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Awards and Prizes, Recognition, Media Highlights

Group Awards

14 Dec 2020 Mehdi Esmaeili and the Group NMR Centre Prize for experimental research and feedback during the pandemic (NMR tubes) Pandemic Feedback Call, NMR Centre, U of Guelph, 14 Dec 2020
31 Oct 2019 Mehdi Esmaeili, Hala Sakhnini, Dmitriy Soldatov 1st Place and a gift card in the Halloween Pumpkin Competition Chemistry Department Annual Halloween Trick or Treat Social, U of Guelph, 31 Oct 2019
Summer 2018 Dmitriy Soldatov and the whole Group Dmitriy and the group research have been highlighted in a magazine, with a group picture in the X-lab ACA RefleXions magazine (#2, Summer 2018, pp 3-4)
14 Mar 2018 Eliza Poloz 3rd Prize in the 3MT CEPS competition 2018 CEPS 3MT Annual Competition, U of Guelph, 14 Mar 2018
16 May 2017 Farukh Ali, Andy Tsang Selected for Poster Preview Flashtalks at CEMWOQ-4 4th Crystal Engineering of Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec, Wilfrid-Laurier U, 27-28 May 2017
16 May 2017 Aaron Smith Invited talk at CEMWOQ-4 4th Crystal Engineering of Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec, Wilfrid-Laurier U, 27-28 May 2017
15 Mar 2017 Melissa Ignacio Harold Suderman Laboratory Instructor Award for being an excellent instructor in undergraduate labs Department of Chemistry 34th Annual Undergraduate Awards Night; U of Guelph, 15 Mar 2017
6 Nov 2016 Aaron Smith Can J Chem Best Poster Award for the poster "Thermally-induced Transformations in Short Chain Homopeptides: Leucine vs Glycine" presented on Nov 5th 44th Annual Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Mini Symposium (POMs); Brock U, 4-6 Nov 2016
14 May 2016 Aaron Smith PROTO Party Trivia Challenge Prize Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec; Windsor, 14-15 May 2016
29 Apr 2016 Melissa Ignacio Graduate MSc Seminar Prize Award for the best MSc proposal presented on Guelph campus in 2015 Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry [(GWC)2] Annual General Meeting; Waterloo, 29 Apr 2016
29 Apr 2016 Melissa Ignacio (GWC)2 nomination Prize Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry [(GWC)2] Annual General Meeting; Waterloo, 29 Apr 2016
5 Apr 2016 Janan Shojadoost, Mahwish Khan Silver Medallion and Sir Isaac Newton Award for poster "DBM and Dipyridine Co-Crystallines: A Study" (052PSS), and interview by Guelph Tribune Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair (WWSEF), Physical and Mathematical Science Division (Senior); Kitchener, 5 Apr 2016
30 Mar 2016 Dmitriy Soldatov (in collaboration) MITACS Accelerate Grant "Optimizing bakery performance: Developing new flour quality protocols for commercial bread making" (2016/2017) Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), MITACS Accelerate Program
5 Feb 2016 Laszlo Visontai OGS Award (F2016, W2017 and S2017) Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program, 2016/2017 competition
23 Jan 2016 Farukh Ali 3rd Prize in the 3MT CPES competition 2016 CPES Graduate Open House
21 Dec 2015 Melissa Ignacio 2015 CTAS Best Student Oral Award (in the memory of Stewart Hunt) for the presentation "Composition, Molecular and Solid Structure, and Thermal Properties of Polyethylene Based Industrial Waxes" CTAS vote on the presenters at the 43th Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society; Montreal, 10-13 Aug 2015
9 Nov 2015 Aaron Smith Best Group Presentation Prize for communicating an X-ray paper Group Meeting 9 Nov 2015, group vote
12 Aug 2015 Melissa Ignacio Best Student Poster Presentation Award (sponsored by TA Instruments and CTAS) for poster "The Binary System n-Decane - n-Eicosane as a Model System for the Analysis of Complex Mixtures of Hydrocarbons" 43th Annual Conference of the North American Thermal Analysis Society; Montreal, 10-13 Aug 2015
8 Jul 2015 Andy Tsang Vitamin Scholarship (F2015, W2016 and S2016) Vitamins Class Action Settlement, U of G allocation, 2015
5 Jun 2015 Aaron Smith The poster "Utilization of the Peptide Matrix: Dipeptides and Beyond" was selected for a Flash Talk at CEMWOQ-2 2nd Crystal Engineering of Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec, U of Guelph, 11-12 Jun 2015
2 Apr 2015 Dmitriy Soldatov Discovery Grant "Porous peptide frameworks to host organic molecules and solid-state reactions" (2015-2019) National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grants Program, 2014 competition
26 Mar 2015 Aaron Smith Graduate PhD Seminar Prize Award for the best PhD proposal presentation on Guelph campus in 2014; to be presented on the day of 2015 (GWC)2 AGM, Friday, May 8th (Guelph campus) Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry [(GWC)2] Awards competition 2014
26 Mar 2015 Farukh Ali OGS Award (F2015, W2016 and S2016) Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program, 2015/2016 competition
15 Jan 2015 Farukh Ali Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarship (W2015) U of Guelph scholarships for graduate students
15 Dec 2014 Dmitriy Soldatov (in collaboration) OCE VIP-I Grant "Investigation into the effect different industrial wax technologies have on the molecular composition of products" (2015) Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Program
Aug 2014 Aaron Smith, Farukh Ali, Dmitriy Soldatov Journal issue cover highlighting the paper "Glycine homopeptides: the effect of the chain length on the crystal structure and solid state reactivity"; artwork design: Uwe Oehler CrystEngComm, North America International Year of Crystallography themed issue (#31), August 2014
8 Jul 2014 Farukh Ali OGF Award (F2014, W2015 and S2015) Ontario Graduate Fellowship (OGF) Program, 2014 competition
16 May 2014 Farukh Ali The poster "Thermally Induced Transformations in Solid Peptides" was selected as one of three student oral presentations at CEMWOQ-1 1st Crystal Engineering of Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec, McGill U, 20 May 2014
7 May 2014 Farukh Ali CTAS Award for the oral presentation "Intramolecular Cyclization of Leucyl-alanine and Alanyl-leucine, a Thermally Induced Solid State Reaction" 24th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; Mississauga, 6-7 May 2014
7 May 2014 Melissa Ignacio Gift card from NETZSCH 24th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; Mississauga, 6-7 May 2014
19 Mar 2013 Dmitriy Soldatov (in collaboration) OCE TPS Grant "Thermal Properties of Waxes" (2013) Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Technical Problem Solving (TPS) Program
11 May 2011 Vadim Chirmanov NETZSCH Award for the poster presentation "Thermal Analysis of Highly Unstable Inclusion Materials: Clathrates of a Nickel Complex with Aromatic Guests" 21st Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; U of Guelph, 10-11 May 2011
13 May 2010 Reza Yazdani CTAS Award for the oral presentation "Inclusion Compounds of Leu-Ala Dipeptide: Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Thermoanalytical Studies" 20th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; Mississauga, 12-13 May 2010
13 May 2010 Chris Brown CTAS Award for the poster presentation "Inclusion Compounds of Leucyl-Leucine with Aromatic Molecules: a GC/MS, Powder XRD and TG Analysis Study" 20th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; Mississauga, 12-13 May 2010
22 Mar 2010 Dmitriy Soldatov MRI matching award "Single-crystal X-Ray Diffractometer" Ontario Research Fund, Small Infrastructure Program; Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI)
25 Nov 2009 Dmitriy Soldatov CFI LOF Award "Single-crystal X-Ray Diffractometer" Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF)
4 Oct 2009 Reza Yazdani 2009 Chemistry Cup for the best knowledge of The Periodic Table New Graduate Student Welcome; GWC2 and Department of Chemistry; U of Guelph, 4 October 2009
Fall 2009 Dmitriy Soldatov Lecture "Supramolecular Crystals by Hydrogen Bonding / Van der Waals Assembly of Non-self-complementary Molecules" at the American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting was highlighted in a magazine ACA RefleXions magazine (#3, Fall 2009, p. 25)
13 May 2009 Emeka Okeke CTAS Award for the oral presentation "Coordination and Inclusion Compounds Formed Between a Metal(II) Dibenzoylmethanate (Co, Ni, Zn, Cd) and Quinoline or Isoquinoline: Thermal Stability and Dissociation Mode" 19th Canadian Thermal Analysis Society Annual Workshop and Exhibition; Ottawa, 12-13 May 2009
Mar 2008 Dmitriy Soldatov RTI Grant "Thermoanalytical equipment (DSC and TGA) for investigation of composition and physicochemical properties of novel host-guest materials" National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Program, 2007 competition
Mar 2008 Dmitriy Soldatov Discovery Grant "Supramolecular materials based on lower peptides and low-dimensional coordination polymers" (2008-2010) National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grants Program, 2007 competition