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Department Spotlight

2016 Science Rendezvous Saturday May 7th was a huge success!

Many graduate students. volunteers, and Dr. Jessop from our department participated in Science Rendezvous at the K-Rock Centre last Saturday.  Over 4,000 members of the public came to see all of the science displays and shows, including our chemistry activities and the Chemistry Magic Show.  A big thank you to the students and volunteers for all of your hard work!







Seminar Series

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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    2:00 PM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 415


    Sergei Manzhos

    National University of Singapore


    Ab initio modeling of organic and biomolecule - oxide surfaces: qualitative difference between small and big and the and the bad of density functional tight binding
    Abstract (PDF, 43 KB)

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    Friday, June 17, 2016

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Ben Turnbull

    PhD Departmental Seminar

News & Events

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    Suning Wang's former Ph.D. student was visited by the Minister of Science

    Suning Wang's former Ph.D. student Zac Hudson, now an Assistant Professor has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at UBC in Sustainable Chemistry for his work on efficient lighting technologies. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan and Parliamentary Secretary for Science Terry Beech were on hand for the announcement.



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     Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi co-organizes international symposium" Planning the cities of tomorrow today"

    Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Photonics for Life, co-organizes a symposium titled Planning the Cities of Tomorrow Today. The primary goal of the symposium is fostering exchange between researchers, students, and industry and institutional representatives on energy issues and sustainable cities.

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    Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz and his research team on receiving $4-million Discovery Frontiers grant from NSERC on Friday Jan. 8th.

     Gregory Jerkiewicz and his team received $4-million grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for a research project based at Queen’s University, focused on developing new clean energy technologies.  Gregory Jerkiewicz (Chemistry), the project lead; Member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen; NSERC President Mario Pinto; Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan; Principal Daniel Woolf; and Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss and partners and members of the Queen’s community attended the event..

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    Congratulations to M.Sc. student Zijie Wang of Dr. Guojun Liu’s group!

    Jamie-Lee Freeston, Graeme Gillespie, Professor Hesp, Migle Paliukaite and Russell Taylor won the Elaine Thompson Award for their paper Physical Hardening in Asphalt presented at the 2015 Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa. Jamie-Lee Freeston gave the oral presentation.

    Under the lab supervision of Ph.D. student Yu Wang, Zijie has fictionalized cotton fabrics so that they can separate oil from oil-in-water emulsion rapidly and cleanly.  This task was achieved at the fabric pore sizes of 200 µm despite the emulsion droplet sizes of 4 µm.  His results have been just published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and a patent has also been filed on this technology.

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Research Spotlight

Liu Group highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology

Under the supervision of Prof. Guojun Liu, PhD student Yu Wang’s research on block copolymer encapsulated air nanobubbles was highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology.

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