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  • Donaldson Group Photo Summer 2019

     

    Here we have the Donaldson Group smiling in the sunshine! In front we have Jamie Donaldson. Behind him, from left to right we have Heather, Florian, Stephanie, Isabel and Laura.

  • Donaldson Group Photo 2018-2019

    Heather, Stephanie, Laura, Isabel and Jamie pose together in the Davenport atrium. We promise Jamie is in this photo...somewhere.

  • Donaldson Group Photo Spring 2018

    Jamie, Jessica, Stephanie, Liron, Heather, and Laura pose for a picture together!

  • Donaldson Group Photo Fall 2017

     

    Heather, Liron, Laura, Jamie and Jessica pose for a picture together! They are even smiling!

  • Group Photo 2015

     Alyson, Karen, Angela, Jamie, Laura and Nicole!

What We Do:

In our lab, we are interested in chemistry that happens on surfaces which are exposed to the atmosphere, as well as photochemistry that takes place following vibrational excitation of atmospheric molecules. We use tools from physical, analytical, and theoretical chemistry to try to understand the processes which take place at the interface between the atmosphere and a condensed phase, especially aqueous droplets and organic coatings. We use spectroscopic and theoretical methods to study the chemistry of vibrationally excited molecules in the atmosphere.

Welcome to Donaldson Research Group

Announcements

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, we are very excited to announce that Morgan Vallieres has joined our group! Welcome Morgan!

As we reach the end of summer, we have to say goodbye to Heather, Isabel and Florian. We wish them good luck with all of their future endeavors and they will be missed. 

Heather and Jamie's latest paper, entitled "Water uptake by indoor surfaces" has just been published in Scientific Reports. You can check the paper out with full text access by clicking on this link: https://rdcu.be/bMyrX.

Stephanie Jones recently attended the 29th International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP), which took place in Boulder, Colorado. Her talk was entitled "Investigating the Photoenhanced Uptake of NOx on Indoor Painted Surfaces under Different Illumination Conditions." This is work that she has done for the past year and a half with Heather and Florian.

We want to welcome Florian to our group for the summer! He will be working on experiments that pick up where Heather left off.

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Lash Miller Chemical Laboritories
80 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3H6
Canada  
 
Email: james.donaldson@utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-978-8596
Office:  LM316
Lab: LM315