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

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Beauchemin on receiving the 2017 Maxxam Award

The Canadian Society for Chemistry President, Rui Resendes, MCIC and the Board of Directors have announced that Dr. Diane Beauchemin has won the 2017 Maxxam Award. This award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.

Seminar Series

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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    10:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    David Sinton

    University of Toronto


    Microfluidics for Energy and the Environment

    Abstract (PDF, 88 KB)

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    Friday, April 28, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar
    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Dezhi Chen - PhD Student

    Supervisor: A. Evans


    Total Synthesis of Thapsigargins

    Abstract (PDF, 176 KB)

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    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Green Chemistry Lecture
    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Venkataraman Thangadurai

    University of Calgary


    Advanced Ceramics for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices

    Abstract (PDF, 83 KB)

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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    11:00 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Makoto Yamashita
    Chuo University


    Reactive boron compounds having low oxidation state: boryl anion and diborane(4)

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    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Jean-Pierre Vors

    Bayer France

    Mitochondrial respiration inhibitors, breaking the dogma for a success story in fungicides discovery

    Abstract (PDF, 174 KB)

News & Events

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    Congratulations to Abouzar Toubaei on receiving the Christopher Knapper Teaching Award!

    Abouzar Toubaei is the recipient of the Christopher Knapper Teaching Award for the Fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year presented by the Teaching Awards Committee of the Alma Mater Society (AMS). Congratulations Abouzar!

    To view the all the Teaching Award recipients, please click here.

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    An Announcement from the Royal Society of Chemistry

    Green Chemistry Announcement

    The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that the new Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Green Chemistry, starting in January, will be Philip Jessop.

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    Congratulations to undergraduate students Lea Gozdzialski and Rachel Ross for their award winning 4th year research projects!

    Lea Gozdzialski, Peter Loock and Rachel RossLea Gozdzialski (Stamplecoskie Group) won the Walter MacFarlane Smith Prize in Chemistry for her thesis ' Optimization of a Cobalt Redox Shuttle Electrolyte in Metal Cluster Sensitized Solar Cells'.

    Rachel Ross (Evans Group) won the M. Sullivan and Son Limited Scholarship for her thesis ‘Enantioselective Iridium-Catalyzed Allylic Amination with an Azaylide Pronucleophile'.


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    Faculty of Arts and Science and ASUS launch new undergrad research hub

    The Arts and Science Undergraduate Society has launched a new initiative with the Faculty of Arts and Science: The Undergraduate Research Hub. Student profiles will have the symbol of a book and pen beside them! This is a space where undergraduate researchers can raise the profile of their research, inspire other students, and seek new research opportunities.

    New features have been added:

    • Student researchers can be included to support and celebrate undergraduate research.

    • Student projects can be linked to the profiles of their supervisors.

    • ASUS Undergraduate Journals are digitally published and contributions can be linked to student profiles.

    • Research opportunities can be uploaded by faculty researchers, wherein student applications can be accepted.

    If you wish to be featured on the research hub, please fill out this form

Research Spotlight

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Jessop on receiving the 2016 NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant!

NSERC has announced the winners of the 2016 competition for Strategic Partnership Grants. Dr. Jessop has been awarded $552,740 for research on using waste CO2 and waste heat to recover drinkable water from seawater and wastewater.

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