Name: Daniel Myles
Area of Study: Organic
Position Title: Senior Instructor of Organic Chemistry
Why Chemistry? (What about it initially interested you, etc.)? I fell in love with chemistry in grade 11. Had an inspirational high school teacher. He took me under his wing and even let me helped with the teaching/preparation of his grade 9 science classes. I was fortunate to be exposed to teaching at such an early stage in my career.
Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties? I am interested in synthesizing organic and main group element-containing compounds for their use in molecular electronics.
One thing that you truly love about your job? I love being in the classroom (and in the teaching labs), while working with our highly talented students.
One interesting/strange factoid about yourself. I am Canadian (please don’t hold this against me) and have recently lost my speaking accent, despite what some of my colleagues have to say about the matter. I am also a huge hockey fan (of course!) and my favorite team is the Vancouver Canucks.