Biography

Dr. Robert Haines joined the UPEI community August 1996 and had a distinguished career with UPEI until his untimely death in September 2007. Dr. Haines was a Chemistry professor and later served as Chair of the Chemistry Department and was appointed Chief Research Officer of the PEI Health Research Institute at UPEI. He was the recipient of the UPEI Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002, elected to the Fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry in 2002, and in 2003 he was appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He was also a recipient of the UPEI Merit Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievem ent. Dr. Haines received numerous research funding awards and had many publications to his credit. His primary research interests concerned the understanding of mechanisms of reactions of molecules containing metal atoms. The specific metals included platinum, palladium, and vanadium, whose compounds have application to health (anti-cancer drugs) and industrial processes (anti-corrosion treatments and catalysis). Dr. Haines contributed to the research training of a large number of undergraduate (Honours and Majors) and graduate (Master's) students, and acted as an Oral Examiner for PhD students. The "Dr. Robert Haines Graduate Research Award in Chemistry" award was created in his memory.

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