Barry Blight

Associate Professor



Toole Hall 133

1 506 230 3675

Educational Background

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE (2015) University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • Ph.D. (2008) Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • B.Sc. (2003) Chemistry, Mount Allison University, NB, Canada.

Academic Experience

Associate Professor (7/2019-present) Assistant Professor (5/2017-7/2019): Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Honorary Academic Researcher (5/2017-present) School of Physical Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Lecturer/Assistant Professor (1/2013-4/2017) School of Physical Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (8/2010-12/2012) Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (9/2008-07/2010) School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 

Research Interests

  • Supramolecular influence of photoluminescent materials
  • Development of luminescent sensors for biological and chemical detection
  • Design and assembly of porous solids termed metal-organic materials for substrate extraction/delivery in biological and industrial realms.
  • Experimental elucidation of discrete energetics of hydrogen bonding interactions in materials.
  • Development of new defence science technologies for environmental remediation.