Kelly Akers

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Dr.
Kelly
Akers

Dr.
Kelly
Akers

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Biography

Dr. Akers completed her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Akers is well known in the Raman spectroscopy field and has published in many refereed journals including "Science" and the "Journal of Physical Chemistry".  Dr. Akers founded ProSpect Scientific Inc. in 1996 to equip university research labs with a new generation of Raman spectroscopy solutions.  Today, ProSpect Scientific has consultative supply relationships with over 40 universities, law enforcement agencies, chemical companies and technology companies.  Dr. Akers is a frequent speaker at Canadian chemistry conferences and she served more than five years with CNC-IUPAC as an international representative of Canadian science.  She is a supporter of forums that promote women in science and innovative collaboration between industry and academia.  

Dr. Aker’s previous assignments include being a member of the UTM Campus Council for two terms, as well as member of the UTM Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Akers was first appointed in 2013 and is in her third term on Campus Council, which ends June 30, 2018.