Dr. Kristopher Ooms

Vice President Academic, Chemistry Professor

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  • Post-Doctoral Research, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delware, 2008
  • PhD Chemistry, University of Alberta, 2007
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, The King’s University College, 2001


Kristopher graduated from King’s in 2001 with the first four-year B.Sc. in chemistry. He did his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Alberta studying Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy, and in 2007, spent a year-and-a-half at the University of Delaware doing post-doctoral work in chemistry and biochemistry before returning to King’s in 2008. Kris is an Associate Professor of chemistry, teaching introductory, inorganic, physical, industrial, and environmental chemistry. His NSERC funded research group’s primary focus is the study of water in hydrated materials, and he has recently developed an interest in creating novel polymers using transition metal catalysts.

Kris is actively engaged in the chemistry education community and occasionally can be found reading in diverse areas such as history, philosophy, and theology. Kris currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Science.

Research areas

  • NMR studies of polymer membranes
  • Synthesis and characterization of polypentene rubbers
  • Rich context learning tools for undergraduate chemistry
  • Learning outcomes development and implementation in undergraduate education

Publications and Presentations


  • Chemical Society of Canada Faculty Advisor Award, 2011
  • The King's University College's Early Achievement in Teaching Excellence Award, 2012

Professional service

  • Chemical Institute of Canada-Edmonton Section, Executive, 2010-2013
  • Faculty Advisor for The King's Science Society, CIC student chapter

Academic appointments

2008-2012 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The King’s University College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2012-present Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The King’s University, Edmonton, Alberta.