Chemistry

Jason Clyburne Profile

Jason Clyburne
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Professor
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Environmental Studies and Materials
Adjunct Professor Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. (Acadia University) 
Ph.D. (Dalhousie University)

 

Contact Information

Biographical Sketch

Research Interests

Awards

Professional Experience

Publications


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jason Clyburne holds a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science and Materials at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He obtained a B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry from Acadia University and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Dalhousie University. Post-graduation, he joined the research group of Professor Alan Cowley (FRS) at the University of Texas at Austin, where he examined the coordination chemistry of main group elements. In addition to his Canada Research Chair at Saint Mary’s University, Dr. Clyburne holds the position of adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, where he received a Faculty Award in 2004. Dr. Clyburne has served with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada in a variety of roles and is currently the Section Co-Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Evaluation Group. His area of research is wide but deals mostly with inorganic and organic materials as they apply to green chemistry, including catalysis and acid gas capture.  The chemistry of N-heterocyclic carbenes and ionic liquids play key roles in his research.


Research Interests

  • Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  • Solids and liquids for reversible gas absorption (CO2)
  • Ionic liquids, polymers, and gels for separations
  • Materials chemistry
  • Synthetic main group chemistry
  • Chemistry of the hydrogen atom

Awards

2013

Saint Mary’s University Presidents Research Award for Excellence in Research

   

2011

Canada Research Chair (Tier Two) Environmental Studies and Materials (renewal)

   

2010

Thieme Chemistry Journals Award (recognition for high potential researcher)

   

2006

Canada Research Chair (Tier Two) Environmental Studies and Materials

   

2005

Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Grant

   

2004

SFU Faculty Award

   

1995

President's Graduate Teaching Award, Dalhousie University


Professional Experience 

2012 – 2013

Visiting scholar, University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories.

   

2006 – Present

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Materials, Saint Mary’s University (renewed 2011 – 2016)

   

2010 – Present

Full Professor, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Program, Saint Mary’s University

   

2006 – 2010

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Program, Saint Mary’s University

   

2006 – Present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

   

2003 – 2006

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

   

2001 – 2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University

   

1998 – 2001

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Acadia University

   

1996 – 1998

Post-Doctorate Fellow, University of Texas at Austin


Publications

  1. Doyle, Kristin A.; Murphy, Luke J.; Robertson, Katherine N.; Clyburne, Jason A.C. “The reactivity of diethylenetriamine (DETA) and its simple salts with CO2 and SO2.” From Preprints – American Chemical Society, Division of Energy & Fuels 2013, 58(2), 360.
  2. Barry, Brian M.; Dickie, Diane A.; Murphy, Luke J.; Clyburne, Jason A. C.; Kemp, Richard A. “NH/PH Isomerization and a Lewis Pair for Carbon Dioxide Capture” Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 52, 8312-8314.
  3. King, Thomas L.; Clyburne, Jason A. C.; Lee, Kenneth; Robinson, Brian J.” Interfacial film formation: Influence on oil spreading rates in lab basin tests and dispersant effectiveness testing in a wave tank” Marine Pollution Bulletin 2013, 71, 83-91.
  4. Makramalla, Miller G.; Diab, Monica T.; Sherren, Cody N.; Hendsbee, Arthur D.; Masuda, Jason D.; Robertson, Katherine N.; Clyburne, Jason A. C. “The Reaction of Ketenylidenetriphenylphosphorane (Ph3P:C:C:O) with Acidic H-E (E = O, N) Bonds” Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements 2012, 187, 1537-1554.
  5. Lucas C. McCann, Howard N. Hunter,Jason A.C. Clyburne,Dr. Michael G. Organ “Higher-Order Zincates as Transmetalators in Alky--Alkyl Negishi Cross-Coupling” Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl., 2012, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7024 –7027. This work was highlighted in C&E News.
  6. Harper, Naomi D.; Nizio, Katie D.; Hendsbee, Arthur D.; Masuda, Jason D.; Robertson, Katherine N.; Murphy, Luke J.; McPherson, Alex M.; Zhang, Yaoting; Pye, Cory C.; Clyburne, Jason A. C. “DETA (DETA = diethylenetriamine) as a model absorbent for carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide in ionic, polymeric, and molecular solvents” From Preprints of Symposia - American Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry 2012, 57, 258-259.
  7. Lee, Peter T. K.; McClintick, Jessica; Robertson, Katherine N.; Clyburne, Jason A. C. “A structural study of lithium m-terphenyl carboxylates” Main Group Chemistry 2011, 10, 187-204.
  8. Luke J. Murphy, Alex M. McPherson, Katherine N. Robertson*, and Jason A. C. Clyburne “Ionic Liquids and Acid Gas Capture: Water and Oxygen as Confounding Factors” Chemical Communications, 2012,  1227-1229.
  9. Cody N. Sherren, Changhua Mu, Michael I. Webb, Iain McKenzie, Brett M. McCollum, Jean-Claude Brodovitch, Paul W. Percival, Tim Storr, Kenneth R. Seddon, Jason A. C. Clyburne and Charles J. Walsby “Merging the chemistry of electron-rich olefins with imidazolium ionic liquids: radicals and hydrogen-atom adducts” Chemical Science , 2011, 2173-2177, Edge Article.
  10. Naomi D. Harper, Katie D. Nizio, Arthur D. Hendsbee, Jason D. Masuda, Katherine N. Robertson, Luke J. Murphy, Michel B Johnson, Cory C. Pye and Jason A. C. Clyburne  “A survey of carbon dioxide capture in phosphonium-based ionic liquids and end-capped polyethylene glycol using DETA (DETA = diethylenetriamine) as a model absorbent”  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.  2011, 50, 2822-2830.
  11. Giffin, Nick A.;  Makramalla, Miller; Hendsbee, Arthur D.; Robertson, Katherine N.; Sherren, Cody N.; Masuda, Jason D.; Clyburne Jason A. C. “Anhydrous TEMPO-H: Reactions of a good hydrogen atom donor with low valent carbon centres” Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2011, 9(10), 3672-3680. Full paper.  This work was featured as a hot paper in the journal, and then subsequently highlighted in C&E News.
  12. MacIntosh, Ian S.; Sherren, Cody N.; Robertson, Katherine N.; Masuda, Jason D.; Pye, Cory C.; Clyburne, Jason A. C. “Isolation and Structures of Two New Organozinc Anions from Solutions Rich in Halide Ions”  Organometallics  201029,  2063-2068.