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Christine DeWolf, PhD

Professor , Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vice-Dean, Dean of Arts & Science (Office)
Co-Director, Centre for NanoScience Research

Christine DeWolf, PhD
Office: L-SP 275-21 
Richard J. Renaud Science Complex,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3378
Website(s): DeWolf Research Group
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Research interests

Biophysical, Environment, Organic, and Physical Chemistry.


BSc (Hons.) Saint Mary's University
PhD Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London

Postdoctoral fellow

Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Research activities

Current research projects

Interaction of antimicrobial peptides with model membranes

Pollutant (small molecule oxidants and nanoparticle) damage to lung surfactant

Langmuir monolayer structure and organization


  • CHEM 234: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 335: Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 451: Nanochemistry
  • CHEM 435: Interfacial Phenomena


Selected recent publications

M. Faral, A. Badia, C. DeWolf (2018), Nanoparticle-InducedStructural Changes in Lung Surfactant Membranes: An X-ray Scattering Study. EnvironmentalScience: Nano., 5; 1218-1230

A. Raveendran, C. DeWolf, W. Bu, S. McWhirter,M. Meron, B. Lin,and M.-V. Meli (2017), Langmuir Films of n‑Alkanethiol-CappedGold Nanoparticles and n‑Alkanes: Interfacial Mixing Scenarios Assessed by X‑rayReflectivity and Grazing Incidence Diffraction, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 2975 -2982

P.A. RojasGutierrez, C. DeWolf, J.A. Capobianco (2016),Formation of a Supported LipidBilayer on Faceted LiYF4:Tm3 ,Yb3 UpconversionNanoparticles, Particle &Particle Systems Characterization, 33, 865-870

S. Selladurai, R.Schmidt, C. DeWolf (2016), Influence of SubphaseComposition on Model LungSurfactant Films, Langmuir 32, 10767-10775.

E. Mansuri, L.Zepeda-Velazquez, R. Schmidt, M. A. Brook, and C.E. DeWolf (2015), SrfaceBehaviour of Boronic Acid-Terminated Silicones,Langmuir, 31, 9331-9339

A. Rajasingam, R. Schmidt, S. Woo, C.DeWolf, P. Forgione, Efficient preparationof novel phenolic surfactants forself-assembled monolayers, Synthetic Communications,2014, 44; 1066-1075 .

V. Balhara, R. Schmidt, S.-U. Gorr,C. DeWolf, Membrane selectivity andbiophysical studies of the antimicrobialpeptide GL13K,  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) –Biomembranes, 1826;2193–2203 (2013).

M. Ahmida, S. Dufour, H.–S. Li,H. Kayal, R. Schmidt, C. E. DeWolfand S. H.Eichhorn (2013), Face– and Edge–On Orientations of Octa–Acid and–AlcoholSubstituted Tetraazaporphyrins in Langmuir and Langmuir-BlodgettMonolayers, SoftMatter, 9,811-819.

M. Vidal, V. Kairouz, C. DeWolf,A.R. Schmitzer (2011).A Molecular Chalice with Hydrophobic Walls andHydrophilic Rim: Self-assemblyand Complexation Properties, Chem. Comm., 47, 12834- 12836.

N. Subramanian, R. Schmidt, P. M. Wood-Adams and C. E.DeWolf (2010). Space-FillingTrialkoxysilane: Synthesis and Self-Assembly intoLow-Density Monolayers, Langmuir, 26; 18628-18630

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