Stephanie MacQuarrie

Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Associate Dean of SST

Stephanie obtained her BSc from Mount Allison University in 1996. She continued to pursue chemistry in graduated school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she earned her PhD under the supervision of Professor Paul Carlier in organic chemistry in 2005. In 2005 she accepted a post-doctoral position in Professor Cathleen Crudden’s group at Queen’s University. In 2009 Stephanie started at Cape Breton University as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. She is now Associate Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean of Science and Technology and runs a National Science and Engineering Research Council funded research program with mainly undergraduate students. Stephanie enjoys many avenues of service, but her personal focus is Science outreach and promotion, particularly for under-represented groups.


Biochar, Materials Chemistry, Biomass Conversion, Isolation of High Value Products from Biomass, Catalysis, Functional Materials.