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Our Lead Researchers in the
Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research

World class professors, senior scientists, researchers and graduate students are led by Dr. Suresh Narine, Director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research, Trent University Professor - Depts of Physics and Astronomy, and ChemistFry; Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering; and NSERC/GFO/ERS Senior Industrial Research Chair in Lipid Derived Biomaterials. Suresh Narine was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 by The Globe & Mail.

Dr. Stephen Bocking

Dr. Stephen Bocking
Professor and Chair, Environmental and Resource Science/Studies

The roles of science in environmental policy and politics; environmental history and history of science

Dr. Neil Emery

Dr. Neil Emery
VP Research and International, Professor, Biology

Specialization in crop performance, particularly seed growth and development; hormonal effects on processes like fatty acid synthesis and oil deposition

Dr. Céline Guéguen

Dr. Céline Guéguen
Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Sciences
and Biogeochemistry, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Dynamics and characterization of dissolved organic matter in natural waters, cycling of trace metals in aquatic environments, role of nanoparticles in transport and bioavailability of trace metals in marine and fresh waters

Dr. Chris Metcalfe

Dr. Chris Metcalfe
Professor, Environmental and Resource Science/Studies, Director, Institute for Watershed Science, Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University

The determination of the environmental fate and toxic effects of organic contaminants in the aquatic environment

Dr. Kathryn Norlock

Dr. Kathryn Norlock
Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics, Professor, Philosophy

Environmental philosophy, ethics, socio-political issues, ethics of forgiveness, feminist philosophy

Dr. Raúl Ponce-Hernandez

Dr. Raúl Ponce-Hernandez
Professor, Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods, Professor, Environmental and Resource Sciences and Geography

Earth observation systems and applied geospatial analysis, process-based modelling, climate change impacts and mitigation, carbon sequestration in biomass and soils, land resource assessment and land-use planning

Dr. Laura Summerfeldt

Dr. Laura Summerfeldt
Registered Clinical Psychologist; Associate Professor, Psychology, Applications of Modelling and Quantitative Methods, Sustainability Studies Graduate Program

Emotion regulation, cognition, decision making, situational and personality determinants of anxiety and anxiety-related behaviour

Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil

Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Director, Trent Centre for Materials Research

Design, development and characterization of silane derived, sol-gel materials incorporating nanoparticle, hybrid and biohybrid research

Dr. Asaf Zohar

Dr. Asaf Zohar
Professor and Chair of Business Administration, Director, Sustainability Studies graduate program

Leadership in introducing sustainability to organizations, strategic analysis, creative problem solving, change management, systems thinking, and organizational learning