- B.S. (Honours) 1984, University of New Brunswick
- Ph.D., 1989, The University of Calgary
- NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-91, Harvard University
- Industrial, materials and environmental chemistry
- metallo-organic chemistry applied to development of new chemical processes, biofuels, protective coatings and advanced materials
- explosive detection and neutralization
- water purification
- sensors; arsenic remediation
- refining of metals.
The research efforts of Professor Apblett's group are concerned with the application of metallo-organic and inorganic materials chemistry to the multitude of problems that are faced by industry today. Such challenges as improved methods of extracting minerals and recycling waste materials, the direct "one-pot" conversion of minerals to useful commodity chemicals and polymers, new catalytic processes, pollution prevention and remediation and novel processing techniques and products, are all addressed by our research. Target products include high technology materials, artificial bone, catalysts, ion exchange materials, inorganic polymers, medical detectors, and metallo-organic compounds that are therapeutic agents for cancer treatment.