Chemistry
Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery

Research touts lower-cost, longer-life battery

New materials engineering research led by Western could translate into significant real-world benefits like greater range for electric vehicles and longer battery life for cell phones.

Contest puts a sharp focus on science

Contest puts a sharp focus on science

Two Western PhD students have a sharp focus on their love of science and are now among the Top 20 finalists for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Exposed contest.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

In an example of research matchmaking at its finest, Physiology and Pharmacology professor Frank Beier and Chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces to tackle the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis.

Season’s greetings and selections

Season’s greetings and selections

Why settle for only a handful of selections this time of year, when you can also receive a holiday season bonus, as well, when Chemistry professor Mark Workentin takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Research looks for results that ‘outlive us all’

Research looks for results that ‘outlive us all’

Western research into the developing and testing nuclear waste storage technologies was recently showcased as officials from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) paid a visit to Western for a high-level update on the progress of their work.

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Western Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Arghya Paul recently received the Wolfe-Western Fellowship At-Large for Outstanding Newly Recruited Research Scholars.

Hunter earns Vanguard for innovation, patience

Hunter earns Vanguard for innovation, patience

Chemistry professor emeritus Duncan Hunter – a researcher who “exemplifies what it means to be an innovator” – has been named the 2019 Vanguard Innovator of the Year for his work in developing the cancer drug Azedra. The annual honour is presented by WORLDiscoveries.

Four nab Strategic Partnership Grant

Four nab Strategic Partnership Grant

Four Western research projects recently shared in more than $2 million in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants, the funding body has announced.

Rockhounds chisel away at surplus minerals

Rockhounds chisel away at surplus minerals

Rockhounds of all sorts lined up Friday to examine and buy the minerals, which ranged from antimony to fluorite to zincite. Some were surplus samples from the Dana Minerals Collections, while others had been donations that couldn’t be incorporated into the collections because they were too small or were duplicates.

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Students take ‘Action!’ in NSERC contest

Students take ‘Action!’ in NSERC contest

Postsecondary students across the country, including two from Western, are getting out of the labs and behind the camera for the annual Science, Action! initiative, sponsored by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to highlight how research improves our daily lives.

Western elite among Royal Society Fellows

Western elite among Royal Society Fellows

Four Western scholars, and one alumna, have been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Election to the academies of the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Cancer drug earns FDA nod after decades

Cancer drug earns FDA nod after decades

Duncan Hunter chokes up a little when it is suggested that work he began at Western three decades ago will now, finally, be applied to saving hundreds of lives. “It’s a good thing,” said the Chemistry professor emeritus after a long pause. “It took 30 years and had its ups and downs. So, yes, it’s emotional.”