University of Saskatchewan
Department of Soil Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Environmental Soil Chemistry

Research Projects


Here are the general areas in which our group is currently conducting research. Individual research projects will be added to these sections as they are completed.



Research Facilities


The University of Saskatchewan is a research intensive campus with a full complement of equipment necessary for all modern chemistry and environmental research. Our own research group has a new Bruker Equinox 55 and FRA 106/S FTIR/FT Raman Spectrometer, a Rigaku X-Ray diffractometer, A Digital Instruments AFM/STM, an advanced PC-controlled titration package, and access to many departmental analytical instruments such as capillary electrophoresis, flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, mass spectrometers, and gas chromatography.


The U of S is the home of the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center, which houses several Bruker NMR instruments from 500-600MHz, a Renishaw dispersive Raman microscope, and a new Bruker EPR system.


The U of S is also the home to the Canadian Light Source, Canada's only synchrotron and North America's newest third generation light source. Our group is currently involved in the development of a beamline that will allow for microprobe, XANES, and EXAFS of environmental samples in the 2000-4000 eV range.