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Friday, March 13, 2020

Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems

Remote Operating Vehicle arms holding a cube shaped sampling instrument. Background has blue hudrothermal vents covered in small

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

Using a new application of a sampling technique called solid phase microextraction (SPME), researchers collected samples from deep sea vent ecosystems to study the biological and ecological processes that occur there, without damaging the surrounding organisms.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ontario government awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

Award recipients with MPPs MIke Harris, Amy Fee, and Belinda Karahalios.

Twenty-nine University of Waterloo researchers, including four science recipients, will receive $3.4 million from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. 

Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, and Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge announced 29 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards in February.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Janusz Pawliszyn takes home the 2019 Talanta Medal

Janusz Pawliszyn

Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn was awarded the 2019 Talanta Medal for his numerous contributions to analytical chemistry and for his pioneering work in solid phase microextraction (SPME).

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Waterloo Chemistry alumnus leads Velocity

Adrien Cote

Chemistry Alumnus Adrien Côté (BSc Applied Chemistry ’99) was named Executive Director of Velocity this past week.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Waterloo chemist partners with MESA+ thanks to $75K in seed funding

Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology delegation visiting MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology in the Netherlands.

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Anna Klinkova for winning a WIN–MESA+ Seed Funding Award for $75,000.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Waterloo professor ranks among world’s top 10 influential analytical scientists

Janusz Pawliszyn

Chemistry Professor Janusz Pawliszyn was named the 9th most influential person in analytical science by Analytical Scientist’s 2019 Power List.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Neville Coughlan receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Neville Coughlan

Congratulations to Neville Coughlan for being awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship last fall.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Prof. Vassili Karanassios receives research leadership award from WIN

Professor Karanassios was honoured with a research leadership award from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN).  The award-winning work was described in a book chapter entitled “Microfluidics and Nanofluidics: Science, Fabrication Technology (From Cleanrooms to 3D Printing) and Their Application to Chemical Analysis by Battery-Operated Microplasmas-On-Chips”.  Since its publication, this invited, open-acc

Monday, January 6, 2020

Chemistry announces its Fall 2019 TA Award winners

We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Fall 2019 TA Award winners The very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals have considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Chemistry graduate student Ryan Moreira awarded best presentation

Ryan Moreira

Ryan Moreira, a doctoral student with Prof. Scott Taylor, was awarded best presentation at the 30th annual Quebec-Ontario Mini-Symposium for Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC), hosted by University of Ottawa from November 8th to 10th, 2019. 

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