Articles tagged with: Chemistry

  • Aug 4 – Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Anton Dmitrienko

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Anton Dmitrienko, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Reactivity of Aluminum Carbenoid with Unsaturated Substrates” on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Georgii Nikonov, Supervisor; Eric Rivard, External Examiner (University of Alberta); David Crandles, Internal External Examiner; Martin Lemaire and Heather Gordon, Committee Members.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Nico Bonnano – June 11

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Nico Bonnano, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Design of Redox-active Ligands: In Pursuit of Stable Radicals, their Complexes, and Assembly of Paramagnetic Coordination Clusters” on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Martin Lemaire, Supervisor; Tim Storr, External Examiner (Simon Fraser University); Maureen Reedyk, Internal External Examiner; Tomas Hudlicky and Georgii Nikonov, Committee Members.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Ivor Smajlagic – April 30

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Ivor Smajlagic, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Synthesis of Cyclopropenium-Appended Organocatalysts and Applications” on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Travis Dudding, Supervisor; Michael K. Denk, External Examiner (University of Guelph); Francine McCarthy, Internal External Examiner; Arthur van der Est and Paul Zelisko, Committee Members.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Defence – Guan (Alex) Wang – April 27

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Guan (Alex) Wang, Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Dynamic DNA Nanotechnology for Probing Single Nucleotide Variants and DNA Modifications” on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian D. Roy, Chair; Feng Li, Supervisor; Hanadi Sleiman, External Examiner (McGill University); Jeff Stuart, Internal External Examiner; Melanie Pilkington and Georgii Nikonov, Committee Members.

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  • Master of Science Thesis Defence – Bhavana Uppalapati – April 21

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Bhavana Uppalapati, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “Synthetic Approaches to C-1 Derivatives of Pancratistatin” on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Tomas Hudlicky, Supervisor; James McNulty, External Examiner (McMaster University); and Hongbin (Tony) Yan and Paul Zelisko, Committee Members.

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  • Master of Science Thesis Defences – Connor Li, Yasaman Hosseini, Brenden Matthew Carlson

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Connor Li, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend his thesis titled “IMPROVING BWA-MEM WITH GPU PARALLEL COMPUTING” on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Ke Qiu and Ping Liang, Co-Supervisors; Yifeng Li, External Examiner (Brock University); and Sheridan Houghten and Robson de Grande, Committee Members.

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Yasaman Hosseini, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “Synthesis and Evaluation of Trans-bilayer Cross Linking Phospholipids Based on Click (Azide-alkyne) Chemistry” on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Jeffrey Atkinson, Supervisor; Vincenzo De Luca, External Examiner (Brock University, Dept. of Biological Sciences); and Feng Li and Tomas Hudlicky, Committee Members.

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Brenden Matthew Carlson, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Hydroamidation of Vinyl Ethers by Acid-Catalyzed

    Multicomponent Isocyanide Addition” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Travis Dudding, Supervisor; Ryan Hili, External Examiner (York University); and Melanie Pilkington and Costa Metallinos, Committee Members.

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  • Oct 14 – Master of Science Thesis Defence – Ngan (Nan) Tran

    Master of Science thesis defence

    Ngan (Nan) Tran, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “N–Phenyl Pyrroloimidazolone Derivatives for Stereoselective Birch Reduction and Chiral NHC–Iridium Complexation” on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. The defence will take place virtually.

    The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Costa Metallinos, Supervisor; Ian Pottie, External Examiner (Mount St. Vincent University); and Tomas Hudlicky and Paul Zelisko, Committee Members.

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  • Sept 29 – Doctor of Philosophy – Chemistry – Vincenzo Ticli

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Vincenzo Ticli, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis titled “Approaches towards C-10-hydroxylated analogues of narciclasine” on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian Roy, Chair; Tomas Hudlicky, Supervisor; Robert A. Batey, External Examiner (University of Toronto); Vincenzo De Luca, Internal External Examiner; and Costa Metallinos and Arthur Van Der Est, Committee Members.

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  • Oct 2 – Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence – Chemistry – Maria Laura Sechi

    Doctor of Philosophy thesis defence

    Maria Laura Sechi, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “Stereoselective Synthesis of N-Propargyl Alkynes and Axial Chiral N-Allenes with Epimeric Imidazolone Auxiliaries” on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1 p.m., in virtual format.

    The examination committee includes Brian Roy, Chair; Costa Metallinos, Supervisor; Adrian L. Schwan, External Examiner (University of Guelph); Joffre Mercier, Internal External Examiner; and Melanie Pilkington and Paul Zelisko, Committee Members.

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  • March 11 – PhD Thesis Defence – Parisa Abbasi

    Parisa Abbasi, PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis titled “Investigating the Cluster Chemistry of α-Methyl-2-pyridine methanol (mpmH) with Select 3d Ions” on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Cairns 550.

    The examination committee includes Wendy Ward, Chair; Melanie Pilkington, Supervisor; Mark Turnbull, External Examiner (Clark University); Francine McCarthy, Internal External Examiner; and Georgii Nikonov and Costa Metallinos, Committee Members.

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