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April 2016 - The Morris group welcomes exchange student Jan Unsleber as part of the IRTG 2027 Exchange Program!

March 2016 - "Metal hydrides - how acidic can they be and what can we do with them?" - Check out Bob's latest publication on Chemical Reviews about Brønsted-Lowry Acid Strength of Metal Hydride and Dihydrogen Complexes 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00695

February 2016 - The Morris group welcomes Dr. Paraskevi Lagaditis back as a Post-doctoral fellow!

September 2015 - The Morris group welcomes our new members, Elvira Bergen and Chris Seo

July 2015 - Farewell to our visiting students Florian and Jacob!

July 2015 - The Morris group welcomes our new member Afrooz Zirakzadeh, Post-doctoral fellow from Technische Universität Wien

June 2015 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Demyan Prokopchuk!

January 2015 - The Morris group welcomes our new member Florian Roelfes, visiting PhD student from WWU Münster (Prof. F. Ekkehardt Hahn) as part of the IRTG 2027 Exchange Program.

September 2014 - The Morris group welcomes our new members: Molly Sung (PhD student), Martin Yang (4th year project), Heiko Rebmann (visiting MSc student), and Savyo Santana (visiting undergraduate student). See the members page for more details.

September 2014 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Jessica Sonnenberg!

June 2014 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Peter Sues!

November 2013 - Non-precious metal catalysts developed in our lab are the most active transfer hydrogenation catalysts to date: 10.1126/science.1244466.

September 2013 - The Morris group welcomes our new graduate students, Karl Demmans and Kai Wan.

June 2013 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Paraskevi Lagaditis! See some pictures here.

June 2013 - The Morris group welcomes our new graduate student Samantha and undergrad summer students Julio, Brian, Young, and Roy to the group.

April 2012 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Alexandre Mikhailine! See some pictures here.

December 2011 - Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Wylie O! See some pictures here.

November 2011 - The Morris group welcomes Dr. Weiwei Zuo as a postdoctoral resarcher.

October 2011 - The Morris group welcomes Professor Faraj Hasanayn as a visiting professor.

September 2011 - Congratulations to Jessica for being awarded an NSERC Vanier Scholarship!

July 2011 - Stereoelectronic factors in iron-catalyzed asymmetric tranfer hydrogenation catalysis: click here for more info.

May 2011 - We have reported the first example of base-free asymmetric transfer hydrogenation using iron PNNP complexes. Click here for more info.

February 2011 - Mechanistic investigations of transfer Hydrogenation using Ru(II) piano stool carbene complexes. Click here for more info.

November 2010 - Congratulations to Demyan for his poster award at the 2010 Inorganic Discussion Weekend in Windsor!

October 2010 - Take a look at Vivian's latest paper regarding iron complexes for transfer hydrogenation.

July 2010 - Prof. Morris has been appointed Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

April 2010 - See our new paper on cyclic phosphonium salts in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry.

January 2010 - The new and improved Morris Group website is now online.

December 2009 - Congratulations to Vivian on her first published paper in the Morris group!

November 2009 - Wylie has recently published two papers in Organometallics on Platinum(II)/Palladium(II) NHCs and Nickel(II)/Ruthenium(II) NHCs. Congrats!

November 2009 - Congratulations to Vivian, Alex and Peter for their awards at the 2009 Inorganic Discussion Weekend in Guelph!