Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry 2017

    Chemistry Family 2017

  • Mission Statement

    The Department of Chemistry's Mission Statement

  • Chernoff Main Hall

    Chernoff Hall - Home of the Department of Chemistry

  • 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


Donation by the Robins Family (DavosPharma) enhances student education

Robins Family

Queen’s grads, Barry Robins (BSc 1964 Chem.Eng., centre), and his sons, Dave Robins (BSc 1992 Eng. Chem., left) and Brian Robins (BSc 1994 Chem.Eng., right), made a generous donation of US $100,000 to the Department of Chemistry in support of our undergraduate and graduate student education programs. Barry Robins, an original native of Kingston, is the founder of DavosPharma, Upper Saddle river, NJ. The entire Robins family has been deeply involved in contributing to the welfare of Queen’s Chemistry. Their donation is only the most recent contribution to our department – Barry was one of the founders of the Queen’s Chemistry Innovation Council (QCIC). For many years, the Robins family has been active members in the QCIC and advised our students on advancing their careers and the department about its strategic priorities. Their donation to our department will be endowed to create a new graduate teaching award, to increase support for international graduate students, and to allow for undergraduate student travel to present 4th year research at national conferences. We are all very grateful to their amazing contribution to our department!

Seminar Series


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    Friday, February 23, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Prashant Agrawal

    Oleschuk Group

     

    Afraid of getting wet? Use of (Super)hydrophobic surfaces in Digital Microfluidics

    Abstract (PDF, 409 KB)

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    Friday, February 23, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Kang Yuan

    Wang Group

     

    New Borylation Strategy for Heterocycles

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    Friday, March 2, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Ahmed Al Hejami

    Beauchemin Group

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    Friday, March 9, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Jérôme Claverie

    University of Sherbrooke

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    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Frost Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Gerhard Erker

    Universität Münster

     

    Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Searching for New Reactions

    Abstract (PDF, 266 KB)

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    Friday, March 23, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Vargas Baca

    McMaster University

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    Friday, April 6, 2018

    Russell Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Timothy Lodge

    University of Minnesota

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    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Inaugural Szarek Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Sir Fraser Stoddart

    Northwestern University

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    Friday, April 20, 2018

    McRae Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Nathan Lewis

    California Institute of Technology

News & Events


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    Chemistry installs a new 700 MHz NMR Spectrometer!

    Staff & Faculty with the new NMR spectrometerExciting News!! Our new 700 MHz NMR spectrometer is being installed this week! The instrument is equipped with probes for both liquid and solid samples and will support departmental research and contract work for many years. The NMR instrument is part of the $8.8M CFI grant.

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    Professor Gregory Jerkiewicz has been awarded the 2018 Eminent Visitor Award of the Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA).

    Dr. Gregory JerkiewiczAs described on the CATSA web site, “CATSA aims to recognise excellence in catalysis research by overseas scientists. In acknowledgement of their significant contributions, an Eminent Visitor Award is presented to an influential researcher at the annual CATSA conference.” These awards include a lecture tour of selected universities and main catalysis research centres in South Africa.” More information about the award and the CATSA 2018 Conference can be found at the following CATSA website.

     

     

     

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    Congratulations to Randa on winning a poster prize at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry!

    Randa Althobiti at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma SpectrochemistryTwo Ph. D. students from the Beauchemin group each won a poster prize at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, which was held in Amelia Island, Florida, January 7-13, 2018. Randa Althobiti's poster is entitled Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry with On-Line Leaching: A Method to Assess the Maximum Bio-Accessibility of Toxic and Essential Elements in Wheat from Saudi Arabia.

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    Congratulations to Lily on winning a poster prize at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry!

    Lily Huang at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma SpectrochemistryTwo Ph. D. students from the Beauchemin group each won a poster prize at the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, which was held in Amelia Island, Florida, January 7-13, 2018. Lily Huang's poster is entitled Trace Analysis of Lead-Tin Solder Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.

Research Spotlight


Zechel Lab Receives NSERC Strategic Grant for RoundUp Degradation

An NSERC Strategic Grant worth $851,400 over 3 years was awarded to the Zechel lab and a consortium of researchers to develop methods to remediate soils contaminated with RoundUp (glyphosate), the most widely used herbicide on Earth. Led by Trevor Charles (U. Waterloo), this proposal will combine the expertise of the Zechel lab with Geoff Horsman (Wilfrid Laurier), Ze-Chun Yuan (U. Western Ontario) and Kerri Wang (A&L Canada Laboratories) to select and engineer bacteria to degrade RoundUp.