1. Physics & Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland

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

decoding the past      and      directing the future     

Environmental impacts on solid materials

For as long as humans have existed, we have used materials around us in creative ways to enhance our lives. It is critically important to understand how such materials change as they are produced, used, and stored. Not only can this improve the performance and lifetime of technological materials, but it is also an essential part of improving sustainability and developing effective strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The methodologies that we use are relevant for biominerals, geological minerals, lab-produced materials, as well as ancient archaeological materials.

Our work takes place in Newfoundland & Labrador, and we acknowledge the cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit whose ancestral homelands are here.

Current projects

We investigate materials with environmental, archaeological, geological and technological applications.


Read about our recent findings, including press releases.

The Group

My research team includes chemists, physicists, earth scientists, engineers, archaeologists, and mathematicians.

Lab Tour

Take a virtual visit through our state-of-the-art materials synthesis and characterization labs.

We also use high performance computing resources through ACENET, which is part of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.


This work is supported by local and national funding agencies, as well as through industry collaborations.

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