Chemistry Graduate Studies - General Description

The Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in many of the subdisciplinary areas of Chemistry (analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical). The specific research interests of the full-time and adjunct faculty members include:

  • electrochemistry and surface analysis
  • material science
  • pulp and paper research
  • organometallic chemistry and catalysis
  • organic synthesis
  • aqueous silicon chemistry
  • photochemistry
  • environmental and medicinal chemistry
  • computational and theoretical chemistry

For more detailed information regarding specific research interests, check the research group web site for each member of the Department.

Some important points regarding graduate level research in the Department of Chemistry:

  • the excellent faculty-to-graduate student ratio ensures a strong interaction between graduate students and members of the Department
  • extensive funding from government granting agencies [e.g., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)], private industry and Lakehead University has contributed to the tremendous expansion in research infrastructure available to researchers and graduate students in the Department
  • several members of the Department of Chemistry and their graduate students collaborate with various companies and agencies, including Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada and the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre
  • many successful M.Sc. graduates from the Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University go on to pursue Ph.D. studies at other universities

It normally takes two years to complete the program requirements which include: four one-term courses (2 FCE) tailored to meet the student's needs and interests; a research-based thesis project supervised by of one or more of the faculty members; and two Departmental research seminars.