Green Chemistry @ MUN

Latest Grad Studies Blog From Ju and Springtime in Newfoundland
May 15, 2018, 1:11 pm
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Ju’s (PhD candidate, Kerton group) latest blog post on teamwork is available to read here:

It has a very wintery photo of Ju in it….so we are not sharing that here, as spring has spring in Newfoundland.  Here are some photos taken on a hike along the coastline this past weekend. We are so lucky to live and work in such a beautiful province. For those interested in visiting or studying with us, you may want to watch Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown episode:


Congratulations Hart on Volunteer Recognition
April 20, 2018, 12:35 pm
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Hart Plommer is on the far left of this group photo from Pacifichem 2015

Hart Plommer (PhD Candidate, Kerton Group) was a guest of their Honours, Lieutenant Governor Frank Fagan and Patricia Fagan, at a Volunteer Week Reception at Government House (Newfoundland and Labrador) in recognition of his extensive volunteerism and leadership with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – he is the current vice-president of the Young Adults Network.  Keep up the good work Hart both inside and outside the lab!


Photo of Lieutenant Governor Frank Fagan speaking about volunteer work (Photo Credit: Volunteer Work NL)

Keep up the good work and enthusiasm!
April 13, 2018, 3:51 pm
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Congratulations to Courtney (MSc candidate, co-supervised by Kozak and Kerton) for her latest SGS blog post. Courtney is off to the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy later in the summer! For those that weren’t selected this year, keep trying! It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more and build your network.

Congratulations to Jue Gong (BSc(Hons) St. FX, MSc candidate, Kerton group) who has been accepted to the PhD program at Western University. He will be working with Prof. Elizabeth Gillies from September onwards.

There is even more news to post and celebrate in our group BUT it is embargoed for now….so watch this space in the coming months.


Congrats to Juliana and Kori
March 21, 2018, 4:23 pm
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Juliana (PhD candidate, Kerton group) has been blogging for the School of Graduate Studies about her experiences here. Her latest post “Always Ask” – great advice – is available here.

Kori (PhD candidate, Kerton group) is a co-author on an article just published in the RSC journal Environmental Science: Nano. It is on removal of waterborne pharmaceuticals using TiO2 nanoparticles.

Congrats to you both!

SGS ‘Grad Life’ Blog Post
February 5, 2018, 1:32 pm
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Courtney’s latest School of Graduate Studies blog post is up. It provides an update on her life as a graduate student at Memorial so far. It is great to know that she is enjoying her courses and has a great support network in place 🙂  Courtney is working on collaborative research supervised by Chris Kozak, Fran Kerton and Kelly Hawboldt.

Welcome to our Winter MUCEP students
January 26, 2018, 2:03 pm
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This semester the Green Chemistry & Catalysis Group welcomes Emily and Dakshita to their midst. Emily is working with Tim Anderson (Kozak Group) and Dakshita is working with Kori Andrea and Hart Plommer (both in the Kerton Group). We wish them every success in their research and hope they find the experience enjoyable.

Congratulations Dr. Ali Elkurtehi
January 18, 2018, 7:17 pm
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Congratulations Dr. Ali Elkurtehi (Kerton group) who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Vanadium and Manganese Complexes as Catalysts in Oxidation and Carboxylation Reactions this morning. We all wish Ali lots of luck in his future career and look forward to celebrating with him next week over coffee and cake 🙂

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