Memorial University of Newfoundland
Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Chemistry and Food Science
School of Graduate Studies
St. John's, NF
The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of study consist of courses and research work, and require the submission of a thesis describing the results of original research. The department also participates in interdisciplinary master’s programs in environmental science and computational science. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. Molecular modeling and simulation. Selectivity/reactivity; reaction mechanism; software design; high performance computing. Analytical, Marine and Environmental Chemistry. Current research includes the identification of novel, biologically active compounds in aquatic environments, ultra-trace analysis of organopollutants, analysis and profiling of organic compounds in the environment, chemical speciation of trace metals in the aquatic environment, and marine lipid chemistry. Inorganic and Materials Chemistry. The group provides students with a broad experience in synthetic inorganic/materials chemistry, and specialist training in advanced physical methods. Research areas include green chemistry, catalysis, new magnetic information storage media, fuel cells, biomaterials, and the chemistry of excited states Organic Synthesis. The organic synthesis group is involved in diverse projects ranging from method development and mechanistic studies to the synthesis of natural products, drugs, and novel organic materials. Project areas include asymmetric organic synthesis and catalysis, cyclophanes, calixnaphthalenes, fullerenes, nanotubes, nanotechnology, Experimental Physical Chemistry. Research areas include ion spectroscopy of hydrogen bonded species and biophysical chemistry. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation operated as part of the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network http://www.mun.ca/creait/home/. Stipends are maintained at competitive levels, while tuition fees are among the lowest in Canada. There are no application forms for financial support; all students are automatically considered.