Professor Melanie Pilkington
Tier (II) Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, Brock University
Dr. Pilkington's research group is part of the Department of Chemistry at Brock University located in the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex at Brock University.
"You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream
things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’ "
- George Bernard Shaw
The major focus of our research is centered around addressing challenging problems in both inorganic and biological chemistry. The combined use of X-ray crystallography, magnetometry, EPR spectroscopy and electrochemistry reflects the breath of the projects under investigation. We are also developing new families of MRI contrast agents for medical imaging.
Brock University is located in the 'garden city' of St. Catharines in the heart of the Niagara region of Ontario. We're looking forward to meeting you.
Graduate positions available
Highly motivated students with research experience at the 4th year undergrad. level in synthesis and/or coordination chemistry are encouraged to apply.
Congratulations to Emma Gavey. The Pilkington group is awarded an OCE POP grant to develop a new family of MRI contrast agents.
Congratulations to Majeda Al Harreri for being awarded an NSERC USRA.
Congratulations to Nick Hurley for for his first publication - a full paper in Inorganic Chemistry.
Undergraduate positions available
We welcome diversity, so if you are a hard working chemistry, biology, biotech, biochem or physics major or any combination of the above come over to the lab. and find out what we do. Mentorship is available for 4th year Honors as well as 3P98 and 4P98 research projects.
Majeda and Emma with their prizes for best poster and runner up for best oral contribution at the 46th IDW, held at York University, Nov. 2013.