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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. Apr. 23, 2021Goodbye Elin and Tess

    The end of the semester bring the end of the coop term for Tess and Elin. Thank you very much for all your effort this past semester, and best of luck in your coming semester.

  2. Apr. 20, 2021Congratulations Islam!!!
    Photo of Islam

    Congratulations Islam on successfully defending you MSc thesis! You have done a tremendous amout of work on new iodonium ylide reactions, and you should be very proud.

    We wish you all the best!!!

  3. Feb. 9, 2021Dr. Murphy wins 2021 Keith Fagnou Award from the CSC

    Graham won the 2021 Fagnou Award from the CSC. This presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to organic chemistry in Canada.

    Graham would like to thank all the students and collaborators from the last decade. It is their work that is being recognized with this award.

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