Brent Pautler , postdoc

Brent joined the Casey research group to develop high-pressure NMR applications on aqueous samples after completing both a MSc and PhD in Chemistry in the Environmental NMR research group at the University of Toronto. Brent's MSc research focused on organic matter characterization of Canadian Arctic sediments and soils while his PhD research used advanced mass spectrometric and NMR methods to study organic matter in the cryosphere. Prior to graduate school, Brent obtained his Honor's BSc in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo where he gained experience in both solid-state and nanomaterial research. He is an avid hockey fan, and has the unique ability to transition any conversation topic to the latest NHL hockey news, the Toronto Maples Leafs, fantasy hockey news, or hockey talk shows on TSN 1050 AM radio.




Pautler, B.G., Colla, C.A., Johnson, R.L., Klavins, P., Harley, S.J., Ohlin, C.A., Sverjensky, D.A., Walton, J.H., Casey, W.H. (2014) A High-Pressure NMR Porbe for Aqueous Geochemistry. Angewandte Chemic International Edition, 53: 9788-9791.
* Cover Article (2014, 53/37, 9962)
* Designated a Very Important Paper (VIP)

Pautler, B.G., Reichart, G-J., Sanborn, P.T., Simpson, M.J., Weijers, J.W.H. (2014) Comparison of soil derived tetraether membrane lipid distributions and plant-wax δ-D compositions for reconstruction of Canadian Arctic temperatures. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 404: 78-88.

Pautler, B.G., Sanborn, P.T., Simpson, A.J., Simpson, M.J. (2013) Molecular characterization of organic matter in Canadian Arctic paleosols for paleoecological applications. Organic Geochemistry, 63: 122-138.

Pautler, B.G., Dubnick, A., Sharp, M.J., Simpson, A.J., Simpson, M.J. (2013) Comparison of cryoconite organic matter composition from Arctic and Antarctic glaciers at the molecular-level. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 104: 1-18.

Pautler, B.G., Woods, G.C., Dubnick, A., Simpson, A.J., Sharp, M.J., Fitzsimons, S.J., Simpson, M.J. (2012) Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter in glacial ice: Coupling natural abundance 1H NMR and fluorescence spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (7): 3753-3761.

Pautler, B.G., Simpson, A.J., Simpson M.J., Tseng, L-H., Spraul, M., Dubnick, A., Sharp, M.J., Fitzsimons, S.J. (2011) Detection and structural identification of dissolved organic matter in Antarctic glacial ice at natural abundance by SPR-W5-WATERGATE 1H NMR spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (11): 4710-4717.

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The Casey laboratory specialises broadly in aqueous chemistry related to the environmental and geological sciences. More ...