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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
December 6, 2016
Canadian Excellence

About Dr. Al-Abadleh

Employment History:

Visiting Professor in the lab of Professor D. James Donaldson, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto (2011) 

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Wilfrid Laurier University ('10-current)

Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Waterloo ('05-current)

Associated Graduate Faculty, Chemistry Department, University of Guelph ('07-'10)

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Wilfrid Laurier University ('05-'10)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Professor Franz Geiger, Chemistry Department, Northwestern University ('03-'05)

Research Interests:
Physical chemistry of environmental interfaces commonly found in atmospheric and soil environments using mainly infrared spectroscopy and other surface sensitive techqniques. Click here for more on our ongoing research projects. 

Awards and Recognitions:

  • WLU Faculty Association Merit Award (2016)
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (2016) 
  • MAX Platinum Award of Excellence (2016)
  • Imperial Oil University Research Award (2016) 
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the ACS (2015) 
  • Faculty Mentoring Award by Laurier Alumni Relations (2015), which was acknowledged and celebrated at the 2016 Laurier Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception
  • WLU Faculty Association Merit Award (2012)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the ACS (2012) 
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications (2012) 
  • Early Researcher Award by Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011-2016) 
  • American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund Award (2009-2012) 
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2008)
  • Best Poster Award from the Canadian Light Source while attending the second Synchrotron Summer School (Aug. 20-24, 2007)
  • Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award (2007)
  • Leaders Opportunity Fund Award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (2006)
  • University of Iowa DC Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and University of Iowa nominee for the 2004 national competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Dissertation Prize (2004)
  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (deferred, 2003)
  • National Award for Honour Students at the U.A.E. University from Her Highness Fatma Bint Mubarak (Wife of the late President of the United Arab Emirates) (1999)

Recent Publications:

Arthur Situm, Mohammad A. Rahman, Sabine Goldberg, and Hind A. Al-Abadleh*. Spectral Characterization and Surface Complexation Modeling of Organics on Hematite Nanoparticles:  Role of Electrolytes in the Binding MechanismEnvironmental Science: Nano, 20163, 910-926.

Hind A. Al-Abadleh*.  A Review on the Bulk and Surface Chemistry of Iron in Atmospherically-relevant Systems Containing Humic Like Substances (HULIS). Invited, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 45785 - 45811.

Md Abdus Sabur, Sabine Goldberg, Adrian Gale, Nadine Kabengi, and Hind A. Al-Abadleh*. Temperature-dependent ATR-FTIR and Calorimetric Studies on Arsenicals Adsorption from Solution to Hematite NanoparticlesLangmuir2015, 31, 2749-2760. 

Complete publications list


Mailing Address:

Chemistry Department
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5