Welcome new group members!

This Fall we have plenty of new faces joining our group! Phung Nguyen, our first graduate student, started her Masters in Chemistry this Fall. We also have Evan Noronha and James Ingman joining to complete their 4th year research projects. Manisha Blaskevitch will stay on to continue research for a 4th year project, and was accepted into the Accelerated Masters Program!

We also have two new 2nd year students joining us through the Work Study program: Joey Liu and Santosh Pillarisetty!

Phung Nguyen
Evan Noronha
James Ingman

Summer 2020 Group Photo – Alex & Manisha

The summer was a great success in learning how to build our research community online. On campus, our lab renovations are almost complete.


Welcome Josh, Katie, and Galen who joined the group this Fall! Josh & Katie are doing their 4th year projects, and Galen joined as part of the Work Study program.

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Join our group!

We are looking for graduate students to join the Queen’s Chemistry Education Research Group in 2020. We study how students learn in chemistry and work to develop more effective teaching methods and tools. Our research is interdisciplinary, so many backgrounds are relevant and encouraged to apply! Graduate students in this environment will lead their own research projects and must be highly motivated and take ownership of their education.

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Prof. Bongers with your resume/CV.

Most graduate students will be working towards a Masters or Ph.D. in Chemistry, so background knowledge of chemistry is important. Check the application guidelines for graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University.

There is also the opportunity to join the group as a graduate student in Neuroscience. through the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, contact Prof. Bongers for more details.

Queen’s and the QCER group are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.