Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry 2018

    Chemistry Family 2018

  • 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 Dr. Jerkiewicz, who has recently been conferred with the title of Professor of Chemical Sciences for life by the President of Poland

From the left: Gregory Jerkiewicz,Andrzej Duda, and Nicholas MoseyCongratulations to Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz, who has recently been conferred with the title of Professor of Chemical Sciences for life by Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland. Dr. Jerkiewicz is an international-leading researcher in the fields of electrochemistry and electrocatalysis. He is renowned for his contributions to hydrogen, platinum and nickel electrochemistry and electrocatalysis. He leads the “Engineered Nickel Materials for Electrochemical Clean Energy” project supported by the NSERC of Canada through its prestigious Discovery Frontiers program. In the picture, Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz, and Dr. Nicholas Mosey (Associate Dean Research) with President of Poland at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 25th, 2018. To read more, click here.

Seminar Series


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    Friday, May 25, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Andrew Burnie

    Evans Group

     

    New Rhodium-Catalyzed Pauson–Khand-Type Cyclocarbonylation Reactions for Target-Directed Synthesis

    Abstract (PDF, 211 KB)

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    Friday, May 25, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Yu Su

    Evans Group

     

    Intramolecular Rhodium-Catalyzed Ene-Cycloisomerization Reactions of Thioether and Triorganosilane containing Alkenylidenecyclopropanes: Novel Metal-Mediated β-Sulfide and β-Silyl Elimination Reactions

    Abstract (PDF, 98 KB)

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    Friday, June 8, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Datong Song

    University of Toronto

     

    Reactivity Chemistry and Catalysis with Iron

    Abstract (PDF, 170 KB)

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    Friday, June 15, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Soren Mellerup

    Wang Group

     

    Exploring Asymmetry in Photoresponsive Boron Systems: New Insights, Reactivity, and Potential

    Abstract (PDF, 98 KB)

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    Friday, June 15, 2018

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Caitlin Miron

    Petitjean Group

News & Events


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    Science Rendezvous happening Saturday, May 12th!

    Science Rendezvous PosterScience Rendezvous took place on Saturday, May 12th at the Rogers K-Rock Centre! Indeed there was a lot going on, in addition to the magic show (featured on CKWS), there will be laser demonstrations from the Loock group, some hands-on events for kids, drones, robots, police shows, ASAP science, and much much more!  Click here (PDF, 11.2 MB) to view the full event flyer. Science Rendezvous was featured in the Queen's Gazette.

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    Mike Chernoff visits Chernoff Hall

    Mike ChernoffWe had the pleasure of hosting Mike Chernoff on Monday March 19th. We are very grateful for his contribution in making Chernoff Hall what it is today!

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    Graduate student, Jaddie Ho in the Jessop and Cunningham groups, has developed a "green" paint and his work was recently published in Green Chemistry!

    Jaddie Ho testing the how flammable oil-based paints are in comparison to his newly created "green" paintGraduate student Jaddie Ho (Jessop and Cunningham groups) has developed paints that work like high performance oil-based paints but are as “green" as water-based paints. His paints, which use carbonated water as a solvent, have just been published in Green Chemistry and covered as a news item in Chem & Eng News. Jaddie's research was also featured in the Queen's Gazette.

    The photo on the left shows the new paint (the white strip on the right side) is more resistant to water than a commercial latex paint (the white strip, bubbling on the left). In the photo with the two test strips shows the normal oil-based paints that are flammable and smog-forming (left), but Jaddie Ho's new paints (right) work the same way as oil-based paints without using any organic solvent.

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    Introducing Chemistry's new Surface Facility Instrumentation Manager

    Kevin McEleneyWe would like to welcome Dr. Kevin McEleney who joined the Department April 2, 2018 as the new Surface Facility Instrumentation Manager. Kevin obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees here at Queen’s. He received his PhD in 2009 under the supervision of Dr. Cathy Crudden and Dr. Hugh Horton. Kevin, we are happy to have you back in the department!!

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    Dr. Guojun Liu's Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials Science has been renewed

    Dr. Guojun LiuGuojun Liu (Chemistry) has been renewed at the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials Science. Dr. Liu’s research is focused on the development of nanostructured polymer materials for various applications, including the refinement of filters that may be able to separate water from organic solvents. To read more about the Queen's faculty named Canada Research Chairs, please visit the Queen's Gazette.

Research Spotlight


Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Evans who will be the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Reactions, Inc. in August of 2018!

Andrew Evans

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Evans on being named the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Reactions, Inc. In August of 2018, Dr. Evans will replace Scott E. Denmark and he will be the first Editor-in-Chief outside of the United States. Originating in 1942 and having sold over 365,000 volumes, Organic Reactions is recognized as a distinguished source of trusted, comprehensive chapters that accentuate the practical aspects of synthetically useful chemical reactions. Dr. Evans will join the line of distinguished predecessors including Scott E. Denmark, Roger Adams, Arthur C. Cope, William Dauben, Leo Paquette, and Larry Overman.