B.Sc. (Hons), PhD

Lab Supervisor, Chemistry
School of STEM
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 7341
Fir Building, room FR308a
mlepage@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD, Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2000.

B.Sc. (Honours), Chemistry, Trinity Western University, 1994.

"Advance preparation is key to both succeeding, and not getting injured, in a chemistry lab."

Bio

Matt Le Page (PhD, University of British Columbia, 2000) is the Senior Chemistry Lab Instructor at Capilano University and has taught here since 2004. Prior to CapU, he was the laboratory director for the first-year chemistry lab programme at the University of British Columbia from 2000 to 2004.

Le Page's research focused on inorganic chemistry with the creation of over 100 brand-new chemical compounds and testing them for industrial use in the emerging field of environmentally-friendly water-soluble catalysis.

Le Page has lived in the Vancouver area since 1990, has been married since 1995, and is now watching his two boys rapidly grow taller than him. When not with family, he can be found hiking all over BC and Washington with a close group of friends.

I absolutely love teaching in a chemistry lab, as this gives me the opportunity to equip the next generation of chemists and future researchers with the valuable hands-on skills and problem-solving approaches that they will need.

Our small lab class-size at Capilano University allows me to rapidly become familiar with each student and their unique needs, keep a safe watch over my entire group, and also ensures that I can spend quality one-on-one time with each student in the chemistry lab.

Publications

Le Page, Matt, et. al, 2-Pyridyl-phosphine and -diphosphine complexes of nickel(0), their reactivity (including aqueous solution chemistry), and some related, incidental methylphosphonium iodides. Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 431, pp 276-288, 2015.

Le Page, Matt, et. al, 2-Pyridyl-phosphine and -diphosphine complexes of nickel(II), and their aqueous solution chemistry. Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 425, pp 198-210, 2015.

Le Page, Matt, et. al, Nickel bromide as a hydrogen transfer catalyst. Chemical Communications, no. 17, pp 1647-1648, 2000.

Le Page, Matt, et. al, Synthesis and characterization of a copper amino-diphosphine complex that has an intramolecular hydrogen bond. X-ray structure of CuCl(PPh3)[NH(SiMe2CH2PPh2)2]. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 2, no. 8, 1999, pp 378-380.

Presentations

1999: Le Page, Matt, Coordination and Catalytic Chemistry of Nickel 2-Pyridylphosphine Complexes, 82nd Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, ON, June 2.

1998: Le Page, Matt, Transfer Hydrogenation with NiBr2 and Nickel (II) 2-Pyridylphosphine Catalysts, 81st Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Whistler, BC, June 4.

1997: Le Page, Matt, Coordination and Catalytic Chemistry of Nickel Pyridylphosphine Complexes, 17th Annual Alberta/BC/Washington Inorganic Research Colloquium, Kamloops, BC, May 3.

1996: Le Page, Matt, Coordination Chemistry of Nickel Pyridylphosphine Complexes, 31st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Vancouver, BC, August 23.