News archive

February 2017

  • Congratulations to Shoronia Cross and Dr. Katalin Korpany on the publication of their paper Iron oxide surface chemistry: effect of chemical structure on binding in benzoic acid and catechol derivatives in Langmuir!

 

January 2017

  • Nicolas Grinberg joins the group to work on plasmonic metal nanoparticles for Winter Semester--welcome!
  • Taylor Seo joins the group to work on iron oxide nanoparticles for Winter Semester--welcome!
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar in the Chemistry Department at the Universary of Calgary on Nanoparticles by design: controlling the surface chemistry of iron oxide nanoparticles

November 2016

  • Congratulations to Serene Bayram, Omar Zahr, and Julia Del Re on the publication of their paper "Nanoring formation via in-situ photoreduction of silver on a virus scaffold" in Nanotechnology!
  • Congratulations to Joshua Lucate on the publication of his paper "The Importance of Calcium Ions in Poly-A RNA Mediated Tobacco Mosaic Virus-Like Rod Formation" in the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology!

August 2016

  • Congratulations to Serene Bayram on the publication of her paper "Tunable longitudinal modes in extended silver nanoparticle assemblies" in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology!

July 2016

  • Congratulations to Dan Petrescu on winning a Molson & Hilton Hart Fellowship
  • Serene Bayram presents a poster on "Scaling Down the Size of Silver Nanorings using a Virus Scaffold" at the GRC on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

June 2016

  • Congratualations to Serene Bayram on receiving a T. Sterry Hunt Teaching Award
  • Dr. Blum presents a seminar on "Virus Inspired Metamaterials" at the University of Stuttgart
  • Dr. Blum presents a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioinspired Materials in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
  • Dan Petrescu presents a poster on "Solution-phase nanoscale plasmon coupling of gold nanoparticle rings scaffolded on Tobacco Mosaic Virus capsid protein" at the 28th Canadian Materials Science Conference

May 2016

  • Congratulations to Shoronia Cross on winning a Richard T. Mohan Travel Scholarship to present at the American Chemical Society meeting in August
  • Congratulations to Serene Bayram on winning a GREAT Travel Award to present at the GRC on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
  • Congratulations to Dan Petrescu on winning a Richard T. Mohan Travel Scholarship to present at the Canadian Materials Science Conference
  • Congratulations to Dan Petrescu on winning a Toronto Chemical Biophysics Symposium Travel award
  • Dan Petrescu presents a poster on "Solution-phase nanoscale plasmon coupling of gold nanoparticle rings scaffolded on Tobacco Mosaic Virus capsid protein" at the Toronto Chemical Biophysics Symposium
  • Serene Bayram presents a poster on "Silver Nanoparticles Ensembles: TEM-Dark Field Correlated Study" at the Toronto Chemical Biophysics Symposium
  • Dan Petrescu presents a poster on "Solution-phase nanoscale plasmon coupling of gold nanoparticle rings scaffolded on Tobacco Mosaic Virus capsid protein" at the Advanced Materials Annual Meeting
  • Serene Bayram presents a poster on "Silver Nanoparticles Ensembles: TEM-Dark Field Correlated Study" at the Advanced Materials Annual Meeting
  • Shoronia Cross presents a poster on "Controlling the surface chemistry of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles" at the Advanced Materials Annual Meeting
  • Dr. Blum presents a seminar on "Virus Inspired Metamaterials" at the University of Cologne

Apr 2016

  • Dr. Blum presents a seminar on "Virus Inspired Metamaterials" at the University of Paris Diderot
  • Congratultions to Dan Petrescu on winning the Dr. James E Griffith Award in Chemistry

 

Jan 2016

 

Nov 2015

  • Congratulations to Dr. Julia Del Re on defending her PhD!

 

Sep 2015

  • Congratulations to Shoronia Cross, who won a Vanier Graduate Scholarship!
  • Dan Petrescu joins the group as a new PhD student joint with the Andrews group--welcome!
  • Serene Bayram presents posters on her work at the CSACS Student Symposium.

 

Aug 2015

  • Congratulations to Josh Lucate who completed his MSc!

 

Jul 2015

  • Serene Bayram wins the Simkin Award--congratulations!
  • Aurelien Charpentier joins the group for the summer to work on self-assembly of silver nanoparticles--welcome!
  • Dr. Blum receives a DAAD Short Term Research Stay award to spend part of her sabbatical in Germany in 2016.

 

Jun 2015

 

May 2015

  •     Julia Del Re presents a poster on her work at the Gordon Research Conference on Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Chemistry in Lucca, Italy.
  •     Patrick Brosseau joins the group for the summer to work on self-assembly of nanoparticles on tobacco mosaic virus--welcome!
  •     Cindy Tzu-Hsuan Chiu joins the group for the summer to work on controlling the surface chemistry of iron oxide nanoparticles--welcome!
  •     Philippe Green joins the group for the summer to work on virus-templated metamaterials--welcome!

 

Apr 2015

  •     Congratulations to Dr. Katalin Korpany, who successfully defended her PhD!
  •     Congratulations to Philippe Green, who received a McGill Summer Undergraduate Research Award to work on Metamaterials on a virus template!

 

Feb 2015

  • Congratulations to Dr. Omar Zahr, who successfully defended his PhD!

 

Jan 2015

 

Dec 2014

Nov 2014

 

Sep 2014

 

Aug 2014

 

Jul 2014

 

Jun 2014

 

May 2014

 

Apr 2014

  • Julia Del Re receives GREAT travel award to present at the the International Conference on Scanning Microscopy on Soft and Polymeric Materials (SPM on SPM)--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives GREAT travel award to attend the Gordon Research Conference in Plasmonics--congratulations!
  • Serene Bayram receives GREAT travel award to present at the MRS in Boston--congratulations!
  • Serene Bayram receives Green Chemistry Initiative travel award to attend the Green Chemistry workshop--congratulations!

 

Mar 2014

 

Jan 2014

  • Julia Del Re's paper is accepted by Applied Surface Science--congratulations!

 

Dec 2013

 

Nov 2013

  • Serene Bayram presents a poster at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference.

 

Oct 2013

 

Sep 2013

 

Aug 2013

  • Julia Del Re receives a Graduate Excellence Award--congratulations!
  • Julia Del Re receives a Richard T Mohan Scholarship--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives a Richard T Mohan Scholarship--congratulations!

 

Jun 2013

  • Katalin Korpany receives a David Pall Dissertation award--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives a David Pall Dissertation award--congratulations!

 

May 2013

 

Apr 2013

  • Julia Del Re's paper is accepted by Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics--congratulations!
  • Katalin Korpany receives GREAT travel award to present at the MRS in Boston--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives GREAT travel award to present at the MRS in Boston--congratulations!
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the Concordia University Department of Physics. 

 

Feb 2013

  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the Laval University Department of Chemistry.

 

Jan 2013

  • Katalin Korpany receives Wolfe Fellowship in Science and Technology--congratulations!
  • Katalin Korpany receives a Graduate Excellence Award--congratulations!

 

Oct 2012

  • Katalin Korpany's paper is accepted by Materials Chemistry and Physics--congratulations!

 

Sep 2012

  • Katalin Korpany's paper is accepted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives an FQRNT scholarship for Doctoral Studies--congratulations!

 

Aug 2012

  • Serene Bayram joins the group as a PhD student--welcome!
  • Katalin Korpany receives Coll McFee Memorial Scholarship--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives Richard T. Mohan Scholarship--congratulations!
  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at the American Chemical Society.
  • Omar Zahr gives a talk at the American Chemical Society.

 

May 2012

  • Julia Del Re receives a GREAT Travel award to present at the CSC--congratulations!
  • Julia Del Re receives a T. Sterry Hunt Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance--congratulations!
  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at the Canadian Chemistry Conference.
  • Katalin Korpany gives a talk at the Canadian Chemistry Conference.
  • Julia Del Re gives a talk at the Canadian Chemistry Conference.
  • Josh Lucate presents a poster at the CSACS 10th Annual Meeting.
  • Julia Del Re presents a poster at the CSACS 10th Annual Meeting.
  • Julia Del Re wins 2nd prize in the poster competition at the NSERC-CREATE ISS Summer School--congratulations!

 

Mar 2012

  • Manoj Kumar joins the group for two months visiting from NCL in Pune, India--welcome!
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the INRS.

 

Feb 2013

  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune, India.
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, India.

 

Jan 2012

  • Kezia Gravesend joins the group for the semester--welcome!
  • Katalin Korpany receives Wolfe Fellowship in Science and Technology--congratulations!

 

Dec 2011

  • Omar Zahr's paper is accepted by Nano Letters--congratulations!

 

Nov 2011

  • Dr. Blum received McGill-India Nano grant

 

Sep 2011

  • Dr. Blum and co-inventors were issued US Patent 8,019,555.

 

Aug 2011

  • Katalin Korpany receives an Alexander McFee Fellowship--congratulations!

 

Jul 2011

  • Julia Del Re earns an NSERC-CREATE ISS fellowship--congratulations!
  • Julia Del Re wins the CSC poster competition for the Industrial Chemistry division--congratulations!

 

Jun 2011

  • Julia Del Re transfers to the PhD program--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr gives a talk at the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Katalin Korpany presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Julia Del Re presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Josh Lucate presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry
  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • Omar Zahr gives a talk at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science
  • Josh Lucate presents a poster at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science
  • Katalin Korpany presents a poster at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science
  • Julia Del Re presents a poster at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science
  • Dr. Blum gives a keynote talk at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science.

 

May 2011

  • Katalin Korpany receives the David J. Simpkin Award in Physical Chemistry--congratulations!
  • Katalin Korpany receives a Robert Zamboni Chemistry Prize to present at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives T. Sterry Hunt teaching award--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives a Robert Zamboni Chemistry Prize to present at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science--congratulations!
  • Julia Del Re receives a Robert Zamboni Chemistry Prize to present at the ACS Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science--congratulations!
  • Jessica Taylor joins the group for the summer--welcome!
  • Dong Myeong (Jimmy) Kim joins the group for the summer--welcome!

 

Apr 2011

 

Mar 2011

  • Dr. Blum presents a poster at Hybrid Materials 2011.

 

Jan 2011

  • Katalin Korpany and Omar Zahr's paper is accepted by ACS Nano--congratulations!
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the Universite de Montreal Department of Chemistry.

 

Dec 2010

  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at Pacifichem.

 

Sep 2010

  • Thomas Holden joins the group for his Honors Project--welcome!

 

Aug 2010

  • Katalin Korpany receives a J.W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship--congratulations!

 

Jul 2010

  • Katalin Korpany receives a J.W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship--congratulations!
  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at the CSACS Mini-Symposium.

 

Jun 2010

  • Josh Lucate transfers to the PhD prgoram--congratulations!
  • Michael Chan joins the group for the summer--welcome!
  • Omar Zahr presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry in Toronto.
  • Katalin Korpany presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry in Toronto.

 

May 2010

  • Katalin Korpany receives GREAT travel award to present at the CSC in Toronto--congratulations!
  • Katalin Korpany receives T. Sterry Hunt teaching award--congratulations!
  • Omar Zahr receives GREAT travel award to present at the CSC in Toronto--congratulations!
  • Neil Edelman joins the group for the summer--welcome!
  • Sarah Wang joins the group for the summer--welcome!
  • Katalin Korpany presents a poster at the 6th Annual McGill Biophysical Chemistry Symposium.
  • Omar Zahr presents a poster at the 6th Annual McGill Biophysical Chemistry Symposium.
  • Katalin Korpany presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • Omar Zahr presents a poster at the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • Dr. Blum gives at talk at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies (CIfAR) Nanoelectronics Meeting.
  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

 

Apr 2010

 

Jan 2010

  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at McGill University Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

 

Sep 2009

  • Julia Del Re joins the group as a Master's student--welcome!
  • Josh Lucate joins the group as a Master's student--welcome!

 

Aug 2009

  • Katalin Korpany receives a Provost’s Graduate Fellowship--congratulations!

 

Jul 2009

  • Omar Zahr transfers to the PhD program--congratulations!
  • Katalin Korpany transfers to the PhD program--congratulations!

 

May 2009

  • Dr. Blum gives a talk at the 5th Annual McGill Biophysical Chemistry Symposium.

 

Apr 2009

  • Dr. Blum receives CFI grant
  • Dr. Blum receives NSERC Discovery grant
  • Dr. Blum received FQRNT team grant

 

Mar 2009

  • Dr. Blum receives GoMachTECH 2008 Meritorious Paper Award

 

Dec 2008

  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at McGill University Department of Bioengineering.

 

Oct 2008

  • Dr. Blum gives a seminar at McGill University Department of Physics.

 

Sep 2008

  • Omar Zahr joins the group as a Master's student--welcome!
  • Katalin Korpany joins the group as a Master's student--welcome!