Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry 2017

    Chemistry Family 2017

  • The Department of Chemistry's 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


Congratulations to Caitlin Miron, PhD candidate on receiving 2017 Mitacs Outstanding Innovation award-PhD!

Congratulations to Caitlin Miron, Chemistry PhD candidate in the Petitjean group, for her achievements in winning the 2017 Mitacs Outstanding Innovation award-PhD, for her discovery and exploration of novel guanine quadruplex binders. Through the Mitacs Globalink program, Caitlin was able to drive a collaborative project between Queen’s Chemistry department (Petitjean group) and the IECB (Mergny group, Bordeaux, France) and identify very promising compounds with applications in health sciences. Caitlin is making news around the globe with her groundbreaking research that has the potential to prevent cancer cells from spreading; to read more please visit: The Whig, CTV News, and SI News.

Seminar Series


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    Friday, January 12, 2018

    Green Chemistry Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Chao-Jun Li

    McGill University

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    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Organic Reactions, Inc. Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Michael J. Krische

    The University of Texas at Austin

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    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Harrison-MacRae Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Victor Salvador Batista

    Yale University

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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, April 6, 2018

    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

     

    Fraser Stoddart

    Northwestern University

News & Events


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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 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.

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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.

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.