ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - July/August 2015

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - July/August 2015

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published six times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Featured Stories

Quantum leaps
This year’s NSERC Gerhard Herzberg­ Canada­ Gold Medal for Science and Engineering honours­ theoretical chemist Axel Becke, whose remarkable contributions­ have changed the world of molecular­ modelling.

Axel Becke has a lot in common with Albert Einstein. Just like the famous physicist, Becke was born in Germany and made his greatest scientific contributions...

When one thinks of potential materials for use in 3D printing, Nutella — the hazelnut and cocoa spread that is smeared on morning toast — isn’t th...

Tony SpringThorpe holds his thumb and forefinger about a centimetre apart, then offers this revealing quip about his long and distinguished career...