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Department of Chemistry
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".
PhD students Terry Chu (Nikonov's group) and Lee Belding (Dudding's group) helped by Prof. Art van der Est and Prof. Travis Dudding prepared and characterized the first coordination compound of Ge(0)
This result was published in Angewandte Chemie (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201309421)
Young Brock researchers in inorganic chemistry sweep the top prizes at the 2013 Inorganic Discussion Weekend (IDW) held at York University
November 10, 2013: Majeda Al Hareri, a third year undergraduate student in chemistry working in the Pilkington group beat out graduate students and postdocs from across major Universities’ in Ontario to win first place in the inorganic materials poster competition. Terry Chu a Ph.D student supervised by Georgii Nikonov was awarded first place in the poster competition for his work in the field of inorganic chemistry and Emma Gavey a Ph.D student in the Pilkington group was awarded the runner up prize for the best oral presentation in inorganic chemistry.