Martin Sichinga

E-mail: martin.sichinga [at]

Research Interest

  • Value added cellulose derivatives
  • Molecular modelling
  • Environmental analytical chemistry and speciation

Current Research Project

Cellulose derivatives for oil scavenging. 


2016 – present      Ph.D., Chemistry Candidate, McGill University

2011 – 2013          MS.c., Chemistry, Acadia University

2007 – 2011          BS.c. Advanced Major, Chemistry, Mount Saint Vincent University

2001 – 2002          Science Education Diploma, Copperbelt Secondary Teachers’ College, Zambia


  • M. Sichinga, J. Frazee and A. Z. Tong, Efficiency and kinetics in treatment of oily wastewater from garages and residential oil spills using membrane bioreactor technology, In Press, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, published online, (2015).
  • Matta, C. F.; Sichinga, M.; Ayers, P. W. “Information theoretic properties from the quantum theory of atoms in molecules” Chemical Physics Letters 514, 379-383, (2011).


  • 2012, CIS Academic All-Canadian for 2011-12 season
  • 2011, The Susan Boyd Endowed Prize for Excellence in Chemistry
  • 2009, MSVU International Student Emerging Leader Award