Department of Chemistry



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  • Chemistry 2017

    Chemistry Family 2017

  • 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

Welcome to the Department Ben!

We are pleased to announce that Ben Geiger has joined the Department of Chemistry as our Instrumentation Technologist. Ben has extensive technical skills working with and repairing robotics, electronics, sensory systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.  Additionally, he has a strong IT background with innovation and process improvement experience.  Needless to say, Ben brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic insight into supporting and maintaining our teaching and research instrumentation.


Seminar Series

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    Friday, July 28, 2017

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Stève Baranton

    Université de Poitiers


    Electrocatalyst Design at the Nanoscale for Electrochemical Conversion of Bio-sourced Molecules and Energy

    Abstract (PDF, 6 KB)

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    Friday, September 1, 2017

    PhD Departmental Seminar

    11:30 AM

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202


    Xilong (Ryan) Yuan - PhD Student

    Supervisor: R. Oleschuk

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    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    10th Annual Graduate Symposium

    Time TBA

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117


    Nathan Magarvey

    McMaster University

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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    Congratulations to Dr. Jutae Kim!

    Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz & Jutae KimWe congratulate Jutae Kim, a former PhD student in the Laboratory of Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz, on having been appointed Research Professor at the Global Frontier Center for Multiscale Energy Systems at Seoul National University in South Korea. Jutae defended his PhD thesis in May 2017 and was appointed Research Professor the following month.



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    Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi is the recipient of the Visiting Scientist Award. Congratulations!

    Jean-Michel Nunzi receiving the visiting scientist awardJean-Michel Nunzi received the Visiting Scientist Award of the Chinese academy of Sciences under the CAS President’s Fellowship Initiative for 2017. Research on Nonlinear Nanophotonic Devices will take place at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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    Professors Crudden, Jessop, Loock and Wu have articles featured in the Royal Society of Chemistry special issue in honour of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

    The Royal Society of Chemistry has put together a special issue of the best of Canadian chemistry, in honour of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. Articles from Professors Crudden, Loock, Wu, and Jessop are included.

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    Congratulations, Dr. Xiaoyu Li!

    Dr. Xiaoyu Li, a former Ph.D. student of the Liu group, has been awarded a thousand-young-talents position by the Chinese government. With this highly prestigious title, he will now join the Beijing Institute of Technology as a faculty member. After receiving a Ph.D. degree at Queen's, he hasworked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bristol, England, and then RIKEN, Japan.

Research Spotlight

Chernoff Hall’s Ventilation Upgrade

Chernoff Hall is upgrading the ventilation system and this project is the single largest Climate Action Project on campus – in the history of Queen’s! For more information on the ventilation upgrade please see this PowerPoint Presentation. For more information regarding the ventilation shutdown, please refer to the Shutdown Notice.