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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

About Dr. Al-Abadleh



Employment History:

Visiting Professor in the lab of Professor D. James Donaldson, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto (2011) 

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Wilfrid Laurier University ('10-current)

Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo ('05-current)

Associated Graduate Faculty, Chemistry Department, University of Guelph ('07-'10)

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Wilfrid Laurier University ('05-'10)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Professor Franz Geiger, Chemistry Department, Northwestern University ('03-'05)

Research Interests:
Physical chemistry of environmental interfaces commonly found in atmospheric and soil environments using mainly infrared spectroscopy and other surface sensitive techqniques. Click here for more on our ongoing research projects. 

Awards and Recognitions:

  • WLU Faculty Association Merit Award (2012)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the ACS (2012) 
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications (2012) 
  • Early Researcher Award by Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011-2016) 
  • American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund Award (2009-2012) 
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2008)
  • Best Poster Award from the Canadian Light Source while attending the second Synchrotron Summer School (Aug. 20-24, 2007)
  • Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award (2007)
  • Leaders Opportunity Fund Award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (2006)
  • University of Iowa DC Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and University of Iowa nominee for the 2004 national competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Dissertation Prize (2004)
  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (deferred, 2003)
  • National Award for Honour Students at the U.A.E. University from Her Highness Fatma Bint Mubarak (Wife of the late President of the United Arab Emirates) (1999)


Recent Publications:

Adrian Adamescu, Ian P. Hamilton and Hind A. Al-Abadleh*.  Density Functional Theory Calculations on the Complexation of p-Arsanilic Acid with Hydrated Iron Oxide Clusters: Structures, Reaction Energies and Transition States.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, 118, 5667-5679.

Julia Tofan-Lazar,and Hind Al-Abadleh*. Surface Water Enhances the Uptake and Photoreactivity of Gaseous Catechol on Solid Iron(III) ChlorideEnvironmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48, 394-402.

Julia Tofan-Lazar, Arthur Situm, and Hind Al-Abadleh*.  DRIFTS Studies on the Role of Surface Water in Stabilizing Catechol-Iron(III) Complexes at the Gas/Solid Interface.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2013, 117, 10368-10380.

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Mailing Address:

Chemistry Department
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Canada