Older Group News

Inorganic Discussion Weekend will be hosted in Ontario Tech on November 8-10, 2019. Update your calendar!
October 17, 2019.
Holly wins 1st place and receives $1500 prize at 236th International Electrochemical Society Meeting, October 13-17, Atlanta, GA, USA. Congratulations!
August 23, 2019.
Our paper on mercury detection was featured on the cover image of J. Mater. Chem. C.
August 1, 2019.
Our paper describing spacer conjugation and surface support effects in monolayer electrochromic materials is published in ACS Appl. Electronic Mater.
June 12, 2019 Nadia wins the Presentation award, sponsored by Polyanalytik, for her presentation in the Materials for Flexible and Printed Electronics symposium at CCCE 2019.
April 2, 2019. Nadia wins NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D.) for 36 months! Congratulations!
March 29, 2019.
Holly wins Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2019-2020! Congratulations!
March 29, 2019.
Nadia wins Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2019-2020! Congratulations!
March 27, 2019.
Congratulations on B.Sc. thesis defence:
Rana Ahmad, Paola Canas, and Sulaiman Torakhel are our new graduates!

March 20, 2019.
Nadia wins the People's Choice award at UOIT3MT-2019!

March 19, 2019. Lab members Nadia and Holly competed in #UOIT3MT heats today!

Enjoy the reading week!
Good luck with your exams and Merry Christmas!
November 10, 2018.
Holly presenting at ECS Canadian Section Fall 2018 Meeting held at the University of Quebec at Montreal .
November 9-11, 2018.
Zenkina group members have presented their science at IDW-2018 held at the University of Waterloo.
September 19, 2018.
Our manuscript in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (impact factor 8.1) is now available online Link

Holly wins again! Her new poster is recognized as The Top Poster at ECS Canadian Section - 2018 (May 26, 2018, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB). Awesome job, Holly!
Holly Fruehwald wins the first place for poster presentation at the 9th. Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (May 3, 2018, UOIT, Oshawa, ON). Congratulations Holly!
April 20, 2018.
Our manuscript in RCS Advances is now available online Abstract
PDF - Open Access

April 15-21, 2018

Happy NationalVolunteerWeek!

Olena and Adaobi volunteering at DC-UOIT Science Rendezvous
April 12, 2018
Dr. Z's proposal wins CFI competition. Over $250k from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund created to help institutions attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s researchers by investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables world-class research was awarded. See UOIT news


Jade Poisson wins first place for oral presentation at the Inorganic Chem./ Materials session of SOUSCC (March 24, 2018, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON).
Congratulations Jade! This is the first UOIT student award at SOUSCC since 2010!

Alex Deckert wins second place for oral presentation at the Analytical Chem. session of SOUSCC (March 24, 2018, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON). Congratulations Alex!
February 05, 2018.
Our manuscript in J. Phys. Chem. C is now available online Link
Happy winter holidays!
November 10-12, 2017. Our group was presenting at the 45th Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Minisymposium held at Wilfrid Laurier UniversityLink
November 3-5, 2017. Our group at the 50th Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Ryerson University
October 27, 2017.
Our manuscript in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (impact factor 8.1) is now available online Link
June 9, 2017. Congratulations to our new graduates!
June 1, 2017. After successful defense of her BSc diploma (honors), Jacquelyn Egan decided to stay and do her Masters in our group!
March 2017. Congratulations to Nadia Laschuk for winning both NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship awards!
March 2017. Congratulations to Jacquelyn Egan and Heather Geoffrey on their successful theses defence. We wish the bests in their careers!
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We are looking for creative and talented students to join us. Research students will be exposed to diverse and interdisciplinary research activities and will gain a theoretical and practical education in various areas, such as organic and organometallic chemistry, materials and surface science.


Dr. Olena Zenkina University of Ontario Institute of Technology 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4 Science Building, Room 2020

phone: 905.721.8668 ext. 3644
email: olena.zenkina@uoit.ca