UWO Chemistry scores hat trick at UNENE!

PhD students working under the NWMO-sponsored Industrial Research Chairs of Profs. Dave Shoesmith and Clara Wren in the Department of Chemistry at Western made a clean sweep of the poster session at the UNENE Workshop, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for their presentations
Double click to editCongratualations Balsam!

Balsam has successfully defended her master thesis.
She was working as a joint student in Wren and Shoesmith labs since Sept. 2013 on the effect of humidity and gamma radiation on corrosion and oxide film on copper.
After successful defence, now she got a job at 3M.

Happy Birthday to our lovely group members, Jamie and Jennifer!

Today (Oct. 22nd, 2015), we celebrated Jamie and Jennifer's Birthday in our office.

Jamie turned 50 years old and still working as strong as a 25 years old young man. Congrats Jamie!!!!

Jennifer just aced her first year report and now, she is officially a PhD student!
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UWO Chemistry scores hat trick at UNENE!
UWO Chemistry scores hat trick at UNENE!
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
We are delighted to report the following from this week's UNENE R&D Workshop in Toronto.  This is an annual meeting of UNENE/NSERC Industrial Research Chairs from across the province, their research groups, the UNENE Research Advisory Committee, and nuclear industry stakeholders, including OPG, CNSC, Bruce Power, CNL, CANDU Energy, NWMO, COG, and others.
PhD students working under the NWMO-sponsored Industrial Research Chairs of Profs. Dave Shoesmith and Clara Wren in the Department of Chemistry at Western made a clean sweep of the poster session at the UNENE Workshop, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for their presentations, from a field of 47 excellent posters.
The 1st prize ($1000) was awarded to Shannon Hill for her presentation of: The Corrosion Evolution on Carbon Steel under Deep Geological Disposal Conditions for Spent Nuclear Fuel Waste. (co-authors Mary Jane Walzak, Dmitrij Zagidulin, and Dave Shoesmith).  This work contributes to the understanding of the corrosion of the internal steel components of a nuclear waste container after failure, and their propensity to generate corrosion products that can serve to protect the fuel waste from dissolution into the local groundwater.
Thalia Standish won the 2nd prize ($600) for Galvanic Corrosion of Copper-Coated Carbon Steel for Used Nuclear Fuel Containers (co-authors Vahid Dehnavi, Dmitrij Zagidulin, Sridhar Ramamurthy, Peter Keech, Andrew Nelson, and Dave Shoesmith), a report on investigations of how the presence of the outer copper coating might affect the corrosion rate of the inner carbon steel layer of a Nuclear Waste Management Organization Mark II-type spent fuel container if the container was emplaced in the repository with a defect in the copper layer.
Mojtaba Momeni won 3rd prize ($400) with his poster entitled Effects of pH and Radiation on Galvanic Corrosion of Stainless Steel-Carbon Steel Welds (co-authors Ryan Whyte, Mi Li, Otto Yong, and Clara Wren).  Moji,s experiments are helping Ontario Power Generation to understand the corrosion implications of welding stainless steel to carbon steel in the calandria support structure within the containment building of their power reactors.
Congratulations to the student winners, their co-authors, and the proud professors.  Nice work!



RAMPS Gangs at Nano Ontario
Friday, October 30, 2015
Conor and Arielle presented their work at Nano Ontario Conference in Ottawa. Conor presented in his poster some of his results on iron oxide nanoparticle formation using gamma radiation and Arielle had a poster about copper oxide nanoparticle formation and the effect of kinetics of reaction on the shape of crystals.



Jamie and Jennifer's Birthday
Jamie and Jennifer's Birthday
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Today, we celebrated Jamie and Jennifer's Birthday in our office!



Congratualtions Balsam
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Balsam has successfully defended her master thesis.
She was working as a joint student in Wren and Shoesmith labs since Sept. 2013 on the effect of humidity and gamma radiation on corrosion and oxide film on copper.
After successful defence, now she got a job at 3M.



Moji is at NACE Northern Area Eastern Conference
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Moji attended NACE Northern Area Eastern Conference (18-21 Oct. 2015) in Ottawa to present some of his result on corrosion and oxide formation on Alloy 800!



Jamie Teaches Electrochemistry in ECS Meeting
Monday, October 12, 2015
Jamie teaches the Fundamentals of Electrochemistry short course at the 228th ECS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ (Oct 2015)



New Graduate Students!
New Graduate Students!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Conor, Rose, Mi and Roshan joined our group as graduate students (Sep 2015).
Welcome to RAMPS group!



We'll Miss you Song!
We'll Miss you Song!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Song Wang went back to China after almost 15 month visiting our group



Jamie in Supercritical Water Reactors Meeting
Friday, August 21, 2015
Jamie presents our group's recent results on the corrosion in supercritical water reactors in McMaster University (Aug. 2015)



RAMPS Members in Ottawa
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Dan, Balsam and Jamie are attending the 17th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors in Ottawa, ON.



NACE Student Chapter in Toronto
Monday, July 06, 2015
Our corrosion gang is attending the annual NACE student symposium in Toronto. Wren group has two talks from Moji and Dan on their corrosion projects.



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