D. James Donaldson
James Donaldson attended Carleton University in Ottawa, where he obtained a B.S. degree in 1979 and Ph.D. degree in 1984. His thesis work involved both experimental and quantum chemical investigations of reaction dynamics in gas phase atom + radical systems. He carried out postdoctoral work on photodissociation dynamics and energy transfer at JILA (as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow) and on molecular spectroscopy in free jet expansions in the Chemistry Department, both at the University of Colorado. He joined the University of Toronto in 1988 as an NSERC University Research Fellow and is now a Professor of chemistry. His research interests have included photodissociation and bimolecular reaction dynamics (especially the role played by the local environment), chemistry in molecular clusters, spectroscopy of reacting species, and molecular energy transfer. His current research focuses on the kinetics and dynamics of interfacial reaction of atmospheric importance, overtone-initiated chemistry, and the nature of the air-ice interface.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2008