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Friday, November 3, 2017

Not just making Tylenol anymore: Undergrad labs expose students to the cutting edge of chemistry

Quantum nanodots experimental results showing the colour of the dots versus time of reaction.

By Dr. Rick Marta
Chemistry Instructor, University of Waterloo

At the University of Waterloo, we are constantly upgrading our undergraduate chemistry labs to keep pace with today’s technology. This isn’t just a matter of honing professional skills. I believe that students genuinely enjoy learning about the science that shapes their everyday lives.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Winning tiles from Waterloo's 2017 Periodic Table Contest unveiled

Period Table New Element contest winning tiles for Nihonium, Muscovium, Tennessine, and Oganesson.

Four new tile designs for the Periodic Table Project were announced this fall as winners of the New Elements Contest organized Chem 13 News magazine, the Waterloo's Chemistry outreach magazine for chemistry educators.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Waterloo chemist recognized by American Chemical Society for advances in chromatography

Janusz Pawliszyn.

The American Chemical Society announced last month that University of Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn will receive the 2018 ACS award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcoming microbiologists from across Canada

The poster session at the 2017 Canadian Society of Microbiologists

Organized by a committee co-chaired by Professor Josh Neufeld and Canada Research Chair Laura Hug from the Department of Biology, the CSM 2017 conference brought together 450 participants for a four-day gathering aimed at promoting new ideas and advances in microbiology.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chemist Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water

Liu in his lab testing for water contaminants.

Juewen Liu will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Materials and Nanosciences student Natalya O'Neill named 2016 Science Co-op Student of the Year

Stephanie Chan, Natalya O'Neill and Associate Dean of Computing and Co-op Education Stefan Idziak.


Stephanie Chan, Natalya O'Neill and Associate Dean of Computing and Co-op Education Stefan Idziak.

Natalya O’Neill (centre), a Materials and Nanosciences student, was among six students recognized today by the University of Waterloo for their outstanding achievements in co-operative education. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Prof. Tadeusz Gorecki receives the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award

Tadeusz Górecki

Prof. Tadeusz Górecki has been named the winner of the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Initiated in 2011, this annual award is given to an experienced scientist who has made significant contributions in promoting GCxGC instrumentation, method development, and applications. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

From black holes to helium and beyond

Entanglement across a spherical boundary.

Waterloo scientists Prof. Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Prof. Roger Melko and postdoctoral fellow Chris Herdman along with Prof. Adrian Del Maestro from the University of Vermont demonstrate area law in a real quantum fluid for the first time.

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.

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