November 18, 2013
Amy Keirstead, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, presented a seminar at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, on November 1, 2013. The talk, titled “Once Upon a Photon: Using Photochemistry to tell the Ionic Liquids Story,” provided an overview of Keirstead’s research activities at UNE that investigate the use of ionic liquids for a variety of green chemistry and nanotechnology applications.
The presentation included work carried out by a number of UNE student researchers: Robyn Gaudet (Chemistry, ’13), Annie Leslie (Neuroscience, ’13), Sean Naughton (Biochemistry and Medical Biology, ’13), Amber Zablowsky (Medical Biology, ’11), Tyler Rioux (Medical Biology, ’13), Emily Wells (Chemistry, ’14), Lindsey LaPointe (Chemistry-Secondary Education, ’15), Peter Caradonna (Biochemistry and Medical Biology, ’13) and Regina Scalise (Chemistry, ’13).
Other collaborators were Jerome Mullin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry of Physics, and Henry Tracy, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine.
Keirstead was visiting Bishop’s as an alumna, having completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Honours Chemistry in 2000.
She spent time following the seminar discussing UNE’s vibrant undergraduate research culture with Bishop’s students and faculty.