News archive - 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dalia Naser Awarded Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship

Dalia Naser


Congratulations to Dalia Naser who has been awarded the Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship based on scholastic excellence and a demonstrated interest in biochemistry and/or molecular biology for 2020-2021.  Dalia is a doctoral student with Liz Meiering in the Department of Chemistry.

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.

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