Jamie Goettel successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis on June 11, 2013. His thesis is entitled "Structure and Chemistry of Sulfur Tetrafluoride". He will leave the Gerken lab by the end of the summer. Jamie will stay in fluorine chemistry, pursuing a Ph.D. with Gary J. Schrobilgen at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies (C-CRAFT) was approved by the University of Lethbridge General Faculties Council. The establishment of this centre formally recognizes the high concentration of expertise in fluorine chemistry at the U of L.
Rudy Dutta Majumdar won first price for his oral presentation "Athabasca oil-sands asphaltenes: solving a structural puzzle using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy" at the Meeting of the Minds 2013. The Meeting of the Minds, 2013 is the 7th Annual Graduate Students' Association Multidisciplinary Research Conference at the University of Lethbridge with presenters from all Departments. Among the 47 talks, Rudy's presentation was selected for the 1st price.