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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. Jan. 5, 2021Welcome to our new coop students Elin and Tess!

    Elin and Tess are our new junior coop students.

    It's going to be a fun semester of organic chemistry, socially-distanced, of course.

  2. Nov. 18, 20203rd HVI Virtual Symposium a Big Success

    The 3rd HVIVS was a big success, with great talks given by Drs. Olofsson and Wirth. Congrats again to Avery and Fabio for orgnaizing this excellent event!

  3. Oct. 16, 2020Kevin Defense MSc Thesis

    Congratulations Kevin on successfully defending your MSc thesis!

    Thank you for all your work these past couple years, and for always making sure the group ran smoothly. Your humour will surely be missed.

    Best of luck!

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