Heather Wiebe

Heather  Wiebe
Adjunct Professor

BSc (UFV), PhD (SFU)

Area of expertise

Computational chemistry, molecular dynamics methods, chemistry and physics under extreme conditions

Heather Wiebe

Heather joined the faculty of chemistry at Vancouver Island University in the fall of 2020. Prior to that she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh, studying quantum phase changes in hydrogen under extreme high pressure. Heather’s area of expertise lies in computational chemistry and modelling, with a focus on the response of complex systems to applied pressure. She is particularly interested in studying the effect of pressure on biological systems such as proteins and lipid membranes, and how these systems have adapted to high pressure in deep-sea organisms. Heather currently teaches first year chemistry (CHEM 141/142) and Physical Chemistry (CHEM 241).