Natia Frank


Associate Professor

PhD 1996 (San Diego)
CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow 1996-1998 (CNRS)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 1998-2000 (Caltech, Pasadena, CA)  
Canada Research Chair in Multifunctional Magnetic Materials 2005-2010

Office: Elliott 305a
Phone: +1 250-721-7154
Fax: +1 250-721-7147

Research Statement

The objective of this research is to explore new classes of compounds that exhibit multifunctional magnetic properties of fundamental importance to high-density storage methods and molecular electronics. The scope of the proposed projects cover a broad range of fundamental topics in chemistry, including organic and inorganic synthesis, structure and bonding, electronic structure, magnetochemistry, photochromism, photophysics, and materials chemistry. Google Scholar


Dr. Frank's teaching interests are in organic chemistry and materials chemistry, including physical organic chemistry, introductory organic, and materials chemistry. She also teaches a research tools and methods module on magnetism and participates in graduate discussion courses.