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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
Chem Web Server Unavailable Thursday Dec. 8, 2016
Ethernet Cables
On Thursday the Department Web Server will be recabled.  It will be off-line during this time.
Departmental Seminar - Kasper S. Pedersen, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in SSC1511
“Constructing Molecule-Based Spin-Architectures Using Fluorine Chemistry”
presented by Dr. Kasper S. Pedersen CNRS, CRPP (France), Univ. Bordeaux, CRPP (France), CNRS, ICMCB, UPR 9048, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France)
Coffee and timbits at 1:45 P.M.
M. Sc. Defence - Erwin Remigio - December 16, 2016 in SSC 1511 at 2:00 p.m.
"Preparation and Activity of Multidentate β-Amino SulfoxideLigands and Expedited Catalytic Synthesis of Bupropion"
M. Sc. Defence - Jeffrey Davidson - December 16, 2016 in SSC 1511 at 10:00 a.m.
2016 GWC Award Winners
The (GWC)2 Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of this years awards
An informative walk through the process of designing a scientific poster. Many useful tips.
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