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Physical/Theoretical Chemistry profiles

Carey Bissonnette

Carey Bissonnette

Continuing Lecturer & Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor

Carey Bissonnette's current research interest is in chemical education: trying to identify key threshold concepts in courses he teaches, exploring how to help students master those concepts by researching and using evidence-based best practices, and learning more about how to become an effective chemistry teacher.

He is the Senior Teaching Fellow for the Faculty of Science.

Scott Hopkins

Scott Hopkins

Assistant Professor

Scott Hopkins carries out research in the area of physical chemistry.

His laboratory is a multi-disciplinary environment where his research group employs computational and experimental methods to study the structures and reactivities of small nanocluster systems.

Robert Le Roy

Robert Le Roy

University Professor (retired)

Robert Le Roy carries out research in the area of theoretical chemical physics. His research interests lie in the investigation of intermolecular forces and molecular systems using quantum mechanics and computer modeling.

He is renowned for his development of the near-dissociation theory with R.B. Bernstein, and for the derivation of the Le Roy Radius.

Tong Leung

Tong Leung

Professor & Chemical Physics Undergraduate Advisor & Materials and Nanosciences Undergraduate Advisor

Tong Leung's research interests include the design and fabrication of new molecular and nanoscale materials, and the manipulation of their structure-property-performance relations for emerging applications. His laboratory houses the Waterloo Advanced Technology Laboratory (WATLab), a premier materials research facility with state-of-the-art surface and nanomaterials research tools in microscopy, spectromicroscopy, fabrication, lithography, and rapid prototyping.

Terry B. McMahon

Terry B. McMahon

University Professor

Terry McMahon's research program is directed toward the investigation of structure, energetic and reaction dynamics of gaseous ions. Most recently, the majority of his work has focussed on cluster ions. To carry out this research, he uses High Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) and Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FTICR) spectrometers.

He has been named University Professor and has received the F.P. Lossing and John C. Polanyi Awards in 2015.

Marcel Nooijen

Marcel Nooijen

Professor

Marcel Nooijen carries out research in theoretical chemistry. His goal is to develop accurate wave function based electronic structure methods that are applicable to general open-shell systems, in particular transition metal compounds.

Marcel has been elected to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (IAQMS) in 2016 for his work in theoretical chemistry.

William P. Power

William P. Power

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Bill Power carries out research in physical chemistry. His research goals are to develop and apply methods to characterize and compare the structure of compounds using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

He is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and the recipient of the Excellence in Science Teaching Award in 2015.

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

Pierre-Nicholas Roy

Professor & Canada Research Chair in Quantum Molecular Dynamics & Computational Science Undergraduate Advisor

Pierre-Nicholas Roy carries out research in theoretical chemistry. His research involves the development of new computational methods to simulate the dynamics of complex molecular systems. His interests encompass various levels of theory from classical molecular dynamics to extreme quantum mechanical situations. 

Pierre-Nicholas holds the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Molecular Dynamics.

Germán Sciaini

Germán Sciaini

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Atomically Resolved Dynamics and Ultrafast High-Resolution Imaging

Germán Sciaini is a world expert in the field of ultrafast structural dynamics. He is developing state-of-the-art instrumentation to capture atoms in motion. He heads the Ultrafast Electron Imaging Laboratory, home of a time-resolved electron diffraction setup and an ultrafast high-resolution electron microscope.

Germán holds the Canada Research Chair in Atomically Resolved Dynamics and Ultrafast High-Resolution Imaging.