transition-state analysis, enzyme inhibition

John Brennan
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
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Point-of-care diagnostics, functional nucleic acids

Philip Britz-McKibbin
Professor
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Bioanalytical chemistry
Michael Brook
Professor, Faculty of Science Chair in Sustainable Silicone Polymers
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Sustainable silicone chemistry
Fred Capretta
Associate Professor
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Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Randy Dumont
Associate Professor
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Relativistic quantum dynamics

David Emslie
Professor
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Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry

Gillian Goward
Professor and Chair
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Lithium Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells

Paul Harrison
Associate Professor, Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies)
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Natural Products

Adam Hitchcock
Professor Emeritus
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Materials analysis by synchrotron based soft X-ray microscopy, instrumentation, fuel cells, in situ methods, electrochemistry, magnetotactic bacteria, 4D imaging

Peter Kruse
Professor, Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)
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Surfaces, interface and low-dimensional materials

Yingfu Li
Professor
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Nathan Magarvey
Associate Professor
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James McNulty
Professor
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Organic Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry

Giuseppe Melacini
Professor, Director of Chemical Biology (Graduate Studies)
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Molecular pharmacology; protein dynamics

Yurij Mozharivskyj
Professor
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Thermoelectric materials
Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
Professor
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Light-responsive materials and systems

Gary Schrobilgen
Professor
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Inorganic fluorine and noble-gas chemistry

Harald Stover
Professor
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Functional polymers; colloids and microspheres

John Valliant
Professor
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Medicinal inorganic/radiopharmaceutical chemistry

Ignacio Vargas-Baca
Professor
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Supramolecular Main-Group Chemistry
Ryan Wylie
Associate Professor
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Drug delivery, immunotherapeutics
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