1. Physics & Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland

  2. Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Kristin Poduska
Professor
  Experimental Materials Physics & Chemistry

M e m o r i a l  U n i v e r s i t y  o f  N e w f o u n d l a n d
decoding the past      and      directing the future     

Brief curriculum vitae

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in surface electrochemistry (2001-2003) York University, Toronto
  • Ph.D. in solid state physics (1996-2000) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.
  • B.A. magna cum laude, major in physics (1992-1996) Carleton College, Northfield, MN, U.S.A.
  • Academic Positions

  • 2015-present: Professor of physics (cross-appointed to Department of Chemistry),
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2009-2015: Associate Professor of physics (cross-appointed to Department of Chemistry),
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2014: Visiting Scientist at the Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (D-REAMS) Laboratory,
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Scientist at the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science,
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2003-2009: Assistant Professor of physics (cross-appointed to Department of Chemistry),
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2002, 2003: Lecturer in chemistry,
    York University, Toronto
  • Awards

  • 2009: Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (more details)
  • Publications

  • Recent publications are listed here.
  • Financial support for research (recent)

    Discovery-based investigations

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada:
    Discovery Grant Program, Research Tools and Instrumentation Program
    with matching funds from the Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Fund, Infrastructure and Operating Fund
    Laboratory for Environmental Archaeological Science and Facility for in-fluid preparation and characterization of inorganic and biological materials
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award Program:
    Improving the functionality of biologically compatible materials through novel electrochemical syntheses
  • Industry-related projects

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada:
    Interaction Grant, Engage Grant, and Collaborative Research and Development Grant
    Industrial partners have included Lumentra, Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems and Lotek
  • Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador :
    Low-cost ceramic sensors for characterization of fugitive or flare emissions and Liquid Repellent Surface in Harsh Marine Environments, with Xili Duan (MUN Engineering)
  • Student stipends

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada:
    Undergraduate Summer Research Award Program
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Research & Development Corporation:
    Ocean Industries Student Research Award Program
  • ACEnet Research Fellowship Program:
    Micromagnetic simulations of disorder effects in templated magnetic media
  • Memorial University's School of Graduate Studies
  • Memorial Undergraduate Career Experience Program
  • Professional activities

  • 2015-present: Committee Member, NSERC Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee
  • 2014-present: Director of Science Policy and Board Member, Canadian Association of Physicists
  • 2014-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
  • 2009-present: Executive Member, Canadian Section of The Electrochemical Society
  • 2008-present: Committee Member, Physics and Astronomy Committee of Science Atlantic

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