August 25, 2013: Dr. van Wijngaarden travels to Budapest to attend the High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy meeting and present a poster. August 8, 2013: Felix Chen successfully depends his Ph. D. thesis! Congrats Felix! July 15, 2013: Durell Desmond and Dr. van Wijngaarden travel to the Canadian Light Source to start work on a new project using the far IR beamline. June 30, 2013: The van Wijngaarden group’s research is highlighted in the Annual Research Report of the Canadian Light Source for 2012! June 26, 2013: Our paper on the microwave spectrum of trifluoropropionic acid was accepted in the Journal Molecular Spectroscopy. June 16, 2013: Felix Chen and Dr. van Wijngaarden travel to Ohio State University to give talks at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy May 1, 2013: Dr. van Wijngaarden travels to the Canadian Light Source for the Annual Users Meeting. May 13, 2013: Durell Desmond joins the group as a summer research student. December 16, 2012: Mahdi Kamaee joins the group as a graduate student.  August 28, 2012: Our manuscript on three vibrations of 3-oxetanone, including perturbation treatment, was accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. August 24, 2012:Our manuscript on the ring puckering mode of 3-oxetanone was accepted in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy August 3, 2012: Dr. van Wijngaarden is invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy. June 18, 2012: Felix Chen and Dr. van Wijngaarden travel to Ohio State University to give talks at the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy. June 4, 2012: Ryan Sawatzky joins the group as a summer student. Ryan will be helping to build our new waveguide based chirped-pulse microwave instrument. May 26, 2012: Dr. van Wijngaarden travels to Calgary to give an invited talk at the Canadian Society for Chemistry meeting in the session on Advances in Laser Analytical and Spectroscopic Techniques. May 23, 2012: Our manuscript on the microwave spectrum and structures of the difluoropyridine was accepted by J. Molecular Spectroscopy for the special issue on broadband techniques! May 2, 2012: Felix Chen and Dr. van Wijngaarden travel to Saskatoon to attend the Annual Users Meeting of the Canadian Light Source. Felix was one of four students selected to talk about his research this year! April 20, 2012: Cody van Dijk finishes his work and is off to optometry school soon! March 30, 2012: Dr. van Wijngaarden is officially promoted to Associate Professor. March 24, 2012: Dr. van Wijngaarden travels to Saskatoon to do far IR experiments at the Canadian Light Source. March 24, 2012: Our manuscript on the microwave spectrum and structures of 2- and 3-fluoropyridine was accepted by J. Phys. Chem. A. March 1, 2012: Dr. van Wijngaarden presents the latest research from our group at the University of Regina. February 24, 2012: Dr. Ming Sun leaves the group to start a new job in Tuscon. February 12, 2012: Felix Chen travels to the Canadian Light Source to finish his experiments on 3-oxetanone. February 3, 2012: Felix Chen passes his Ph.D. Seminar! Congratulations! December 1, 2011: Professor S. Shipman (New College of Florida) visits our lab to do experiments. November 4, 2011: The entire group departs for Waterloo to attend the Annual Symposium on Chemical Physics. Dr. van Wijngaarden will be presenting a plenary lecture and both Felix and Ming are presenting posters at the meeting! October 28, 2011: Dr. van Wijngaarden presents the latest group research at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. October 27, 2011: Cody van Dijk presents his summer research project at the annual VP Research Poster Competition at the University of Manitoba. October 20, 2011: Group member Cody van Dijk receives the Governor General’s Silver Medal at convocation!!! Congratulations Cody! September 12, 2011: Cody van Dijk joins our group as a technician to continue his research on substituted pyridines. August 29, 2011: Our paper on the synchrotron based infrared spectrum of furan was accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy.  July 23, 2011: Dr. van Wijngaarden is elected to the Canadian Light Source Users Advisory Committee for a 3 year term. July 5, 2011: Our chirped-pulse microwave study of trifluoroethylformate was accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. July 5, 2011: Our manuscript on ring inversion tunnelling in the microwave spectrum of silacyclobutane was accepted by The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. June 20, 2011: Dr. van Wijngaarden and Felix Chen are off to Columbus, Ohio to attend the 66th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy. Felix will be giving 2 talks!