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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.

  • John Capobianco
    Professor and Concordia University Research Chair

    Nanomaterials, upconversion, lanthanides, bioimaging, drug delivery, photodynamic therapy, physical inorganic, optical spectroscopy, persistent luminescence.
  • Louis Cuccia
    Associate Professor

  • Inorganic solid state chemistry Crystallography Mossbauer spectroscopy Tin-containing materials
  • Christine DeWolf
    Associate Professor

    biophysical chemistry, model membranes, Langmuir monolayers, liposomes, environmental pollutants, nanopatterning, lipid-protein interactions
  • Brandon Findlay
    Assistant Professor

    Drug discovery, natural products, directed evolution, biochemistry.
  • Pat Forgione
    Associate Professor

    Organic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis, Drug Discovery
  • Yves Gélinas
    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.
  • Ashlee J. Howarth
    Assistant Professor

    Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Metal–Organic Frameworks, Porous Materials, Materials Design, Adsorbents for Wastewater Treatment, Green Chemistry, Sensing.
  • Paul Joyce

    Biochemistry, Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular/Cell Biology.
  • Gregor Kos

    Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry
  • Guillaume Lamoureux
    Associate Professor

    Molecular Modeling, Computational Chemistry, Structural Bioinformatics
  • Marek B. Majewski
    Assistant Professor

    Inorganic chemistry, solar energy conversion, artificial photosynthesis, photochemistry, photocatalysis, optical spectroscopy
  • Heidi Muchall
    Associate Professor

    Physical organic and computational chemistry, electronic and molecular structures
  • Rafik Naccache
    Assistant Professor

    Nanoparticle synthesis, materials characterization, carbogenic quantum dots, metallic nanoparticles, plasmonics, sensors, imaging, nanothermometry, drug delivery
  • Jung Kwon (John) Oh
    Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

    Organic and polymer chemistry, Polymer synthesis and characterization, Materials science, biomedical applications, drug delivery
  • Xavier Ottenwaelder
    Associate Professor

    Inorganic chemistry, oxidation chemistry, catalysis, aerobic reactions, coordination complexes, organic transformations
  • Peter Pawelek
    Associate Professor

    Bacterial iron uptake, molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, protein-protein interactions, membrane proteins, biophysical chemistry, protein chemistry, phage display, X-ray crystallography.

  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Molecular and Reaction Dynamics, Quantum Chemistry, Nanomaterials and Materials Science, Chemical Biology, Photochemistry and Ultrasfast Spectroscopy, Chemical Physics
  • Justin Powlowski
    Associate Professor

    Enzymology; Genomics and proteomics; Microbial metabolism of aromatic comounds; Fungal degradation of biomass; Industrial enzymology
  • Cerrie Rogers
    Senior Lecturer

    Not research active. Formerly involved in inorganic chemistry research (transition metal based molecular sensors).
  • Sébastien Robidoux
    Senior Lecturer

    History of chemistry
  • Ingo Salzmann
    Associate Professor (tenure-track)

    Conjugated organic molecules and polymers employed as organic (semi-)conductors; their structural, electronic and optical properties; applications in organic electronics
  • Cameron Skinner
    Associate Professor

    Analytical chemistry with particular focus on electrophoretic separations, bioanalysis, biomarker discovery and forensics
  • Dajana Vuckovic
    Assistant Professor and Concordia University Research Chair

    analytical chemistry, metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, sample preparation, separation science, bioanalysis, biomarker discovery and validation
  • Christopher J. Wilds
    Associate Professor

    Synthesis of chemically modified nucleic acids, DNA / RNA nanoscience, DNA repair.
  • Peter Bird
    Professor Emeritus

    Former research area: inorganic/organometallic synthesis and X-ray crystallography.
  • Ann English
    Professor Emeritus and Honorary Concordia University Research Chair in Bioinorganic Chemistry

    Bioinorganic, analytical and biophysical chemistry, oxidative stress, nitric oxide biochemistry, proteomics, mass spectrometry.
  • Judith Kornblatt
    Professor Emeritus

  • Raymond Le Van Mao
    Professor Emeritus

  • Joanne Turnbull
    Professor Emeritus

    Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry.

Nick Serpone

Professor Emeritus

Oswald S. Tee

Distinguished Professor Emeritus


(Other university and industry-based affiliate professors)

Antonella Badia

Université de Montréal



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