Green Chemistry @ MUN

Group News – September 2015
September 30, 2015, 11:26 am
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  • Welcome Jochen Koerner (Interdisciplinary PhD candidate) – Jochen is co-supervised by Fran Kerton, Charlie Mather (Geography), Jim Feehan (Economics) and Cynthia McKenzie (DFO and adjunct-Biology).
  • Fran Kerton was promoted to full professor on September 1st.
  • Chris Kozak attended the Faraday Discussion on Carbon Dioxide Utilization in Sheffield and also visited Oxford University.
  • Hart Plommer passed his comprehensive exam.
  • The group had a potluck at the bosses’ house :)

Congratulations everyone on a very eventful month!

Group camping trip – August 2015
September 1, 2015, 7:02 pm
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12 members of the group went camping or glamping at Terra Nova National Park during the past weekend. Everyone had a fantastic time – going to the beach, hiking, playing soccer and exploring. We all highly recommend the oTentiks at the National Parks, which meant we didn’t have to put up tents or sleep on the floor.

Congratulations to Katalin on her cover art for Polymer Chemistry
August 25, 2015, 2:53 pm
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Kata’s image design was selected to adorn the cover of the September 21 issue of Polymer Chemistry, wherein her paper on CO2/epoxide copolymerization is published (available here as open access). Kata is also a co-author on two other recent papers in Faraday Discussions and Dalton Transactions.

Congratulations to all our co-authors!


Green Chemistry Research at Memorial University – Our Video
August 23, 2015, 11:43 pm
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To our blog/webpage readers:

We recently made a couple of videos at the ACS meeting in video:

We hope you enjoy watching them.

(They aren’t perfect but they give you an idea of what we are about!)

Article in Press for Special Issue of Polyhedron
August 13, 2015, 2:32 pm
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Congratulations to all group members and collaborators on their work published in Polyhedron this month. It is for a special issue on Inorganic Chemistry in Canada. We feel very honored to be invited to participate in this :)

M. W. Drover et al., Polyhedron, 2015, 102, pp. 60-68, 10.1016/j.poly.2015.07.071

Time to resurrect this colorful image prepared by Marcus Drover for the CSC calender

Time to resurrect this colorful image prepared by Marcus Drover for the Inorganic Division CSC calendar

The article is available free to anyone who is interested at:  but only until Oct. 2nd 2015.

Congratulations to Hart on his Cover Art for Dalton Transactions
July 21, 2015, 7:11 pm
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Hart’s cover art was selected by Dalton Transactions for the July 21st issue on “Earth Abundant Element Compounds in Homogeneous Catalysis”  Congratulations!


Congratulations to former Kozak Group members!
June 8, 2015, 10:04 pm
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Two former graduate students from the Kozak Group have recently been appointed to academic positions in chemistry.

Dr. Xin Qian (M.Sc. Memorial, 2010) has been appointed to an Associate Professorship at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. After her time at MUN, Xin completed her PhD in Paris and a postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford.

Dr. Kamrul Hasan (PhD Memorial, 2011) will be starting his Assistant Professorship in September, 2015 in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following his PhD at MUN Kamrul completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Universities of Sherbrooke and Montreal.

Congratulations to both of you and best wishes for your exciting new careers!


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