Pilkington Group
Professor Melanie Pilkington
Former Tier (II) Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry, Brock University
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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. 
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 "You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream
things that never were and say, ‘Why not?’ "
                                       - George Bernard Shaw
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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.
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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 2P98 and 3P98 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.
Research support from the following sources is gratefully acknowledged:
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Aug 2015
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Sept 2016
Dr. Pilkington gives an invited talk at the ICMM in Sendai Japan. 
Dr. Pilkington gives an invited talk at the pre-ICMM in Nagoya, Japan.
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Sept 2016
Dr.Pilkington's collaborative research with the van der Est group at Brock is published in Inorg. Chem.
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Dec 2016
Daniel, Parisa, Zineb and Majeda present posters at this years IDW held at McMaster University. 
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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
Dr.Pilkington's collaborative research with the Rawson group at U of Windsor is published in JACS.