Green Chemistry @ MUN

Congratulations Jen on your award!
October 31, 2014, 11:31 am
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Jen (PhD candidate, Kerton group) has received a three-year $30k pa scholarship from RDC-NL for her research related to Ocean Industries

Jen is co-supervised by Prof. Kelly Hawboldt in the Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

Her industrial research collaborator is the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA).

Her research goal is to characterize, evaluate and find uses for the by-products of the growing Newfoundland Blue Mussel Aquaculture industry. At the moment, any waste material produced (e.g. damaged/dead mussels) is either dumped at sea or sent to landfill and we think that there are definitely better uses out there.  We aim to produce a technology that is environmentally and economically sustainable to diversify the options for rural employment in Newfoundland and elsewhere in the world.

Fran and Jen at the award celebration for RDC Ocean Industries Student Awards

Fran and Jen at the award celebration for RDC Ocean Industries Student Awards

Green Chemistry Goes Orange
October 23, 2014, 7:23 pm
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PumpkinPrep pumpkin guts

A fun pizza lunch in the student office. Thank you to Jen for organizing.

Pumpkin Pizza Group Pumpkins

About a 15 minute drive from our lab…
October 22, 2014, 7:50 pm
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New vistas in enzymatic catalysis for green chem
October 6, 2014, 7:09 pm
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Who says we need solvents? or even water for biocatalysis. Very cool research out of the UK:

NSERC CGS-M Scholarship Applications at Memorial University
October 1, 2014, 11:28 am
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The deadline for NSERC CGS-M applications this year is December 2014. Information can be found on this webpage:   Good luck with your applications!

If you have any questions about the Chemistry graduate program or the interdisciplinary Environmental Science program at Memorial University – please get in touch with professors directly:  or fill in the request for information form at:

Early Group Thanksgiving Meal
September 28, 2014, 10:51 pm
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Today, the group got together at the Profs’ house for an early thanksgiving meal – so our German visitors could participate before heading home!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Congrats and farewell
September 25, 2014, 10:13 am
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Congratulations to our DAAD RISE Weltweit students, who will be returning to Germany soon. We wish them a safe journey home and an enjoyable RISE conference later in the Autumn/Fall.

If there are any Canadian BSc students (or US or UK ones) out there interested in a research internship in Germany next summer, please go to:  Memorial students please speak to Dr. Kerton if you want more information or have any questions.

Also, congratulations to Kenson Ambrose (Kozak group) and Hart Plommer (Kerton group) upon their transfer from the MSc stream to the PhD stream at Memorial.

Finally, congrats to Hassan (PhD 2011, Kerton group) on his new job as Senior Chemist at Avivagen Inc. in Ottawa.


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