Department of Chemistry

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


Dr. Cathleen Crudden is one of the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research!

Dr. Cathleen Crudden is the most recent professor in a long line of accomplished  chemistry faculty who have won this award in the past: 2015 Guojun Liu; 2011 Victor Snieckus; 2010 Philip Jessop; 2007 Suning Wang; 2006 Stan Brown; 1999 Axel Becke; 1998 Michael Baird; 1997 Almeria Natansohn; etc.

Seminar Series


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    Friday, October 20, 2017

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Alexander Radosevich

    MIT

     

    “Geometric Deformation in the Design of Biphilic Organophosphorus Catalysts”

    Abstract (PDF, 329 KB)

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    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Jones Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Jeffery Bode

    ETH Zurich

     

    Synthetic Methods for the Building Block Economy

    Abstract (PDF, 171 KB)

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    Monday, October 30, 2017

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 213

     

    Polly Arnold

    University of Edinburgh

     

    Putting the f in chemistry – making molecules that help us safeguard our nuclear waste

    Abstract (PDF, 491 KB)

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    Friday, November 3, 2017

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Bruno Pollet

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology

     

    Ligand design in organometallic chemistry taken to the extreme: when the metal is no longer needed

    Abstract (PDF, 339 KB)

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    Friday, November 6, 2017

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Martin Albrecht

    Universität Bern

News & Events


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    An Open Letter to our MP Mark Gerretsen in Support of the Naylor Report

    Dr. Hans-Peter Loock wrote an open letter to our MP Mark Gerretsen in support of the Naylor report. To read the letter, please click here (PDF, 478 KB). 

     

     

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    Congratulations to Dr. Richard Oleschuk whose research was featured in the Queen's Alumni Review!

    A drop of water sits on a superhydrophobic surface.This photo by Timothy Hutama, a master’s student in the Oleschuk lab in the Department of Chemistry, received honourable mention in the Queen’s 2016 Art of Research photo contest.Dr. Oleschuk's curiosity about water rolling off a Colocasia plant inspired further investigation, which led to the development of laser-patterned microfluidic chips. These microfluidic chips have different wetting properties that could be used to perform on-the-spot diagnostic tests for plant viruses and bacteria, water quality, or infections and other diseases in humans. Read more on the Queen's Alumni Review website.

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    Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Chemistry TA Award winners!

    Andrew Burnie, Amy MacLean, Christene Smith, Mai-Jan Tom & Derek EsauAndrew Burnie was awarded the Fisher Scientific Award. Amy MacLean and Derek Esau each received the Friends of Chemistry Award. Christene Smith was recognized with the David Thomas Award and Mai-Jan Tom was presented with the Patrick Doolan Award.

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    Congratulations to Morgan Lehtinen for winning the Graduate Student Speaker Award

    Morgan LehtinenCongratulations to Morgan Lehtinen, an MSc Candidate in the Liu Group who was awarded the Graduate Student Speaker Award for an oral presentation in the field of Self-Assembly at Surfaces sponsored by Chemistry of Materials and ACS publications at CSC 2017.

Research Spotlight


Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT) presents the inaugural Baird Lecture

The inaugural Baird Lecture was given on Sept 28th, 2017 by Prof. Richard Schrock (MIT) who presented a historical overview of the different discoveries related to the olefin metathesis reaction. Of course, Dr. Schrock’s own contributions were ultimately recognized with the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Prof. Schrock also showed highlights of his more recent work.