News

February 2018
CATALYSIS

University of Toronto doctoral student Phil De Luna has always liked the idea of carbon sequestration, but he acknowledges that it needs some help. 

February 2018
MANUFACTURING

The federal government has put out a call for researchers to work on a major problem in additive manufacturing...

January 2018
CLEAN THECHNOLOGY

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is making a strategic investment in FireRein Inc., a small firm that has been introducing Canada’s fire-fighting community to Eco-Gel, a new, environmentally benign fire-suppression...

January 2018
RADIOISOTOPES

In the seven years since a tsunami demolished three Fukushima Daiichi reactors in Japan, the radioactive isotopes that spread from this event to Canada’s west coast have dwindled to levels that can only...

Fall 2017
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY

Our planet’s lower atmosphere is one very busy place, chemically speaking, as climate researchers have discovered. They are developing a new appreciation of complex processes such as cloud formation and radiative forcing, which determines how much light from the sun can reach the earth’s surface and how much heat can escape.

Fall 2017
POLYMERS

Rubber polymers have been capturing the attention of chemists and the wider public since at least 1770, when pioneering chemist Joseph Priestley coined the term for a material that could remove lead pencil marks from paper.

Fall 2017
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Which is cleaner, diesel or gasoline? It’s a complex question. While diesel emits more greenhouse gases per gallon, it is also more energy dense and can result in greater fuel economy, lowering emissions...

Fall 2017
NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY

Naturally occurring complex molecules make attractive research targets, especially if they have some compelling property like antibiotic behaviour. University of British Columbia chemistry professor Katherine Ryan...