News for Chemistry

Friday, June 11, 2021

eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science

Kim Cuddington and Leanne Racicot.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro complexe structure.

Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Faculty of Science celebrates award winners at Dean's reception

This afternoon, Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science celebrated the amazing faculty and staff of the Faculty of Science that have received awards for teaching and research in the last four years (2018-2021), in addition to introducing the new faculty members, as well as recognizing faculty and staff who have retired since June 2018. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Microplastics pollution: Science researchers address key research gaps

strainer with microplastics taken from water body

Plastics pollution is a global environmental hazard with potentially harmful impacts on wildlife, ecosystem services, and human health and wellbeing. Microplastics in particular are of great concern because of their ability to be transported over great distances and absorb and disperse contaminants widely.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Developing inks to 3D print cells and tissue structures

Yun Wu working with a 3D printer in the lab.

To a scientist, trial and error is common in laboratories to refine new tests and methods, and look for potential problems on the small scale. But what happens when these techniques are meant for human tissues, such as for surgeries, medical tests, and treatments, where multiple different trials are not possible?