What's New In the Lab?
It was time to change out of the lab coat and to mingle with other undergrads, grads and profs at our annual chemistry banquet. Rocking their outfit from left to right: Adam Bernicky, Andrew Williams, Emily Groper, Sarah Denotter, Cameron Reid, Peter Loock, Amy MacLean, and Omar Yaman.
A new article co-authored by former graduate students John Saunders, Hao Chen, Weijan Chen and undergraduates Chris Brauer and McGregor Clayton, describes the application of a new interferometric refractometer to one of the most ubiquitous polymers, i.e. silicone. In the article we use a new model based on the Lorenz-Lorentz equation to quantify the amount of organic vapours in the PDMS film and can even characterize the polymer restructuring that occurs when a guest molecule enters the polymer.
Congratulations to Jeff Crouse who successfully defended his PhD thesis
INVESTIGATIONS OF ICE PHOTODYNAMICS: MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDIES AND AN APPARATUS FOR SOLID SAMPLE VELOCITY MAP IMAGING
Jeff will take his expertise on theoretical and experimental physical chemistry to the Royal Military college as an instructor in Quantum Chemistry and to the University of Waterloo as a postdoctoral fellow.