Green Chemistry @ MUN

ACS Summer School with Kata and Greg
July 31, 2013, 9:27 pm
Filed under: Conferences, Group News, Group Photos, Science, Students

Kata (Kozak group) and Greg (Kerton group) had an awesome experience last week at the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable energy in Golden, Colorado.

Here are a couple of photos:
Colorado - certificate

Colorado - Green Chem T-shirt


AIDW 2013
March 25, 2013, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Conferences, Group News, Group Photos, Science, Students | Tags: ,

Chris, Fran, Kata, Hua and Jenna attended the Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend in Moncton from March 22-24. We all had a fantastic time and enjoyed 2 or 3 Plenary lectures (some of us missed Prof. Stephan’s talk because we were still en route from Toronto), 3 mixers, several coffee breaks and lots of student/postdoc talks and lectures (about 24 talks and 24 posters were presented). We also got to meet, network and socialize with chemists from Atlantic Canada and further afield. We are already looking forward to the next AIDW, which will probably be held in 2015 somewhere in the region.



Photos (Top: Poster session and Bottom: Thai/Vietnamese meal) from the AIDW conference held in Moncton and organized by Glen Briand and Steve Westcott from Mount Allison University

Dr.s at the International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC) and Coordination Chemistry (ICCC)

The profs are continuing their sabbatical travels. Last week they were in Lisbon and this week they are in Valencia.

Lisbon is a beautiful city and they had some time to explore once the ICOMC had finished and before heading to the ICCC in Valencia.

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2012 Gordon Research Conference on Green Chemistry

Chris and Fran have just returned from their travels in Europe after attending the GRC on Green Chemistry (in Barga, Italy). This meeting was fantastic in terms of science, location, people……in fact it was probably one of the best conferences we have ever been to! Thank you to all who made it the event it was.

Fran gave a talk on the first morning entitled “Chemical transformations of aminocarbohydrates”, which prompted some good discussion and we’ve come away with lots of great new ideas. Chris and Fran also presented their posters over the course of the week, and got to meet some fantastic people.

International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, Toulouse, 2012

Chris presents his poster in Toulouse

Chris, Fran and Justin attended this international conference during the past week. We saw lots of great talks and presented our posters alongside many other delegates……we also ate far too much good food and drank too much wine thanks to the generous hospitality of our hosts. Next time (July 2014) the conference is being held in Ottawa, Canada. The website for the next ISHC is found here.


Fran presents her poster in Toulouse

CSC (Canadian Chemistry Conference) in Calgary

Chris, Fran, Khaled and Nduka have been enjoying the science and Albertan hospitality at the CSC

Chris and Fran spoke in the metal-mediated polymerization symposium organized by Mike Shaver and Paul Hayes. Nduka presented his poster in the same symposium on Sunday evening and Khaled presented his poster in the Industrial division on Monday night.

Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers for a fantastic meeting.


Article in “The Scope” features the Green Chemistry and Catalysis Group

The St. John’s arts and entertainment magazine, “The Scope”, recently published an article in their on-line edition on some of the work occurring in the MUN Green Chemistry and Catalysis Group. Entitled “Great future in green plastics“, the article by Dave Jerome describes the research on degradable plastics that is being performed by Justin Belanger and other students in the group.Image

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