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Chemistry Expert Welcomed to Trent through Dr. Raymond March Visiting Scientist in Chemistry Endowment

November 23, 2018

As first annual Ray March Visiting Scientist Dr. Al-Abadleh engages with Trent undergraduate students

Sherry Booth, Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil, Dr. Al-Abadleh, Dr. Ray March, Kathleen March, Dr. Jackie Muldoon

Trent University welcomed Dr. Al-Abadleh to campus through the Dr. Raymond E. March visiting scientist in chemistry endowment.

The endowment was made possible by three alumni, Dr. Gervase Mackay (’65 and ’69) and Diane Mackay (’68), Dr. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts (’66) and Dr. Barbara Cottrell (’65 and ’69), who wanted to acknowledge Professor March’s impact on their careers and his impact on generations of students.

The first visiting scientist supported by the endowment, Dr. Al-Abadleh, is an expert in physical chemistry of environmental interfaces commonly found in atmospheric and soil environments. Her work includes the use of infrared spectroscopy and other surface sensitive techniques to study chemical species and their interactions in the environment.

Dr. Al-Abadleh presented lectures on November 5 and 7 titled, Diversity in the Academy: The Centrality of Human Diversity to Advancement and Innovation in Research and Education and Surface and Bulk Chemistry of Environmentally Relevant Systems.

 “We had a tremendously successful week with Dr. Al-Abadleh, her expertise and enthusiasm was very much appreciated by everyone who had the chance to interact with her,” said Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil, chair of the Chemistry department.

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Dr. Raymond March is an internationally recognized expert in mass spectrometry. He has published more than 200 research manuscripts on mass spectrometry; in addition, he has authored/edited seven books including Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry, Wiley & Sons, 2005.