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Dr. Tara Kahan PhD Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

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Research Area(s)

  • Reactivity at ice surfaces
  • Fate of pollutants in natural waters
  • Chemistry at urban surfaces
  • Indoor chemistry

About Me

Dr. Kahan is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. She obtained a B.Sc. degree from the University of Regina and a PhD from the University of Toronto (working with Jamie Donaldson). Tara completed postdoctoral fellowships with John Hemminger (University of California Irvine) and Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado Boulder). After 6 years as an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, Dr. Kahan joined the University of Saskatchewan as an Associate Professor. Her major research areas are atmospheric chemistry in water and ice, and indoor chemistry.


  • 2018 -         University of Saskatchewan: Associate Professor (Chemistry)
  • 2018 -         Syracuse University: Research Assistant Professor (Chemistry)
  • 2012 - 2018 Syracuse University: Assistant Professor (Chemistry)
  • 2011 - 2012 University of Colorado Boulder: Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry)
  • 2010 - 2011 University of California Irvine: Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry)
  • 2005 - 2010 University of Toronto: PhD Chemistry (Environmental)
  • 2000 - 2004 University of Regina: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)