International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Dr. Katherine McGilvray Ideas Activities
  • laboratory coordinator, lecturer, University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 613-562-5800 x6231
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Ottawa
    American Chemical Society
    Canadian Institute of Chemistry
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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i am a university lecturer and laboratory coordinator for the undergraduate chem labs at the University of Ottawa, and am interested in developing new labs to spark interest in many undergrads in areas of advanced materials and green chemistry.

i pursued my PhD in photochemistry and nanomaterials, using reactive free radicals as reducing agents to synthesize various metal colloids, along with further applicability of the technique and the materials to niches in biochemistty and heterogeneous catalysis.