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Chemistry - Innovation - 26.01.2024
Reducing cancer risk with new firefighting gear
Waterloo researcher who is designing safer firefighter gear earns visit from Ontario's Solicitor General By Nicola Kelly Faculty of Engineering Recent studies have suggested that firefighters are three times more likely to die of cancer than the general population.

Chemistry - Innovation - 28.11.2023
Finding alternatives to century-old industrial chemical process brings joy to PhD candidate
Finding alternatives to century-old industrial chemical process brings joy to PhD candidate
Alejandro J. Cuellar De Lucio wins Vanier Graduate Scholarship for researching eco-friendly method of producing ammonia The Haber-Bosch process are three words everyone should know.

Chemistry - 17.11.2023
Class of 2023: She fell in love with chemistry and now works to make the science more sustainable and inclusive

Environment - Chemistry - 16.11.2023
World-leading scientists named Canada Excellence Research Chairs at UBC
World-leading scientists named Canada Excellence Research Chairs at UBC
Three internationally renowned scientists have been named Canada Excellence Research Chairs at the University of British Columbia.

Chemistry - Environment - 06.11.2023
Expert insight: Cobalt nanoparticles could be a significant player for clean energy
Expert insight: Cobalt nanoparticles could be a significant player for clean energy
To help address climate change, we urgently need to transition to clean energy. The energy sector is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, which are the primary drivers of global warming. Our research team Western University is innovating ways to generate clean electricity. Fuel cells are at the forefront of this endeavour, offering numerous advantages in the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions.

Environment - Chemistry - 04.10.2023
Summer internship helps break new ground in sustainable plastics research
Summer internship helps break new ground in sustainable plastics research
A Western student has pioneered an innovative solution to the plastic pollution problem by developing biodegradable bioplastics.

Chemistry - Environment - 26.09.2023
Using ammonia to push hydrogen as an alternative fuel
Waterloo Engineering professor fuels research that aims to reduce the carbon footprint By David McPherson Faculty of Engineering Hydrogen, the simplest and most abundant element, could be the best renewable energy source to fuel vehicles of the future.

Chemistry - Art and Design - 12.09.2023
Scientist captures the beauty of chemistry
Beyond the formulas and theories that can make chemistry daunting to many of us, SFU professor Vance Williams is attracting students and the general public by showcasing another side of chemistry-its beauty.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.05.2023
Paving the way for electric vehicle adoption
As automobile manufacturers continue their pivot to electric vehicles (EVs), the days of the internal combustible engine are ending - and sooner than you think.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 20.04.2023
University of Toronto researchers grow micro-organisms that can clean tailings ponds and recover nickel
University of Toronto researchers grow micro-organisms that can clean tailings ponds and recover nickel
Researchers from the University of Toronto - in collaboration with a group of mining firms - are using acid-loving bacteria to design new processes for recovering nickel, a critical mineral in growing demand around the world. The research partnership with the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering includes the following companies: Vale, Glencore, Metso-Outotec, BacTech, MIRARCO and Yakum Consulting.

Chemistry - Innovation - 23.03.2023
Maple syrup season: chemists and mathematicians come to the sugar shack
Maple syrup season: chemists and mathematicians come to the sugar shack
Scientists at Université de Montréal join forces with Quebec's maple syrup producers to develop a rapid test that analyzes the quality of maple sap. Quebec is a leader in maple syrup production and its "liquid gold" is world-renowned for its quality. To maintain this high standard, the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers association has partnered with scientists at Université de Montréal to develop a portable test to predict the quality of the syrup based on the harvested sap.

Environment - Chemistry - 12.01.2023
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
Science, Health & Technology Alex Walls A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and 'forever chemicals' have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C., including the endangered southern resident killer whales. The Institute for the Ocean and Fisheries (IOF) at UBC, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists analyzed tissue samples from six southern resident killer whales and six Bigg's whales stranded along the coast of B.C. from 2006 to 2018, according to a recent study.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 05.12.2022
'No small feat': University of Toronto's Anatole von Lilienfeld is using AI to explore the vastness of 'chemical space'
’No small feat’: University of Toronto’s Anatole von Lilienfeld is using AI to explore the vastness of ’chemical space’

Chemistry - Health - 28.11.2022
Postdoctoral scholars named Banting Fellows 
Postdoctoral scholars named Banting Fellows 

Environment - Chemistry - 18.10.2022
Expert insight: Snow can spread and worsen the effects of pollutants
Expert insight: Snow can spread and worsen the effects of pollutants
By October, autumn's arrival brings with it the promise of winter - and snow. And with it comes a quieter world, thanks to snow's ability to absorb noise.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.10.2022
To help meet global EV demand, researchers develop sustainable method of recycling older lithium-ion batteries
To help meet global EV demand, researchers develop sustainable method of recycling older lithium-ion batteries
A University of Toronto researcher has developed a new technique to help recycle the metals in lithium-ion batteries, which are in high demand amid surging global sales of electric vehicles.

Chemistry - Environment - 03.10.2022
A more sustainable production of industrial chemicals
A more sustainable production of industrial chemicals

Environment - Chemistry - 13.09.2022
PhD candidate aims to reduce pulp and paper's environmental footprint, inspire underprivileged youth
PhD candidate aims to reduce pulp and paper’s environmental footprint, inspire underprivileged youth

Chemistry - Environment - 31.08.2022
Waterloo leads interdisciplinary team investigating new forever chemicals in Canadian water systems
NSERC provides funding to detect, identify and treat PFAS-contaminated water and biosolids University of Waterloo is leading an interdisciplinary team to identify and treat perand polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) - better known as forever chemicals - in water systems affecting more than 2.5 million Canadians.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.06.2022
Researchers to study whether metal-corroding microbes can grow in Canada’s proposed nuclear waste facility
With Canada getting closer to moving all its spent nuclear fuel to a single facility, and encasing each fuel container in bentonite clay, researchers are studying whether that clay could support microbial life - which could eat away at the metal containers.

Chemistry - 11.05.2022
University of Toronto Engineering student team wins first place at regional Chem-E-Car competition
University of Toronto Engineering student team wins first place at regional Chem-E-Car competition
The University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (UTCV) student group recently won first place at the 2022 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Northeast Regional Chem-E-Car Competition.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 19.04.2022
Audrey Laventure, the researcher who 3D-prints multifunctional materials
Audrey Laventure, the researcher who 3D-prints multifunctional materials

Environment - Chemistry - 29.03.2022
Expert insight: How food waste can generate clean energy
Expert insight: How food waste can generate clean energy
Food waste is a growing problem in Canada and many other parts of the world - and it is only expected to get worse in the coming years.

Environment - Chemistry - 15.03.2022
Road traffic isn’t just bad for the air - it’s potentially a major source of water pollution: University of Toronto study

Health - Chemistry - 10.02.2022
An old molecule to fight SARS-CoV-2
An old molecule to fight SARS-CoV-2
A team from the CHUM Research Centre and Université de Montréal has identified a molecule that, in the lab, can inhibit the COVID-19 variants of concern.

Chemistry - Health - 12.01.2022
Western chemists engage in ’game-changer’ metals research
Metal corrosion - in large steel bridges, computer microchips and medical nanoparticles, for example - cost billions of dollars in damage.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 09.12.2021
Stretchy, washable battery brings wearable devices closer to reality
Stretchy, washable battery brings wearable devices closer to reality
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart UBC researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable.

Chemistry - Environment - 21.10.2021
UBC clean hydrogen technology deployed to Alberta in a $7 million collaboration
UBC clean hydrogen technology deployed to Alberta in a $7 million collaboration

Chemistry - Health - 21.09.2021
A Nobel prizewinner in chemistry joins the IRCM and UdeM

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.07.2021
Multidisciplinary team of Queen’s researchers use genomics to rethink our approach to tackling plastic waste
News Release - Multidisciplinary team of Queen's researchers use genomics to rethink our approach to tackling plastic waste For immediate release July 21, 2021 - A team of Queen's researchers has rece