Department of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF

Chemistry

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  • Chemistry 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


Congratulations to Suning Wang on receiving the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship!

Dr. Suning WangThe Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision is to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Dr. Wang is the inaugural winner of the CAGS Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship; this award was instituted to highlight and celebrate mentors who exemplify excellence in this form of pedagogy; please visit the CAGS website to read and watch a video of Dr. Wang's achievement. Dr. Wang has supervised 23 PhD and 15 Masters students while maintaining an active research profile as a Professor, Queen's University Research Chair and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Wang inspires her students to have an inquisitive mind and independent spirit in the research and exploration of chemical science. In the words of one of her students, "it is this combination of personal and professional investment in her students as individuals that make Dr. Wang a truly exceptional graduate supervisor."

Seminar Series


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    Friday, July 6, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Henning Jessen

    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

     

    Chemistry & Biology of Inorganic Polyphosphate; the Forgotten Biopolymer

    Abstract (PDF, 63 KB)

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    Friday, July 13, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Minghui Yang

    Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology (CNITECH)

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    Friday, August 10, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Caleb Martin

    Baylor University

     

    Converting Anti-Aromatic to Aromatic: A Method to Access Boron-Containing Heteroarenes

    Abstract (PDF, 63 KB)

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    Monday, August 13, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Frieder Jaekle

    Rutger's University

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    Friday, August 24, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    R.J. (Cobus) Kriek

    North West University

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    Friday, August 31, 2018

    11:30 a.m.

    Chernoff Hall, Room 117

     

    Barbro Kollander

    National Food Agenecy of Sweden

News & Events


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    Dr. Jessop's Water Purification Technology is Closer to Commercial Reality

    Dr. Philip Jessop (Photo by Bernard Clark)Dr. Philip Jessop's water purification technology, also known as forward osmosis, is one step closer to commercial success. This highly energy efficient technology removes many pollutants and impurities from waste water. The technology could be of great interest to the chemical industry, municipalities, factories, etc. and would change the waste water to fresh water available for re-use or discharge. Dr. Jessop's technology was featured in the Queen's Gazette and to learn more about this technology, please visit the Forward Water website.

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    Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Evans who will be the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Reactions, Inc. in August of 2018!

    Andrew EvansCongratulations to Dr. Andrew Evans on being named the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Reactions, Inc. In August of 2018, Dr. Evans will replace Scott E. Denmark and he will be the first Editor-in-Chief outside of the United States. Originating in 1942 and having sold over 365,000 volumes, Organic Reactions is recognized as a distinguished source of trusted, comprehensive chapters that accentuate the practical aspects of synthetically useful chemical reactions. Dr. Evans will join the line of distinguished predecessors including Scott E. Denmark, Roger Adams, Arthur C. Cope, William Dauben, Leo Paquette, and Larry Overman. 

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    Congratulations to Dr. Crudden on receiving the CIC Catalysis Award!

    Dr. Crudden receiving the CIC Catalysis AwardDr. Cathy Crudden receives the CIC Catalysis Award from Neil Burford, the CIC president, at the Award Ceremony of the 101st Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. At the same ceremony, Dr. Peter Loock became a Fellow of the CIC.

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    Congratulations to David Simon who won First Place in the Graduate Student Poster Award Competition!

    David Simon & Richard OleschukCongratulations to David Simon, PhD student in the OIeschuk group, who won 1st place in the Graduate Student Poster Award Competition! This award was presented by the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada at the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition held in Edmonton, Alberta.

Research Spotlight


Congratulations to Diane Beauchemin on receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Award!Dr. Diane Beauchemin receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Award

Diane Beauchemin received the 2018 Gerhard Herzberg Award from the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy held on June 11 to 13, 2018 in Toronto. Along side Dr. Beauchemin's award, her students received recognition and awards as well; Ph.D. student Lily Huang received the 2018 Glass Expansion Graduate Student Travel Award; M.Sc. student Calvin Palmer got the 2nd poster prize, and M.Sc. student Andrew Williams got the 1st poster prize!