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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 is running a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Over 200 submissions have been received and the decision process has begun.  See the new elements contest page for more details.  On April 21, the top ten design were posted.  On May 1, the final four design for each element will be announced. Online voting begins in May 2017. Check back and vote.

University of Waterloo Neodymium-60 Anniversary Project

Neodymium-60 elemental tile with University of Waterloo logos and datesWe are inviting everyone with a connection to the University of Waterloo to design a square tile that showcases the University of Waterloo and includes the symbol Nd-60 for the university’s neodymium (atomic number 60) anniversary. We will create a mosaic of science and art for a public display on campus. The deadline is July 1, 2017. See the Neodymium-60 Anniversary Project webpage for more details.

  1. Apr. 5, 2017Chemist Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in waterLiu in his lab testing for water contaminants.

    Juewen Liu will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

  2. Mar. 27, 2017Prof. Tadeusz Gorecki receives the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement AwardTadeusz Górecki

    Prof. Tadeusz Górecki has been named the winner of the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Initiated in 2011, this annual award is given to an experienced scientist who has made significant contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and applications. 

  3. Mar. 27, 2017From black holes to helium and beyondEntanglement across a spherical boundary.

    Waterloo scientists Prof. Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Prof. Roger Melko and postdoctoral fellow Chris Herdman along with Prof. Adrian Del Maestro from the University of Vermont demonstrate area law in a real quantum fluid for the first time.

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  1. June 29, 2017M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Omaima Ben Krayem

    "Hydrophobic Engineering of a Bacterial Nanodimensional Capsule Protein"

    Location:      C2-361
    Supervisor:  J. Honek

  2. July 4, 2017Doctoral Seminar: Yun Wu

    “3D printing of soft hydrogels incorporating functional nanomaterials for tissue engineering”

    Location:      C2-278
    Supervisor:   S. Tang

  3. July 6, 2017Doctoral Seminar: Volition La

    "Applications of aptamers in biosensing technologies"

    Location:      C2-278
    Supervisor:   T. Dieckmann

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