ChemCon ’13 – 38th Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

May 21-23, 2013, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, NS

ChemCon 2013 Conference Program and Abstracts
ChemCon 2013 Flickr Photos!

All photos © Teles Furlani (except where noted)

Hugh Anderson Memorial Award for the Best Overall Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate (Award Description)

Ashlet Robinson

Ashley Robinson
Saint Mary’s University
Electrochemical-Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (E-SERS) of Uric Acid: A Potential Rapid Diagnostic Method for Early Preeclampsia Detection

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Robie Hennigar

Robie Hennigar
Acadia University
Photophysical Investigation of Coordination Complexes for Application in Photodynamic Therapy

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Oral Presentation) (Award Description)

Julie Colpitts

Julie Colpitts
Acadia University
Biological Evaluation of Coordination Complexes as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Poster Presentation) (Award Description)

Lynsay Thurber

Lynsay Thurber
Acadia University
Towards an Improved Passive In-Situ Sampler for Studying Trace Elements in Fresh Waters

ACEmat Award in Computational Modeling of Materials (Award Description)

Victoria Grandy

Victoria Grandy
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Vibrational Density of States of Glassy Silica System via Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Murray Brooker Award for Best Undergraduate Oral or Poster Presentation in Chemical Education (Award Description)

Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Solving Novel Bismuth Complex Structures by Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction: Two Polymorphs of Trichlorotetrakispyridine Bismuth(III)
(Photo Credit: Courtesy Jennifer Murphy)

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Physical, Theoretical, or Computational Chemistry

Jesicca Besaw

Jessica Besaw
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Atoms and Bonds in Molecules: A Radial Density Analogue of the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Physical, Theoretical, or Computational Chemistry

Karanbir Pahil

Karanbir Pahil
Cape Breton University
Optical Constants and Vibrational Intensities of Trichloromethane

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Biological/Medicinal Chemistry

Julia Wright

Julia Wright
Acadia University
Biological Activity of Extracts from Polygonum Cuspidatum

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Biological/Medicinal Chemistry

Alyssa Moss

Alyssa Moss
Cape Breton University
Synthesis and Characterization of Mono- and Binuclear Copper Complexes with Multidentate N,S-Ligands

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Materials Chemistry

Trevor McGrath

Trevor McGrath
Saint Mary’s University
Kinetic and Computational Study of Palladium Complexation with an Ethylamine Diacetic Acid Substituted Imidazolium Hexafluorophoshate Salt

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Materials Chemistry

Shawna Corcora

Shawna Corcoran
Cape Breton University
Controlled Grafting of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Monomers within the Pore Walls of Large Pore Silica-Based Materials

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Landon Hiscock

Landon Hiscock
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Synthesis of Benzocyclobutene-3,5-dicarboxylic Acid Diethyl Ester and its Attempted Use as an o-Xylylene Precursor

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Eric Sampson

Eric Sampson
Acadia University
Synthesis of Coordination Complexes for Photodynamic Therapy

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Brandon Fancy

Brandon Fancy
Memorial University
Application of Ionic Liquids for Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Amber Davidson

Amber Davidson
Acadia University
Development of an Online Kinetic Partial Extraction Method for Geochemical Exploration

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

Emily Fraser

Emily Fraser
Acadia University
Towards the Synthesis of Heavy Main Group Compounds with Asymmetric Double Bonds

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

Kimberly Hyson

Kimberly Hyson
Acadia University
The Study of Asymmetric Heavy Main Group Multiple Bonds with Phosphenium Cation Precursors and Tin(II)

E. Gordon Young Award for Best Pedagogical Graduate Oral Presentation (Award Description)

Robert Di Lorenzo

Robert Di Lorenzo
Memorial University
Method Development for the Analysis of PFAs in Atmospheric Particulate Matter by GC-MS
(Photo Credit: Courtesy Robert Di Lorenzo)

Best Graduate Oral Presentation

Crystal Sweeney

Crystal Sweeney
Acadia University
Sweating the Small Stuff: Study of Pesticides and Primary Metabolites Excreted in Human Sweat

Second Best Graduate Oral Presentation (Book Prize)

Stefana Egli

Stefana Egli
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Novel Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Films for Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Aqueous Environments
(Photo Credit: Stefana Egli)

Third Best Graduate Oral Presentation (Book Prize)

Heidi Kavanagh

Heidi Kavanagh
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Carbon Substrate Utilization by Microbial Methanogens at Active Sites of Serpentinization: Tablelands Ophiolite, Newfoundland and Cedars Complex, California

Best Graduate Poster Presentation

Kiran Sagar

Kiran Sagar
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Synthesis and Fluorescence Properties of a Series of 1,1,n,n-Tetramethyl[n](2,11)teropyrenophanes

Second Best Graduate Poster Presentation (Book Prize)

Yasaman Jami

Yasaman Jami
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Irreversible Enzyme Inhibitors
(Photo Credit: Courtesy Yasaman Jami)

Third Best Graduate Poster Presentation (Book Prize)

Yi Liu

Yi Liu
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Synthesis of 3-Acetamido-5-acetylfuran from N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine Using Ionic Liquids