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Kudos to Prof Saul Goldman!
Cover of 'Gas Bubble Dynamics in the Human Body'
Saul Goldman has continued his fundamental research into gas dynamics, which runs parallel to his personal interests of scuba diving!  One of the key practical issues that  his work addresses is the timing of divers' return to the surface in order to avoid 'the bends', where bubbles of N2 form in the bloodstream, with painful, sometimes fatal, consequences.  Saul has been trying to replace empirical 'dive tables' with information that couples physical interactions, better statistical models, and a more realistic understanding of how bubbles behave in the bloodstream.
Saul and his collaborators have just published "Gas Bubble Dynamics in the Human Body", though Academic Press/Elsevier.  This book combines Saul's research using statistical mechanics with the insights of medical practitioners to give fundamental and applied components in a single volume.
Congratulations Saul!
Portrait of Prof. Adrian Schwan
Recognized as one of nine 'Outstanding Reviewers' by the Canadian Journal of Chemistry!
First page of key article
Acid mine drainage: electrochemical approaches to prevention, and remediation of acidity and toxic metals

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Upcoming Events
Departmental Seminar: Putting Electroactive Organized Monolayers to Work - Dr. Antonella Badia - Fri. Mar. 23, 2:30 PM in MACN 222
Dr. Antonella Badia
Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal
CHEMFEST - Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Brass Taps
CHEMFEST 2018 is a part of a plan to connect all people from our department by organizing a get together and career day for its chemistry majors, faculty, graduate students and staff. This year the event will be held on Saturday March 24. All department members are invited to attend, have fun and meet one another. Students, staff, faculty and alumni will get-together from 1-6 pm on Sat. March 24 in the Brass Tap Bar on campus. We will provide food, music, quizzes, prizes and additional attractions for participants. CHEMFEST 2018 will be augmented by short student, faculty and alumna(us) seminars in the back room(s), so the event also conveys some career ideas and possible mentoring feedback to our undergrads. I have invited few presenters and I am still open to any suggestions for additional possible speakers at this point.
Please RSVP to by March 20 to register for the event.
CHEM*7940 Seminar - Dylan Siltamaki, University of Guelph - Wed. Mar. 28, 2:00 p.m. in SCIE 1504
"Nanomaterials Design for Efficient Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide"

in partial fulfillment of requirementsfor the Master of Science degree in the Department of Chemistry on Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm in SCIE 1504
CHEM*7940 Seminar - Joseph Cirone, University of Guelph - Thurs. Mar. 29, 3:30 p.m. in SCIE 1504
"A Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Study of Noble Metal Coated Graphite Nanoparticles."
in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Master of Science degree in the Department of Chemistry on Thursday March 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm in SCIE 1504
CHEM*7950 Seminar - Sharmila Durairaj, University of Guelph - Mon. April 2, 11:00 a.m. in MACN Mini-link 203
"Electrochemical studies of nanostructured materials in wound healing applications".
in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Department of Chemistry on Monday April 2, 2018 at 11:00 am in MACN Mini-link 203.
(GWC)2 Annual Meeting, Seminar, Graduate Poster Session and Awards Presentations - Friday April 27, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Waterloo Campus, Science Teaching Complex
(GWC)2 Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students, please come out and join us in celebration of this past year and our accomplishments
Please see the attached notice for details
(GWC)2 Annual Seminar Speaker - Prof. Paul Rowntree - Friday April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Waterloo Campus, Science Teaching Complex
“Scratching the Surface”
Prof. Paul Rowntree
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Guelph
Friday April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Waterloo Campus, Science Teaching Complex
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Poster Print Shop - Closed
Poster Print Shop - Closed
The Chemistry Poster Printer will be closed as of Dec 11, 2017.  The reopen date remains to be determined.
An informative walk through the process of designing a scientific poster. Many useful tips.
Students searching for tutors are encouraged to consult the University of Guelph Tutoring web site.
Archive photos of past departmental events.

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The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a fantastic environment in which to pursue your M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree.
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