J. Scott McIndoe
Office: Elliott 307
Phone: +1 (250) 721-7181
Fax: +1 (250) 721-7147
LinkedIn public Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmcindoe
Twitter (group news): http://twitter.com/mcindoe
Biographical sketch. Scott McIndoe was raised in New Zealand.
He completed his DPhil in synthetic organometallic chemistry at the University of Waikato under the supervision of Professor Brian Nicholson.
In 1998, he took up a New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science & Technology (FRST) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he worked in the group of Professor Brian Johnson FRS.
In 2000, he began a college lectureship, teaching at Trinity and Newnham Colleges, Cambridge, and continued his research in the Department of Chemistry.
Three years later he moved to his current position in the chemistry department at UVic, and was promoted to associate professor in 2009.
Research Interests. The McIndoe group have particular interests in
the areas of organometallic catalysis and synthesis, and develop and use novel mass
spectrometric techniques to enable rapid catalyst
discovery, mechanism elucidation and reaction optimisation. Check out the research
pages for more information. Funding has come from NSERC (Discovery, Discovery Accelerator Supplement, RTI), CFI, BCKDF, ACS-PRF, MITACS, and the University of Victoria.
Teaching Interests. Scott’s teaching interests are focused on getting large classes engaged, enthused and thinking. He has primarily taught first year chemistry and at higher levels, inorganic and organometallic chemistry. He's responsible for getting the graduate modular courses up and running, and for the lecture books, the READ-PLAN-SOLVE-CHECK problem-solving videos and the blog used in first year. Scott won the Faculty of Science Teaching Award in 2013.
Other Interests. In his spare time, Scott enjoys Antipodean sports, strategic games, good books, building character in his three children, and making stuff.
© JS McIndoe, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria · Updated
29 November, 2013