Green Chemistry @ MUN


Yesterday – a big congratulations all around!
June 3, 2015, 7:22 pm
Filed under: Group News, St. John's, Students

Congratulations to Jen (PhD Candidate, Kerton Group) who was honoured at the School of Graduate Studies Awards Ceremony.

Jen Murphy at School of Graduate Studies Award Ceremony

Jen Murphy at School of Graduate Studies Award Ceremony

Also,  congratulations to Greg Curtis (MSc, Kerton Group, 2014) on his new job with a start-up company as a medicinal green chemist. He will be using supercritical carbon dioxide in his new work and is about to jet off to his first business meeting/team building exercise in Pittsburgh.

Well done everyone!

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The ground for the new science building will be broken soon!
May 12, 2015, 7:12 pm
Filed under: Group News, St. John's

http://today.mun.ca/news.php?id=9498.

The University is starting to prepare the site of the new Science building. Chemistry is one of the departments that will move in here!



Group End of Semester Night Out at Ice-Caps Hockey and Yellow Belly Brewery
December 8, 2014, 7:40 pm
Filed under: Group News, Group Photos, St. John's, Students
Group at the Underbelly (Yellow Belly Brewery) postgame

Group at the Underbelly (Yellow Belly Brewery) postgame

At the Icecaps game

At the Icecaps game

At the Icecaps game

At the Icecaps game

Teddy Toss Success - The van is full

Teddy Toss Success – The van is full

Buddy abusing the bears

Buddy abusing the bears

Face-off!

Face-off!



#mygreenchem What’s Your Green Chemistry?
September 10, 2014, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Chemistry Professors, Science, St. John's

Our research group is busy trying to make fish and seafood waste into something else – hopefully one day we will turn it into something more valuable. Nowadays, when we have finished eating a shrimp or crab dish – the shells go into the trash and off to a landfill site. With space in landfills becoming less readily available, we can try to turn our waste into something else. In our case, this something else is a new chemical building block that we could turn into a new disease-fighting drug or into a new plastic. Chemicals are all around us in daily life (including the parts of this computer that I am using to write this blog post). To me it seems obvious to take one problem, waste, and to use it to solve another problem, making the objects we need and use everyday. In this way, we can all live a little bit more sustainably and take better care of our planet.

 

Dr. Kerton enjoying Singapore's famous chili crab earlier this year - where did those shells go? probably to landfill

Dr. Kerton enjoying Singapore’s famous chili crab earlier this year – where did those shells go? probably to landfill



Weather Map
January 17, 2014, 3:11 pm
Filed under: St. John's

Weather Map

St. John’s winters aren’t as harsh as people think. We’re the warmest in Canada today!



Graduate Student Recruitment Page
January 14, 2014, 7:24 pm
Filed under: St. John's, Students

More information on the application process and grad studies in chemistry at Memorial Univ. can be found on this departmental site.

If any questions aren’t answered there, drop Fran or Chris a line



More Regatta Day BBQ Photos
August 13, 2013, 11:59 pm
Filed under: Group News, Group Photos, St. John's

Thank you to the Walsh Family and particularly Andrew (SWASP 2013, Kerton Group) for these extra photos:




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