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ChemCon 2019 Award Winners

The 44th Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference
May 24 to 26, 2019 at Acadia University, Nova Scotia

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Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic
Research Award

Undergraduate (Oral)

Liam Payne

University of Prince Edward Island

Laser Flash Photolysis Studies on Fluorophore Photoswitching Mechanisms

Science Communication Award

sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing
Undergraduate (Oral)

Kaleigh Mcleod

Saint Mary’s University

On the origin of electrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (EC-SERS) signals for bacterial samples and electrode functionalization strategies

Murray Brooker
Award in Chemistry

Undergraduate (Oral)

Brandon Frenette

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

The synthesis of tetra(iminophosphorano)-substituted bispyridinylidenes; organic super-electron donors with record-breaking redox potentials

E. Gordon Young
Award

Graduate (Oral)

 

Sarah Martell

Dalhousie University

Hydrogen Terminated Mesoporous Silicon Nanoparticles – A Platform for Chemical Transformations

Best Graduate Poster Presentation

 

Marcus Kindervater

Dalhousie University

Synthesis of a “redox-confused” Bi(I/III) tri-amide

Best Graduate Oral Presentation

 

Dylan Hale

Dalhousie University

Bis(phosphino)silyl Co(I) Pincer Complexes for the Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkenes

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation

Physical Chemistry

 

Christopher Qui

Memorial University

DFT Investigations of the C-Si/B-Br Exchange Reaction Mechanism

Organic Chemistry

 

Jun Luo

Acadia University

Green synthesis of novel naphthalene-based 14-aza-12-oxasteroid analogues

Materials Chemistry

 

Scott Young

Dalhousie University

Additive Inactive Components in Silicon-Iron Alloy Negative Electrode Material for Advanced Lithium-ion Cells

Inorganic Chemistry

 

Ben Nadeau

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Detection of DPA in Bacillus subtilis endospores using a Europium(III) complex

Biological or Medicinal Chemistry

 

Jennifer Kolwich

Saint Mary’s University

Discovery and investigation of fu angus-derived antimicrobial compounds with activity against Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the causative agent of bat White-nose Syndrome

Analytical Chemistry

 

Arianna Joseph

Saint Mary’s University

Polarization-Resolved Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy: A Novel Technique for Differentiation of Tumour Tissue

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation

Physical Chemistry

 

Tara Misener

University of Prince Edward Island

Fluorescence Based Investigations of Photophysical Properties of 4,5-didecoxypyrene Oligomers in Cyclohexane Solution

Organic Chemistry

 

Jenna McNutt

Acadia University

Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer Reactions in Polyaryl Bisphenols

Materials Chemistry

 

Anabelle Kilham

Mount Allison University

Assessment of Non-monotonic trends in Nanoparticle Film Hydrophobicity by variation of Ligand Shell Composition

Inorganic Chemistry

 

Jordan Conrad

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Reductions of Chlorophosphonium Salts Using a Triphenylphosphonium Ylidyl Substituted Bispyridinyliden

Biological or Medicinal Chemistry

 

Sarah Boudreau

Cape Breton University

Birch Bark-Oil (Maskwiomin): Synthesis and Analysis of an L’nu Indigenous Skin Ointment

Analytical Chemistry

 

Gaius St. Marie

Saint Mary’s University

Fabrication of Multidimensional Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) Substrates using Bioscaffolds

Previous award winners

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