BSc (Dalhousie); PhD (Western)

Dr. Brian Wagner researches the ability of large, hollow, cage-like “host” molecules to encapsulate other small “guest” molecules. This often increases the fluorescence, or the ability to emit light, of the guests. Real-world applications include enhanced trace analysis of pesticides and the design of molecular sensors.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • Supramolecular host-guest inclusion systems and their applications, including as molecular sensors and in trace analysis techniques (such as for pesticides in natural waters ).
  • The use of fluorescence spectroscopy to study the properties and local environment of molecules
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