Congratulations to Dr. Chris O'Keefe!

Congratulations to Dr. Chris O'Keefe!

On Tues. Feb. 16, Chris successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Investigation of Structure, Dynamics, and Formation of Porous Materials". Prof. Jeffrey Reimer (Berkeley) was his external examiner. Thanks to all of the committee members, and Chris' family and friends for showing up! Thanks also to Prof. Reimer for an excellent seminar on carbon capture!






Andre Simpson visits UWindsor

We were happy to host Prof. Andre Simpson from the University of Toronto on Fri. Feb 12, 2018.

Prof. Simpson presented an excellent seminar entitled: From Structure to Interactions to In vivo NMR: The vast potential of NMR Spectroscopy in Environmental Research

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We celebrated his visit with a very large hamburger!

Andre Simpson Burger copy

Merry Xmas!

Merry X-mas!

The Schurko Research Group got together for their annual Christmas potluck - this year, it featured an amazing menu!

Xmas potluck Dec 2017

Chris - tacos
Sean - curry dish
Lucas - “cheesy potatoes”
Peach - Bacon wrapped whatsits
Adam - snausages
Jacqueline - “cheesy bread” from Brazil
Rob - some appetizers and pork roast
David and Steph - rum balls
Cam - Hungarian stuffed peppers
Natan - brownies
Stas - spanakopita

Congraulations to David Hirsh, Ph.D.!

On Dec. 11, 2017, David Hirsh successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled, "Solid-state NMR of Complex Nano- and Microcrystalline Materials”. He is off to Iowa State University to take up a PDF position with Prof. Aaron Rossini, one of our former alumni! Special thanks to Prof. Eric Munson (Kentucky) who acted as David's External Examiner.

David Hirsh Steph Kosnik PhD Defence

David Hirsh and Steph Kosnik (Steph successfully defended her Ph.D. 3 days earlier!)
Congrats to both!

Lucas Foster wins MOOT poster prize

Congratulations to Lucas Foster, who won a poster prize at the 30th MOOT Symposium at Western University in London, ON

Lucas Foster MOOT Poster