Robert Lipson

Rob Lipson received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1985 from the University of Toronto, and did postdoctoral work in the Spectroscopy group at the National Research Council Canada. He was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario until 2010 when he joined the faculty at the University of Victoria as Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Science. Dr. Lipson has published more than 110 refereed papers in the fields of laser spectroscopy, photonics materials and applications related to interference lithography, and analytical technique development for MALDI mass spectrometry. He is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Dr. Lipson served as Chair of the Chemistry Department at Western from 2000-05. He was a former member and Chair of the NSERC Analytical/Physical Chemistry Grant Selection Committee (2004-06), and a member of the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship Selection Committee (2008-10). He is currently Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry, and a member of the Canadian Society of Chemistry Accreditation Committee.


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