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Congratulations to Julius Knöller for his Prize Winning Student Presentation

Julius Knöller Congratulations to Julius Knöller in the Suning Wang group, for receiving the Organic Chemistry Division of the Canadian Society for Chemistry prize for his outstanding presentation at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE) in Quebec in June 2019. Julius is a MSc Candidate in the Stuttgart-Queen's dual MSc degree program.

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Congratulations to Morgan Lehtinen, PhD candidate in the Liu group, who is the Canadian Finalist in the 2019 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition

Morgan Lehtinen PhD candidate in the Liu group, who is the Canadian Finalist in the 2019 Young Persons’ Lecture CompetitionMorgan received first place in the 2019 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition presented by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Arthur McDonald Institute for her talk on her research in and the importance of innovative green technologies in oil/water separation. Morgan will be representing Canada in the World Young Persons’ Lecture Competition in London, UK this October. Special mention to Hannah Ramsay, PhD candidate in the Stamplecoskie group who did a wonderful job and placed second.

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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. To read more about recognizing research excellence please see the Queen's Gazette article.

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

The Harrison's & Dr. LoockDr. Ian Harrison presenting his lecture

The 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!

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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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