The conference, which had not been held in Canada since 1989, attracted over 450 registrants from 40 countries. Plenary lecturers included Bassam Shakhashiri of the University of Wisconsin and past president of the American Chemical Society,
Welcome Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). CPS was formed in 2003 through amalgamation of four previously separate departments: specifically Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Astronomy. Since amalgamation, enrolments in CPS courses and programs have grown tremendously, mirroring the doubling in size of the student body at UTM over the same period. The department is presently home to 19 full-time faculty, including award winning researchers and educators. Over 1/4 of the faculty have been hired in the last five years, the result of a recruitment and renewal drive that continues to this day.
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Chemical and Physical Sciences Department congratulates Professor Paul Piunno for winning the Teaching excellence Award in undergraduate teaching at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This award recognizes teaching, which includes lecturi
Sina Haftchenary, PhD Candidate (Supervisor Patrick Gunning) has been awarded NSERC's 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), which goes annually to the top new graduates in Canada and the Department.
The topic of this research is: "Metals at Tripodal Sites of Adamantane and Graphane-like Surfaces of Nano-diamonds: A Unified Strategy for Petroleum-derived Materials from the Molecular to the Nano-Scale