Research in the Department of Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology | McMaster University has 26 registered members
Alex Adronov
Professor, Associate Chair (Research)
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Polymer Chemistry of Nanotubes; Dendrimer-Based Therapeutics; Covalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs); Supramolecular Functionalization of SWNTs; Carborane-Functionalized Dendrimers; Dendrimer-Based Imaging Agents

Paul Ayers
Professor, University Scholar, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry
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Mathematical methods, conceptual tools, and computational software for molecular modelling; New electronic structure theory methods; Concepts in quantum chemistry; Machine learning for chemical property prediction

Paul Berti
Professor
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Transition-state analysis in biochemical systems; enzyme mechanisms

John Brennan
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry
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Bioanalytical chemistry; fluorescence spectroscopy; biosensors

Philip Britz-McKibbin
Professor
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Bio-analytical chemistry; metabolomics; biomarker discovery; clinical chemistry; capillary electrophoresis/separation science; mass spectrometry; chemometrics/bioinformatics; bimolecular interactions; drug screening; newborn screening; population health; early detection/prevention of human diseases

Michael Brook
Professor
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New strategies for silicone synthesis using green chemistry, and targeting energy and biomedical applications.

Fred Capretta
Associate Professor
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Phospha-adamantanes in organopalladium cross-coupling reactions; carbenoid-based synthesis; synthesis of bioactive compounds

Randy Dumont
Associate Professor
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Quantum and semiclassical molecular dynamics; simulation of NMR spectra

David Emslie
Professor
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Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Inorganic Synthesis, Ligand Design, Reactivity Studies and Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition

Gillian Goward
Professor and Chair
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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of Materials for Alternative Energy Storage & Conversion; Lithium Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells

Paul Harrison
Associate Professor, Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies)
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Natural Products: how cells make these antibiotics, and how they work; fooling the biosynthetic machinery into using non-natural precursors to make non-natural, natural products

Adam Hitchcock
Professor
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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
Associate Professor
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Surfaces, interface and low-dimensional materials; their electronic and chemical properties; doping, mobility and pattern formation; applications in corrosion inhibitors and water quality sensors

William Leigh
Professor
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Research Interests:

Organic and main group photochemistry; reactive intermediates; fast kinetics; di- and trivalent organosilicon, -germanium, and -tin compounds; computational chemistry.

Yingfu Li
Professor
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Nathan Magarvey
Associate Professor
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James McNulty
Professor
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Research Interests:

Organic Synthesis; Medicinal Chemistry; Natural Products; Organocatalysis; Transition-metal Catalysis;Total Synthesis

Giuseppe Melacini
Professor, Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)
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Research Interests:

Pre-clinical molecular pharmacology of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer; intrinsically unstructured amyloidogenic proteins: protein kinases & signaling; functional protein dynamics and allosteric regulation; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Jose Moran-Mirabal
Associate Professor
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Micro- and nanostructured materials fabrication, characterization and applications; nanocellulose surface chemistry; biosensors; super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, biomolecular interactions

Yurij Mozharivskyj
Professor
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Thermoelectric materials; magnetocaloric phases; inorganic phosphors for temperature sensing.

Kalai Saravanamuttu
Associate Professor
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Sol-gel chemistry; self-assembly; photonics and photo-induced transformations

Gary Schrobilgen
Professor
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Fluorine, noble gas, main group and transition metal chemistry; radiochemistry

Harald Stover
Professor
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Functional polymers; colloids and microspheres

John Valliant
Professor
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Medicinal inorganic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry

Ignacio Vargas-Baca
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:
Supramolecular
Main-Group Chemistry: New Materials and Functional Multimolecular Assemblies
Ryan Wylie
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests:
Protein polymer conjugates: Antibody therapeutics, bioreactors, bio-inks
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