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Research in Chemistry at Queen’s is focused in alternative, multidisciplinary areas rather than traditional organic/inorganic/physical divisions. Research is going on in Biological-Medicinal, Materials, Computational-Theoretical and Environmental-Analytical chemistry. The faculty boasts 3 Canada Research Chairs, 3 Queen’s National Scholars, 4 recipients of the Premier’s Research Excellence award, and 5 fellows of the Chemical Institute of Canada facilities.

The Chemistry Department is located in Chernoff Hall, a brand new, $40 million, state-of-the-art building. The NMR facility has 8 high field instruments, including a 600 MHz spectrometer and several with solids capability. A mass spec facility with 4 mass spectrometers is on site, as is an X-ray diffractometer, and a CFI-funded facility for materials characterization.

Queen’s is located in Kingston, Ontario - an exciting city, with considerable student housing and support for students. It is located on the shores of Lake Ontario and features many pubs and clubs catering to students, as well as a wealth of natural beauty and historic sites.

Department:  Mission Statement

The Department of Chemistry provides instruction in chemistry in a
variety of academic programs, and trains highly qualified personnel at
the B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. and postdoctoral levels. The Department will
foster new and revolutionary ideas, innovative research in
cross-disciplinary chemical science, premium quality undergraduate and
graduate students who will be thereby prepared, upon graduation, to
make major contributions to the highly competitive and demanding
opportunities in academic, governmental and industrial sectors.
Hence, Queenıs Chemistry will become one of the leading Canadian
chemistry departments, i.e. amongst the top five, and the leader in selected areas.

Chernoff Hall

After years of careful planning and around-the-clock work, Chernoff Hall opened on November 1, 2002. Since then, countless visitors have toured the facility and commented on its magnificence.

  • $56 million to build
  • 144,000 square feet
  • Air turnover of 160,000 cfm
  • 163 fumehoods (one per bench)
  • State-of-the-art NMR facility
  • All graduate lounges have a view of Lake Ontario
  • Research wing accommodates 172 researchers
  • Large undergraduate teaching labs
  • Bright, open facility
  • 250-seat lecture theatre
  • Lab of the Year
  • Trade line Report
  • Poster Presentation

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