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Welcome to the Murphy Lab

We like to play around with hypervalent iodine reagents.  Whether it's developing new methods for carbene formation, or for a-carbonyl functionalization, hypervalent iodine is the key. And, should our newly-developed methods lend themselves to the synthesis of a natural product, we will gladly accept the challenge.

Graduate and Undergraduate students:

We are always looking for motivated students to join our team. Those interested in carrying out Chem392 or Chem494 projects, as well as internships, exchanges or co-op placements in our labs are encouraged to contact Dr. Murphy. 

Prospective graduate students are invited to contact Dr. Murphy regarding positions available. Offers of a graduate position can only be made upon admission to the graduate program at the University of Waterloo. International students are strongly encouraged to review the admission requirements to assess their eligibility, and to apply early.

Postdoctoral applicants: No Positions available at this time

Applicants who have secured their own funding are encouraged to send their CV/biographical sketch, research summary and contact information for references to the address below by regular post.

Dr. Murphy

Dept. of Chemistry

University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W

Waterloo, Ont., Canada

N2L 3G1

  1. Mar. 30, 2020Avery Passes Comprehensive Exam

    Congratulations Avery for successfully completing the PhD comprehensive exam!

    Well done!

  2. Mar. 27, 2020Chem494 Honours Students Wrap Up

    That's it, that's all for this year's group of Chem494 Honours Students.

    Thank you Mila, Nikki and Sabin for all your work over the past year.

    Good luck in grad school!

  3. Nov. 10, 2019Tristan wins best Flash Talk at the 30th QOMSBOC
    TC Abstract

    Tristan delivered a Flash Talk on his use of blue LEDs to initiate iodonium ylide photochemistry, highligting the work in his recent Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. paper.  For this, he was recognized as having given the best Flash Talk. Congratulations Tristan! And thanks to the rest of the group!

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