Baker Group Research
General Interests: Focus of our research is on sustainability (base metal tandem catalysis, green routes to fluorocarbons, conversion of renewable feedstocks to chemicals and fuels). We introduce our students to as many analytical techniques as we can, including multinuclear NMR, EPR, MS, e-chem, IR/Raman, UV-vis with TD-DFT modeling, quantitative GC and UPLC/MS. We take advantage of the resources of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation (CCRI) www.catalysis.uottawa.ca, including high throughput instrumentation and (soon) flow chemistry tools. Students also benefit from CCRI seminars and workshops, international exchange, visiting scientists and social activities.Research projects span basic to applied chemistry and labs feature enhanced "industry-like" safety envelope.