Congratulations to Professor Chen for being awarded the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Canada Section R.C. Jacobsen Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the functioning of the ECS Canada Section and his passion for the advancement of electrochemistry in Canada.
Controlling a beamline from across the Atlantic
With their beamtime on HiFi originally scheduled for the summer, Coby Landry, Khash Ghandi and their team were unable to go ahead with their experiment as planned due to the ISIS COVID-19 shutdown. However, with a simple experimental setup, HiFi beamline scientist James Lord thought their experiment would be a suitable candidate for running under the current remote access regime.
Prof. Denk's Work Highlighted by ResearchOutreach.org
Prof. Michael Denk’s research on new reactivity and potential applications of old biomolecules has recently been highlighted by Researchoutreach.org. Working with his students, PhD candidate Nicholas Milutinovic (Guelph) and Katherine Marczenko (B.Sc. Guelph; current PhD candidate McMaster), as well as collaborators, Prof. Denk has shown that well-known biomolecules may have great potential to clean up persistent and damaging halogenated organic molecules, such as the pesticide, DDT.
Congratulations to Prof. Aicheng Chen on being named as Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM) in recognition of his significant contributions to the Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence.
Congratulations to the Preuss Group for the latest publication, entitled: “Slow magnetization dynamics in a six-coordinate Fe(II)-radical complex", authored by Carolyn A. Michalowicz, Michelle B. Mills, Ellen Song, Dmitriy V. Soldatov, Paul D. Boyle, Mathieu Rouzieres, Rodolph Clerac, and Kathryn E. Preuss, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 4514-4519. DOI: 10.1039/c9dt00558g This manuscript has been selected as a “HOT” article by Dalton Transactions (Royal Society of Chemistry) and is now part of the curated quarterly HOT article collection. “A ‘HOT’ article contains research, which has been highlighted by reviewers as being interesting and significant research for the inorganic chemistry community.”
Canada in 2067: The Future Starts Now
Congratulations to Harrison Young, an undergraduate student in the Preuss lab who has been selected to give a presentation at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE) in Quebec City this June as part of the "Canada in 2067: The Future Starts Now" special symposium. The symposium highlights outstanding undergraduate work froma ll areas of chemistry research, and only 20 students from across Canada were selected to present.
Richard J. Kokes Travel Award Recipient
Congratulations to Sharon Chen for receiving the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award for the 26th North American Catalysis Society Meeting in Chicago, USA. This is a very competitive award with over 360 excellent applications submitted for ~100 awards granted. The Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program of North American Catalysis Society (NACS) aims to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend and participate in its biennial conference. It provides funding to cover the student conference registration fee and provide accommodation. The Richard J. Kokes Travel Award is sponsored by the NACS with support from government agencies such as National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Department of Energy (US-DOE).
Class of OAC'60 Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Congratulations Michelle Mills on being selected as the recipient of the Class of OAC'60 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Full time graduate students are nominated by undergraduate, graduate and faculty members for teaching duties completed in the previous calendar year and only one highly qualified applicant will receive it.
3MT Community Choice Winner
Congratulations to Jennifer Crha, M.Sc. student in the Department of Chemistry for winning the 3MT Community Choice Award for her presentation "Vaccines at Guelph".
Congratulations to Farroq Raouf for winning 2nd place for his oral presentation in Inorganic and Materials at the 47th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC), held on March 30, 2019. The SOUSCC provides undergraduate chemsitry, biochemistry and related area research students with the opportunity to present their research to their peers and university faculty in addition to both government and industry representatives
This year the event was hosted by the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
It is with extreme sorrow that the Department of Chemistry announces the passing of Prof. Paul Rowntree. Paul was serving as Department chair at the time of his passing. Please follow this link to his obituary.
Our Department of Chemistry will host ChemEd 2021, largest conference for high school chemistry teachers in North American in the summer of 2021. From July 25 to July 29, chemistry teachers will gather on our campus to share their ideas, engage in hands-on workshops, present new demonstrations and participate in fun events. Our goal is to support quality chemical education in the high school classroom. We will be looking for volunteers to help with this worthwhile conference. To keep up-to-date, sign up to receive email updates on the ChemEd 2021 website and follow us on Twitter.
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