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Congratulations to Victor Snieckus on receiving the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision!

Photo: Dr. Victor SnieckusCongratulations to Victor Snieckus on receiving the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision! The 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.


Congratulations to Susan Blake for being awarded the Distinguished Service Award!

Photo: Sue BlakeCongratulations to Sue Blake for being awarded the Distinguished Service Award for this year. The award was presented honouring her extraordinary achievements and in recognition of her exemplary service to Queen’s over an extended period of time. Ms. Blake has been a mainstay at Queen’s University since graduating with Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1975, holding various roles in the Chemistry Department before joining the Faculty of Arts and Science in 1999 as Director of Student Services.


Queen’s Chemistry Innovation Council returns to the Department

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Many members of our QCIC came to Queen’s on Oct. 17th and 18th to participate in our student poster session, dinner and day-long meeting with departmental representatives on the state and future of the chemistry department. The QCIC was founded in 2001 as an advisory board to our chemistry department. Consisting mostly of alumni who have, since their graduation, progressed into positions of influence, the QCIC has been supporting our department in countless ways – some deliver courses, others coach graduate students, or make substantial donations. This year, the dinner was held in Chernoff Hall in the 4th floor lounge and the after-dinner speaker was alumnus Anton Toutov Founder & Chief Science Officer, Fuzionaire and Fuzionaire Diagnostics.



2019 Queen's Alumni Review features many faces of Chemistry

Photos from left to right, Matthias Hermann, Cathleen Crudden and Victor Snieckus. Credit of 2019 Alumni ReviewBe sure to check out the 2019 Queen's Alumni Review to see the many faces of Chemistry; Matthias Hermann, PhD student in the Oleschuk group, talks about inventing a portable spectrometer to detect toxic metals in water. Dr. Cathleen Crudden talks about pushing the boundaries of science. Lastly, Dr. Victor Snieckus discusses the importance of fundamental science and the magic of chemistry. Photo credit of the Queen's Alumni Review.


Congratulations to Soren Mellerup, Queen's Chemistry alumni, who won the 2019 CAGS Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award

Photo: Dr. Soren MellerupSoren Mellerup, a recent PhD graduate from the Suning Wang group, has won the 2019 AGS (Canadian Association for Graduate Study) Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given to two top doctoral students by CAGS per year in recognizing the student distinguished contributions to research. To read more, please visit the CAGS website.


Congratulations to Morgan Lehtinen for bringing home 3rd place in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

Photo: Morgan Lehtinen placed 3rd in the Young Person's World Lecture Competition in London, EnglandMorgan Lehtinen, PhD Candidate in the Liu group, placed 3rd in the Young Person's World Lecture Competition in London, England on Oct. 10, 2019! This global competition, hosted annually by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 2005, brings together young researchers who were all winners of their respective national final. The goal of the competition is to enhance technical communication and science translation skills by inviting each finalist to present a short lecture on their research to an audience of various backgrounds and participate in a week of outreach and networking around London. Congratulations Morgan!


Dr. Nunzi Appointed Professor of Research at Kanazawa University

Photo: Nunzi Group & memebers of Kanazawa UniversityA delegation of professors and students from Kanazawa University visited our Department last week to announce, with team members, the appointment of Jean-Michel Nunzi on a 3-year Professor position for Research at Kanazawa University. Team members in Nunzi’s team will be offered opportunities to travel to Japan for the study of Perovskite, organic solar cells and advanced energy materials at the Nanomaterials Research Institute (NanoMaRi) of Kanazawa


Think Grad Studies Day, October 10th 2019

Photo: Register visit thinkgradstudies.caJoin us on October 10th, 2019 for a day of activities to experience what being a grad student at Queen’s is like first hand. Discover the state of the art facilities of Chernoff Hall, home to our Department of Chemistry, as well as, meet with members of our Queen's Graduate Chemistry Society and Faculty from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. For a full list of activities and to register visit