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Department of Chemistry
Profs. Tomas Hudlicky and Costa Metallinos gave talks at Queen's University
Profs. Tomas Hudlicky and Costa Metallinos were invited to give talks at Queen's University during the week of March 2, 2015 as part of the inaugural "Synthesis-Synlett Lectureship" sponsored by Thieme. Prof. Hudlicky gave a talk entitled "Recent Progress in Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products: Amaryllidaceae and Morphine Alkaloids, Opiate-Derived Pharmaceutical Agents, and Other Targets of Interest" while Prof. Metallinos' talk was called "Unusual Heterocycles in Chiral Reagent Design".
Chemistry professor Georgii Nikonov was elected to a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
Professor Stuart Rothstein is going to be honoured by a special symposium held at the Pacifichem conference in 2015
A special symposium on "Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo" will be held at the PACIFICHEM 2015 Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii in December 2015, in honour of the contributions made to this field by Prof. Stuart M. Rothstein:
Stuart Rothstein joined the Chemistry Department at Brock in 1970; he was cross-appointed to the Physics Department in 1993 Although he is retiring this year from undergraduate teaching, he will remain research-active.
Congratulation to PhD student Vimal Varghese for receiving Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award
Vimal got this award as a result of his recently published, highly reviewed paper which made the cover page of the Angewandte Chemie International Edition Issue 17, 2014. The beautiful cover, a tribute to chemists who dedicated their careers to the chemistry of morphine, was designed by Dennis Ceci, Tomas Hudlicky, Jordan Froese of Brock University. The paper was also cited in C&E News in the March 31st issue, page 25.
Congratulations to the following chemistry and biochemistry students who participated in the 42nd Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) held at the University of Windsor on March 29, 2014: Majeda Al Hareri, Dylan Innamorati, Jeffrey Regier, Cody Wilson-Konderka
These BSc Hon students were among over 115 students who gave either oral or poster presentations about their undergraduate research. Majeda Al Hareri won second place in the Inorganic Section. Majeda is working with Prof. Melanie Pilkington and her talk was entitled: "The First Family of Lanthanide Molecule-Based Magnets Assembled from Crown Ether Ligands".