Graduate Scholarships, Awards & Financial Aid
Refer to the Graduate Studies Website for GF Terms of Reference.
Application forms will be distributed electronically by the Graduate Secretary.
This award recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry where nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and/or Mass Spectroscopy have been used to solve interesting chemical problems. Factors that will be judged include: (i) design and quality of experiments, (ii) quality of data analysis, (iii) the importance of the NMR and/or Mass Spec. analysis to the overall paper, (iv) complexity of methods used, and (v) the specific work conducted by the applicant. To demonstrate the impact of this work, it must have been published or be “in-press” in an internationally recognized journal. It is expected that the applicant will be the first author on this publication. However, publications where the applicant was not first author but conducted critical, and extensive, NMR and/or Mass Spec. studies will also be considered.
Materials required for application - email to Charles Walsby <email@example.com>
- Application form, signed and dated (scanned as a PDF file)
- The published journal article, including supplementary materials (PDF file)
This award seeks to recognize the excellence of chemistry graduate students in applying advanced spectroscopic methods to solving chemical problems. In particular, applications are encouraged where students have used cutting-edge techniques, developed new experimental methods or performed detailed theoretical analyses of spectroscopic data. To demonstrate the impact of this work, it must have been published or be “in-press” in an internationally recognized journal. It is expected that the applicant will be the first author on this publication and that the spectroscopic studies will be the major focus of the published work.
The definition of “spectroscopy” will be interpreted quite liberally, at the discretion of the Major Equipment Committee, and candidates are encouraged to consult directly with the chair of the committee (Charles Walsby, firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine if their work is appropriate for the award. It should be noted that the research forming the basis of the application need not be conducted on Bruker equipment to be eligible. The prize will be awarded up to two times per year, but will only be awarded if an application that merits the award is received.
Materials required for application – email to Charles Walsby <email@example.com>
1) Application form, signed and dated (scanned as a PDF file)
2) The published journal article, including supplementary materials (PDF file)
- Marjan Shayegan
Microrheological Characterization of Collagen Systems: From Molecular Solutions to Fibrillar Gels. Shayegan M, Forde NR (2013) PLoS ONE 8(8): e70590.
- Linus Chiang
Radical localization in a series of symmetric Ni(II) complexes with oxidized salen ligands. Chiang, L., Kochem, A., Jarjayes, O., Dunn, T. J., Vezin, H., Sakaguchi, M., Ogura, T., Orio, M., Shimazaki, Y., Thomas, F. and Storr, T. (2012) Chem Eur. J., 18(44), 14117-14127.
- Mike Webb
Control of ligand-exchange processes and the oxidation state of the antimetastatic Ru(III) complex NAMI-A by interactions with human serum albumin, Michael I. Webb and Charles J. Walsby, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 1322.
- Brinda Prasad
Enrichment of H217O from Tap Water, Characterization of the Enriched Water, and Properties of Several 17O-Labeled Compounds, Brinda Prasad, Andrew R. Lewis, and Erika Plettner, Anal. Chem. 2011, 82, 231.
- Jeff Chan
A direct NMR method for the measurement of competitive kinetic isotope effects, Jefferson Chan, Andrew R. Lewis, Michael Gilbert, Marie-France Karwaski, and Andrew J. Bennet, Nature Chem. Bio., 2010, 6, 405.
- Monica Szczepina
STD-NMR Studies Suggest that Two Acceptor Substrates for GlfT2, a Bifnctional Galactofuranosyltransferase Require for the Biosynthesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Arabinogalactan, Compete for the Same Binding Site, Monica G. Szczepina, Ruixiang B. Zheng, Gladys C. Completo, Todd L. Lowary, and B. Mario Pinto, Chem. Bio. Chem. 2010, 10, 2052.