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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

Pavle Radovanovic.

University of Waterloo chemists have discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class of materials at the heart of all computing devices today.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Congratulations to our student award winners

Congratulations to the following graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry for their recent awards.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cheaper and easier way found to make plastic semiconductors

An illustration of a flexible, plastic solar cell.

Cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors will soon be a reality thanks to a breakthrough by chemists at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

Jonathan Baugh and Francois Sfigakis

New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rick Marta one of two instructors to receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta

The Faculty of Science is honoured to announce Chemistry instructor Dr. Rick Marta and Vision Scientist Prof. Kristine Dalton as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waterloo chemists compete to stay one step ahead of drug cheats

German Gomez-Rios in the lab.

The Pawliszyn Research Lab is leading efforts to catch illicit drug use, creating a revolution in rapid on-site analytical technologies.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo Chemists develop batteries to triple the range of electric vehicles

Electric car being charged.

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Waterloo Chemistry’s flipped lab: a new model for hands-on learning

Julie Goll.

Julie Goll admits traditional chemistry labs can fall short of preparing students to work independently in the lab.

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