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  • Chemistry Family 2016

    Chemistry Family 2016

  • Chernoff Main Hall

    Chernoff Hall - Home of the Department of Chemistry

  • Working on a chip in the Electronic Shop

    Working on a chip in the Electronic Shop

  • Chernoff Hall lounge area

    Chernoff Hall lounge area

  • Lecture taking place in Chernoff

    Lecture taking place in Chernoff

  • Equipment in the Mass Spectrometry Lab

    Equipment in the Mass Spectrometry Lab

  • Equipment in the Nuclear Magnetic Reaction Lab

    Equipment in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab

  • Equipment in the Surface Analysis Lab

    Equipment in the Surface Analysis Lab

  • Equipment in the X-ray Crystallography Lab

    Equipment in the X-ray Crystallography Lab

Department Spotlight

Meredith Richards wins the New Procurement System Naming Contest

Congratulations to Meredith Richards who was presented with an IPad Mini from Andy Green the Director of Strategic Procurement Services. The name for the new procurement system is acQuire submitted by Meredith.

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Seminar Series

  • Blue Border

    Friday, October 28, 2016

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    John Montgomery
    University of Michigan

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    Friday, November 4, 2016

    Harrison/MacRae Lecture

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

    Alán Aspuru-Guzik
    Harvard University


    Billions and Billions of Molecules

    Abstract (PDF, 56 KB)

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    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    3:00 PM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 415


    André Bandrauk

    Université de Sherbrooke


    Circularly Polarized Harmonics with Bichromatic Circular Intense Laser Pulses

    Abstract (PDF, 34 KB)

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    Friday, November 18, 2016
    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Daniel Mindiola

    University of Pennsylvania

News & Events

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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Sir Fraser Stoddart & Walter Szarek

    Sir Fraser Stoddart, who is the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, has been a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Queen’s Chemistry Department from 1967-1970. During this time he was in the group of Prof. J.K. Jones, but was effectively supervised by Walter Szarek, who had been hired only a year earlier. It was Walter Szarek who directed Stoddart’s research interests from carbohydrate chemistry (Jones’ work) to the, then new, area of macrocycle synthesis and chemistry. As Walter said: “… and the rest is history…” [The photo shows Szarek and Stoddart in 1979]

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    Dr. P. Andrew Evans receives a 2017 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society

    Dr. P. Andrew Evans, Bader Chair in Organic Chemistry and a Tier 1 CRC has been selected for a 2017 Arthur C. Cope Mid Career Scholar Award for his seminal contributions to the development and mechanistic understanding of metal-catalyzed organic reactions and their implementation as key steps in the expeditious total synthesis of a complex bioactive natural products.

    Dr. P. A. Evans

    For a list of the 2017 ACS Award winners: read more. For details of the award and past recipients: read more.

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    The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has a Queen's Connection!

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists who have advanced the design of nanomachines, molecular motors, supramolecular chemistry, and molecular actuators. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, 71, of the University of Strasbourg in France, and Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, 74, (Northwestern University) split one half of this year’s chemistry prize. The other half has been awarded to Bernard Feringa, 65, of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. One of the 2016 Nobel Laureates winners, Dr. Stoddart, was in our Department at Queen’s University from 1967-1970 while he was an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, after completing his Ph.D. at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Read More.

    Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart

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    Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie

    Kevin Stamplecoskie, an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, has been awarded grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ministry of Research and Innovation with a total value of $260,000. The award will be used to purchase an ultrafast laser system, used to investigate the interaction of light with novel materials. The group will be equipped with the tools to determine the excited state properties of unique photonic materials, and gain important information like how materials can use the energy absorbed from light in applications like solar cells and advanced optics.

    Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie

    Please click here to view the Queen's announcement. Please click here to view the Ministry announcement.

Research Spotlight

Federal government asks Dr. Philip Jessop for help

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and the Council of Canadian Academies have named a panel, including Dr. Philip Jessop, to assess the current state of science and technology and industrial R&D in Canada.  The panel will prepare a report, over the next year, documenting Canada’s science & tech and R&D strengths, weaknesses, and trends.