Peter Tremaine

Prof. Peter Tremaine

Education: BSc, (University of Waterloo, 1969), PhD, (University of Alberta, 1974)


Office: MacNaughton 314B / Laboratories: MacNaughton 307, 309, 309A

Phone: 519-824-4120 ext: 56076 / Fax: 519-766-1499





NSERC Industrial Research Chair

Prof. Peter Tremaine has been named the NSERC/UNENE (University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering) Senior Industrial Research Chair in High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry. Industrial Research Chair Grants are awarded to researchers considered international leaders and exceptional among their peers. The chair is worth nearly $2.5 million over five years, with $930,000 coming from NSERC and more than $1 million from industry.


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Research Themes

  • Fundamendal science of water, electrolytes, and organic solutes under extreme conditions (high temperatures and pressures)
  • Chemistry and materials of CANDU reactors and advanced nuclear reactor designs
  • Geological storage of nuclear spent fuel
  • Origin of life



CHEM 2820 - Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CHEM 7500 - Physical Chemistry: Aqueous Solutions and Interfaces





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