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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.


Heather Schwartz-Narbonne has re-joined the group for the summer of 2020. 

Karen Morenz has re-joined the Donaldson Group, this time as a PhD student.

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:

Contact Info

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