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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.


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.


Congratulations to Diane Beauchemin on receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Award!

Dr. Diane Beauchemin receiving the Herzberg awardThe 2018 Gerhard Herzberg Award is given to a Canadian spectroscopist in recognition of distinguished scientific contributions to the field of spectroscopy, either fundamental or applied. It is typically awarded to recognize the career achievements of a prominent scientist. Dr. Beauchemin is the first woman to receive it, congratulations! 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!


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." Dr. Wang's achievements were also featured in the Queen's Gazette.


Science Rendezvous happening Saturday, May 12th!

Science Rendezvous PosterScience Rendezvous took place on Saturday, May 12th at the Rogers K-Rock Centre! Indeed there was a lot going on, in addition to the magic show (featured on CKWS), there will be laser demonstrations from the Loock group, some hands-on events for kids, drones, robots, police shows, ASAP science, and much much more!  Click here (PDF, 11.2 MB) to view the full event flyer. Science Rendezvous was featured in the Queen's Gazette.


Congratulations to Dr. Jerkiewicz, who has recently been conferred with the title of Professor of Chemical Sciences for life by the President of Poland

From the left: Gregory Jerkiewicz,Andrzej Duda, and Nicholas MoseyCongratulations to Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz, who has recently been conferred with the title of Professor of Chemical Sciences for life by Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland. Dr. Jerkiewicz is an international-leading researcher in the fields of electrochemistry and electrocatalysis. He is renowned for his contributions to hydrogen, platinum and nickel electrochemistry and electrocatalysis. He leads the “Engineered Nickel Materials for Electrochemical Clean Energy” project supported by the NSERC of Canada through its prestigious Discovery Frontiers program. In the picture, Dr. Gregory Jerkiewicz, and Dr. Nicholas Mosey (Associate Dean Research) with President of Poland at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on April 25th, 2018.  To read more, click here.


Dr. Guojun Liu's Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials Science has been renewed

Dr. Guojun LiuGuojun Liu (Chemistry) has been renewed at the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Materials Science. Dr. Liu’s research is focused on the development of nanostructured polymer materials for various applications, including the refinement of filters that may be able to separate water from organic solvents. To read more about the Queen's faculty named Canada Research Chairs, please visit the Queen's Gazette.


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.