2017 MacLean Lecture Series

The 2017 MacLean Lecture Series will be held Thursday, May 18th and Friday May 19, 2017. Our guest lecturer is Prof. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. Prof. MacMillan’s research focuses on the discovery and understanding of novel catalytic processes, and their application towards complex targets. He is well known for his pioneering contributions in the field of organocatalysis and photoredox catalysis. His work has been recognized with many awards, prizes and honours, including the Ernst Schering Prize, the Harrison Howe Award and the Mukaiyama Award, among many others. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More information on his research can be found here.

Every year, research groups in chemistry and chemical biology are given the chance to meet with the MacLean lecturer for about 30 minutes. This is an excellent opportunity to have a discussion with a world-class chemist doing high-impact research. If you or your group is interested in meeting with Dr. MacMillan, please fill out the following poll, https://doodle.com/poll/vchn4gnptgrght5a. A finalized list of meeting times will be sent out in early May. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best Regards,
Alex Nielsen
2015-2016 MCGSS President

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McMaster C&CB Professors win awards

Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to inform you of two very recent award announcements honouring faculty members in our Department.

Prof. Alex Adronov has won the 2017 MSU Teaching Award for the Faculty of Science, which he received at the MSU’s annual Teaching Awards ceremony this past Monday evening.

Prof. Yurij Mozharivskyj is the winner of the 2017 W. Lash Miller Award of the Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society for excellence in electrochemical and/or solid state science. Yurij will receive the award and present an award lecture at the next meeting of the ECS Canadian Section, which will be held at Queen’s University in the fall.

Please join me in congratulating Alex and Yurij for these outstanding achievements.


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