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Outstanding People and Events
Prof. Peter Tremaine
Prof. Peter Tremaine has been named the NSERC/UNENE (University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering) Senior Industrial Research Chair in High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry.
Industrial Research Chair Grants are awarded to researchers considered international leaders and exceptional among their peers.
The chair is worth nearly $2.5 million over five years, with $930,000 coming from NSERC and more than $1 million from industry.
Prof. Mark Lautens
On October 15, 2016 Prof. Mark Lautens gave the convocation address and was recognized with the honorary degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa from the University of Guelph.
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Prof. Lipkowski was recently awarded the Bioelectrochemistry Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry (Division 2). This award is in recognition of his "pioneering work on the structure of gold-supported biomimetic membranes incorporating channel-forming peptides".
Prof. Monteiro working in his lab
Two U of G Innovations were recognized at Gryphon's LAAIR. One of the two innovations selected this year was a carbohydrate vaccine for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) by a team led by Professor Mario Monteiro, Department of Chemistry.
Thrombin 'balloons' floating over a twilight landscape
A paper by Prof. Richard Manderville is featured on the cover of 'Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry'. Art by Ms. Kaila Fadock and Uwe Oehler.
Portrait of Prof. Adrian Schwan
Recognized as one of nine 'Outstanding Reviewers' by the Canadian Journal of Chemistry!
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The two volume series on catalytic biomass conversions, edited by Marcel and Conrad Zhang is now in print.
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
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Guelph is creating a tenure track appointment for an Assistant or Associate Professor with research expertise that will complement the new NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in High Temperature Aqueous Chemistry, which was awarded to Professor Peter Tremaine FCIC, with support from the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering and other industrial partners.
 
Deadline: April 1, 2017 or until the position is filled.
Ph.D. Defence - Yuening Jiao - February 28, 2017 in SSC 1511 at 2:00 p.m.
"Syntheses of Carbohydrate Antigens Expressed by Gastric-intestinal Bacteria and Conjugates Thereof"
Dept. Seminar - Prof. Mark Nitz, Chemistry Dept., University of Toronto - MacN 222, 11:20am
“Biological Chemistry Probes from the Bottom of the Periodic Table”
Coffee & Timbits will be served at 11:15am
Seminar will begin 11:20am
M. Sc. Seminar - Avinaash Persaud - March 27, 2017 in MACN 222 at 2:30 p.m.
"Standard Partial Molar Heat Capacities of Antimony (III) and Antimony (V) Hydroxide and Chloride Complexes at High Temperatures"
M. Sc. Seminar - Gabriel (Hart) Slater-Eddy - March 28, 2017 in SSC 1511 at 9:30 a.m.
"Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Sugar Alcohol Derivatives to Diols, Alkenes and Alkanes"
M. Sc. Seminar - Ryan Crozier - April 5, 2017 in MACN 222 at 2:30 p.m.
"Fabrication of Lanthanum Strontium Cobalt Ferrite based Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells using Pulsed Laser Deposition and Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis"
Halloween 2016 Group Photo
Check out the costumes and fun had by all!
An informative walk through the process of designing a scientific poster. Many useful tips.
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