Rachel Hems


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Areas of Study


  • BSc, University of Guelph, 2014

  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2020

Professor Hems’ teaching interests include environmental chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and general chemistry.

Her research has focused on atmospheric chemical reactions of gases, aerosol particles, and cloud water that impact air quality and climate.

Fall 2022

Chemistry and the Environment — CHEM 051
Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry — CHEM 101

Spring 2023

Chemistry and the Environment — CHEM 051
Bioorganic Chemistry — CHEM 254
Seminar in Atmospheric Chemistry — CHEM 368