Declan DeJordy joined the Centre in 2020 as a CICan CleanTech Intern and transitioned to a Researcher position in 2021. He is also a part-time faculty member in the Biosciences program and Cannabis Applied Science post-graduate certificate program at Loyalist College. He also teaches an applied chemistry lecture at neighbouring St. Lawrence College.
As a Centre Researcher, Declan is responsible for leading individual applied research projects from research planning to project completion and reporting, communicating with clients and team members and verifying that all projects and tasks are on schedule and budget. Declan also takes a lead role in mentoring technologists, students and research assistants within the Centre.
Declan provides applied and analytical chemistry expertise on industry partner applied research projects.
Declan completed his MSc in Organometallic Chemistry at McMaster University after earning his Honours BSc in Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Guelph.
Throughout his academic pursuits he worked as an undergraduate and graduate researcher and teaching assistant. He has three published articles in his portfolio, and numerous presentations and awards. Most recently, he and Dr. Florina Truica of Cold Plasma presented an e-poster, “Fungal Decontamination of Cannabis Inflorescences by Cold Plasma Treatment,” at the joint IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (WCC) and Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE).