Chemistry & Biochemistry

student ambassadorsFrom left are Research Matters student ambassadors Maria van Duirhoven, Rami Gherib and Kelly Carr.

Student ambassadors fly flag for research

They’re trying to figure out how enzymes work in our bodies, better ways for people to select careers based on their personality and how physical activity can improve the lives of those with disabilities – and now they’re flying the flag for research at the University of Windsor.

INCHES programFrom left, PhD student Zainab Bazzi and chemistry professor Rob Schurko watch as Assumption student Chau Nguyen removes a flower from a cooler of liquid nitrogen.

High school students conduct their own chemistry magic show

It’s one thing to watch a magic show, but quite another to perform the tricks.

A group of Grade 11 chemistry students found that out yesterday when they visited the University to see first-hand what it will be like if they decide to pursue the subject at the next level.

Otis VacratsisOtis Vacratsis is one of several scientists to receive a Golden Jubilee Research award. He'll use it to help better understand the basic science behind the causes of Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Outstanding scientists receive research and infrastructure grants

A better understanding of the basic causes of genetic diseases will be just one of the many outcomes of new research grants in the Faculty of Science.
Michael Miller and Tricia CarmichaelPhD student Michael Miller, left, and chemistry professor Tricia Carmichael examine a piece of silicone rubber with silver nanowires embedded in it. Their method of making the prototype marks an important step towards making stretchable electronics a reality.

Chemists develop innovative method for making bendable electronics

A chemist and her team of researchers have made a major stride forward in the race to make electronics that can bend and stretch.
map of Detroit RiverThe State of the Strait conference, on the UWindsor campus today, will discuss ecological endpoints and restoration targets for the Detroit River.

Conference to explore environmental condition of Detroit River corridor

The State of the Strait conference, on the UWindsor campus today, will discuss ecological endpoints and restoration targets for the Detroit River.
Julie Caron with orphaned childrenJulie Caron and her father Rick Caron pose for a photo with a group of orphaned children sponsored by the Tanzanian chapter of the Canadian World Education Foundation.

Grad helps improve lives of vulnerable children in Tanzania

Julie Caron helped launch the Tanzanian chapter of the Canadian World Education Foundation two years ago, and it is already sponsoring 18 children there.

Agreement to strengthen ties with Indian university

A memorandum of understanding between the University of Windsor and the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management will broaden global contacts and build partnerships for both schools, says Diana Kao, UWindsor associate vice-provost, international.

A delegation from the school, located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, visited the UWindsor campus in April. The visit culminated in a ceremony to mark a formal agreement to seek opportunities for cooperation, including faculty and student exchange and research collaborations.