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Dr. Erik Krogh

University College Professor, Department of Chemistry
Co-Director, Applied Environmental Research Laboratories

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria


Curriculum Vitae: B.Sc., University of Toronto (1986); Ph.D., University of Victoria (Peter Wan, 1990); NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii (Bob Liu, 1991) and Oregon State University (Peter Freeman, 1992); UC Professor (Okanagan University College, 1993-1997)

Environmental/Organic/Analytical Chemistry: aqueous photochemistry; chemistry of natural waters, dissolved organic carbon, dis-infection by-products, membrane introduction mass spectrometry, real-time analysis of VOC and SVOCs in waters and atmospheres, climate change.

My teaching and research interests are integrated and revolve around the study of the distribution and fate of organic molecules in the environment. An important component of this type of work is analytical chemistry, which involves using advanced instrumental tools designed to separate, identify and quantify chemical species at low concentrations in complex mixtures. The Applied Environmental Research Laboratories (AERL) at VIU provides some of these tools, most notably mass spectrometry. My teaching duties includes: Environmental Chemical Analysis (CHEM 311), which is an introduction to quantitative analysis techniques; Aqueous Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 301) and Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 302), which are theory/topics courses, which apply the central concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics to important chemical reactions in the natural environment; Environmental Organic Chemistry (CHEM 331), which was developed to introduce students to the concepts of physical organic chemistry through the study of the factors that influence the distribution and molecular transformations of organic molecules in natural environments. Many of the topics covered in these courses relate directly to the on-going research initiatives in the AERL - using novel experimental approaches and advanced analytical instruments. Students can become directly involved in this work by enrolling in Directed Research (CHEM 490) or through employment opportunities as research assistants. My favourite and most challenging course to teach is Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 142).

Environmental Chemistry: The fate and distribution of chemical determinants of environmental and human health under environmental conditions including photochemical transformations.

Real-time Chemical Analysis: Theory and application of on-line, direct sampling mass spectrometric methods for trace organic contaminants analysis and in-situ reaction monitoring.

Air/Water Quality: Rapid methods for on-site screening, geospatial mapping and process monitoring in natural and perturbed systems.

Climate Change: Public outreach aimed at raising awareness of the science and implications of climate change. 

Research Group 2017

Research Group 2016

Research Group 2015

Research Group 2014

Chris Gill, Larissa Richards, Dane Letourneau, Dana Short, Luke Barbour, Griffin Fisk, Nick Davey, Martin Angelstad, Greg Vandergrift, Hannah McSorley and Erik Krogh. Not shown: Kyle Duncan, M Letourneau and Cody Thompson

Research Group 2013

Front Row: Kyle Duncan, Nick Davey, Dana Short, Martin Angelstad, Larissa Richards Back Row: Ryan Bell, Dane Letourneau, Greg Vandergrift, Chris Gill, Erik Krogh Tom Fyles, Zach Yim.

Research Group 2010

Zach Yim, Martin Angelstad, Megan Willis, Chris Gill, Eric Janusson, Dane Letourneau, Tim MacInnis, Nick Davey, Morten Martinsen, Kyle Duncan, Jeremy Krogh, Erik Krogh

Research Group 2009

Mike Armet, Erin McCauley, Eric Janusson (front row)

Carol Bob, Angeline de Bruyns, Erik Krogh (middle)

Cameron Newhook, Kyle Duncan, Chris Gill, Megan Willis (back row)   

Tim MacInnis (far left) and Nick Davey (far right)

(not shown: Morten Martinsen, Martin Angelstad and Luc Trigona)



Positions Available

We are currently looking for qualified undergraduates (CHEM 490) and graduate students to work in the AERL group. We also have a number of summer research assistant positions available. For further information please contact me directly (