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Faculty members

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has over 23 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, as well as several associated faculty members from other departments at Concordia University and from industry.

Faculty members

  • Professor and Concordia University Research Chair
    Nanomaterials, upconversion, lanthanides, bioimaging, drug delivery, photodynamic therapy, physical inorganic, optical spectroscopy, persistent luminescence.
  • Professor
    Graduate program director
  • Professor
    Inorganic solid state chemistry Crystallography Mossbauer spectroscopy Tin-containing materials
  • Professor
    biophysical chemistry, model membranes, Langmuir monolayers, liposomes, environmental pollutants, nanopatterning, lipid-protein interactions
  • Associate Professor
    Drug discovery, natural products, directed evolution, biochemistry.
  • Professor
    Organic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis, Drug Discovery, Biomass, Anti-Cancer Agents, Materials Chemistry
  • Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Environmental Chemistry
    Analytical Biogeochemistry, Global Cycle of Organic Carbon, Climate Change, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Forensics, Molecular and Isotopic Biomarkers.
  • Assistant Professor and Concordia University Research Chair
    Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Rare-Earth Cluster-Based MOFs, Porous Materials, Materials Design, Adsorbents, Catalysts, Photoluminescent Materials, Green Chemistry.
  • Professor and Chair
    Biochemistry, Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular/Cell Biology.
  • Senior Lecturer
    Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry
  • Assistant Professor
    Inorganic chemistry, solar energy conversion, artificial photosynthesis, photochemistry, photocatalysis, optical spectroscopy
  • Associate Professor
    Physical organic and computational chemistry, electronic and molecular structures
  • Associate Professor and CURC Tier II in Sustainable Multifunctional Nanomaterials
    Nanoparticle synthesis, materials characterization, carbogenic quantum dots, metallic nanoparticles, plasmonics, sensors, imaging, nanothermometry, drug delivery
  • Full Professor
    Organic and polymer chemistry, Polymer synthesis and characterization, Materials science, biomedical applications, drug delivery
  • Associate Professor
    Inorganic chemistry, oxidation chemistry, catalysis, aerobic reactions, coordination complexes, organic transformations
  • Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS); Spatial 'omics; Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS); Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI)
  • Professor
    Bacterial iron uptake, molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, protein-protein interactions, membrane proteins, biophysical chemistry, protein chemistry, phage display, X-ray crystallography.
  • Assistant Professor (LTA)
    Computational chemistry. Molecular recognition. Virtual screening and molecular docking. Biosensors development. Organic and polymer chemistry.
  • Professor
    Computational Chemistry, Molecular and Reaction Dynamics, Nanomaterials and Materials Engineering, Chemical Biology, Therapeutics, Photochemistry, Ultrasfast Spectroscopy, Chemical Physics, Environmental Chemistry, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing
  • Senior Lecturer
    Not research active. Formerly involved in inorganic chemistry research (transition metal based molecular sensors).
  • Associate Professor
    Conjugated organic molecules and polymers employed as organic (semi-)conductors; their structural, electronic and optical properties; applications in organic electronics
  • Associate Professor
    Analytical chemistry with particular focus on electrophoretic separations, bioanalysis, biomarker discovery and forensics
  • Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair
    analytical chemistry, metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, sample preparation, separation science, bioanalysis, biomarker discovery and validation
  • Professor
    Synthesis of chemically modified nucleic acids, DNA / RNA nanoscience, DNA repair.
  • Assistant Professor
    Organic Contaminants in the Environment; Analytical Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Modeling; Chemical Exposure and Risk Assessment; Chemical Management and Regulation
  • Professor Emeritus
    Former research area: inorganic/organometallic synthesis and X-ray crystallography.
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita and Honorary Concordia University Research Chair in Bioinorganic Chemistry
    Bioinorganic, analytical and biophysical chemistry, oxidative stress, nitric oxide biochemistry, proteomics, mass spectrometry.
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Professor Emeritus
    Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry.
Nick Serpone

Professor Emeritus

Oswald S. Tee

Distinguished Professor Emeritus


(Other university and industry-based affiliate professors)

Pamela Hanic
Tomislav Friščić
Tom Harner
Claudio Sturino
Fiorenzo Vetrone



Part-time instructors

Elham Ghobadi

Lena Sahlman

Hala Youssef

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