McGill University Department of Chemistry Analytical/Environmental Chemical Biology Chemical Physics Materials Chemistry Synthesis/Catalysis  
Linda Reven
Linda Reven

Associate Professor

B.A. (Carleton College, 1983)
Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1990)
Postdoctoral Fellow (U. California,Berkeley, 1990-1992)

Office: 214
Phone: (514)398-8058
Email: Linda.Reven@McGill.CA
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Lab: Pulp and Paper 203
Lab Phone: 514-398-8228

Research Themes:

Research Description:
Our research concerns the development of nanomaterials. This work is guided by characterization methods, in particular solid-state NMR, and theoretical modeling. The goal is to gain molecular level control over the macroscopic properties. Current projects include stimuli responsive nanoparticles and polymer and liquid crystalline nanocomposites. 2D solids NMR methods for characterizing heterogeneous polymer materials are applied to determine the morphology, spatial distribution and chain dynamics of nanoparticles functionalized with mixed polymer brushes and multilayer films. We study liquid crystals as dynamic templates to assemble nanomaterials into long range periodic structures and to control their optical properties.

Currently Teaching:
CHEM-345 Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM-355 Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM-688 Assessment
CHEM-701 Comprehensive Examination 1
CHEM-702 Comprehensive Examination 2
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