The Department of Chemistry at Western is dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and application of chemical knowledge through research, teaching, and public service. We seek to maintain and enhance the stature of our Department as one with the foremost research and teaching programs at the University, and in Canada. We promote diversity through interdisciplinary programs of teaching and research while retaining a focus on excellence in all endeavors. We are dedicated to enhancing our academic leadership in research and teaching throughout the world by fostering concentration in selected areas. This vision is being fulfilled by effective recruiting at all levels from faculty to undergraduate students.
January 09, 2021
Chemistry student Hadis Hayatdavoudi and three other Western students aboard Flight PS752 will be remembered through scholarships.
December 17, 2020
Professor Yolanda Hedberg is a new CRC in Corrosion Science, funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
December 10, 2020
Contributions to metal organic frameworks (MOFs) from the Huang lab are highlighted in Field, a magazine about high magnetic field research.
November 03, 2020
Dr. Ranjith Divigalpitiya, a retired Senior Scientist from 3M Canada with extensive experience in 2D materials, joins Chemistry as an Adjunct Professor.
October 21, 2020
With the tools of inorganic biochemistry the Stillman group investigates the human coronavirus spike receptor.
October 01, 2020
Professor Yolanda Hedberg, from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, has joined Western Chemistry, and is an expert in corrosion science. Welcome to Western!
August 16, 2020
The G. Michael and Joan Bancroft Research Award for outstanding PhD Research has been granted to Vinicius Martins dos Santos of the Huang Group. The award comes with a cash prize and the recipient will present a departmental seminar on their research.
July 20, 2020
Seven Western Chemistry 4491 students win awards at SOUSCC 48, held for the first time as a virtual conference.
June 10, 2020
Two Ph.D. students from the Noel’s group are among the top 20 finalists in NSERC's Science Exposed photo contest. Vote for the winner!
May 21, 2020
The groups of Professors Stillman and Luyt have received rapid preliminary funding in the battle against COVID-19.
May 06, 2020
Daniela Cappello (PhD; JBG Crew) and Kyle Classen (MSc; MSW Crew), are this year’s Lipson-Baines Award Winners. The award acknowledges truly outstanding seminars delivered during the graduate student seminar series each year. Congratulations!
May 06, 2020
Kyle Jackman, of the Blacquiere group, is the first recipient of the G. Michael and Joan Bancroft Award for excellence in graduate research.
May 03, 2020
Congratulations to Professors Clara Wren and Jamie Noël each for recognition of their scholarly accomplishments with a Distinguished Research Professorship Award.
April 13, 2020
Hadis Hayatdavoudi, chemistry graduate student from the Nöel group, died on flight 752. A tribute to her appeared in the recent issue of The Electrochemistry Society Interface.
January 21, 2020
Prof. Gilroy is the CSC 2020 Strem Award recipient for pure and applied inorganic chemistry.
January 13, 2020
Professor Francois Lagugne-Labarthet is the recipient of this year's (inaugural) Department of Chemistry Research Award - Congratulations!