Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Dr. Suning Wang and Dr. Cathleen Crudden host Canada-Japan-Germany joint symposium

The first joint symposium on “Elements Functions for Transformative Catalysis and Materials” with chemists from Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Münster University, Technische Universität Berlin, and Queen’s University took place on June 29, 2016 in Chernoff Hall. This Canada-Japan-Germany joint symposium was supported by a grant from the International Fund of the Queen’s Research Opportunities Funds, and was hosted by Professor Suning Wang and Professor Cathleen Crudden in the Department of Chemistry. Nineteen oral presentations on the latest discoveries and advancement of catalysis and materials chemistry based on main group elements were delivered at the symposium by seven research teams from Japan, three teams from Germany, and four teams from Queen’s. This joint symposium is part of the activity of the research network established between Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Münster University, Technische Universität Berlin, and Queen’s that facilitates joint research activity and student exchanges to each other’s laboratories to gain valuable international experience.