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News:
4 Jan 2021: The RMP for MACN-348 has been approved by the College
Happy holiday season and all the best in 2021!
23 Dec 2020: Thanks Mehdi for hard work towards restoring our lab back to life!
17 Dec 2020: Moving lab back to MACN
4 Dec 2020: Julia presents her 4-th Year Project results as part of CHEM*4900 requirements
2 Dec 2020: Cameron presents his 4-th Year Project results as part of NANO*4910 requirements
7 Nov 2020: Mehdi gives a talk at the Quebec-Ontario Physical Organic Mini-Symposium (POMS), RMC-Virtual (Zoom), 11:40am. Thanks Mehdi for a great presentation on our group research!
16 Oct 2020: Mehdi presents talk "Toward Peptides; Improve Life" at the CEPS Graduate Student Research Day 2020. Thanks Mehdi for showing our group research!
5 Oct 2020: Pictures!
23 Sep 2020: Congratulations Farukh with successful defence!!! The presentation was excellent, the question were done very well, and the Examination Committee voted in favor unanimously!
10 Sep 2020: Welcome Julia Mandato and Cameron King as 4th year project students
21 Aug 2020: Farukh's defence has been scheduled: Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 9:30am, online
27 Jul 2020: Taking pictures in the lab
22 Jul 2020: The RMP for SSC-2108 has been approved by the College. Back to lab research!
24 Mar 2020: Thanks Mehdi and Farukh for moving lab to the swing space!
13 Mar 2020: Due to the pandemic, all face-to-face classes have been cancelled for the rest of this semester, as well as most events and some facilities. The University continues to operate under the emergency situation. The MACN reno project is moving forward. We are expected to move quicker to the swing space, by the end of the week of Mar 23-27
3 Mar 2020: The 2020 3MT CEPS College Heat contest (SSC-1511, 10am-noon). Thanks Mehdi for presenting our group's research. The presentation was regarded as one of the strongest in the contest!
2 Mar 2020: Congratulations Emily Wedde with URA Award!
20 Feb 2020 (Thu): Reno project workers will be doing quick inspections of the chem labs checking the area above the ceiling tiles
13 Feb 2020: Compressed gas cilinders will be delivered to the Chemistry Storeroom, rather than to the MACN loading dock area
12 Feb 2020: There was a surprising safety inspection to our lab (Departmental)
22 Jan 2020: Pumpkin coffee (after group meeting)
6 Jan 2020: Welcome Robin Bunjevac and re-welcome Hala Sakhnini as 4th year project nano-students!
6 Dec 2019 (Fri), 6pm: Chemistry Department Holiday Party; Brass Taps. Free admission, but notify Jacy Conrad by Nov 29th if you are coming
25 Nov 2019, 1-2pm: 4th Year Nano Project Defences; Hala presents in SSC-1504
31 Oct 2019: Congratulations with the 1st Award in the Chemistry Department Pumkin Contest! Good team work!
31 Oct 2019: Chemistry Annual Halloween T&T Social; SSC-2512, from noon. $2 min donation. Potluck, pumpkin contest and costume show
23 Oct 2019: Mole Day
26 Sep 2019: Aaron and Mehdi, thanks for ongoing work on relabeling chemicals to comply with the new Ministry of Labor requirements
6 Sep 2019 (Fri), noon: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps
5 Sep 2019: Welcome Hala Sakhnini as a 4th year project nano-student!
21 Aug 2019: Congratulations Mehdi for passing the comprehensive exam!
9 Aug 2019: Rearrangement of equipment in MACN-349
8 Aug 2019 (Thu): 11th CEPS Undergraduate Poster Session; Atrium, 1:30-3:30pm. Julie Ha presents a poster! Thanks Julie and Mehdi for showing our research
24 Jul 2019: Dmitriy presents at ACA in Cincinnati
25 Jun 2019, 6:30pm: Borealis. Aaron, thanks for the arrangements
19 Jun 2019: Mehdi presents PhD proposal seminar; minilink, 10am. Thanks, Mehdi, for an excellent talk!
5 Jun 2019: Dmitriy presents at CSC in Quebec City
30 May 2019: Mehdi presents a poster at CEMWOQ-6, Concordia U
10 May 2019: (GWC)2 AGM (Guelph, SSC Atrium). Lunch: noon. AGM: 1:00pm. Posters & Reception: 4:30pm
8 May 2019: There was a Departmental safety inspection to our lab that we just passed with a note that the lab will be re-inspected after the set-up is completed
6-10 May 2019: Setting the lab
6 May 2019: Summer students start
5 Mar 2019: Congratulations Julie Ha with URA Award!
7 Dec 2018 (Fri), 6pm: Chemistry Holiday Party; Brass Taps. Free
6 Dec 2018: Welcome Mehdi Esmaeili as a new graduate student to the group! (To start in January 2019)
31 Oct 2018: Chemistry Halloween; SSC-2512, from noon. $2 min donation. Treats and the show
25 Oct 2018 (Thu): Departmental Seminar: A Howarth "Metal-Organic Frameworks for Adsorption and Detoxification of Hazardous Analytes", SSC-1511, 10:00am
24 Oct 2018: Thanks Aaron for presenting our group's research at the Guelph GWC2 Social!
20 Sep 2018: Bread Bar
14 Sep 2018: Coffee, photos
11 Sep 2018 (Tue): Eliza Poloz' MSc Defence; MACN-222, 3pm. Congratulations Eliza with successful defence!!!
7 Sep 2018 (Fri), noon: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps
5 Sep 2018: Our group and our group research have been highlighted in the ACA RefleXions magazine (Issue #2, Summer 2018, pp 3-4), with a group picture taken on June 5th in the X-lab!
31 Aug 2018: DS is back to MACN-338. Thanks Aaron, Farukh and Michelle for help in moving!
29 Aug 2018: Eliza's defence has been tentatively scheduled for Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 3 pm
8 Aug 2018: Eliza gives a talk at NATAS, UofP in Philadelphia, PA
22 Jul 2018: Dmitriy presents at the ACA meeting in Toronto
18 Jul 2018: Dmitriy and Farukh give talks at CEMWOQ-5, McGill U
16 Jul 2018: Aaron gives a talk at CEMWOQ-5, McGill U
9 Jun 2018: Dmitriy gives a key lecture at the XXVIII MOSSCS in St Louis, MO
8 Jun 2018: Aaron gives a talk at the XXVIII MOSSCS in St Louis, MO
5 Jun 2018: Photosession in X-lab!
29 May 2018: Dmitriy presents at CSC in Edmonton
30 Apr 2018: The MacNaughton Building has gone to e-access for afterhour entrance, and is live
28 Apr 2018 (Sat): Annual electrical shutdown, MACN bldg affected; 7am - 7pm
27 Apr 2018: (GWC)2 AGM (Waterloo Campus, Science Teaching Complex). AGM: 1:00pm. Posters & Reception: 4:30pm. Thanks, Eliza, for presenting a poster!
20 Apr 2018: We moved out of MACN-308 completely
14 Mar 2018: Eliza presented at the 2018 3MT CEPS competition (SSC-1511, noon). Congratulations with the Award and Prize!
14 Mar 2018: Dmitriy presents at RMC
5 Jan 2017: Moving TA back to MACN
Happy holiday season and all the best in the New Year!
21 Dec 2017: Thanks Eliza and Farukh for moving lab back home!
18 Dec 2017: Moving back to MACN
8 Dec 2017 (Fri), 6pm: Chemistry Department Holiday Party; Brass Taps. Free admission, but notify Jane if you are coming
11 Nov 2017: Eliza Poloz presents a poster at POMS (10-12 Nov, Wilfrid-Laurier U, Waterloo)
31 Oct 2017 (Tue): Chemistry Halloween Party; SSC-2512, from noon. $2 min. Treats. Show at 12:30 pm
23 Oct 2017: Thanks everybody for presenting our group at the Guelph GWC2 Social!
23 Oct 2017: Mole Day
17 Oct 2017: 3rd floor of MACN is officially open. Chem lab is open; X-lab and X-office are still under construction
14-21 Oct 2017: National Chemistry Week
11 Oct 2017 (Wed), noon: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps
15 Sep 2017 (Fri): Melissa Ignacio's MSc Defence; MACN-222, 1:30pm. Congratulations Melissa with successful defence!!!
11 Sep 2017: Buon Gusto
11 Sep 2017 (Mon): Andy Tsang's MSc Defence; MACN-222, 2pm. Congratulations Andy with successful defence!!!
7 Sep 2017 (Thu): Laszlo Visontai's MSc Defence; SSC-2315, 2:30pm. Congratulations Laszlo with successful defence!!!
1 Sep 2017: Thanks everybody for help in moving to MACN-308
28 Aug 2017: MACN-308 is ready for temporary storage; thanks Eliza for help in preparing the room
23 Aug 2017: In the next few days, many items from 3103 will be moved to 1511 for temporary storage. The items have been marked with colored labels. Bob and Grzegorz are in charge
10 Aug 2017: Dmitriy presents a talk at NATAS, U of Delaware, DE
30 Jun 2017: Eliza Poloz presents MSc proposal seminar; SSC-1504, 3pm
29 May - 1 Jun 2017: CSC, Toronto. Talk: Wed, May 31, 5:20pm, room 203A Farukh. Posters: Tue, May 30, 5:40pm Laszlo, Aaron, Andy; Wed, May 31, 5:40pm Eliza
27-28 May 2017: CEMWOQ-4 at Wilfrid-Laurier U, Waterloo. Talks: Sat, May 27, 12:05pm Farukh, 12:15pm Andy, 2:50pm Aaron. Posters: Sat, May 27, 5-6:30pm Farukh, Andy, Laszlo, Eliza
26 May 2017: CEMWOQ-4, Day 0: Olex Workshop and Mixer
16 May 2017: Spectroscopic Solutions Seminar 2017, by ThermoFisher, in Mississauga www.thermofisher.com/S3Flyer
10 May 2017: CEMWOQ abstract submission deadline
5 May 2017: McMaster Regional Chemistry Information Session (MRCIS) http://mrcis.mcmaster.ca/
28 Apr 2017: Swing rooms for the Summer-2017 term: Chem Lab, SSC-3103; X-Lab, N/A; DS office, MACN-122; Students and X-Ray Users office, SSC-3102b; Group Meetings, SSC-2501 (unchanged)
28 Apr 2017: (GWC)2 AGM (Guelph Campus, SSC Atrium). AGM: 1:00pm. Posters & Reception: 4:30pm
27 Apr 2017: Thanks Aaron for making the swing lab inventory!
24 Apr 2017: Thanks everybody for well done translation to the swing space!
20-24 Apr 2017: Packing and moving the X-lab and 343 to the swing space
17-19 Apr 2017: Packing and moving the chem lab to the swing space
1 Apr 2017: Angel, thanks for an excellent 4th year project presentation! Thanks all the group for help
1 Apr 2017 (Sat): 4th Year Project Defences; Angel presents at noon in SSC-1511
29 Mar 2017: Ceiling demolition in MACN-343 after 6pm
27 Mar 2017: Ceiling has been demolished. Lab cleaning and the 1st Round of the Lab Move (packing things for outside storage) from 11am. Thanks Farukh, Aaron, Andy and Laszlo for your effort
26 Mar 2017: Ceiling demolition starts in MACN-348 after 6pm. All benches and wall shelves must be clear by that time
22 Mar 2017: CEMWOQ-4 website is now available: http://daweresearch.ca/cemwoq-4/
6 Feb 2017: Abstract submission to CSC-100 (Toronto, May 28 - Jun 1, 2017) closes on Feb 13
6 Feb 2017: CEMWOQ-4 will be held at Wilfrid Laurier U (Waterloo) on May 26-28, 2017
9 Jan 2017: Welcome Angel Ho as a 4th year project student
Merry Christmas or Merry Crystmas, whatever you prefer, Happy New Year and nice holidays!
9 Dec 2016, 6pm: Chemistry Holiday Party in Brass Taps
22 Nov 2016: MITACS team visiting Canada Bread facilities
12 Nov 2016: Laszlo presents a poster at the 49th IDW (McMaster U)
10 Nov 2016: Starting immediately, Happy Hour is daily from 2-3pm, in 343 or, if the crowd is too big, SSC-2512 (in which case leave a note on the door). Everybody is welcomed to join!
6 Nov 2016: Aaron receives the Best Poster Award at the POMs conference. Congratulations!
6 Nov 2016: Dmitriy gives a lecture at the 44th POMs (Brock U)
5 Nov 2016: Farukh gives a lecture and Aaron presents a poster at the 44th POMs (Brock U)
1 Nov 2016: Dmitriy presents a talk at the Rigaku North America Users Meeting in the Woodlands, TX
31 Oct 2016 (Mon): Chemistry Halloween Party; SSC-2512, from noon. $2 min. Treats. Show at 12:30 pm
17 Oct 2016 (Mon), noon: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps
29 Sep 2016, 2:30pm, MainLink (MACN-101/EIT-2053): GWC2 Thursday Afternoon Research Seminar "Design and Solid State Chemistry of Molecular Materials: Inclusion Compounds, Pharmaceutical Co-crystals, Industrial and Natural Polymers" by D Soldatov
7 Sep 2016, 6pm: Group Going-out
7 Sep 2016, 2pm: Lab / Offices Clean-up
17 Aug 2016: Flood in the X-lab. Thanks Farukh, Sam for help
5 Aug 2016 (Fri): CPES Undergraduate Poster Session 2016; Atrium, 10am-3pm. Sam Netzke presents a poster. Thanks Sam for a great job!
1 Jul 2016: Happy Canada Day!
30 Jun 2016: Our Chem Lab successfully passed the EHS inspection!
27 Jun 2016: Welcome Eliza Poloz as a new graduate student to the group! (To start in September 2016)
14 Jun 2016: Cleaning the Chem Lab (after the group meeting)
15 May 2016: Farukh, Aaron, Andy and Laszlo: Thanks for your presentations at CEMWOQ-3 in Windsor!
30 Apr 2016 (Sat): Annual electrical shutdown; 7am - 7pm
29 Apr 2016: Congratulations Melissa with a (GWC)2 award!
29 Apr 2016: Thanks Andy and Melissa for presenting posters at (GWC)2 Annual Poster Session!
29 Apr 2016 (Fri): (GWC)2 AGM; Waterloo campus
5 Apr 2016: Congratualations Janan Shojadoost and Mahwish Khan with successful presentation of your Science Fair project and awards received (see Awards); thanks Travis for supervising the project!
2 Apr 2016 (Sat): 4th Year Project Defences
24 Mar 2016: Andy Tsang presents MSc proposal seminar; SSC-1511, 12:30pm
14 Mar 2016: Installation of new equipment in the X-lab for the next two weeks (14-24 Mar)
14 Mar 2016: CEMWOQ-3 website
12 Mar 2016: ChemFest in Brass Taps, 2-6 pm; register before March 7th
8 Mar 2016: Laszlo Visontai presents MSc proposal seminar; SSC-1511, 12:30pm
7 Mar 2016: Quantachrome workshop; SSC-1504, 1:30-3:30pm
17 Feb 2016: Moving to 343
5 Feb 2016: Congratulations Laszlo with the OGS Award!
23 Jan 2016: Farukh participated in the 2016 3MT CPES competition. Congratulations with the Award and Prize! Thanks for showcasing our group research!
21 Jan 2016: CEMWOQ-3 will be held at the U of Winsor on the weekend of May 14-15, 2016
15 Jan 2016: Moving to the aquarium room has been tentatively scheduled for Feb 1st
15 Jan 2016: Thanks Melissa and Andy for updating the inventory of chemicals
4 Jan 2016: Welcome back to school. Welcome 4th year project student Chloe Palesh
21 Dec 2015: Congrats Melissa for 2015 CTAS Best Student Oral Award! Two presentations were selected out of 18 given by Canadians at the 2015 NATAS conference in Montreal in August. Katherine and Gabriel, thank you too for making this possible by contributing to the work!
28 Nov 2015: Maryanne, thanks for an excellent 4th year project presentation! Melissa, thanks for your help, too
28 Nov 2015 (Sat): 4-th Year Project defences, SSC-1504, 8:30am - 1:00pm. 11:00 Maryanne Stones "Phase Diagram of the System n-Undecane - n-Eicosane"
9 Nov 2015: Congratulations Aaron with the Best Group Presentation Prize! Thanks all presenters and judges for your contributions!
30 Oct 2015 (Fri): Chemistry Halloween Party; SSC-2512, from 11:30am. $2 min. Treats. Show at 12:15 pm
16 Oct 2015 (Fri): New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps, noon
9 Oct 2015: Departmental Seminar: R Boeré "Electrochemistry and Spectroelectrochemistry of Aryl Pnictophanes: A Tutorial Discussion", SCIE-1511, 2:00pm
9 Sep 2015: Welcome Andy Tsang and Laszlo Visontai as graduate, Gabriel Reitz as a 2nd term co-op and Maryanne Stones as a 4th year project students!
9 Sep 2015: Lab/safety training for new students (see Farukh in MACN-348)
1 Sep 2015: Effective today, new requirements and updated forms have been implemented for the users of the X-Lab Facility. Take all the required training and sign paperwork in the next three weeks. Grzegorz Szymanski, who is a new Facility Manager, will contact you by e-mail. Several training sessions will be scheduled in the next two weeks
26 Aug 2015: Thanks Katherine and Gabriel for excellent presentions of your co-op work!
13 Aug 2015: Thanks everybody for your presentations at NATAS!
31 Jul 2015: Thanks Katherine and Gabriel for presenting the poster "Towards better understanding of industrial waxes: physicochemical behaviour of hydrocarbon mixtures" at the CPES Undergraduate Poster Session!
31 Jul 2015 (Fri): CPES Undergraduate Poster Session 2015; Atrium, 10am-2pm
24 Jul 2015: Congratulations Melissa for successful defence of the MSc proposal!
24 Jul 2015: Melissa Ignacio presents MSc proposal seminar; SSC-1504, 2:30pm
8 Jul 2015: Congratulations Andy Tsang on the Vitamin Scholarship!
24 Jun 2015: Welcome Janan Shojadoost and Mahwish Khan as volunteers on a collaboration project between Prof Preuss' and our groups
19 Jun 2015: Service of SuperNova has been rescheduled to the end of July
10-12 Jun 2015: CEMWOQ-2 Thanks everybody for your contribution to the conference as a presenter and/or organizer! Everybody liked the event!
5 June 2015: Visit to GM Facility (for those working on the project). Melissa, thanks for a great presentation!
26 May 2015: TA Short Course, Mississauga, Waters Ltd. Headquaters, 9am-4pm
22 May 2015: Departmental Seminar: K Awaga "Molecular Magnetism and Organic Electronics Controlled by Solid-State Electrochemistry", SCIE-1511, 2:30pm
8 May 2015: Thanks Farukh and Melissa for presenting posters at (GWC)2 Annual Poster Session and showcasing our group's research!
8 May 2015: (GWC)2 AGM (Guelph Campus). AGM: SCIE-1511, 1:00pm. Posters & Reception: Atrium, 4:30pm
29 Apr 2015, 10am: Chem Lab clean-up
17 Apr 2015: A chemical exploded in the yeallow cabinet when nobody was in the lab. Investigation is underway. Travis, Melissa and Farukh: thanks for cleaning the mess
15 Apr 2015: 43rd Annual NATAS Conference comes to Canada: Montreal, August 10-13, 2015. Abstract submission deadline: May 1st. See symposium "Molecular Materials"
10 Apr 2015: On June 10-12 we host CEMWOQ-2. Follow the updates. Participation is obligatory!
30 Mar 2015: Agilent XRD is sold to Rigaku effective May 1st, 2015
28 Mar 2015: Andy, Makoto and Rebecca, thanks for excellent 4th year project presentations
28 Mar 2015: 4-th Year Project defences, SSC-1511, 9:00am - 1:00pm. 9:30 Andy Tsang "2,5-Diketopiperazines for the Design of Pharmaceutically Relevant Co-crystals"; 11:00 Makoto Schreiber "Thermally-induced Reactions in Solid Glycyl-glycine"; 12:30 Rebecca Sydor "Incorporation of Aroma Compounds, Flavors and Semiochemicals in the Leu-Ile Host Matrix"
26 Mar 2015: Congratulations Aaron with the Graduate PhD Seminar Prize Award! The Award will be presented on the day of 2015 (GWC)2 AGM, Friday, May 8th (Guelph campus)
26 Mar 2015: Congratulations Farukh with the OGS Award!
3 Mar 2015: Congratulations Katherine Marczenko with a co-op position in our group!
1 Mar 2015: Congratulations 'The X-Team' for a good performance at ChemFest-2015! Well, 4th place isn't bad at all for the first time...
23 Feb 2015: SuperNova is back on-line but the room work is not finished. Essential experiments only
17 Feb 2015: Congratulations Gabriel Reitz with URA Award!
15 Jan 2015: Congratulations Farukh with the Doug and Esther Ormrod Scholarship award!
5 Jan 2015: Group mettings time from now on: Tue, 3-5pm, SCIE-2501 (unless another room specified)
5 Jan 2015: Welcome Melissa Ignacio as a graduate student
5 Jan 2015: Welcome back to school. Welcome 4th year project students Makoto Schreiber, Rebecca Sydor and Andy Tsang
16 Dec 2014: Departmental Seminar: R Clerac "Optical and Magnetic Molecular Switches from Solid State to Solutions", SCIE-1511, 2:30pm
12 Dec 2014: Chemistry Department Holiday Party; Brass Taps, 6:30pm
22 Nov 2014: 4-th Year Project defences, SSC-1511, 8:30am - 12:30pm. 9:00 Melissa Ignacio "Material Science of Nickel Feeds and Nickel Carbonylation Residues"; 9:30 Andy Tsang "2,5-Diketopiperazines for the Design of Pharmaceutically Relevant Co-crystals and Inclusion Compounds"
31 Oct 2014: Congratulations Travis for "Excellent" MSc Seminar presentation!
31 Oct 2014: Travis Fillion presents MSc proposal seminar; SSC-1504, 2pm
31 Oct 2014: Chem Dept Halloween; SSC-2512, time changed to 11:30am
3 Oct 2014: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps, noon
Fall-2014 Group Meetings: time changed to Thursdays, 4pm
5 Aug 2014: Welcome Lee (Cheng-Hua Lee) as a Visiting Posdoctoral Fellow
8 Jul 2014: Congratulations Farukh with the OGF Award!
25 Jun 2014: Congratulations Aaron, Farukh and Dmitriy: the glycines CrystEngComm paper to be highlighted on the cover of the North America IYCr Themed Issue! Artwork design: Uwe Oehler
15 May 2014: Welcome Melissa Ignacio as X-Ray Facility Assistant
7 May 2014: Congratulations Farukh with the CTAS Award!
5 May 2014: Welcome Travis Fillion as a graduate student
21 Apr 2014: Congratulations Aaron for passing comprehensive exam!
28 Feb 2014: Congratulations Sarah Hollywood with URA Award!
19 Feb 2014: Congratulations Aaron for "Excellent" PhD Seminar presentation!
19 Feb 2014: Aaron Smith presents PhD proposal seminar; MainLink, 3:00 pm
Winter-2014 Group Meetings: time changed to Thursdays, 10am
15-17 Jan 2014: Agilent service of SuperNova
Great holidays and Happy New, 2014, Year - the Year of Crystallography!
23 Nov 2013: Anand Ranjan defends 4-th Year Project "Microstructure Analysis of Molecular and Polymeric Materials Using X-Ray Diffraction, Probe Microscopy and Thermal Analysis"; SCIE-1504, 9:00 am
2 Oct 2013: New Grad Student Welcome; Brass Taps, noon.
30 Sep 2013: TA training seminar in Mississauga.
9 Sep 2013: Congratulations Aaron Smith for entering the PhD program!
6 Sep 2013: Group Party, 6 pm - mid.
7 Aug 2013: CPES Undergrad Poster Session; Atrium, 10 am - 2 pm
24 Jul 2013: Anand Ranjan defends 4-th Year Project "Nanocrystal Size Analysis by Powder Diffraction, UV Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering and Electron Microscopy"; SCIE-1504, 9:00 am
12 Jul 2013: Canoeing!
24 Jun 2013: Welcome Alan (Meng-Jung Tsai) as a Visiting Researcher
17 May 2013: (GWC)2 Annual Meeting, Seminar, Poster Session and Awards Day
7-8 May 2013: CTAS annual conference at UOIT
9 Apr 2013: Congratulations Andrew Hollingshead with a co-op position in our group!
8 Apr 2013: Congratulations Farukh for passing comprehensive exam!
4 Apr 2013: Congratulations Aaron for "Excellent" MSc Seminar presentation!
4 Apr 2013: Aaron Smith presents MSc Seminar "Supramolecular Design and X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Short-chain Peptide Crystals"; SCIE-1511, 1:30 pm
18 Mar 2013: Four abstracts from our group to the coming CTAS conference have been accepted!
15 Mar 2013: Congratulations Anand Ranjan for being accepted as the first Nanoscience 4th Year Project student to our group!
15 Feb 2013: Congratulations Melissa Ignacio with URA Award!
5 Nov 2012: Farukh Ali presents PhD Seminar "Thermal Stability and Solid State Cyclization of Dipeptides"; MACN-203 (Minilink), 10:00 am
12 Oct 2012: The diffractometer is back online with a new Cu-tube!
9-12 Oct 2012: Tube replacement on SuperNova; no group meeting this week
10 Oct 2012: New Grads Welcome; Brass Taps, noon
11 Sep 2012: Welcome Travis Fillion as a Research Assistant
4 Sep 2012: Welcome Aaron Smith as a graduate student
4-7 Sep 2012: Agilent service of SuperNova: no XRD, no group meeting this week

Group meetings:
4 Nov 2020 (Wed), 10am, online (Teams): "UV-Induced Solid-State Reactivity of β-trans-Cinnamic Acid" (Mehdi, POMS talk)
28 Oct 2020 (Wed), 10am, online (Teams): 4th year project proposals. "Thermal Stability Limits and Photoreactivity of Dipeptide Cocrystals with Select Unsaturated Molecules" (Julia). "Characterization of a Solid State Photoreaction Using NMR Spectroscopy" (Cameron)
18 Sep 2020 (Fri), 10am, online (Teams): Practice talk (Farukh)
20 Feb 2020, 1:30pm: Nanomeeting (updates)
29 Jan 2020, 2:30pm: Nanomeeting (updates and planning)
22 Jan 2020: "Photodimerization of beta-Cinnamic Acid: Adaptation and Optimization of Experimental Procedures" (Hala)
15 Jan 2020: "Photochemical Reactions in the Solid State" and an update on recent results (Mehdi)
Winter-2020: Group meetings will be held, when announced, on Wednesdays, 2pm, in SSC-2501. Individual progress meetings for grad students will be held as usual, once or twice a week, according to the schedules
21 Nov 2019 (Thu), SSC-1504, 10 am: NANO*4910 Presentation Talk (Hala)
8 Oct 2019 (Tue), 3 pm: "Optimization of the Photodimerization Reaction in the Solid State" (Hala)
Sep-Nov 2019, MACN-338: Weakly progress meetings
22 Aug 2019 (Thu), 10 am: "Peptide Co-crystals as a Home for Photoreactions" (Julie)
Jun-Aug 2019, MACN-338: Weakly progress meetings
25 Jun 2019 (Tue), 2 pm: "Fundamentals of X-Ray Crystallography" (Julie)
17 Jun 2019 (Mon), 10 am: "Towards the Utilization of Peptide-Based Crystals as Host in Solid-State Reactions" (Mehdi, PhD Project Presentation)
7 Mar 2019 (Thu), 3 pm, room SSC-2501: (1) "The Old Story of Ritonavir" (Dmitriy). (2) Lab Practice and Safety
14 Feb 2019 (Thu), 3 pm, room SSC-2501: "Structural Studies of Short Peptide Co-crystals" (Aaron)
31 Jan 2019 (Thu), 3 pm, room SSC-2501: "Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoelectric Materials" (Mehdi)
24 Jan 2019 (Thu), 4 pm, room SSC-2501: "Studies in Solid State Reactivity of Short Peptides" (Farukh)
Winter-2019: Aside from group meetings, weekly progress meetings will be held on Tuesdays
Fall-2018: Group meetings will be replaced with weakly progress meetings
10 Sep 2018 (Mon), 10 am: Practice talk (Eliza)
6 Sep 2018 (Thu), 3 pm: "Transformation of Wheat Starch during Baking and Storage of Bread" (Eliza)
2 Aug 2018 (Thu), 2 pm: "Ash content and overall composition analysis of common flours using a TGA procedure" (Eliza)
12 Jul 2018 (Thu), 2 pm: Presentations for CEMWOQ (Farukh, Aaron) and organizational
24 Jan 2018, 10am: Mitacs conference call
Winter-2018 and Summer-2018: Group meetings will be replaced with weakly progress meetings
21 Dec 2017, 10am: Mitacs conference call
18 Dec 2017: Progress meetings 18-22 Dec
11 Dec 2017: Progress meetings 11-15 Dec
Fall-2017: Group meetings will be held, when announced, on Wednesdays
8 Sep 2017 (Fri), 10 am: "Cyclic Dipeptides and Alpha Lipoic Acid Forms for the Design of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Co-crystals" (Andy)
6 Sep 2017 (Wed), 10 am: "Organometallic Host Materials Based on Antimony(III, V) and Bismuth(III, V)" (Laszlo)
29 Aug 2017: Coordination meeting (defences; moving; new semester)
1 Aug 2017: Progress meetings 1-3 Aug
25 Jul 2017: Update on renovations and other staff
18 Jul 2017: Progress meetings 17-20 Jul
11 Jul 2017: Progress meetings 10-12 Jul
4 Jul 2017: Progress meetings 4-6 Jul
27 Jun 2017: "Transformation of Wheat Starch During Baking and Storage of Bread" (Eliza)
30 May 2017: No group meeting due to CSC
23 May 2017, 10am: CEMWOQ/CSC practice and posters review
16 May 2017: No group meeting due to the Spectroscopic Solutions Seminar
9 May 2017: Organizational (short)
Summer-2017: Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, SCIE-2501
25 Apr 2017: No group meeting this week; please work on organizing the temporary lab, organize your X-l data and other experiments, and prepare for cemwoq
18 Apr 2017: Organizational
4 Apr 2017: Organizational
28 Mar 2017: 4th Year Project practice talk (Angel)
21 Mar 2017: Organizational and updates
14 Mar 2017: Progress (MI)
7 Mar 2017: Update from Angel
2 Mar 2017, SSC-1508: Mitacs meeting
28 Feb 2017: Update from Eliza
16 Feb 2017, SSC-1301, noon: Mitacs meeting
7 Feb 2017: Update (Laszlo)
31 Jan 2017: Introduction into 4th Year Project (Angel)
24 Jan 2017, 3pm: Updates (Andy, Eliza)
Winter-2017: Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, SCIE-2501
20 Dec 2016, room MACN-338: Progress meeting (MI)
13 Dec 2016: Updates from Farukh and Aaron
29 Nov 2016: Update (Andy); Rigaku meeting talk (Dmitriy)
22 Nov 2016: Updates from Eliza and Laszlo
25 Oct, 1 Nov and 8 Nov 2016: Group meetings cancelled due to Rigaku meeting, POMS and IDW
18 Oct 2016: Updates (MSc's)
11 Oct 2016, room MACN-338: Progress meeting (FA)
Group Meetings time changed to Tuesdays, 10am-noon, SCIE-2501
6 Oct 2016: Updates from Farukh, Aaron
29 Sep 2016: No group meeting (Dmitriy gives a GWC2 presentation)
22 Sep 2016: "Food Carbohydrate Polymers: Research and Applicaitons" (Jenny Kang, Food Science); "Solid State Structure and Thermally Induced Transformations of Wheat Flours and Doughs" (Eliza, MSc Project Presentation)
15 Sep 2016: Updates from Andy, Melissa and Laszlo
Fall-2016: Thursdays, 2-4 pm, SCIE-2501
23 Aug 2016, room SSC-1511: Sam: summer project final presentation
26 Jul 2016: Updates
19 Jul 2016: Updates
5 Jul 2016: Follow-up on safety
21 Jun 2016: Updates
14 Jun 2016: Organizational
31 May 2016: Updates
24 May 2016: "Supramolecular Phases Based on Non-self-complementary Molecules" (Sam, summer project presentation)
12 May 2016 (Thu), 2pm, SCIE-1504: Presentations
10 May 2016: Updates on presentations
3 May 2016: Updates and CEMWOQ plotlines
26 Apr 2016: Updates
15 Apr 2016, 10-11:59 am, X-lab: Intro to PXRD "Panda"
22 Mar 2016: 4th Year Project practice talk (Chloe)
15 Mar 2016: "Cyclic Dipeptides for the Design of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Co-crystals" (Andy)
8 Mar 2016, 3 pm: "Materials Science Applications in CSD‐Enterprise" (org. by Aaron)
1 Mar 2016, MACN-222: "Separation of Petrochemicals Using a New Class of Organometallic Compounds" (Laszlo)
23 Feb 2016, 2:30 pm, MACN-222: Update on 4th yr project (Chloe); "Thermal Stability and Solid State Cyclization of Dipeptides" (Farukh)
16 Feb 2016: Updates
2 Feb 2016: Short reviews of X-ray papers: Melissa - X-Ray Tubes; Travis - Test Crystals; Dmitriy - Z'
26 Jan 2016: "Phase Diagram Study of Binary Systems with n-Eicosane" (Chloe, 4th Year Project Presentation)
19 Jan 2016: Updates
Winter-2016: Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, SCIE-2501
7 Jan 2016, Atrium, 2-3pm: Coffee
21 Dec 2015: "Peptide Inclusion Compounds and Food Products..." (Gabriel, co-op project presentation)
25 Nov 2015 (Wed), 10am, SCIE-2501: 4th Year Project practice talk (Maryanne)
23 Nov 2015: No meeting - moved to Wed (see above)
9 Nov 2015: Short reviews of X-ray papers: Andy - Mounting Crystals; Farukh - Ylid; Gabriel - Reduced Cells; Laszlo - Crystallinity in a Drug; Aaron - XRD of KCl Solutions
26 Oct 2015, room MACN-222: Tutorial on crystal structure software: Olex (Aaron)
22 Oct 2015 (Thu - note unusual day!): Updates
12 Oct 2015: No meeting due to Thanksgiving
5 Oct 2015: "Cyclic Dipeptides for the Design of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Co-crystals" (Andy, MSc Project Presentation). Overview of Bruker X-Team Seminar Sep 22, 2015, TO (Gabriel)
28 Sep 2015: "Separation of petrochemicals through clathration xxxxxxxx" (Laszlo, MSc Project Presentation)
21 Sep 2015: "Phase Diagram of the System n-Undecane - n-Eicosane" (Maryanne, 4th Year Project Presentation)
14 Sep 2015: (1) Organizational. (2) "Studies on Industrial Waxes in Summer 2015" (Gabriel)
Fall-2015: Mondays, 10am - noon, SCIE-2501
4 Aug 2015 (Tue), 2pm, MACN-222: "Composition, Molecular and Solid State Structure, and Thermal Properties of Polyethylene Based Industrial Waxes" (Melissa, NATAS)
28 Jul 2015 (Tue), 2pm, MACN-222: "Thermal Stability and Decomposition Pathways of Short Leucine-based Peptides" (Aaron, NATAS); "Solid State Chemical Transformation of Glycyl-glycine and Leucyl-alanine" (Farukh, NATAS)
21 Jul 2015 (Tue), 2pm, SSC-1504: "Solid state structure and properties of peptide-based crystals and industrial polymeric materials" (Melissa)
14 Jul 2015 (Tue), 2pm, SSC-1508: Updates
2 Jul 2015 (Thu), 9am, X-lab: GM micromeeting (K, G, M, D, D)
30 Jun 2015 (Tue), 10am, SSC-1511: Presentations on the pyrolysis of oligopeptides (Aaron, Farukh)
25 Jun 2015 (Thu), 10am, X-lab: GM project meeting
9 Jun 2015, 3pm, room MACN-222: Getting ready for the conferences meeting. Overview of posters to be presented. Present your poster and get a feedback
14 May 2015 (Thu): Coffee, 10am. GreenMantra projects, 11am. "Short Intro into Molecular Materials" (Dmitriy); "GreenMantra OCE-VIP" (Melissa); Industrial Presentation (Domenic Di Mondo). Room SSC-1508
22 Apr 2015 (Wed): Organizational; X-lab, 2pm
24 Mar 2015: 4th Year Project practice talks; room MACN-222
17 Mar 2015: Updates + other staff; room MACN-222
10 Mar 2015: Updates; room SCI-1508
24 Feb 2015: Updates; room MACN-222
10 Feb 2015: Updates
3 Feb 2015: 4th Year Project Presentations. "2,5-Diketopiperazines for the Design of Pharmaceutically Relevant Co-crystals and Inclusion Compounds" (Andy); "Thermally-induced Reactions in Solid Glycyl-glycine" (Makoto); "Incorporation of Aroma Compounds, Flavors and Semiochemicals into the Dipeptide Host Matrix" (Rebecca)
27 Jan 2015: MSc Project Presentations. "Development of Lanthanide-based Metal-organic Frameworks" (Travis); "Synthesis of 1,2,3,5 - Diselenadiazolyl (DSDA) Radical Ligands" (Melissa); room MACN-222
20 Jan 2015: PhD Project Presentations. "Thermal stability and solid state cyclization of dipeptides" (Farukh); "Supramolecular structure of crystals based on short peptides" (Aaron)
13 Jan 2015: (1) Organizational. (2) "Overview of the group's projects" (Dmitriy)
4 Dec 2014: "Structural trends in the leucine series" (Aaron); SCIE-2501, 4pm
20 Nov 2014, "2,5-Diketopiperazines for the Design of Pharmaceutically Relevant Co-crystals and Inclusion Compounds" (Andy); SCIE-2501, 4pm
13 Nov 2014, "Stability comparison of dipeptides through TGA studies" (Farukh); SCIE-2501, 4pm
6 Nov 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501, 4pm
28 Oct 2014: Dinner, 6:30pm
23 Oct 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501, 4pm
16 Oct 2014, "Supramolecular Organic Frameworks (SOFs): Synthesis, Structures and Characterization" (Lee); "Development of Lanthanide-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks" (Travis); SCIE-2501, 4pm
9 Oct 2014, Travis project discussion, SCIE-2501, 4pm
1 Oct 2014: T-Tea; SCIE-2509, 11am
25 Sep 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501, 4pm
28 Aug 2014, "Synthesis, Structures, and CO2 Capture Capability of Amide-Containing Metal-Organic Frameworks" (Lee); SCIE-2501
21 Aug 2014, "Screening and Crystallization of LLL with Organic Molecules" (Sarah); SCIE-2501
14 Aug 2014: LLL micromeeting (SH, FA)
24 Jul 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501
17 Jul 2014: Organizational; X-lab
10 Jul 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501
3 Jul 2014: Updates; SCIE-2501
19 Jun 2014: Progress meetings
12 Jun 2014: Progress meetings; MACN-338
1 May 2014, 10am: CTAS getting ready meeting; SCIE-2501
27 Mar 2014, 10am: Progress updates (AS,FA)
20, 13, 6 Mar, 27 Feb 2014, 10am: "G" meeting (AS,FA)
13 Feb 2014, 10am: Proposal Presentation (AS); SCIE-2501
6 Feb 2014, 10am: "G" meeting (AS,FA)
30 Jan 2014, 10am: Organizational; X-lab
23 Jan 2014, 10am: Organizational & peptide meeting; SCIE-2501
14 Jan 2014, 2pm: Progress meeting (AS)
2012-2013: Tuesdays, 10 am, X-lab
17 Dec 2013, "Thermal Evaluation of GreenMantra Products" (AH); SCIE-2501
10 Dec 2013, "Synthesis, Structures and Properties of Zinc(II) Dibenzoylmethanates Coordinated with Di(3-pyridylmethyl)amine" (Alan); SCIE-2501
21 Nov 2013, 3 p.m.: "Microstructure Analysis of Molecular and Polymeric Materials Using X-Ray Diffraction, Probe Microscopy and Thermal Analysis" (AR); SCIE-2501
Sep-Oct 2013: Individual and small group meetings
9 Sep 2013, 4pm: Glycine group meeting
6 Sep 2013, 6pm: Group Party
TBA: "Screening Dipeptides against Reactive Molecules" (MI); TBA
20 Aug 2013: Tea party; SCIE-2512
13 Aug 2013: Software tutorial (AR); Laboratory practice (DS); SCIE-1504 (note different room!)
30 Jul 2013: Updates; SCIE-2501
23 Jul 2013: "Nanocrystal Size Analysis by Powder Diffraction, UV Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering and Electron Microscopy" (AR); SCIE-2501
9 Jul 2013: Updates; SCIE-2501
2 Jul 2013: "Thermal Transformation of LA, AL and Their Cyclic Form Dipeptides" (FA); SCIE-2501
26 Jun 2013, 2 p.m.: "Green Mantra" (Domenic Di Mondo). "Introduction to the Green Mantra Project" (AH). SCIE-2501 (note different day and time!)
18 Jun 2013: Updates; SCIE-1504 (note different room!)
4 Jun 2013: Updates; SCIE-2501
28 May 2013: "Design of peptide-based supramolecular crystals" (AS); SCIE-2501
21 May 2013: Organizational; SCIE-2501
30 Apr 2013: Updates on CTAS presentations
23 Apr 2013: Updates; coming CTAS workshop
18 Dec 2012: Updates
11, 4 Dec; 27 Nov 2012: Progress meetings (AS)
13 Nov 2012: Progress meeting (AS)
30 Oct 2012: "Thermal Stability and Solid State Cyclization of Dipeptides" (FA); SCIE-1511, 10:00 am
23 Oct 2012: "Inclusion Compounds and Co-crystals of Leucyl-alanine" (AS); SCIE-1511, 10:00 am
16 Oct 2012: XRD tutorial (DS)
2 Oct 2012: XRD tutorial (DS)
25 Sep 2012: Updates
18 Sep 2012: Refinement/software tutorial (TF)
11 Sep 2012: XRD tutorial (DS)