The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
Waterloo chemists have introduced AI to interpret the results acquired by the differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) technique to predict drug properties. This could reduce in principle the time between concept and coming to market of new drugs by years and decrease production costs by $100s of million.
Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented.
Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.
Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.
Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency.
For nearly 50 years, University Professor Robert Le Roy was a presence in the Department of Chemistry. It is with deep regret that we learned he passed away quietly at home earlier this month, surrounded by his family.
Three researchers from the Faculty of Science received more than $2 million in Strategic Partnership Research Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last week. Recipients included Professor Juewen Liu from the Department of Chemistry and Professors Michael Power and Trevor Charles from the Department of Biology.
The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that one of its former Department of Chemistry students, German Augusto Gómez-Rios, will receive one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards at Spring convocation: the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, and the Faculty of Science is celebrating by creating a new Timeline of Elements.