Professor Matthew Shores invited for visiting research program
Posted: November 20th, 2017
This past September, Professor Matthew Shores was invited the University of Ottawa for three weeks to collaborate with students and faculty about magnetism and solar photocatalysis. The Visiting Researcher Program fosters greater exchanges with highly reputed researchers through stays at uOttawa varying between two and four weeks. Each year, the Vice President of Research’s Office holds a competition for faculty exchanges to increase international collaboration and broaden student experiences. This academic year, the competition was for collaborations with institutions in the United States. The University of Ottawa’s Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences Professors Muralee Murugesu and Jaclyn Brusso hosted Professor Shores, and their application was one of eight selected by uOttawa’s Vice President for Research.
While visiting, Professor Shores collaborated with Murugesu and Brussos’ research groups, and work towards research grant proposals in molecular magnetism and catalysis. During his visit, Shores gave a departmental seminar, and undergraduate course lectures. Matt also submitted a proposal to renew his current NSF project in spin-crossover complexes. On Matt’s first day at uOttawa, the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences invited him to attend a topping-off event for the new STEM center building. While in Ottawa, a chance meeting over coffee with chemical biologist, Professor Adam Shuhendler, opened the way for future collaboration projects involving magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Matt stated that his trip was a great way to build and foster new working relationships, and provided a great opportunity to work in partnership with the University of Ottawa.