Department of Chemistry
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Welcome to the Hopkins Laboratory for Physical Chemistry Research. Our laboratory is a multi-disciplinary research environment where we employ computational and experimental methods to study the structures and reactivities of small nanocluster systems. For a more detailed description of our current research directions, please browse through the content in the Research tab on the left.
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For an overview of the research conducted in the Hopkins lab, please watch the video embedded on the right.
Congratulations, Dr. Mashmoushi, on an outstanding thesis!
This award is given to a Canadian spectroscopist in recognition of a significant contribution to the application of spectroscopy to analytical chemistry or to other technological problems relevant to industry, medicine, or the environment. Visit the Canadian Society of Applied Sciences and Spectroscopy website to learn more.
The Keith Laidler Award recognizes outstanding early-career contributions to physical chemistry, for research carried out in Canada, by a scientist residing in Canada. Hopkins' research explores gas phase ion chemistry and employs controlled environments to study the evolution of condensed phase properties. Hopkins’ research develops and uses experimental tools such as ion mobility spectrometry, mass spectrometry, and laser spectroscopy, as well as computational tools including artificial intelligence.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.