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  • 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!

  • Group Photo 2013


    Sarah, Alyson, Elyse, Jamie, Sumi, Dorea and Angela pose for a group photo in the Davenport Atrium.

  • ECC 2017


  • Donaldson Group Summer 2017

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


Today Jessica gave her Master's exit talk entitled "Ammoniums's Impact on Phase Changes in Urban Grime. Congrats Jessica!

Today our new post-doctoral fellow, Stephanie Jones, joined our group! Stephanie will be working on the indoor chemistry project. We are very excited to have her with us!

Jamie is in Shanghai participating in the Third Sino-European School on Atmospheric Chemistry (SESAC 3). The program is occuring from the 21-30th of November. Jamie will be giving his talk on the 24th entitled: Heterogeneous Atmospheric Processes I: gas-solid. Have fun Jamie!

Laura arrived back in Toronto after her trip to Switzlerand!

Today, Laura flies to Zurich to begin a 2 week trip to begin a collaborative study with the McNeill Research Group at ETH Zurich. The project will focus on determining the formation of singlet oxygen in different water types. Laura would like to extend a huge thank you to the McNeill group for letting her visit them.

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
80 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3H6
Phone:  416-978-8596
Office:  LM316
Lab: LM315