McGill University Department of Chemistry Analytical/Environmental Chemical Biology Chemical Physics Materials Chemistry Synthesis/Catalysis  
   
Synthesis/Catalysis Profs.
Arndtsen, Bruce
Auclair, Karine
Bohle, Scott
Butler, Ian
Chan, Tak-Hang
Cosa, Gonzalo
Damha, Masad
Eisenberg, Adi
Farrell, Patrick
Friščić, Tomislav
Gleason, James
Gray, Derek
Guindon, Yvan
Harpp, David
Hay, Allan
Kakkar, Ashok
Lennox, Bruce
Li, C.J.
Lumb, Jean-Philip
Marchessault, Robert
Moitessier, Nicolas
Moores, Audrey
Perepichka, Dima
Shaver, Alan
Sleiman, Hanadi
Tsantrizos, Youla
van de Ven, Theo
R. Bruce Lennox
R. Bruce Lennox

Professor
Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry

B.Sc. (University of Toronto, 1979)
M.Sc. (University of Toronto, 1981)
Ph.D. (University of Toronto, 1985)
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Imperial College, 1985-87)
President, Chemical Society for Chemistry (2009-10)
Member, FQRNT Centre for Self Assembled Chemical Structures (CSACS)
Member, McGill Center of Physics of Materials
Leo Yaffe Teaching Award, McGill, 1996
Office: Pulp & Paper 103
Phone: (514)398-8034
Email: Bruce.Lennox@McGill.ca

Lab: Pulp & Paper 109 and 201-215
Lab Phone: (514)398-6187 or (514)398-4460

Research Themes:
Materials
Chemistry
Synthesis/
Catalysis

Research Description:
Research in this laboratory is oriented around structure/property relationships of classes of molecules which form interfaces and nanomaterials. This takes us into molecular design and synthesis (of novel surfactants and lipids), kinetics studies (enzymology), surface chemical techniques (Langmuir films, electrochemistry, scanning probe microscopy), spectroscopy (NMR, IR) and polymer chemistry. In addition to the research that is performed directly in our labs, we also work with researchers in Physiology, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Neurosciences on collaborative projects. Some examples of ongoing projects in this laboratory include:

* the synthesis of stabilized gold nanoparticles
* the application of these nanoparticles in drug delivery, biorecognition schemes, and as tracers in materials diffusion problems
* the synthesis and assessment (using electron microscopy and 2H NMR) of novel two-headed lipids
* the preparation and application of novel lipids and polymers as two-dimensional lithography masks
* the development of ion channel-based electrochemical biosensors
* the development of cantilever-based sensors
* the use of surfaces, and surface features, as templates for chemical reactions

Students undertaking any of these projects will gain experience in physical organic principles, spectroscopic methods, electron microscopy, electrochemical techniques, and surface chemistry. Recent graduates and PDFs are currently in academic positions (U. de Montréal, Guelph, Saskatchewan, Concordia, Rutgers, Waterloo, Laurentian, Dalhousie), government research labs (NRD-Carade), industry (H-Power Corp., Unilever, Sun Chemical), and postdoctoral research positions.

Currently Teaching:
CHEM-634 Seminar in Advanced Materials
   
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