Eugenia Kumacheva wins 2017 CIC Medal
Professor Eugenia Kumacheva has been named the recipient of the 2017 CIC Medal. The CIC Medal is the top award of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and is presented as a "mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada."
Professor Kumacheva will be presented with the medal and give the plenary lecture at the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Toronto from May 28 - June 1, 2017.
Welcome to new faculty member Professor Ruby Sullan
We are pleased to welcome Professor Ruby Sullan, who joins Chemistry as assistant professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).
An alumna of our department (PhD 2010), Professor Sullan is a biophysical chemist who brings expertise in mechanisms of bacterial adhesion by studying bacterial attachment to surfaces at the single cell and single molecule level using atomic force microscopy (AFM).
The Sullan Mechano-microbiology Lab will examine the initial stages of bacterial biofilm formation on different materials, combining AFM imaging, force spectroscopy and optical microscopy in a 3-way correlated measurement.
Professor Scott Mabury reappointed as Vice-President, University Operations and Vice Provost, Academic Operations
Professor Scott Mabury has been reappointed by Governing Council to the role of Vice-President, University Operations and Vice Provost, Academic Operations for another five-year term. His many achievements during his first term include significant savings and locating efficiencies in university operations, and Mabury credits, in part, chemistry.
"Usually in chemistry, we want to improve the efficiency of a reaction with higher yields," says Mabury, "so optimizing how things work is a theme that exports out of chemistry into this job. I find it an engaging exercise to optimize how things work with a clear mind to what the overall goal is."
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Synthesis of Macrocyclic Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(3-heptylselenophene) by Alkyne Homocoupling
Macrocyclic polythiophenes and polyselenophenes. Controlled polymerization followed by alkyne end-capping, homocoupling, and PEG attachment allows for the preparation and isolation of conjugated pol...
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