Physical Research

Dr. Mario Bieringer

Our research focuses on the preparation of novel inorganic solids and the investigation of their physical properties in an attempt to establish structure-property relationships. The materials of concern belong to the groups of transition metal oxides, lanthanide oxides and metal oxychlorides. The investigation of physical properties, crystallographic structures and electronic structures allows the identification of structure-property relationships in solids.
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Dr. Scott Kroeker
Research in our group involves the structural investigation of inorganic and organometallic materials. The principal method of characterization is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). As many of the materials of interest contain nuclei with quadrupole moments, substantial efforts are devoted to the development of NMR techniques designed to probe such systems.
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Dr. H. Georg Schreckenbach 

Dr. Schreckenbach’s research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational chemistry, with a focus on the development and application of density functional theory (DFT) and other methods. Current research areas include actinide chemistry, environmental chemistry of Hg and other metals, solar energy (dye sensitized solar cells), polymer-based electronic devices, amongst others.
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Dr. Jennifer van Wijngaarden 

High resolution molecular spectroscopy and ab initio calculations are used to probe the lowest energy states of reactive species to gain better understanding of their structures and dynamics. The lab is equipped with custom-built, state-of-the-art microwave spectrometers and group members are also actively involved in infrared experiments at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron facility.
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