Faculty & Staff
Our Lead Researchers in the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research
World class professors, senior scientists, researchers and graduate students are led by
Director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research,
Trent University Professor - Depts of Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry;
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, Professor and Chair, Environmental and Resource Science/Studies
The roles of science in environmental policy and politics; environmental history and history of science.
Specialization in crop performance, particularly seed growth and development; hormonal effects on processes like fatty acid synthesis and oil deposition.
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, 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, Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics, Professor, Philosophy
Environmental philosophy, ethics, socio-political issues, ethics of forgiveness, feminist philosophy.
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, 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, 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, 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.