November 2016: A recent article published by our lab has been featured in ACS science briefs. The article and full publication can be found here.
November 2016: Congratulations to Vanessa Musca (M.Sc.) for successfully defending her thesis.
June 2016: Congratulations to Jennie Briard (Ph.D) for successfully defending her thesis in June! She has since accepted a postdoc with Peng Wu at Scripps Research Institute.
January 2016: Congratulations to Malay Doshi (Ph.D) for successfully defending his thesis in January! He has since accepted a position at Paraza Pharma Inc.
October 2015: Congratulations to Steph Abraham (MSc.) for successfully defending her thesis! She has since accepted a CEGEP teaching position. We wish her all the best.
July 2015: Congratulations to Kyle McClymont (MSc.) for successfully defending his thesis in July! He has since accepted a Ph.D position with Phil Baran at Scripps Research Institute.
May 2015: Julia Meyer (University of Ottawa) has joined the lab as a graduate student.
Fall 2014: Congratulations to Anna Balcerzak (Ph.D) for successfully defending her thesis in September! She has since accepted a position at Gowlings. We wish her all the best.
Fall 2014: The Ben lab welcomes three new graduate students: Jessica Poisson (University of Ottawa), Madeleine Adam (UNB), and Vanessa Musca (University of Ottawa).
January 2014: Congratulations to Chantelle Capicciotti (Ph.D) for successfully defending her thesis! She now moves to the University of Georgia to complete a post-doc with Dr. Geert-Jan Boons. We wish her all the best.
November 2013: Congratulations to Matt Alteen (M.Sc.) for successfully defending his thesis! We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
May 2013: Kyle McClymont (University of Ottawa) has joined the lab as a graduate student.
January 2013: Stephanie Abraham (McGill) has joined the lab as a graduate student.
September 2012: Two new graduate students have joined the lab: Thomas Charlton (Lakehead) and Ibrahim Aboud (Ryerson).
July 2012: Dr. Mathieu Leclere, a longtime member of the Ben Lab, has recently accepted a position as a research scientist at OmegaChem in Québec City. We wish him all the best.
June 2012: Congratulations to former group members John Trant (Ph.D.) and Taz Cheema (M.Sc.) for sucessfully defending their theses this spring.
April 2012: An article published by the Ben Lab in Chemical Science on small-molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors was recently featured on the cover of the May issue! Read the full article here.
October 2011: Dr. Ben has been awarded a $30,000 proof of principle research grant from Green Centre Canada for the lab's ongoing development of environmentally-friendly clathrate inhibitors for use in oil and gas pipelines. More info here.
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