Friday, June 18, 2010

Congratulations to our Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry wishes to congratulate the Ph.D. and M.Sc. students who recently graduated:

Ph.D. Students
Ruchi Chaube (Mutus)
Bhartesh Dhudshia (Green)
Hiyam Hamaed (Schurko)
Anna Kozarova (Vacratsis)
Sapna Sharma (Loeb)

M.Sc. Students
Rebecca Heeney (Mutus)
Alan MacGregor (Schurko)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Student chemist perfecting data transfer for electronic devices

[Excerpt from the University of Windsor Daily News]

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Silicon-based integrated circuits currently used in cell phones and mp3 players are about as small as they’re going to get with current technology. Now, in response to consumer demand for even faster, more efficient electronic devices, chemists are racing to develop tiny molecular structures that would process data instead—and a UWindsor PhD student in chemistry has joined the race.

"Everyone knows that if we want data to be transferred faster we need to make things smaller, but we’ve almost reached the limit now with how small we can go," said Mike Miller, who recently won a three-year post-graduate doctoral scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council worth $63,000.

Miller, who works under the supervision of associate professor Tricia Carmichael, said many scientists are trying to create molecular wires and resistors by linking together chains of functional molecules that could be lined up in such a way so that one day, data could be transferred through them and they could replace conventional circuits. Miller’s attention, meanwhile, is devoted to studying ways to smooth the surfaces those molecules would bond with, as a way of ensuring better conductivity and data transfer.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mango Party - June 9 at 3 p.m.

Dr. Pandey will be having his annual Mango Party on Wednesday June 9 at 3pm just outside the main entrance of Essex Hall. Mangoes and various food items will be served. Donations will be accepted for the Canadian World Education Foundation. Please invite your friends as all are welcome. So come eat some awesome food, help a good cause, and Mingle With Mangoes!