Professor Molly Shoichet wins 2016 Till & McCulloch Award
Professor Molly Shoichet is the recipient of the 2016 Till & McCulloch Award. The award, established in honour of James Till and Ernest McCulloch, recognizes the Canadian stem-cell researcher who has published the year's most influential peer-reviewed article, as assessed by the Adjudication Committee. Shoichet was selected to receive the award for her contributions to global stem cell research, and her 2015 paper on the use of hydrogels for stem cell transplantation.
Common sense chemist: PhD student Laura Reyes in ACCN
PhD student Laura Reyes of the Ozin group has been featured by ACCN for her work promoting green chemistry at UofT. Reyes was one of 12 students who formed the Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) in 2012, and has also oriented her PhD studies towards green chemistry, investigating the surface interactions of carbon dioxide and hydrogen on metal oxide nanomaterials for applications in photocatalytic CO2 reduction. "Green chemistry is actually not a discipline; it should just be called common sense chemistry," says Reyes, "It’s a set of resources and guidelines that you can apply to your own research as you are able to.”
Professor John Polanyi in the Globe and Mail: Separating science from innovation is an important task
In an editorial published in the Globe and Mail, Professor John Polanyi calls for greater support of fundamental science. Recent governments have been reluctant to support fundamental science in favour of innovation, yet while these two activities differ, they are also linked, he writes. It cannot reasonably expected for one individual to be at the cutting edge of both, and he appeals for the government to adjust priorities to afford fundamental science its proper share of resources in order to further both pursuits.
Ask A Laureate May 6, 2016
Canadian Chemistry Olympiad
Science Rendezvous May 7, 2016
Green Chemistry Initiative
Chemical Physics Theory Group
Carbon Dioxide Reduction: Visible and Near-Infrared Photothermal Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Gaseous CO2 over Nanostructured Pd@Nb2O5
Some Like It Hot: Geoffry A. Ozin and co-workers demonstrate that the reverse water gas shift (RWGS) reaction, driven by a visible and near infrared responsive Pd@Nb2O5 is ther...
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