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Akram Khodabandehloo receives 4YF

Congradulations to Akram Khodabandehloo, who has received the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) from the University of British Coumbia.

Sherry Zhao wins the Student Travel Grant

Congratulations to Sherry Zhao, who has received the Student Travel Grant to attend CE Pharm 2012.

Chang Liu receives 2013 ACD Graduate Student Award in Honour of Walter Harris

Congratulations to Chang Liu, a PhD Candidate in the Chen group, who has just received a 2013 Analytical Chemistry Division Graduate Student Award in Honour of Walter Harris. The award will be presented following an award lecture given by Liu at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013. Liu’s research is on the topic of novel continuous chemical purification platform development.

 

mISUBC Chemistry Alumni Dr. Andrew Tait wins 2012 Innovation Challenge Award

On October 15, 2012, the recipients of the 2012 Innovation Challenge Award were announced. Among the 9 recipients was Dr. Andrew Tait, a recent graduate from the Straus group here at UBC Chemistry.

Prof. Donald Fleming named an APS Fellow of Chemical Physics

Congratulations to Donald Fleming, who was elected as an APS Fellow in the Division of Chemical Physics on Nov. 4, 2012. This fellowship was granted in recognition of his pioneering work in utilizing muon beams in studies of physical chemical sciences.

UBC Collaborators launch QuEST an NSERC CREATE Program in Quantum Electronic Science & Technology

UBC Chemistry Professors Sarah Burke, George Sawatzky, and Andrew MacFarlane are among a team of UBC research collaborators involved in the Quantum Electronic Science & Technology, or QuEST program.

Marco Ciufolini awarded 2013 R. U. Lemieux Award

Congratulations to Professor Marco Ciufolini who was recently awarded the 2013 R. U. Lemieux Award. The award recognizes organic chemists who are working in Canada and who have made distinguished contributions to the fields of organic chemistry. Professor Ciufolini will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013, where he will also present this work at in invited award lecture...

UBC Chemistry: Take Part in the 2013 Shut the Sash Competition!

Background

 

Laboratories consume 10 times as much energy as other types of buildings on campus—from offices and classrooms to dorms. The biggest culprit? Fume hoods. Large amounts of energy are used to warm, cool and move air through fume hoods where researchers run experiments. A single fume hood can use over three times the energy of an entire household.

 

The Competition

 

Camille Gregory's Simple Wish - To Complete a B.Sc. in Chemistry

     This year, the Department of Chemistry has seen just over 100 students receive B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees. This week, as Fall Convocation celebrations take place, 30 of these chemistry students will be recognized. For those students, it has taken years of hard work and dedication; all of the papers are now written, and exams are now passed. It is their time to shine - 15 seconds of academic fame – to walk across the stage and be handed a gold embossed piece of paper.

Special Issue of Coord Chem Rev co-edited by Pierre Kennepohl

Pierre Kennepohl co-edited a massive two-volume special issue of Coordination Chemistry Reviews (volume 257, Issues 1-2) - dedicated to the contributions of Prof Edward I Solomon (Stanford University) on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The issue was co-edited by Peng Chen (Cornell University), Daniel Gamelin (University of Washington) with Pierre. All three were doctoral students in Ed's labs in the late 1990's.

Mark MacLachlan awarded a 2012 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Congratulations to Professor Mark MacLachlan who was recently awarded a 2012 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award recognizes research supervisors who have provided sustained mentorship to numerous graduate students while researching at the mid-career level. Furthermore, the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring is quite unique among other faculty awards, as statements provided by referees, such as past and present students, are highly regarded in the nomination process.

Danielle Covelli and Co-workers make Cover of Organometallics

The front cover of the current issue of Organometallics features a paper that resulted from collaboration between recent UBC graduate Danielle Covelli (Kennepohl Group) and Cathleen Crudden (Queen’s University). The paper, entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of Cationic Peroxo Complexes,” explores the factors that control the relative stabilizations of RhIII{O22-} versus RhI{1O2} complexes. A combination of...

2nd Annual “Chemistry: Beyond the Magic” Open House a Huge Success!

     On Saturday, October 20th, 2012, over 70 chemists of all makes and models came together to host the UBC Chemistry Department’s 2nd Annual Open House, entitled “Chemistry: Beyond the Magic”. The event, which saw over 200 visitors from the Greater Vancouver Area, included 9 different chemistry-themed demo shows, a full hands-on experiment room, and a complete C.S.I laboratory – not to mention a liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlour!

Roman Krems awarded the 2013 Keith Laidler Award

Congratulations to Professor Roman Krems who was recently awarded the 2013 Keith Laidler Award. The award recognizes early-career researchers who are working in Canada and who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of physical, theoretical or computational chemistry. Professor Krems will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013, where he will also present this work...

Danielle Covelli and Co-workers make Cover of Organometallics

Renee Man and co-workers make cover of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

A paper entitled “Mechanism of Formation of Palladium Nanoparticles: Lewis Base Assisted, Low-Temperature Preparation of Monodisperse Nanoparticles” has been highlighted and featured as the back cover artwork in the November edition of Angewandte Chemie International Edition. The communication authored by R. Man, A. R. C. Brown, and Michael Wolf of the Chemistry Department reports for the first time how capped palladium nanoparticles are formed at low temperature, and with excellent control...

Mark MacLachlan awarded the 2013 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

Congratulations to Professor Mark MacLachlan who was awarded the 2013 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry this last month. The award recognizes researchers who have demonstrated exceptional promise while working in Canada and who have made outstanding contributions to the inorganic chemistry community. Professor MacLachlan will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30...

Gregory Dake awarded UBC “Sustainability Teaching & Learning Fellowship for 2012/13

Congratulations to Professor Gregory Dake who was recently awarded a UBC “Sustainability Teaching & Learning Fellowship” with the USI Teaching & Learning Office for the 2012/13 academic year. Fellows of this program include UBC faculty members who are exceptional leaders in sustainability education, and are tasked with advancing the education future generations of sustainability leaders while following UBC’s Sustainability Academic Strategy.

Congratulations to Chemistry staff member Brent Gawryluik!

Congratulations to Chemistry staff member, Brent Gawryluik, System Analyst and Computer Support Specialist on the UBC-TRIUMPH WestGrid Project, who just completed his Masters of Science in Information Systems at Athabasca University.

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