Following a PhD in theoretical/computational chemistry at the University of Toronto, I was a research associate at the University of Chicago and a university research fellow at the University of Ottawa before joining the Chemistry department at Laurier where I am now professor of Chemistry. I have been a visiting scientist/professor at the Fields Institute in Toronto, the Agency for Industrial Science and Technology in Japan (where I was a STA fellow), the Centre of Theoretical Chemistry and Physics in New Zealand (with support from the Massey University International Visitor Research Fund) and the Sargent Group at the University of Toronto.
My research focus is on several interrelated areas of computational and theoretical chemistry. In computational chemistry, my focus is on the properties of (i) gold nanostructures and semiconductor nanocrystals and (ii) complexes and compounds of metals that are of interest in environmental chemistry. In theoretical chemistry, my focus is on functionals of the electron density and formulations of the quantum-classical correspondence (and quantum and classical mechanics) in which the electron density is the fundamental variable. I am also interested in understanding and predicting chemical bonding and reactivity using the Laplacian of the electron density and the quantum potential.
I have research assistantships opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational and theoretical chemistry.
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