Green Chemistry @ MUN

Outreach with Canadian Hard of Hearing Association NL
July 11, 2017, 12:55 pm
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Photo from CHHA-NL facebook page – link below

Hart Plommer (PhD candidate, Kerton group) with Kori Andrea (MSc candidate, Kerton group) organized a science camp for children in St. John’s.  The children had a fantastic time with lots of hands-on experiences. Hopefully, some are inspired to be future scientists. Thank you also to Karen Hattenhauer (Dept. of Chemistry) for advice and other volunteers from the green chemistry and catalysis group

Posted by Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, July 7, 2017


Congrats Dr. Yi Liu
June 27, 2017, 6:57 pm
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Congratulations to Yi who successfully defended her PhD thesis today


Students return from ACS Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy Summer School
June 27, 2017, 1:33 pm
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George, Erika and Kori are on their way back from the ACS Summer School (Boulder, Colorado). They had a great time learning about their field and made many new friends and connections. Thanks to the ACS for organizing and the ACS Petroleum Research Fund for sponsorship.


Green Cat Chem at #CSC2017
June 12, 2017, 4:15 pm
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Chris, Fran, Jen, Erika and Kori represented our team at the 100th CSC held in Toronto a couple of weeks ago. Chris and Fran were invited to talk as part of the “Frontiers in Controlled Polymerization” symposium and Kori received a travel award to participate in the Green Chemistry Crash Course and Industrial Case Study (organized by the UofT Green Chemistry Initiative with GreenCentre Canada). Thank you to the organizers for a wonderful conference both scientifically and socially. Also, thanks to the Blue Jays for being in town, which meant we got to check out some games at the Rogers Centre 🙂


Science Atlantic ChemCon 2017
May 10, 2017, 10:17 pm
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The Memorial University Chemistry Society (MUNCS) hosted the region’s chemical conference this past weekend – over 140 chemists attended. Well done to all involved. Chris and Fran are especially proud of their group members who did an excellent job giving their talks and presenting their posters, and making sure that our visitors had a good time! More photographs from the conference can be found on the conference’s facebook page linked here

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Congratulations Dr. Devaine Pressing!
May 1, 2017, 11:05 pm
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Kata successfully defended her PhD thesis on chromium catalysts for CO2 and epoxide copolymerization. Many thanks to her examination committee: Mike Katz and Sunil Pansare (MUN) and Arjan Kleij (Tarragona).

Congrats Marcus!
April 25, 2017, 1:37 pm
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A former BSc (Honours) student from the Kerton group Dr. Marcus Drover has been recognized as a 2017 Resnick Prize Postdoctoral Scholar for his current research at Caltech under the supervision of Prof. Jonas Peters.  Congratulations on all of your remarkable achievements Marcus!


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