Jeremy Durelle - Recipient of the Christopher Knapper AMS Award.

March 2014


Congratulations to Jeremy in winning the Christopher Knapper Award for excellence in Teaching Assistance! There were 500 nominations for the AMS awards, of the 10 that were shortlisted for the Teaching Assistant award 4 were from chemistry. Christopher Knapper AMS Award

Dr. Philip Jessop has been named the Tier 1 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair in Green Chemistry.

March 28, 2014


Philip’s research is aimed at designing more efficient and greener materials, solvents and methods for chemical manufacturing to reduce the consumption of resources, the usage of energy and the production of damaging pollutants. (Photo by Bernard Clark)   Read more.

Congratulation to Dr. Trisha Ang!

November 21, 2013


Trisha successfully defended her Ph.D. on November 21st, 2013 becoming the newest Jessop Alumni!

Congratulation to Dr. Vanessa Renee Little!

November 12, 2013


On November 12th, Vanessa successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis becoming a Jessop Alumni!

Dr. Philip Jessop - Elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada!

November 16, 2013


Dr. Jessop attended the Induction and Award Ceremony on Saturday, November 16th at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta. For more information, please see the RSC Announcement.

Dr. Philip Jessop is Awarded the Eni Award in Rome!h3>June 25, 2013

Eni Award

Congratulations to Philip Jessop on winning the Eni Award for his research on CO2-Triggered Control of Oil/Water Mixtures.  You can read more about the award at &

Dr. Jessop is shaking hands with the president of Eni with the President of Italy in the centre.                               (Photo credit: Archivio Eni.)

Congratulations to Kyle Boniface!

June 17, 2013

Kyle Boniface - Msc - June 2013

Kyle has successfully passed his comprehensive on June 17, 2013. He will be continuing his research in the Jessop group for his PhD.

Congratulations to Mark Skerritt!

April 5, 2013

Mark S - MSc - April 2013

Mark Skerritt is the newest Jessop Group alumni after successfully defending his M.Sc. theses on April 5, 2013. Congrats from your friends in the Jessop Group!

It's Not Easy Being Green!

March 2013

Dr. Jessop participate in an episode with ‘This Week in Science and Education’ on the topic of “It's Not Easy Being Green”. You can watch the episode here

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Mercer!

December 18, 2012

Sean Mercer - Defence - 2012

Dr. Sean Mercer is the newest Jessop Group alumni after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on December 18, 2012. Congrats from your friends in the Jessop Group!

Congratulation to Dr. Philip Jessop!

December 2012

PARTEQ Award 2012 - Jessop

Dr. Philip Jessop received PARTEQ’s “Technology with potential for the most profound impact” award for his discovery of a suite of chemical compounds with the ability to change their properties.

Congratulations to Dr. Jessop for receiving the Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Award 2012

October 2012

Award 2012 - jessop

Dr. Jessop received the award at the CSChe Conference at took place in Vancouver.

The Jessop Group went Camping!

July 5, 2012

Camping 2012

The Jessop group enjoyed their annual group camping trip. This time it was in Bon Echo Provincial Park

Congratulations to Tamara for Passing her Candidacy Exam!

June 15, 2012

Tamara - PHD

Tamara passed her candidacy exam on June 15, 2012!

Congratulations to Sean on being awarded the 2012 ACS Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award, for his research on “The Development of ‘Switchable Water’: A CO2 Switchable Aqueous Solvent.”

May 25, 2012

The award recognizes an outstanding student contribution to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and or education. Sean will receive his award at the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony to be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the 3:00 p.m. at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Ariel Rios South Building in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Darrell!

May 9, 2012

Dr. Darrell Dean is the newest Jessop Group alumni after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on May 9, 2012. Congrats from your friends in the Jessop Group!

Congratulations to Dr. Jessop for being selected as the 2012 winner of the Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Award!

April 2012

The award will be presented at the 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, 14-17 October 2012, in Vancouver. Information on the award can be found on the Chemical Institute of Canada website.

Jessop Group Welcomes New Researchers!

March 12, 2012

With the new year comes five new post-doctoral researchers in the Jessop Lab! From left to right above, we welcome Dr. Hong-Bo Wang, Dr. Jiang Jianzhong (visiting researcher), Dr. Omid Ghaffari Nik, Dr. Ryan Dykeman and Dr. Tamer Andrea. Check out the group page for more information!

VIDEO: NSERC Presents 2 Minutes with Dr. Philip Jessop

December 12, 2011

From NSERC's YouTube Channel: "Many manufacturing processes use harmful chemicals that pollute the environment along the way to producing a final product. Dr. Philip Jessop is a professor with the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University who is using Green Chemistry to create new processes that eliminate pollution and save manufacturer's money."

Dr. Jessop talks to MPs about "Switching to Green Chemistry"

October 4, 2011

Dr. Jessop met with Members of Parliament, senators and scientists in Ottawa to talk about Green Chemistry and how it can be beneficial to both the environment, and the bottom line. He was invited as part of the monthly Bacon and Eggheads breakfast series that allows these parliamentarians to have breakfast while leaning a bit of science from a Canadian researcher [Ottawa Citzen Article].

Congrats Catherine & Candace!

September 21, 2011

Catherine O'Neill and Candace Fowler are the newest Jessop Group alumni after successfully defending their M.Sc. theses on September 21, 2011. Congrats from your friends in the Jessop Group!

Jessop Group Member Snags Award at Sustainable Chemistry Summit

September 19, 2011

Congratulations to Alaina Boyd who won the Best Poster Award at the inagural GreenCentre Canada Sustainability Summit. Congratulations Alaina!

Jessop Group Members Win at CSC2011

July 29, 2011

Vanessa Little (left, above) was awarded for her oral presentation in the industrial division, and Alaina Boyd (right, above) for her poster presentation at the 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC2011). Congrats!

Congrats Andrew

July 5, 2011

Dr. Andrew Carrier is the newest Jessop Group alumni after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on July 5, 2011. Congrats from your friends in the Jessop Group!

Two Jessop Group Members Win at International Polymer Colloids Group Conference

July 4, 2011

Candace Fowler, an M.Sc. student in the Jessop group was awarded with the Best Lecture Award for the Graduate Student Seminar at the International Polymer Colloids Group (IPCG) Conference at the University of New Hampshire in June 2011. Her talk was entitled "Emulsion Polymerization Using Switchable Surfactants." Dr. Su Xin was also awarded the Best Poster Prize for his poster entitled "Redispersible Polymer Latexes Based on CO2 Switchable Amidine Chemistry."

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