Associate Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: velocity map imaging; structure and reactivites of nanoclusters; high-resolution spectroscopy


Scott Hopkins is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. His research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry and physics for sub-nanometer sized chemical systems. Dr. Hopkins has received several awards for his research including being named Ramsay Memorial Fellow (University of Oxford) and College Lecturer (University of Cambridge). He also recently received an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario. Dr. Hopkins has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in highly regarded journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society and Nature Communications, and his work has been highlighted nine times on journal covers. He is also a cofounder and the chief scientific officer of WaterMine Innovations, a tech company that uses artificial intelligence to design and screen new therapeutics.


  • PhD, University of New Brunswick, NB
  • BSc, University of New Brunswick, NB

Scott Hopkins

University of Waterloo