In following the recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, the Department of Chemistry (Food Science and Nanoscience)  is operating online and staff are working remotely.

For assistance, please contact the office at and your email will be redirected to the appropriate contact.

If you would like to set up a skype call, please email to set up an appointment.

We are doing all we can to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19 in Ottawa and across the country.

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.

Chemistry is all around us. Often called the central science, chemistry examines the processes that produce our food, clothes, medicines and hundreds of materials we use every day. Where can we see chemistry in our daily lives? Chemists have developed compounds that save lives and relieve symptoms of disease. Chemists have also made important contributions to radiation therapy, water purification and DNA fingerprinting. Chemists have also been behind many of the materials such as plastics, ceramics and nanomaterials that have benefitted society.  However, many problems still remain in the world. Pollution, global warming, disease, and malnutrition are but a few. These problems will be better and more quickly solved by a society that understands and appreciates the role chemistry can play in contributing to solutions.