ChemCon ’14 – 39th Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

May 22-24, 2014, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

ChemCon 2014 Conference Program and Abstracts
ChemCon 2014 Flickr Photos!

Best Overall Presentation by an Undergraduate Student (Award Description)

Jordan Gibson

Jordan Gibson
Acadia University
Synthesis and Characterization of Osmium(II) Polypyridal Complexes Bearing Ligands with Extended Pi Systems for Applications in Photodynamic Therapy

 

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Ashley Robinson

Ashley Robinson
Saint Mary’s University
Development of a fabric-based surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensor for rapid detection of biomolecules

 

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Award Description)

Matthew Timm

Matthew Timm
Mount Saint Vincent University
Primary Retention following Nuclear Recoil in ?-Decay: Proposed Synthesis of a Metastable Rare Gas Oxide (38ArO4) from (38ClO4) and the Evolution of Chemical Bonding over the Nuclear Transmutation Reaction Path

 

ACEmat Award in Computational Modeling of Materials (Award Description)

Alex Rudiuk

Alexander Rudiuk
Cape Breton University
Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Fitting Peaks in Vibrational Spectra

 

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

Trevor McGrath

Trevor McGrath
Saint Mary’s University
Ionic Organocatalysis

 

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

Oral

Matthew Roy

Matthew Roy
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
The use of bulky tetraalkylammonium cations for the isolation of novel aluminum hydride anions

Poster

Mitch Pinto

Mitch Pinto
Acadia University
Photochemical Evaluation of Ruthenium-Based Photoejecting Coordination Complexes for Use as Photosensitizers in Photodynamic Therapy

 

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

Oral

Marc Hetu

Marc Hetu
Acadia University
Extraction Methods and the Bioactive Phytochemicals Produced from an Invasive Plant Species

Poster

Charlotte Fuller

Charlotte Fuller
Acadia University
Biological Evaluation of Metal-Based Coordination Complexes as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

 

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Materials Chemistry

Oral

Kori Andrea

Kori Andrea
Cape Breton University
Physical and Chemical Characterization of Iron Oxides from Mine Water Treatment within the Sydney Coalfield

Poster

Chris Frazee

Chris Frazee
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Synthesis and characterization of mixed metal borohydrides and their ammoniate derivatives

 

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Oral

David Hogan

David Hogan
Memorial University
Towards an Aromatic Pyreno-burger: Synthesis à la Carte

Poster

Kirstin Doyle

Kirstin Doyle
Saint Mary’s University
Reactivity of Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide with Diethylenetriamine and its Salts

(Photo Credit: Kirstin Doyle)

 

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Oral

Teles Furlani

Teles Furlani
Memorial University
Investigations into the use of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for fast analysis of environmentally-occurring organonitrogen compounds

Poster

Sasha Power

Sasha Power
Saint Mary’s University
Rapid Detection of Amyloid Protein Aggregation Using a Variety of Spectroscopic and Microscopy Techniques

 

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

Oral

Grant Charlton

Grant Charlton
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Organic Radicals as Active Materials for Redox Flow Battery Applications

Poster

Alex Veinot

Alex Veinot
Acadia University
Synthesis and characterisation of dicoordinate phosphorus(III) cations

 

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

Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy
Saint Mary’s University
The Formation of a Weak Carbon-Carbon Bond and its Sensitivity to Solvent Polarity

 

Best Graduate Presentation

Oral

Scott Harroun

Scott Harroun
Saint Mary’s University
Electrochemical SERS biosensor using DNA aptamers for detection of heme proteins as biomarkers for disease

Poster

Reem Karaballi

Reem Karaballi
Saint Mary’s University
Investigation of the Interaction of Biomimetic Membrane with Protein Aggregates Using Various Spectroscopic Techniques