Richard Oakley

Richard Oakley
Professor Emeritus
Status: Emeritus

Biography

Over the years Richard Oakley has taught both classroom and laboratory courses, ranging from introductory chemistry to senior inorganic and graduate offerings. His research work has spanned the three-way interface between chemistry, physics and materials science, most recently focusing on the synthesis and solid state characterization of molecular radicals, biradicals and radical ions, with the goal of generating functional materials with unusual magnetic, conductive and/or optical properties. Outside of his academic pursuits he has been heavily involved with the development and organization of national and international scientific conferences.

Research Interests

  • main group chemistry
  • stable radicals
  • molecular materials
  • molecular magnetism and conductivity
  • molecular conductors

Education

  • 1976 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1970 M.Sc., Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1969 B.Sc., Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1961-1965, GCE O, A and S levels, Whitgift School, England

Awards

  • 2016 E.W.R Steacie Award (CSC)
  • 2009 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
  • 2006-2008 Killam Research Fellowship (Canada Council)
  • 2001 Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award (CSC)
  • 1993 Alcan Lecture Award (CSC)
  • 1993 Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC)
  • 1991 Akron Lecture Award (ACS)
  • 1980-1987 NSERC University Research Fellowship
  • 1976-1978 Honorary Ramsay Memorial Fellowship

Service

  • 2016-present, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo
  • 1998-2016 Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
  • 1989-1998 Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph
  • 1986-89 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph
  • 1983-86 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph
  • 1980-83 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary
  • 1978-80 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary
  • 1971-72 Professor Asistente, Departamento de Química, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Selected/Recent Publications

Graduate studies