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Kudos to Prof Saul Goldman!
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!
Cover of 'Gas Bubble Dynamics in the Human Body'
Professor Lipkowski’s contributions to the academic mission of the Department, College and University are of the highest caliber; 29 PhD students, 18 MSc students, 22 PDFs and numerous undergraduate students have received training under his supervision. Six of his former PhD students hold academic appointments at Canadian universities.
He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and is serving as a co-editor of a series “Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering”. He has authored ~225 papers, with ~7000 citations; his career h-factor of 48 is witness to an outstanding scientific career.
Professor Lipkowski is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2005), was awarded the Killam Fellowship (2007), and the Gold Medal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2005) for the most significant contribution to electrochemistry. His national recognitions include the Alcan Medal (1996) and the John Polanyi (2008) awards of the Canadian Society of Chemistry, the Gold Medal (2004) and Jacobson Medal (2010) of the Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society, and the Ernst Yeager Award (2010) of the Electrochemical Society (North American).
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. 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".
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.
A paper by Prof. Richard Manderville is featured on the cover of 'Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry'. Art by Ms. Kaila Fadock and Uwe Oehler.
Recognized as one of nine 'Outstanding Reviewers' by the Canadian Journal of Chemistry!
The two volume series on catalytic biomass conversions, edited by Marcel and Conrad Zhang is now in print.
This work, published by Springer, brings together mechanistic studies of biomass conversions; it is particularly timely, with the growing appreciation of the impact of petrochemical-based industries.
Acid mine drainage: electrochemical approaches to prevention, and remediation of acidity and toxic metals
Advances in Engineering has identified a paper by Dorin Bejan and Nigel Bunce, Acid mine drainage: electrochemical approaches to prevention, and remediation of acidity and toxic metals (Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, December 2015, Volume 45, Issue 12, pp 1239-1254) as a Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in engineering, scientific and industrial research. Advances in Engineering highlights papers of exceptional scientific importance, including the biographical information of the authors, to a broad scientific & engineering audience. It is viewed almost 650,000 times each month by engineers, professors and scientists and it is linked to the top 50 engineering companies as well as major research institutions.