Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Loeb awarded Erskine Fellowship in New Zealand

Congratulations to Steve Loeb, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who has been awarded a prestigious Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Erskine Fellowship program provides international visitors with the cost of transportation to New Zealand plus local accommodation and living expenses for the visiting fellow and their spouse. 

The Fellowship requires the visiting fellow to interact with the researchers in the department and give a short series of lectures in their area of expertise to senior undergraduate and graduates students - previous Fellows in Chemistry include 2005 Nobel Laureate Robert Grubbs of Caltech.  Loeb will be visiting New Zealand for six weeks in April and May. In addition to his interactions with University of Canterbury, he will also be giving research lectures at other New Zealand universities; University of Auckland, University of Otago and Massey University.

We wish Professor Loeb success in New Zealand, and safe travels!

For more information on Professor Loeb's research, click here!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Trivia Night - Wed. Mar. 30, 2016

The Chem Club is hosting a Trivia Night on Wed. Mar. 30, 2016 at Mare Nostrum Restaurant on campus.  

Doors open at 6 PM, and trivia starts at 7 PM.  

Entry fee: $2 per person
Teams: 4-5 people

Team reservations can be made with:
or by talking to Mitch N., Chris O., or Cody C.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CEMWOQ-3 at UWindsor: May 14-15, 2016

The 3rd Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec (CEMWOQ-3) will be held at the University of Windsor on the weekend of May 14 -15, 2016. The meeting will provide a forum for researchers with broad interests in the fields of Molecular and Molecule-based Materials, including:

* structure and dynamics in the solid state
* solid state (topochemical) reactions
* materials properties; conductivity, magnetism, multi-ferroics, optical properties.
* liquid crystals;
* metal organic frameworks;
* polymorphism and crystal engineering;
* synthetic methods; microwave, grinding and solvent-assisted grinding.

Registration opens April 5, 2016

For more information, please visit:



Conference chairs:
Jeremy Rawson
Rob Schurko
Holger Eichhorn

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Canadians learn about science by smashing, squishing and stirring

A group of 40 young newcomers to Canada participated in our WIN.CHEM interactive laboratories on March 16, 2016.

Click here to check out the full story in the Windsor Star!

Thanks to our graduate and undergraduate students, David Hirsh, Chris O'Keefe, Emilia Iacobelli  Emilyn Anderi, Leslie Hernandez, Pablo Bulit, Nadia Stephaniuk, and Alex Stirk (pictured below) who participated in arranging and conducting this event!

We welcome visits and participation in our interactive laboratories from high school students and youth groups from around Windsor and Essex County!  If you would like to visit our department and enjoy the interactive laboratories, click here for more information.