Campus Directory: Paul Hazendonk

University of Lethbridge

Paul Hazendonk
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: SA8440
Phone: (403) 329-2657
Fax: (403) 329-2057
Room: SA8408
Phone: (403) 394-3903


B.Sc. (Co-op), M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph.D. (Chemistry)


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Fluoropolymers, Fuel Cells, Composite Materials, Spin Dynamics, Chemical Exchange, Solid-state

Research Areas

Solid-State, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Fuel Cell, Fluoropolymers, Spin Dynamics, Chemical Exchange

Previous Research Areas

Solution Sate Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Spin Dynamics, Chemical Exchange

In The Media

Researcher Ponders the Properties and Potential Uses of Plastics; Legend; May 2004.

New Device to Help Build Better Plastics; Legend; May 2002.

Research Interests

My research focuses on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) in both solid and solutions state. I focus on fluorine containing materials such as fluoropolymers, inorganic polymers and inorganic fluorides. Fluoropolymers see wide commercial application anywhere from coatings, such as TEFLON non-stick surfaces, to garments, such as GORTEX, to membranes as used in speakers and in filters. One of the main objectives of his research is to provide a mechanistic understanding of the macroscopic properties of these materials at a molecular level. Since the fluorine nucleus poses a particular spectroscopic challenge, his research has a strong focus on the development of new NMR techniques and theory. Paul uses the new 500 MHz VARIAN INOVA spectrometer housed in Exploration Place at the University of Lethbridge. This instrument has a unique configuration, one of about four in the world, which are specially adapted for work on fluorine.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Solid-state NMR of Fluorine containing materials Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), $69,850, 2007.

Solid-state NMR of Fluoropolymers Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), $38,000 p.a., 2005-07.

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Solid-state NMR of Fluropolymers Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2004
Raman and NMR Spectroscopy of Fluorine Compounds Canadian Foundation for Innovation 2003

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Hazendonk's CV

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