DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

 

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  • 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


NSERC USRA in Chemistry 2015

Interested in a summer research position in Chemistry?

Undergraduate students at Queen’s and other Canadian universities are invited to apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) for May to August 2015.  Deadline: February 13, 2015.

View information and application details on our Summer Employment page.

Seminar Series


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    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    1:30 PM
    Chernoff Hall, Room 117
     

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    Thomas Kraft
    Nunzi Group
     
    Ternary Blends for Colour Tuned Organic Solar Cells
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    Friday, January 30, 2015
    11:30 AM
    Chernoff Hall, Room 117
     

    Jones Lecture

    Timothy Swager
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
    Molecular Electronics for Chemical Sensors
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    Friday, February 6, 2015
    11:30 AM
    Chernoff Hall, Room 117
     
    Gilbert Walker
    University of Toronto

News & Events


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    New Reaction Discovered

    Michael Dalziel (MSc student cosupervision Evans-Snieckus) and Suneel Singh (postdoc) in the Snieckus laboratories have discovered a reaction that is effectively a molecular dance which allows a jump of a group from one position of the molecule to another. The reason for the excitement? For the group, because it is a new reaction; in practical terms, it will give pharmaceutical industry chemists a tool which will make life easier to make molecules of interest in drug discovery programs more efficiently and faster.

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    Drs. Cathy Crudden and Hugh Horton have been granted two strategic grants

    Drs. Cathy Crudden and Hugh Horton have been granted two strategic grants: one headed out of Queen's (one of only two granted) and one with Dr. Mauzeroll from McGill University as PI. The total amount of funding over a three year period is $1.03 million.

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    Dr. Guojun Liu's research is highlighted in the ACS Chemical & Engineering News

    Drs Guojun Liu and Heng Hu have made nanosized polymer capsules with built-in channels that release the particles' payload when triggered by a high pH. The nanocapsules could be useful for the controlled delivery of drug molecules and proteins of specific sizes inside the body. Their research was recently published on Macromolecules and highlighted in the ACS Chemical & Engineering News.

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    Dr. Jessop is profiled in the Globe and Mail as an Innovator at Work

    Dr. Jessop has been profiled by the Globe & Mail for a series on Innovators at Work.  Each person thus profiled is a nominee for a Globe & Mail competition to identify the top innovators in Canada.

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    Avena Ross, Queen's National Scholar in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry

    Dr. Ross was born in Manitoba, however, she grew up in New Zealand where she attended the University of Auckland. Dr. Ross was supported by NSERC during her PhD studies and is currently an NSERC postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Ross joins the Department of Chemistry in January 2015 as a Queen’s National Scholar in Chemical Biology.

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    The Launch System Challenge

    The LAUNCH System Challenge, sponsored by NASA, USAID, and the US Dept of State, has announced the 2015 winning innovators.  They include Forward Water Technologies, the spin-off from Queen’s that has a low energy process for recovering fresh water from wastewater. This technology was developed in the lab of Dr. Jessop with advice from Dr. Stephen Brown.

    http://www.launch.org/challenges/system-challenge-green-chemistry

Research Spotlight

 

Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi is awarded $50,000 in CFI funding

Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi who has received $50,000 in funding from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund Project through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Dr. Nunzi’s project is "Exploration of a rectifying antenna solar cell technology". Read More.