Events - 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018 — 1:00 PM EST

"Gold nanoparticle self-assembly as means for making electrocatalysts and magnetic nanonets and their application for OER and water purification"

Supervisor:  V. Maheshwari
Location:     C2-361

Friday, December 7, 2018 — 1:00 PM EST

"Bulk Supramolecular Polymerization via 'Weak' Hydrogen Bonds and Aromatic Interactions: Recognizing the Potential of Metal Coordination Geometry"

Supervisor:  Prof. Xiaosong Wang
Location:       QNC 1501

Friday, December 7, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST

Organophosphorus Avenues Toward Powerful Electron Acceptors and Self-Assembled Nanomaterials

Thomas Baumgartner
Professor, Department of Chemistry
York University, Toronto

Abstract: Recent research in the area of functional p-conjugated materials has shown that the incorporation of heteroelements - main group elements such as B, Si, Te, and P in particular - is an efficient strategy to obtain organic materials with intriguing properties for a host of different practical applications.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 — 2:00 PM EST

"A Membrane Biosensor for the Detection of Lactate in Body Fluids"

Supervisor:  S. Tang
Location:     C2-361

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

"Investigating the Ultrafast Dynamics of Water Encapsulated Fullerene through Pump-Probe and Electron Diffraction Measurements"

Supervisor:  G. Sciaini
Location:     C2-361

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — 3:00 PM EST

"Detection of Nitroaromatic Compounds through Fluorescence Quenching of Pyrene Labeled Starch Nanoparticles"

Supervisor:  Prof. Jean Duhamel

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 — 10:30 AM EST

"Controlling Plasmonic Properties via Manipulation of Defect Formation in ZnO Nanocrystals"

Supervisor: C2-361
Location:    P. Radovanovic

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Prof. Kirsten Muller talking to students about grad school.

Thinking of applying to graduate school this year or next? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Shawn Wettig, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

"Structural characterisation of SOD1 using conformation specific antibodies"

Supervisor:  E. Meiering
Location:     C2-361

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 2:30 PM EST

"Vaccines at Guelph"

Professor Mario Monteiro
University of Guelph

Abstract: Our research efforts focus on the discovery and use of microbial-specific polysaccharides to control
gastric bacterial infections in humans. Two of our main targets are Clostridium difficile (antibiotic associated
diarrhea) and Campylobacter jejuni (traveller’s diarrhea).

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 1:30 PM EST

"In-vitro selection, characterization and application of a silver-specific DNAzyme"

Supervisor:  Prof. Juewen Liu

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM GMT
Faculty of Science Men's Circle Event November 21, 2018. Campus Safety has always been a top priority and you can help.

Through interactive exercises and discussions, the Men’s Circle will explore some of the ways in which men can become leaders in creating a safer campus for everyone.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST

Ligand Binding by the Cocaine-Binding Aptamer

Philip Johnson
Professor, Department of Chemistry
York University, Toronto

Wednesday,  November 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.
C2-361 (Reading Room)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM GMT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminar Series presents

Utilizing Solvent- and Polymerization-Induced Morphology Transitions to Create Nanostructured Materials

Dr. Robert J. Hickey III
Assistant Professor
Department of Material Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
2:30-3:30 pm
QNC 1501

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Wisdom in a complex world: Measurement, utility, and interventions. WICI Talk with Igor Grossman

Wisdom in a complex world: Measurement, utility, and interventions

Igor Grossman
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo

Tuesday, November 12, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1304

Saturday, November 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference; November 10, 2018; 9am to 5 pm

The Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference is a student-organized conference that connects students and academia, industry, and entrepreneurs in various fields of nanotechnology. 

This event showcases exciting speakers, an informative industry panel discussion, and other interactive activities.

Friday, November 9, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Graphene: A Realistic View

Elena Polyakova, PhD
CEO and President
Graphene Laboratories, Inc.

Friday, November 9, 2018
10:00 a.m.
QNC, Room 1501

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — 9:15 AM to 6:00 PM GMT

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Dr. Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Professor of Stanford University, and former US Under-Secretary of Energy, as part of our WIN Research Day and Symposium for Next Generation Energy Systems Thematic Area.

This event will also feature research presentations from WIN members in this area, a panel discussion and a poster session. The event will conclude with a networking mixer to continue conversation.

WIN research presentations by:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Problem Pitch Competition: Witness students pitch important industry problems for R&D funding November 1.

Teams have each chosen an important industry problem, and will now pitch their research to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $30K in grant funding. The 5-minute pitches will demonstrate each competitor’s knowledge of their problem’s history, scope and impact.

Monday, October 29, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Register now for the GRADflix training session!

The training session will cover best practices, scripting, technology tools, software options, other resources and communicating for a non-specialist audience. Facilitators assume you have no prior knowledge about creating videos.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

High-Throughput Approaches for Discovering Thermoelectric Materials

Arthur Mar
Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta

Friday, October 26, 2018
2:00 p.m.
C2-361 (Reading Room)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT

"Analyzing Photoelectrochemical Behaviour of Solid State Materials by Studying the Structural Defects"

Supervisor:  R. Smith
Location:     C2-361

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Gairdner Foundation.

Dr. King Holmes is the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington, a position he has held since 2006. He is also founder and director of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for AIDS and STD. Currently, Dr. Holmes is also the head of Infectious Diseases at Harborview Medical Center.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

All third and fourth year Chemistry and Biochemistry students interested in the possibility of graduate work at the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GWC)are invited to attend an informal gathering sponsored by the (GWC)2.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Bombshelter Pub
University of Waterloo

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Brass Taps
University of Guelph

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

A New Strategy for the Synthesis of Small, Strained Cyclophanes

Graham J. Bodwell
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s

Tuesday,  October 23, 2018
2:00 p.m.
C2-361 (Reading Room)


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