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The Periodic Table Project has been a great succeswith the free tablet apps having almost 50,000 users. The Periodic Table Project App is available for Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.

Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Over 200 submissions were received.  See the new elements contest winners.  

  1. Feb. 9, 2018Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

    Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

  2. Feb. 8, 2018Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheatsGerman Gomez-Rios in the lab.

    The Pawliszyn Research Lab is leading efforts to catch illicit drug use, creating a revolution in rapid on-site analytical technologies.

  3. Dec. 12, 2017Waterloo Chemists develop batteries to triple the range of electric vehiclesElectric car being charged.

    New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

    The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

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  1. Mar. 21, 2018GWC2 - Wednesday Afternoon Research Seminars: J.M. Chong

    "Stereoselective Synthesis using Tin and Boron Reagents"

    Professor J.M. Chong
    University of Waterloo

    EIT 2053

  2. Mar. 22, 20182018 World Water Day Symposium

    Join the Water Institute, SWIGS from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University for our 9th annual UN World Water Day celebrations. We welcome you all to join us in exploring this year's theme "Nature for Water" and to meet our student researchers and invited speakers that are making a splash in the water sector!

    The all day event will be held at the Science Teaching Complex at the University of Waterloo.The Water Institute

  3. Mar. 22, 2018Master's Seminar: Ryan Moreira

    "Elucidating the Structure-Activity Relationship of Daptomycin"

    Supervisor:   S. Taylor/S. Hopkins
    Location:      C2-361

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