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Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research

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Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research

Faculty & Staff

Our Lead Researchers in the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research

Dr. Suresh NarineWorld 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 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.


Professor sitting at a desk with a microphone and a blackboard behind him.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.

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Man in suit and tie with shorter hair near the science building.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.

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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.

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Man in suit and tie against a burgundy wall smiling at the camera 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.

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Lady with cream suit and glasses against a muddy green background, smiling at the cameraDr. Kathryn Norlock, Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics, Professor, Philosophy

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

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Man with short black hair in a suit and tie smiling at the camera 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.

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Lady with blonde hair and glasses standing against a rock/concrete wall in business attire and smiling at the cameraDr. 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.

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Man with short hair in striped dress shirt standing in Trent's chemical science building and smiling at the camera.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.

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Man with short hair in jacket smiling at the cameraDr. 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.

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