Department of Chemistry News
The Department of Chemistry recently handed out its undergraduate student awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. The awards were handed out by Dr. Helmut Schwarz, the 2013 Job Visiting Professor, at a reception following his second research lecture, on April 30th.
Researchers at Memorial are looking for unique uses for materials that are generally seen as waste. But unlike other scientists, Dr. Fran Kerton and her green chemistry research group are turning to the oceans, as opposed to the land, for new sources of biomass to make renewable chemicals.
A leading international expert in molecular chemistry will deliver the 29th Job lecture at Memorial University. On April 29, Dr. Helmut Schwarz will present The Magic of Molecular Soccer: Beauty and Purpose of Curiosity-driven Basic Research.
Dr. Helmut Schwarz is one of the leading international researchers in the field of molecular chemistry and is president of the Humboldt Foundation. After reading chemistry, he took his doctorate at Berlin University of Technology in 1972, completed his professorial qualifications there in 1974, and was appointed to a professorship for the theory and practice of mass spectrometry.