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Group members gain hands-on experience in synthetic inorganic chemistry and catalysis, including the use of Schlenk and high-vacuum lines, dryboxes, NMR/Mass/IR/Raman spectroscopy techniques, X-ray crystallography, and electrochemistry. In addition, group members are part of a department that boasts internationally-recognized experts in computational chemistry, catalysis, and battery technology. If you are interested in joining us for undergraduate or graduate research, please contact Saurabh by email.

We are also seeking postdoctoral researchers with intentions of applying for fellowships to join us. In addition to external sources (e.g. NSERC, Banting, etc.), Dalhousie also offers the prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships for outstanding candidates to undertake two years of research.

If you are considering joining us for your graduate studies, click here to find the necessary information about important dates and the numerous funding opportunities offered by the university. 

Feel free to contact Saurabh if you would like additional information!

Current Group Members


Saurabh S. Chitnis

Group Leader

Ph. D. University of Victoria (2015, Neil Burford)
PDF - University of Bristol (2017, Ian Manners)

Awards & Honours

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2011)
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2012-2015)
Governor General's Gold Medal for Doctoral Research (2015)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017)


Marcus Kindervater

B.Sc. Mt. Allison University

M.Sc. Student

My name is Marcus Kindervater and I am from Amherst, NS. Most recently I was a resident of Sackville, NB where I graduated from Mount Allison University with a BSc Honours in Chemistry. In August 2018 I am starting research with the Chitnis group at Dalhousie University in hopes of completing an MSc Chemistry program. My interests include the culinary arts, basketball and card games with friends.


Katherine Marczenko

M.Sc. McMaster University

Ph.D. Student

I was born in Toronto, ON and I completed my B.Sc. at the University of Guelph and my M.Sc. at McMaster University in noble-gas and fluorine chemistry. I am very excited to start my Ph.D. in this Chitnis lab this September. Outside the lab, you can find me hanging out with my two bengal cats, playing the piano, or exploring nature!


Chloe-Louise Johnson

Visiting B.Sc. student from Bath (UK)

My name is Chloe and I'm an undergraduate exchange student from England. I was born near Birmingham, and am currently undergoing my undergraduate programme at the University of Bath (with a study year abroad in Halifax!). My hobbies include hiking and watching films, and I absolutely love to travel.