Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry 2017

    Chemistry Family 2017

  • 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


Dr. Cathleen Crudden is one of the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research!

Dr. Cathleen Crudden is the most recent professor in a long line of accomplished  chemistry faculty who have won this award in the past: 2015 Guojun Liu; 2011 Victor Snieckus; 2010 Philip Jessop; 2007 Suning Wang; 2006 Stan Brown; 1999 Axel Becke; 1998 Michael Baird; 1997 Almeria Natansohn; etc.

Seminar Series


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    Friday, November 24, 2017

    Frost Lecture

    CANCELLED

     

    Gerhard Erker

    Universität Münster

     

    Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry: Searching for New Reactions

    Abstract (PDF, 266 KB)

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    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    10:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 415

     

    Kevin Thurbide

    University of Calgary

     

    Novel Approaches for Improving the Chromatographic Analysis of Sulfur Compounds

    Abstract (PDF, 94 KB)

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Elisa Fatila

    Louisiana Tech University

     

    Intermolecular Interactions: from Magnetism to Host-Guest Chemistry

    Abstract (PDF, 62 KB)

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    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    George Chan

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

     

    Optical Isotopic Analysis with Laser-induced Plasma

    Abstract (PDF, 62 KB)

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    Friday, December 1, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Abrar Al Rashed

    Supervisor: H. Horton

     

    A study of the interaction of N-heterocyclic carbenes with polycrystalline copper surfaces

    Abstract (PDF, 9 KB)

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    Friday, December 1, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Ram Lamsal

    Supervisors: D. Beauchemin & G. Jerkiewicz

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    Friday, December 1, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Aliyah Alshamrani

    Supervisor: Jessop

News & Events


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    Congratulations to Dr. Richard Oleschuk whose research was featured in the Queen's Alumni Review!

    A drop of water sits on a superhydrophobic surface.This photo by Timothy Hutama, a master’s student in the Oleschuk lab in the Department of Chemistry, received honourable mention in the Queen’s 2016 Art of Research photo contest.Dr. Oleschuk's curiosity about water rolling off a Colocasia plant inspired further investigation, which led to the development of laser-patterned microfluidic chips. These microfluidic chips have different wetting properties that could be used to perform on-the-spot diagnostic tests for plant viruses and bacteria, water quality, or infections and other diseases in humans. Read more on the Queen's Alumni Review website.

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    Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Chemistry TA Award winners!

    Andrew Burnie, Amy MacLean, Christene Smith, Mai-Jan Tom & Derek EsauAndrew Burnie was awarded the Fisher Scientific Award. Amy MacLean and Derek Esau each received the Friends of Chemistry Award. Christene Smith was recognized with the David Thomas Award and Mai-Jan Tom was presented with the Patrick Doolan Award.

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    Matthias Hermann, Chemistry's first graduate of the Stuggart-Queen's Dual Master's Degree Program!

    Matthias HermannThe Department of Chemistry congratulates Matthias Hermann on being the first student to graduate from the Stuggart-Queen's Dual Master's Degree program. Matthias's international partnership was featured in the Queen's Gazette, read more on the Gazette.

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    Special Congratulations to Bruce Jameson!

    Bruce Jameson ChancellorSpecial Congratulations to Bruce Jameson! 70 years ago, Jameson left Queen’s with one credit short from his degree in engineering chemistry. He started working full-time for a petroleum company right after he left and stayed in the industry for 39 years. Over the years he married, had children, grandchildren and is now retired. On November 14, 2017 Bruce Jameson returned to Queen’s for Convocation and finally received his degree thanks to his grandson. Read the full article on Bruce Jameson’s success on the Gazette.

Research Spotlight


Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT) presents the inaugural Baird Lecture

The inaugural Baird Lecture was given on Sept 28th, 2017 by Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT) who presented a historical overview of the different discoveries related to the olefin metathesis reaction. Of course, Dr. Schrock’s own contributions were ultimately recognized with the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Prof. Schrock also showed highlights of his more recent work.