Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New research aims to create a surface coating that will kill COVID-19 on contact

Two students working in the lab.

New research is underway to develop a coating that will kill the COVID-19 virus immediately upon contact with any surface. The antiviral coating could be applied to all personal protective equipment and high-touch surfaces, greatly reducing the risk of community transmission of the virus.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Christian Ieritano wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

Last week, this year's Vanier Scholarship award winners were announced. Among the prestigious group were three Faculty of Science graduate students, including Christian Ieritano (Chemistry), Finnian Gray (Physics and Astronomy), and Spencer Weinstein (Biology).

Monday, June 22, 2020

Macular degeneration diagnostic tool hidden in plain sight

stock image of elderly man's eyes.

An experiment that began by testing the properties of quantum entanglement has led to the discovery of a new diagnostic tool that could help optometrists detect macular degeneration much earlier than was previously possible.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Chemistry welcomes 25 graduate students as newest alumni

University of Waterloo mace

Last week, the Faculty of Science celebrated its first virtual convocation. The Department of Chemistry welcomed 25 graduate students into their alumni family. including 14 PhD candidates and 11 MSc candidates. 

Congratulations! We are so proud of these new scholars and all they have accomplished.

Chemistry, PhD

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Waterloo celebrates graduating PhD students: Abir Khaled

Ola Elkhatib and Abir Khaled.

The Faculty of Science will welcome 41 new graduates from Science PhD programs this week, including chemistry PhD student Abir Khaled, who developed the methodology to quantify hundreds of pharmaceutical drug residues in meat samples and foodstuffs.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Graduate ready: Co-op helps biochemistry graduate find her career and purpose

Lydia Vermeer

Five years ago, Lydia Vermeer was graduating high school and decided to go to the University of Waterloo because of its co-op program – little did she know that co-op would influence her studies, personal growth and help her find a career she was passionate about.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Rick Marta honoured with a 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award

Rick Marta

Rick Marta has been recognized for his excellence in teaching with a 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award from the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Congratulations to the inaugural Carey Bissonette Memorial Scholarship Awardee: Brooke McNeil

Carey Bissonette

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Brooke McNeil has been selected the inaugural recipient of the Carey Bissonnette Memorial Scholarship, established last year by the family and friends of our dear colleague.

Friday, June 5, 2020

In Chemistry we support equity, diversity and our community

Bill Power

Dear fellow members of the Chemistry Department, 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Graduating Chemistry students honoured for excellence in research

Two Chemistry graduate students received special awards today as part of the Faculty of Science's Convocation ceremonies.

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