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Dr. Schafer named Canada Research Chair in Catalyst Development

Congratulations to Professor Laurel Schafer who was recently named Canada Research Chair in Catalyst Development [Tier 2].

Dr. Schafer’s research is in developing catalysts that will minimize waste generation while maximizing energy efficiency, for a variety of applications from compostable plastics to the preparation of drugs.  Most importantly, her research takes advantage of the reactivity of abundant and inexpensive metals of low toxicity to make targeted chemicals with reduced waste streams.