Professor James Guillet Lecture

Professor James Guillet
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 26, 2002 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Plastics, Energy and Ecology

Professor Guillet received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and Ph.D. and Sc. D. from Cambridge. Dr. Guillet has focussed his research on the photophysics and photochemistry of large synthetic and natural macromolecules including plastics and DNA. He has placed special emphasis on the development of solar processes for the synthesis of useful chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide and Vitamin D, as well as for the photodestruction of harmful materials in the environment such as chlorinated solvents and PCBs. A major objective of his research is to produce polymer molecules capable of carrying out many of the functions of chloroplasts in green plants.

Fall Program 2002
Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30.