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  • Nanospectroscopy of DNA using Tip-enhanced spectroscopy in Lagugne Group


The Department of Chemistry at Western is dedicated to the discovery, dissemination and application of chemical knowledge through research, teaching and public service. We seek to maintain and enhance the stature of our Department as one with foremost research and teaching programs in the University and in Canada. We promote diversity through interdisciplinary programs of teaching and research while retaining a focus on excellence in all endeavors. We are dedicated to enhancing our academic leadership in research and teaching throughout the world by fostering concentration in selected areas. This vision is being fulfilled by effective recruiting at all levels from faculty to undergraduate students. [Find Out More]


  • Profs. Ding and Staroverov Honored by CSC

    Professors Zhifeng Ding (W.A.E. McBryde Medal) and Viktor Staroverov (Keith Laidler Award) are recognized by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • Welcome Professor Karttunen!

    Professor Karttunen, a stellar expert in applied mathematics in chemistry, will join our department in 2017.
  • Prof. Gillies Awarded E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship

    Prof. Gillies awarded a Steacie Fellowship, which are granted to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.