A very special Si Symposium,
There were many excellent student oral and poster presentations. Choosing among them was very difficult but the final results are in.
The Canadian Journal of Chemistry Award for Best Student Oral Presentation went to
Ayodele Fatona, McMaster University, Functional Silicone Networks via Thioacetal Linkages
The Chemistry of Materials Award for Best Student Oral Presentation went to
Michael Son, McMaster University, Reactions of Silylenes with Non-Enolizable Carbonyl Compounds in Solution
Burhan Hussein, Ryerson University, Structure-Property Study of Hypervalent Silane Porphyrins for Light Harvesting Applications
Jake Jagannathan, University of California, Davis, Spectroscopic and Mechanistic Analysis of a Silsesquioxane as a Hydrogen-Bond Donor Catalyst
Corinna Lorenz, Universität Regensburg, Solvation Experiments with Polysilicides in Liquid Ammonia
There were also two Chemistry of Materials awards for Posters, Honourable Mention:
Robert Bui, McMaster University, Dynamic Covalent Schiff-Base Silicone Elastomers
Chengcheng Rao, University of Alberta, Tunable Plasmon-Induced Hydrosilation on Silicon Surfaces
We congratulate them all and all the students who presented at this very special Si Symposium.