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:
The surface and interfacial characteristics of solids such as supported catalysts, polymer blends, and thin films are important to many of their useful material properties. Characterization of these heterogeneous or amorphous solids can be difficult or impossible to achieve by conventional methods such as X-ray diffraction. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy is an increasingly important technique in the fields of materials science and surface chemistry. Our group pioneered the application of NMR spectroscopy to organic monolayers, and more recently, to polyelectrolyte films. We use advanced solid-state NMR techniques in conjunction with transmission electron microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy and other surface science tools to study the surface and interfacial properties of novel materials such as monolayer stabilized metal colloids or lamellar metal phosphonates.

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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