Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry Family 2018

    Chemistry Family 2018

  • 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


Saying Goodbye, Dr. Erwin Buncel

Dr. Erwin Buncel 1931-2018For over 50 years Erwin Buncel was one of the pillars of our department. He had a strong loyalty to our department and cared deeply about our students. Erwin joined the chemistry department in 1962, and was research-active well beyond his retirement in 1997. To read more, click here.

Seminar Series


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    Friday, February 22, 2019

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    David Lacy

    University at Buffalo

     

    Designing new manganese and iron catalysts for sustainability

    Abstract (PDF, 646 KB)

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    Friday, March 1, 2019

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Andrei Yudin

    University of Toronto

     

    Development of bioactive molecules using the tools of chemical synthesis”

    Abstract (PDF, 122 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 the new NSERC-funded graduate student program CREATE-Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing (MAPS)

    CREATE-Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing (MAPS) is a new NSERC-funded program that provides graduate students with comprehensive training in photonics problem solving using the best tools and approaches from physics, chemistry and engineering. We do this by providing: international and industrial internships, an innovative approach to supervision including external mentors, a new method of planning, tracking and summarizing skill development tailorable to each student's unique professional goals, and learning modules that focus on problem solving, leadership, ethics and professional development. For more information, please visit the Materials for Advanced Photonics Sensing website.

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    Somayeh Mirzaee and Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi featured in OSA Publishing

    Somayeh Mirzaee and Jean-Michel Nunzi (J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(1) 53-60 (2019)) The Optical Society (OSA) selected a recent exploration by Somayeh Mirzaee and Jean-Michel Nunzi (J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(1) 53-60 (2019)) for their Spotlight on optics. It highlights the impact of ongoing study on the development of next-generation broad-band photodetectors and solar energy harvesters based on electro-optic rectification of light to voltage. These devices distinguish themselves from regular photodetectors by the simplicity of the materials used and thier relevance to electronics manufacturing, as they do not rely on band-to-band transitions. To view the Spotlight, please visit the OSA Publishing website.

Research Spotlight


Congratulation to Soren Mellerup in Suning Wang’s group who has won the 2019 CCUCC (Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs) Chemistry Doctoral Award

Dr. Soren MellupThis award is to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the 12–month period preceding the nomination deadline. Soren is currently a Banting postdoctoral fellow in Professor Holger Braunschweig’s group at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He will receive this award at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE 2019) which will take place in Quebec City from June 3-7, 2019.