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The "O" lab Awarded a NSERC Strategic Grant!

The "O" GroupDr. Richard Oleschuk and the “O” lab have been awarded a NSERC Strategic Grant $734,600 for a project entitled “Advanced Sample Introduction for Mass Spectrometry”. The grant partners the “O” lab with researchers at Queen’s, Laval, and SCIEX (a Canadian mass spectrometry instrument manufacturer) to develop novel molecular imaging and sampling tools. The tools will enable the mapping of tissue (surgical) samples, faster drug screening and improved environmental monitoring. The exciting news was featured in the Queen's Gazette, read more here.

 

SamplesFigure clockwise from left, SCIEX Open Port Probe Mass Spectrometer Interface; H and E stained cancerous tumor sample; molecular “heat map” image of cancerous tumor; sample array formed with superhydrophobic/ superhydrophilic patterned materials. Figure clockwise from left, SCIEX Open Port Probe Mass Spectrometer Interface; H and E stained cancerous tumor sample; molecular “heat map” image of cancerous tumor; sample array formed with superhydrophobic/ superhydrophilic patterned materials."

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NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize awarded to four Queen's University Researchers!

NSERC Bockhouse Canada PriceNSERC Brockhouse Canada PrizeFour leading Canadian researchers from Queen's University have been awarded the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for their work in building a sustainable future. Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cunningham, Dr. Pascale Champagne, Dr. Philip Jessop and Dr. Warren Mabee on receiving this prestigious award. Please visit the Queen's Gazette article.

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Congratulations to Tucker Carrington for winning the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Research!

Dr. Tucker CarringtonCongratulations to Tucker Carrington for winning the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Research! He is one of five recipients of the award at Queen’s University this year and the latest in a long list of outstanding researchers from our department. The prize will be presented at the Spring Convocation this year and a public lecture will follow within the next six months.

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Dr. Ian Harrison presented at the Harrison-MacRae Lecture on March 29th

The Harrison's & Dr. LoockThe Harrison-MacRae Family Lecture Series was established through the generosity of Queen’s alumni, the late John H. Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison. This year we were excited to invite their son, Dr. Ian Harrison, to speak about Alkane Reaction Dynamics at Metal Surfaces. We were especially honoured to have his mother in the audience!

Dr. Ian Harrison presenting his lecture

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Dr. Philip Jessop Interviewed on The Morning Show on CKWS

Dr. Philip Jessop was on The Morning Show on CKWS discussing his inventive work on carbonated water as it applies to solving environmental problems. Dr. Jessop spoke at the University Relations and The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute's IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations series on March 28; this quarterly event focuses on showcasing the breadth of research happening across Queen’s University in a series of short talks. The talk gave Dr. Jessop an opportunity to elaborate to the public on his innovative research. Quoted from the talk and featured in the Gazette: “Society allows me to do research and it is only fair that in return I let society know what I’m doing,” he says. “I find that many people like to hear about new ways to reduce environmental harm.” One of his graduate students, Sarah Ellis, also had the opportunity to present her research. Afterwards, guests were able to see live demonstrations at the reception.

Dr. Philip Jessop presenting at the IGnite seriesDr. Philip Jessop presenting at the IGnite seriesSarah Ellis presenting at the IGnite series

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Congratulations to Dr. Diane Beauchemin, the recipient of the Clara Benson Award!

Dr. Diane BeaucheminThis year, the recipient of the Clara Benson Award is our very own, Dr. Diane Beauchemin. Congratulations! This award is presented to a woman for her contribution to chemistry. For more information on the award and Dr. Beauchemin’s successes, please visit the Canadian Society for Chemistry's website.

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Congratulations to Dr. Crudden who has been awarded the 2019 Montréal Medal!

Dr. Cathleen CruddenCongratulations to Dr. Cathleen Crudden for being this year’s recipient of the Montréal Medal! This award is presented to an individual for their leadership and outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada. For more information about the award and Dr. Crudden’s successes, please visit the Chemical Institute of Canada's page.

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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.

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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.

 

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