Welcome to the Website of Melanie Pilkington's Research Group
Professor Melanie Pilkington
Tier (II) Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, Brock University
Current Activities
Research in the Pilkington group is interdisciplinary and lies at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry encompassing both synthetic and structural chemistry. The major focus is centered around addressing challenging problems in both inorganic and biological chemistry. The combined use of X-ray crystallography, magnetometry and electrochemistry reflects the breath of the projects under investigation.
Brock University is located in the 'garden city' of St. Catharines in the heart of the Niagara region of Ontario. This region is very picturesque, situated along the shores of Lake Ontario and is most noted for its fruit growing areas including its vineyards and wineries that produce world famous ice-wines. We are also located just 15 minute drive from Niagara Falls and the boarder with the U.S.
Brock University is located on a campus that is situated on the top of an escarpment above the city of St. Catharines. Below is a winter view (January, 2005) of the campus from my office window.
”You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream
Things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’ “

    George Bernard Shaw
Pilkington Group Summer 2006
Left to Right - Jian Wang, Prashanth Poddutoori, Chinmoyee Chakraborte, Xiao-Shu Wang, Jeniffer Anthony, Melanie Pilkington and Nasser Ali
Pilkington Group 2007
Left to Right - Stephanie, Roger, Roland, Prashanth, Niloo,  Dr. Pilkington (Melanie), Jian and Byron.

The Group June 2009 at the CSC meeting in Hamilton
Left to Right - Roger, Shari, Qiang, Prashanth, Niloo and Roland.

I am very fortunate to have a wonderful group of motivated students. I am proud of their achievements, the renwal of my Canada Research Chair s is largely down to their hard work and commitment.
The team at Brock July 2010
Left to Right - Nick, Roland, Roger, Shari, Justin, Niloo and Qiang.