Category: Technical

Amy Holland

Amy Holland (M.Sc., Queen’s University) joined GreenCentre as a Development Scientist in 2010, working with early-stage companies to develop sustainable products and processes. She has a strong background in project leadership and managing client relationships. Amy joined the leadership team in 2018 as manager of the technical team and laboratory operations, with responsibility for safety …

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Craig Wheaton

Craig Wheaton joined the team in 2013 after completing a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dalhousie University) and PhD research (University of Lethbridge) specializing in the areas of synthetic organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Since then, Craig has applied his considerable technical expertise and his certification as a Project Management Professional by leading high-impact R&D projects for our …

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Zach Ariki

Zach Ariki (PhD, Queen’s University) specializes in transition metal catalysis and has employed his skills in the areas of synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry since joining GreenCentre Canada in 2021. Zach has contributed to the synthesis and development of valuable small-molecules and metal complexes that drive the research and innovation of our clients. In his …

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Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis (PhD, Queen’s University) is experienced in diverse areas of chemistry, with specializations in polymer chemistry and materials science. Most recently, Sarah developed novel polymers for environmentally conscious applications. Since joining GreenCentre Canada in 2021, Sarah has participated in the synthesis of custom molecules for industrial use.

Luiza Freitas

Luiza Freitas (Ph.D., UFMG – Brazil, PDF at Queen’s University) joined GreenCentre Canada in 2018 and has been applying her experience in organic synthesis, organometallics, nanomaterials and natural products to help clients from different chemical sectors advance their innovative technologies and products. In her spare time, she loves baking, swimming and spending time with her …

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Omar Garcia-Valdez

Omar Garcia-Valdez (PhD, Research Centre on Applied Chemistry, CIQA, Mexico) joined GreenCentre in 2018 and has applied his expertise in polymer science and engineering to develop our client’s technologies and products. Omar has contributed to the synthesis of new polymers, coatings, and diverse organic/inorganic materials for numerous applications. He enjoys football, American football, car racing, …

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Keller Guimaraes

Keller Guimaraes (Ph.D., UFMG – Brazil, PDF at UFMG and Queen’s University) joined GreenCentre Canada in 2021 and has been applying his expertise in organic synthesis, organometallics, and natural products to develop our client’s innovative technologies and products. He also teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and loves cooking and playing acoustic guitar.

Nicholas Hein

Nicholas Hein (PhD, University of British Columbia, PDF at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Simon Fraser University) joined GreenCentre Canada in 2022 and has utilized his expertise and creativity in organometallic and inorganic synthesis to help clients reach their synthetic goals. When not doing chemistry, he grows hot chili peppers and …

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Tim Hurst

Before joining GreenCentre Canada in 2018, Tim Hurst (PhD, University of Nottingham, UK) spent over a decade as a synthetic organic chemist in academia. Tim has built on this experience to support the R&D programs of our clients through the design, synthesis and purification of new materials and fine chemicals for various applications. In addition, …

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Kerim Samedov

Kerim Samedov (PhD, Berlin University of Technology) joined GreenCentre Canada in 2019. He has applied his experience in inorganic and organometallic synthetic chemistry to advance our clients’ R&D and commercialization efforts. These clients range from academic start-ups to multinationals in advanced materials and specialty chemicals.