High resolution spectral

snapshots of dynamic molecules

The van Wijngaarden research group uses modern state-of-the-art techniques in rotational and vibrational spectroscopy combined with computational chemistry to model the energy landscape of molecules. Of particular interest are the short-lived species that drive chemical processes. We use custom-built spectrometers in the microwave and infrared regions; these can only be found in a few laboratories worldwide.
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van Wijngaarden Research Lab

vW Group News

August 16, 2021: Dr. vW and Weslley are respresenting the group at the 2021 IUPAC/CCCE meeting (virutally) in Montreal this week and giving talks about the group’s work in the Physical/Theoretical/Computational division. August 13, 2021: Congratulations to Weslley Silva on his successful Ph.D. defense. We are all very proud of the contributions you’ve made!

July 1, 2021: Our latest manuscript on hydrogen bonding networks and

cooperativityin the microsolvation of four-membered rings has been accepted

for publication in the Journal of Chemical Physics. Great work Weslley Silva!

June 24, 2021: Congratulations to Gabrielle Daudet on her first ever(!) lead author paper which was accepted today in Journal of Physical Chemistry A. June 22, 2021: We are proud to have Weslley representing the group at this year’s ISMS (virtual) conference with over 700 talks given by spectroscopists around the world! June 7, 2021: Congrats to team leader Dr. vW on the invitation to speak at Cape Breton University and kick off their summer seminar series! May 27, 2021: We’re excited to announce that Dr. vW was elected by her peers to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemistry as the new Director of Conferences. May 3, 2021: Welcome to Keighylnn Veilleux, a USRA summer student! We look forward to working alonside you this summer. April 10, 2021: Special congratulations to Gabrielle Daudet on her Honours thesis presentation. We are so impressed with her work and wish her all the best in the future.
New Group Member Welcome to Keighlynn Veilleux, USRA recipient and UManitoba undergradate student who will be working with us this summer!
Our latest graduate Congratulations to Dr. Weslley Silva on his excellent PhD defense!
Hot off the presses Congrats to Weslley Silva on his work on the dynamics of thiophene-water in Journal of Physical Chemistry A!
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, an on the homeland of the Metis Nation.

High resolution

spectral snapshots of

dynamic molecules

The van Wijngaarden research group uses modern state-of-the-art techniques in rotational and vibrational spectroscopy combined with computational chemistry to model the energy landscape of molecules. Of particular interest are the short-lived species that drive chemical processes. We use custom-built spectrometers in the microwave and infrared regions; these can only be found in a few laboratories worldwide.
vW Researh Lab
Hot off the presses Congrats to Weslley Silva on his recent work in Journal of Physical Chemistry A!

vW Group News

August 16, 2021: Dr. vW and Weslley are respresenting the group at the 2021 IUPAC/CCCE meeting (virutally) in Montreal this week and giving talks about the group’s work in the Physical/Theoretical/Computational division. August 13, 2021: Congratulations to Weslley Silva on his successful Ph.D. defense. We are all very proud of the contributions you’ve made!

July 1, 2021: Our latest manuscript on hydrogen

bonding networks and cooperativityin the

microsolvation of four-membered rings has been

accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical

Physics. Great work Weslley Silva!

June 24, 2021: Congratulations to Gabrielle Daudet on her first ever(!) lead author paper which was accepted today in Journal of Physical Chemistry A. June 22, 2021: We are proud to have Weslley representing the group at this year’s ISMS (virtual) conference with over 700 talks given by spectroscopists around the world! June 7, 2021: Congrats to team leader Dr. vW on the invitation to speak at Cape Breton University and kick off their summer seminar series! May 27, 2021: We’re excited to announce that Dr. vW was elected by her peers to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemistry as the new Director of Conferences. May 3, 2021: Welcome to Keighylnn Veilleux, a USRA summer student! We look forward to working alonside you this summer. April 10, 2021: Special congratulations to Gabrielle Daudet on her Honours thesis presentation. We are so impressed with her work and wish her all the best in the future.