Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry Family 2018

    Chemistry Family 2018

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    Join us for a webinar on November 22 at 5:30 p.m. (EST) to discuss Chemistry graduate programs. Register here. 

  • Mission Statement

    The Department of Chemistry's Mission Statement

  • 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


Homecoming Open House in Chernoff Hall

Homecoming EventSaturday October 20th, 2018, the doors of Chernoff Hall were open to welcome back alumni. We were honoured to have students, staff, families, and alumni all in attendance to celebrate this year’s Queen’s homecoming. The day was filled with food, fun conversations, and tours of Chernoff Hall!

Seminar Series


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    Friday, November 16, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Erin Duffy

    Michigan State University

     

    Engaging Students in Scientific Practices: Characterizing Instruction, Training TAs, and Measuring Student Mastery

    Abstract (PDF, 66 KB)

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    Friday, November 23, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Mark Stradiotto

    Dalhousie University

     

    Move Over Palladium: Developing PAd-DalPhos/Nickel-Catalysed C-N Cross-Couplings

    Abstract (PDF, 71 KB)

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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Graeme Howe

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Rebecca Davis

    University of Manitoba

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    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Christine Le

    University of California Berkeley

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    Friday, November 30, 2018

    Russell Lecture

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Mitchell A. Winnik

    University of Toronto

     

    Biomedical applications of metal-chelating polymers and lanthanide nanoparticles

    Abstract (PDF, 86 KB)

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    Monday, December 3, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Rylan Lundgren

    University of Alberta

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    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    9:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 202

     

    Marc-André Légaré

    University of Würzburg

     

    Main-Group Metallomimetics: Strategies for Metal-Free Catalysis and Small-Molecule Activation

    Abstract (PDF, 95 KB)

News & Events


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    A recent Perspective by P. Andrew Evans and Ben W. H. Turnbull was featured on the cover of The Journal of Organic Chemistry

    Perspective by Ben W. H. Turnbull and P. Andrew EvansA recent Perspective by Ben W. H. Turnbull and P. Andrew Evans (J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 11463−11479) was featured on the cover to highlight the impact of the groups work on the development of the asymmetric rhodium-catalyzed allylic substitution reactions. The background picture signifies two enantiomers from the reflection in the ocean and the lighthouse emulates the impact of how knowledge guides the way forward in science. To view the article, please visit the ACS website.

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    Introducing Dr. Peng Wang to the Department of Chemistry

    Peng WangWe would like to welcome Dr. Peng Wang who joined the Department as an Assistant Professor. After the completion of his Ph.D. work, Dr. Wang spent his time as a postdoctoral researcher investigating materials for detecting and identifying radioactive sources. Before starting at Queen’s University, Dr. Wang held a scientist position in Canadian semiconductor industry. Dr. Wang will be focusing his area of teaching around inorganic material chemistry, while the overarching theme of my research is the electrical and optical properties of novel crystalline compounds.

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    Introducing Dr. Chantelle J. Capicciotti, Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine

    Chantelle CapicciottiWe would like to welcome Dr. Chantelle J. Capicciotti to the Department. Dr. Capicciotti joins the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery in July 2018 as a Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine. Her areas of teaching are in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical biology with specialization in carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology. Her research interests are in the field of glycobiology focusing on understanding how glycans/glycoproteins interact with proteins on a cellular level to elicit biological responses, as well as on developing glycan-based approaches for biomarker identification, disease diagnosis, imaging techniques, and cell-based therapies.

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    Introducing Dr. Zhe She to the Department of Chemistry

    Dr. Zhe She

    We would like to welcome Assistant Professor, Dr. Zhe She to the Department of Chemistry. Dr. She carried out his postdoctoral research work at the University of Toronto, where he was a research associate and Calian contractor jointly with Royal Military College of Canada, in developing new portable analytical tools for pathogen detection in water samples. The She Lab will focus on developing new analytical methods for environmental monitoring and clinical diagnostics, and providing cross-disciplinary teaching opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows to study nanotechnology, biosensors, chemistry and instrumentations.

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    Queen’s Chemistry Graduate Studies Webinar
    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (E.S.T.)

    Wang LabJoin us for an informal discussion about Chemistry graduate programs at Queen’s, and learn about applying for graduate school, scholarships, and life as a graduate student. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions to both professors and current grad students in our department. Register now on EventBrite

Research Spotlight


Dr. Crudden won the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, Congratulations!

Dr. Cathleen CruddenCongratulations to Dr. Cathleen Crudden on winning the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award! This national ACS award is given “to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.” The recognition of Cathy’s contributions is especially remarkable because non-Americans typically don’t receive this award. Another recent exception was Andrew Evans winning this award in 2017 as one of the first Canadians in the 32-year history of the award. Also, in 2001 Victor Snieckus was the second Canadian Arthur C. Cope Scholar (after Keith Ingold, 1992).