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Round Table with Prof. Hind A. Al-Abadleh

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80 St George St

Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories

LM128

Toronto, ON M5S 3H4

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WICTO and GCI are happy to announce an upcoming co-hosted visit with Prof. Hind Al-Abadleh from Wilfred Laurier University (https://www.wlu-science-chem-halabadleh.ca/). She will be visiting the department on Wednesday November 22nd, where we will host a round table at 12 PM in LM128 before her seminar at 3 PM in Davenport East.

Prof. Al-Abadleh is a professor in environmental surface chemistry, tackling the important and unresolved scientific problems in geochemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Her research group utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and computational software to study processes at the gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces. Prof. Al-Abadleh is also a very active member in the chemistry community, constantly promoting and advocating for diversity and equity in the sciences. Prior to her lecture, there will be an opportunity for individuals to gather and discuss with Prof. Al-Abadleh about the importance of diversity towards the advancement of chemical research.

The proceedings of the CSC Symposium on Equity and Diversity in Chemistry was summarized into a book entitlted 'Making Chemistry Inclusive'. During this round table, Prof. Al-Abadleh will present and discuss her chapter on 'The Centrality of Human Diversity to Advancement and Innovation in Chemical Research and Education in the 21st Century'.

After the round table, Prof. Hind A. Al-Abadleh will give a seminar titled 'Surface Chemistry of Environmental Interfaces'.

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Most environmental processes occur at the interface between the different phases of matter present in natural and industrial systems. In each of these processes, surfaces, mainly oxides and hydroxides of transition metals, are present under very different ambient conditions. This talk will present an overview of research activities in Al-Abadleh’s lab at Laurier in the area of environmental surface chemistry. Specifically, projects on the fate of arsenic compounds in simulated geochemical environments in the absence and presence of organic matter will be presented. Also, recent results will be shown on the atmospheric chemistry of iron in secondary organic particle formation from aliphatic and aromatic precursors. The significance of this research will be highlighted in relation to the cycling of arsenic in water and soil, and potentially new pathways for metal-driven atmospheric brown carbon formation and aging of mineral dust aerosols.

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