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A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

A place in the Sun: A new generation of solar cells

UBC microbiologist J. Thomas Beatty, bioengineer John Madden and chemist Curtis Berlinguette are working across disciplines to develop a new generation of solar cells. Their inspiration? Mother nature.

It looked like a battery to him.

What J. Thomas Beatty was studying was a protein, but the more he thought about it the more he realized that photosynthesis proteins could behave like batteries. They do have, after all, negative and positive charges on opposing sides. But Beatty...

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner 

Metrohm USA (Riverview, FL) and Metrohm Canada (Mississauga, Ont.) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Young Chemist Award, Chad Atkins. Chad is completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia where he works under the supervision of Robin Turner and...

UBC Chemistry Alumni, Dr. Michael Kovacs, winner of NSERC Brockhouse Prize For CycloMed99

Brockhouse Prize for UBC Chemistry Alumni, Dr. Michael Kovacs

 UBC Chemistry Alumni announced winner of the NSERC Brockhouse Prize For CycloMed99

Congratulations to UBC Chemistry Alumni, Dr. Michael Kovacs from Dr. Chris Orvig Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Group​, 2011, along with his research team for their outstanding teamwork in realizing a solution for safe and reliable isotope production for hospitals in Canada, the interdisciplinary research team CycloMed99.  On February 17, 2015...

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi!

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi!

 

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi,  she is the recipient of the 2014 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship.

Enabling promising faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave and is based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities.

Congrats Parisa! 

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems, he is the 2014 recipient of Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research. This award is presented by the UBC Faculty Research Awards Committee to an outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research.

Congrats Roman!

 

Congratulations to Dr. William Cullen!

Congratulations to Dr. William Cullen!

Congratulations to  Dr. William Cullen. He is the recipient of the 2015 E.W.R. Steacie Award. The award will be presented to Dr. William Cullen during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The E.W.R. Steacie Award is sponsored by the CIC Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division; Inorganic Chemistry Division; Organic Chemistry Division and; Analytical Chemistry...

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin. He is the recipient of the 2015 Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award. The award will be presented to Dr. David Perrin during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award is sponsored by Teva Canada Limited, the Teva...

Maxxam Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Chen!

Congratulations to Dr. David Chen! He is the recipient of the 2015 Maxxam Award. The award will be presented to Dr. David Chen during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Maxxam Award is presented annually to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry.

 

 

CSC Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Schafer!

Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Shafer. She is the recipient of the 2015 Clara Benson Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Laurel Shafer during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Clara Benson Award is sponsored by the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) and is presented to recognize a woman who has made a distinguished contribution...

American Association of the Advancement of Science

Congratulations to Dr.Laurel Schafer!

 

Professor Laurel Schafer was elected as a 2014 AAAS Fellow (American Association of the Advancement of Science), which recognizes her contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership. Dr. Schafer will be presented with a certificate and a pin in February in San Jose CA at the AAAS meeting.

More information: http://www.aaas.org/news/new-aaas-fellows-recognized-...

The Wolf Groups article has been featured on the cover of Inorganic Chemistry!

The Wolf Groups article has been featured on the cover of Inorganic Chemistry!

 

Congratulations to the Wolf Group! Their article, Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with Palladium Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene Pincer Complexes, was featured on the cover of Inorganic Chemistry. 

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Electrochemical characterization of pyridine- and lutidine-linked palladium bis-N-heterocyclic carbene pincer complexes under N2 and CO2 atmospheres shows that the lutidine-linked complexes electrocatalytically reduce CO2 to CO....

In the vibrational bond muonium would 'bounce' between the two bromine atoms

Hot Topic in Muonium Chemistry

Muonium delivers a fundamental isotope effect in chemical bonding: vibrational binding in BrMuBr

Bond vibrations in molecules could be thought of as the corner stone of molecular spectroscopy but in all such cases these are sustained as bound states in potential wells. Conventional wisdom dictates then that bond vibrations cannot be sustained at a potential maximum or “saddle point” on a potential energy surface unless differences in zero-point energy (ZPE), a purely quantum...

Congratulation to Zhibo Liu of the Perrin lab!

Congratulation to Zhibo Liu of the Perrin lab!

Congratulation to Zhibo Liu of the Perrin lab, who, along with collaborators at BC Cancer published the first synthesis of a dual-mode PET tracer at high specific activity using a patented method for labeling peptides of medicinal interest.  This work paves the way for creating next generation bench-to-clinic tools for correlating PET images with surgical intervention.  The significance of this work is featured on the cover this month's issue of Bioconjugate Chemistry.

Read more at:...

Neil Bartlett

2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards

 

The University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry has been selected to receive one of 2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards. This award program honors publications, patents and books that have made breakthroughs in chemistry and the molecular sciences that have been revolutionary in concept, broad in scope, and long-term in impact.

 

We are being honored for: 

N. Bartlett, ...

2014 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2014 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to:

 

Eric Betzig, U.S. citizen. Born 1960 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ph.D. 1988 from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Group Leader at Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA.
http://janelia.org/lab/betzig-lab

Stefan W. Hell,...

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research​ (MSFHR) 2014 scholar award

Congratulations to Russ Algar!

 

Congratulations to Russ Algar, he is the recipient of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research​ (MSFHR) 2014 Scholar Award. 

Nanoparticle-based technologies for point-of-care diagnostics and biological research​

One of the many challenges that Canada faces is the quality and accessibility of health care in rural and remote areas, particularly those in northern British Columbia and many other parts of Canada. There is a shortage of physicians in remote communities,...

Mark J. MacLachlanhttp://www.rsc.ca/en/fellows

Congratulations Dr. Mark MacLachlan!

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada by his peers in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of the Academy of Science. 

To learn more about Fellows please visit: http://www.rsc.ca/en/fellows

 

Perrin Lab Group: Featured in Angewandte Chemie

Perrin Lab Group: Featured in Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to the Perrin Lab group!

In collaboration with medical oncologists and radiochemists at the BC Cancer Agency, the Perrin Lab's most recent paper,"An Organotrifluoroborate for BroadlyApplicable One-Step 18F-Labeling by Zhibo Liu et al., has been featured in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. According to their Editor, it is being described as “hot paper” status and was chosen to be featured on the inside cover of the latest issue.

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The American Society of Pharmacognosy

Congratulations Professor Raymond Andersen!

Dr. Andersen is the 2015 recipient of The American Society of Pharmacognosy, Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award. This award, given in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to research in natural products chemistry, is the highest and most distinguished award given by the Society. 

 

Congratulations Professor Raymond Andersen!

2014 Canadian Chemistry Olympiad

2014 Canadian Chemistry Olympiad

Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) selects and organizes the Canadian team each year to go the International Chemistry Olympiad. In the ICHO 2014, held in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 20th to 29th, all the four high school students in the Canadian team won medals, two with silver and 2 with bronze.  Todd Huang, son of the departments MSc graduates won a bronze.  

Final results:http://icho2014.hus.edu.vn/Results...