1. Physics & Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland

  2. Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Kristin Poduska
Professor and Head
  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

  • 2018-present: Head, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography,
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 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
  • Canadian Space Agency
    Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) grant
    Study of Electrical potential, Remote sensing, and Preservation of biosignatures at sites of serpentinization, led by Penny Morrill (MUN Earth Sciences)
  • 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

  • 2018-2021: Member, NSERC Evaluation Group - Physics (1505)
  • 2015-present: Committee Member, NSERC Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee
  • 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
  • 2014-2018: Director of Science Policy and Board Member, Canadian Association of Physicists

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