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Friday, March 17, 2017

Prof. Marcel Nooijen wins Tom Ziegler Award for contributions to theoretical chemistry

Marcel Nooijen

Marcel Nooijen, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, won the 2017 Tom Ziegler Award.

Awarded by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Tom Ziegler Award is given to a chemist who has made a distinguished contribution to computational or theoretical chemistry while working in Canada.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

Illustration of how DMS can identify the best isomer of quinoline that will pass through a cell wall.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chemistry competes in Science's 3MT heat

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The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waterloo’s winning iGEM team recruiting for the 2017 competition

Waterloo iGEM logo.

There’s nothing like a winning tradition: last year’s Gold Medal standing at the 2016 International Jamboree was Waterloo’s fourth straight annual win at a competition that attracts more than 270 teams from 42 countries.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Professor Pierre-Nicholas Roy highlighted at national funding announcement

John Thompson, Bettina Hamelin, Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Cameron Stewart, John Turri, James Craig, David Blowes, MP Bardish Chagger

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded more than $11 million to the University of Waterloo. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and member of parliament for Waterloo, made the announced Friday at Waterloo’s Science Teaching Complex on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable grid energy storage

windmill and solar panels

Waterloo chemists have developed a safe, high-capacity zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries, yet lasts twice as long.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Marcel Nooijen joins elite international quantum molecular society

Marcel Nooijen

Professor Marcel Nooijen was elected last month to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (IAQMS) for his work in theoretical chemistry. He is the fourth Canadian to join this prestigious academy, three of whom are affiliated with the University of Waterloo: Professors Josef Paldus, Jiri Cizek and now Nooijen.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tadeusz Gorecki awarded Polish Academy of Sciences medal

Tadeusz Gorecki

Last month, Professor Tadeusz Gorecki was awarded the 2016 Professor Andrzej Waksmundzki medal by the Committee on Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in recognition for his contributions to the field of separation sciences.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Graduate student Hanieh Farkhondeh Borazjani receives the Don E. Irish Graduate Award

Congratulations to Hanieh Farkhondeh Borazjani, a graduate student with Tong Leung, who has been awarded the Don E. Irish Graduate Award by the Department of Chemistry.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Prominent Waterloo chemist appointed University Professor at Spring Convocation

The University of Waterloo honoured Canada Research Chair Linda Nazar with the title University Professor at this year’s Spring Convocation for her outstanding career achievements in Solid State Materials and advanced battery research.

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