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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Jonathan Baugh and Francois Sfigakis

New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rick Marta one of two instructors to receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta

The Faculty of Science is honoured to announce Chemistry instructor Dr. Rick Marta and Vision Scientist Prof. Kristine Dalton as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass 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.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheats

German 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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo Chemists develop batteries to triple the range of electric vehicles

Electric 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.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Waterloo Chemistry’s flipped lab: a new model for hands-on learning

Julie Goll.

Julie Goll admits traditional chemistry labs can fall short of preparing students to work independently in the lab.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Not just making Tylenol anymore: Undergrad labs expose students to the cutting edge of chemistry

Quantum nanodots experimental results showing the colour of the dots versus time of reaction.

By Dr. Rick Marta
Chemistry Instructor, University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, we are constantly upgrading our undergraduate chemistry labs to keep pace with today’s technology. This isn’t just a matter of honing professional skills. I believe that students genuinely enjoy learning about the science that shapes their everyday lives.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcoming microbiologists from across Canada

The poster session at the 2017 Canadian Society of Microbiologists

Organized by a committee co-chaired by Professor Josh Neufeld and Canada Research Chair Laura Hug from the Department of Biology, the CSM 2017 conference brought together 450 participants for a four-day gathering aimed at promoting new ideas and advances in microbiology.

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