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  • Chernoff Main Hall

    Chernoff Hall - Home of the Department of Chemistry

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    Working on a chip in the Electronic Shop

  • 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

  • The Chemistry Family

    The Chemistry Family

Department Spotlight

Congratulations to Owen Larsen on winning the M. Sullivan & Sons Limited Scholarship and to Rebecka Forward on winning the Walter MacFarlane Smith Prize in Chemistry at the 4th Year Thesis Presentations on April the 4th.








Seminar Series

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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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     The “O” Lab and their collaborators at COPL have published ground breaking analytical chemistry work in Scientific Reports.

    See Scientific Report article

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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

Dr. Kevin Stamplecoskie is awarded $130,000

Kevin Stamplecoskie, an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, has been awarded grant for $130,000 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The grant will be used to purchase an ultrafast laser system, used to investigate the interaction of light with novel materials. The group will be equipped with the tools  to determine the excited state properties of unique photonic materials, and gain important information like how materials can use the energy absorbed from light in applications like solar cells and advanced optics.