Department of Chemistry

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  • Chemistry Family 2016

    Chemistry Family 2016

  • 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

Stan Brown, receives the Graduate Supervision Award during Fall Convocation.


From left are: Principal Daniel Woolf; Chancellor Jim Leech; Rector Cam Yung; and Brenda Brouwer. Vice Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. (Photo by Lars Hagberg)





Seminar Series

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    Friday, December 9, 2016

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Sadaf Tahmasebi - PhD Student
    Supervisor: G. Jerkiewicz



    Abstract (PDF, 69 KB)

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    Friday, January 6, 2017

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

    King Kuok (Mimi) Hii
    Imperial College London


    Catalysis across lengthscales

    Abstract (PDF, 266 KB)

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    Thursday, January 12, 2017
    2:00 PM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 415


    Shouquan Huo

    East Carolina University

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    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Russell Lecture

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Steven Holdcroft

    Simon Fraser University

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    Friday, January 20, 2017
    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Garnet Chan

    Princeton University


    Quantum chemistry: where we are and where we are going

    Abstract (PDF, 4 KB)

News & Events

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    The Consul General of Germany visits the Department of Chemistry

    Peter Fahrenholtz, the Consul General of Germany, visited several labs in the Department of Chemistry on November 3rd. He learned about our research from students in the groups of Jessop, Jerkiewicz, Oleschuk and Loock.


    Peter Loock and Peter Fahrenholtz

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    2016 QCIC events and Homecoming a great success!


    To see more photos from Homecoming, click here

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    Convocation 2016: Congratulations to all graduates!

    Gillian Mackey, Steve Walker, Annica Freytag and John Saunders obtained their degrees on Nov 16, 2016

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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    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]

    Sir Fraser Stoddart & Walter Szarek

Research Spotlight

Members of the Liu group have been highlight by ACS Chemical & Engineering News!


Congratulations to graduate students Zijie Wang and Shuaishuai Huang of the Liu group. Their recent paper in Angewandte Chemie International Edition has been highlighted by the ACS Chemical & Engineering News.  This paper describes how to graft a single polymer in one reaction step unto fibres of cotton fabrics to yield a filter that not only breaks emulsions but also separates de-emulsified oil from water.

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