Ontario is recognizing five leading researchers for their contributions to the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics and economic science and Waterloo Chemistry alumnus Aron Broom (BSc. '07, MSc. '10, Ph.D. '16) was one of the recipients.
Food security is an urgent and growing concern for Indigenous populations in Canada. Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems can impact the health of fish and the communities that rely on those fish in many ways. Some of those ways can involve exposure to contaminants like mercury.
Waterloo chemistry professor Adam Wei Tsen and postdoctoral fellow Hyun Ho Kim, in collaboration with the Renmin University of China, demonstrated an electronic device with an extremely large response to a magnetic field by using a combination of two-dimensional quantum materials. The size of this effect was unexpected, and may provide avenues for further development of quantum technologies.