Green Chemistry @ MUN

Graduate Studies Cape Breton University/Memorial University Collaboration
July 14, 2014, 1:47 pm
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Stephanie MacQuarrie (Cape Breton University) is an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry at Memorial University. Positions are available in her group in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Project titles are available below and full details are in the linked pdf file: Graduate Student Projects.

PROJECT 1: Controlled Grafting of Organic Catalyst Monomers within the Pore Walls of Large Pore Silica-Based Materials.

PROJECT 2: Entrapment of an Oligomeric Enzyme in Ultra Large Pore SBA-15 Generates Highly Stable Reusable Biocatalyst

PROJECT 3: Dipyrromethene Functionalized Mesoporous Silicas as Heavy Metal Sensors

MUN at International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis in Ottawa
July 9, 2014, 3:43 pm
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Prof. Chris Kozak and Prof. Fran Kerton, and ten graduate students from the green chemistry and catalysis group are attending this exciting meeting. They are in Ottawa until Friday when Nobel prize winner Prof. Bob Grubbs will give a plenary lecture.


June 26, 2014, 12:39 am
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Green Chemists @ New Horizons, North America

Green Chemists @ New Horizons, North America



Casa de la Universidad de California, Mexico City

Casa de la Universidad de California, Mexico City

An interval to watch Mexico play (& win) in the World Cup

An interval to watch Mexico play (& win) in the World Cup

Fran (North American New Horizons Fellow, 2014) spent June 21-24 at the New Horizons in Science Symposium in Mexico City organized by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the US Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. It involved young-mid career scientists from a range of disciplines (from astrophysics to marine biology/oceanography) across North America. She is looking forwarding to meeting many of them again in the future and establishing new international collaborations.

Unexpected visitor in the lab
June 19, 2014, 5:07 pm
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Green Chemistry Fan!

Green Chemistry Fan!


It’s that time of year when we work with the windows open and our bird friends come to visit. I reckon we will miss them when we move to the new building in 2019.

Aquaculture in National Geographic
June 19, 2014, 5:03 pm
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This may be of interest to some group members and friends of the group:

Fran attending New Horizons in Science Symposium
June 19, 2014, 3:57 pm
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Fran will be traveling to Mexico City soon to participate in the New Horizons symposium. This event will bring together early/mid-career scientists identified by the three main scientific bodies of Canada, USA and Mexico for potential future collaborations:  It is generously sponsored by the Mexican Academy of Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences.

More information and details to follow.

Welcome to our new graduate students
May 13, 2014, 12:01 pm
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Coralee (BSc, Guelph) and Erika (BSc, Memorial) have joined the green chemistry & catalysis group this may to pursue their graduate studies. They will both be working on projects related to carbon dioxide activation. We wish them every success in their research and hope they enjoy their time in our group.

To celebrate the beginning of summer, the group will be having a potluck on Thursday lunchtime and also going to Bitters (graduate pub) at the end of the day


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