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Outstanding People and Events
Prof. Jacek Lipkowski, Emeritus
Professor Lipkowski’s contributions to the academic mission of the Department, College and University are of the highest caliber; 29 PhD students, 18 MSc students, 22 PDFs and numerous undergraduate students have received training under his supervision. Six of his former PhD students hold academic appointments at Canadian universities.
He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and is serving as a co-editor of a series “Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering”. He has authored ~225 papers, with ~7000 citations; his career h-factor of 48 is witness to an outstanding scientific career.
Professor Lipkowski is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2005), was awarded the Killam Fellowship (2007), and the Gold Medal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (2005) for the most significant contribution to electrochemistry. His national recognitions include the Alcan Medal (1996) and the John Polanyi (2008) awards of the Canadian Society of Chemistry, the Gold Medal (2004) and Jacobson Medal (2010) of the Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society, and the Ernst Yeager Award (2010) of the Electrochemical Society (North American).
Prof. Peter Tremaine
Prof. Peter Tremaine has been named the NSERC/UNENE (University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering) Senior Industrial Research Chair in High-Temperature Aqueous Chemistry.
Industrial Research Chair Grants are awarded to researchers considered international leaders and exceptional among their peers.
The chair is worth nearly $2.5 million over five years, with $930,000 coming from NSERC and more than $1 million from industry.
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Prof. Lipkowski was recently awarded the Bioelectrochemistry Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry (Division 2). This award is in recognition of his "pioneering work on the structure of gold-supported biomimetic membranes incorporating channel-forming peptides".
Prof. Monteiro working in his lab
Two U of G Innovations were recognized at Gryphon's LAAIR. One of the two innovations selected this year was a carbohydrate vaccine for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) by a team led by Professor Mario Monteiro, Department of Chemistry.
Thrombin 'balloons' floating over a twilight landscape
A paper by Prof. Richard Manderville is featured on the cover of 'Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry'. Art by Ms. Kaila Fadock and Uwe Oehler.
Portrait of Prof. Adrian Schwan
Recognized as one of nine 'Outstanding Reviewers' by the Canadian Journal of Chemistry!
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The two volume series on catalytic biomass conversions, edited by Marcel and Conrad Zhang is now in print.
First page of key article
Acid mine drainage: electrochemical approaches to prevention, and remediation of acidity and toxic metals

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Upcoming Events
(GWC)2 Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to come and mingle at the (GWC)2 Undergradaute Recruiting Socials.
Sponsored by The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry to be held:
University of Guleph
Monday October 23rd, 2017 (4:00 pm - 6:00 PM) at the Brass Taps
University of Waterloo
Monday October 30th, 2017 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) at the Bombshelter Pub
Faculty/Graduate students may present posters of their research at these socials
Please contact the (GWC)2 Office in advance if you require transportation to the other campus. Telephone (519) 824- 4120, ext. 53848 or email
Seminar: Prof. Graham Bodwell, Memorial University, St. John's NFLD. Mon. Oct. 23, 1:30 p.m. in MACN 222
[n]Cyclophanes as Stepping Stones on the Way to Aromatic Belts and Warped Nanographenophanes
Seminar: Dr. Mitchell Refvik (Guelph alumnus, PhD Schwan group 1996), Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC, The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, Wed. Nov. 22, 3:30 pm
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Halloween 2016 Group Photo
Check out the costumes and fun had by all!
An informative walk through the process of designing a scientific poster. Many useful tips.
Students searching for tutors are encouraged to consult the University of Guelph Tutoring web site.
Archive photos of past departmental events.

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Chair: Paul Rowntree
PH 519-824-4120 ext. 53061/58127
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The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a fantastic environment in which to pursue your M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree.
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