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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Kevin Coulter

Associate Teaching Professor


Faculty of Science

Lecturer (Inorganic Chemistry) and Senior Lab Instructor (Inorganic and Organic chemistry). Supervision of Honours thesis projects and Experiential Learning opportunities for undergraduates in the area of Solar Fuels Research.

Contact information

Science Building - Room 3073
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2841
905.721.3304 (fax)

Research topics

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Solar Fuels
  • Water Splitting Photocatalysis
  • CO2 Reduction Catalysis

Areas of expertise

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Solar Fuels
  • Water Splitting Photocatalysis
  • CO2 Reduction Catalysis


Ph.D. UVIC (1997)
B.Sc. UVIC (1990)

Work Experience
Associate Teaching Professor Ontario Tech (2005 to date)
Post-doctoral appointment, teaching and research MUN (2001-2005)
Research Technician, Cominco Research, Trail B.C (1999-2001)
Post-doctoral appointment, UVIC (1997-1999)

Inorganic chemist with over 16 years experience lecturing undergraduate chemistry courses and over 30 years research experience in Inorganic coordination chemistry, catalysis and organic synthetic chemistry. Key research interests are in electrocatalysis for CO2 reduction and photocatalysis for water splitting


  • PhD UVIC 1997
  • BSc UVIC 1989

Courses taught

  • CHEM 4610U (Advances in Inorganic Chemistry)
  • CHEM 3510U (Inorganic Chemistry I: Transition Metals and Main Group Elements)
  • CHEM 3520U (Inorganic Chemistry II: Organometallics)
  • CHEM 2220U (Molecular Structure Determination from Spectroscopic Data)
  • CHEM 1010U (Chemistry I)