Conferences and Lectures

Invited Research Seminars

63. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, March 2018.

62. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, February 2018.

61. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, University of Nagoya, Materials Science and Department of Chemistry, December 2017.

60. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, RSC Lecture, University of Warwick, Coventry, October 2017.

59. Polymers + Sustainability + Control + Function. M. P. Shaver, RSC Irvine Review Lecture, St. Andrews, September 2017.

58. New Monomers in Ring-Opening Polymeris/zation. M. P. Shaver, Ionic Polymerisation Conference 2017, Durham, September 2017.

57. New Monomers in Ring-Opening Polymerization. M. P. Shaver, ACS National Conference, Washington, DC, August 2017

56. Iron Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization. M. P. Shaver, ACS National Conference, Washington, DC, August 2017.

55. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, UK Soft Matter Showcase, Durham, July 2017.

54. A View-Master Look At Sustainable Polymers and Functional Materials. M. P. Shaver, University of Bristol, Bristol, June 2017.

53. Oligonucleotide Crosslinked Polymer Composites. M. P. Shaver, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2017.

52. New Monomers for Biodegradable Polymers Beyond Lactide. M. P. Shaver, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2017.

51. New Monomers for Biodegradable Polymers Beyond Lactide. M. P. Shaver, Advanced Polymers by Macromolecular Engineering, Ghent, Belgium, May 2017.

50. New Monomers for Biodegradable Polymers Beyond Lactide. M. P. Shaver, Frontiers in Green Materials, December 2016.

49. New Monomers for Biodegradable Polymers Beyond Lactide. M. P. Shaver, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, November 2017.

48. New Polymer Carbon Composites for Medical Diagnostics. M. P. Shaver, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, June 2016.

47. New Monomers for Biodegradable Polymers Beyond Lactide. M. P. Shaver, Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, June 2016.

46. Catalyst Driven Advances in Sustainable Polymer Synthesis, Zhejiang University, 19 April 2016.

45. Catalyst Driven Advances in Sustainable Polymer Synthesis, UNAM 100 Years Conference, 5-6 April 2016.

44. The polymer chemistry toolbox. M. P. Shaver, Soft Materials for Energy Workshop, February 2016.

43. Copolymers of lactide with aliphatic cyclic esters: From thermoplastic elastomers to controlled degradation. M. P. Shaver, Pacifichem, Honolulu, December 2015.

42. A View-Master Look at Catalyst Driven Advances in Sustainable Polymer Synthesis, Durham University, November 11th, 2015.

38-41. Exercising Control in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerization, Universitat Mainz, Techniche Universitat Munchen, University of Ghent, Universite de Liege, March 16th, 17th, 25th and 27th March, 2015

37. Exercising Control in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerizations, Lancaster University, 11 March 2015.

36. Exercising Control in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerizations, India Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, February 19th, 2015.

35. Exercising Control in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerizations, National Chemical Laboratory Pune, Pune, India, February 18th, 2015.

34. Exercising Control in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerizations, Heriot-Watt University, January 14th, 2015.

33.  Iron Man: Designing Environmentally Friendly Catalysts for Controlled Radical Polymerizations, Precision Polymer Chemistry Symposium, Durham, UK, May 16th, 2014.

32.  It’s All About Control: Catalyst Design and Application in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerisations, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, March 20th, 2014.

31.  It’s All About Control: Catalyst Design and Application in Ring-opening and Controlled Radical Polymerisations, University of Reading, Reading, UK, February 17th, 2014.

30.  New Opportunities in Controlled Radical Polymerisation, Synthomer, Harlow, UK, December 13th, 2013.

29.  Catalyst Design in Controlled Radical and Ring Opening Polymerisations, Lanxess, Geleen, Netherlands, November 26th, 2013.

28.  Control of Size, Degradation and Properties in Biodegradable Polymers, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, October 16th, 2013.

27.  The Intertwined World of Peak Oil, Energy and Sustainable Chemical Production, Our Changing World Lecture, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, September 24th, 2013.

26.  Metal Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerisations, RSC Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group Meeting, Imperial College London, London, UK, July 5th, 2013.

25.  Control in Ring-opening and Controlled-Radical Polymerizations: Two Stories in Catalyst Design. University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France, May 30th,  2013.

24. Control in Ring-opening and Controlled-Radical Polymerizations: Two Stories in Catalyst Design. RSC Scottish Dalton Meeting, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, April 3, 2013.

23. Controlled Radical Polymerisations and Ring-opening Polymerisations. Eastman Chemical Co,. University of St Andrews, March 21st, 2013

22. Saving the World One Plastic Fork at a Time. TEDx, University of Edinburgh, UK, February 22nd, 2013

21. Control in Ring-opening and Controlled-Radical Polymerizations: Two Stories in Catalyst Design. Imperial College London, London, UK, February 7, 2013.

20. Control in Ring-opening and Controlled-Radical Polymerizations: Two Stories in Catalyst Design. University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany, December 11, 2012.

19. New and Old Catalysts for the Polymerization and Co-polymerization of Cyclic Esters. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Calgary, AB, May 27, 2012.

18. Controlled Polymerizations: From ROP to ATRP. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, March 29, 2012.

13-17. Catalyst Design and Controlled Polymerizations: Lactide Polymerization and Controlled Radical Polymerization. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS; Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB; Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS; St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS; October 8-15, 2010.

12. Controlled polymerizations: From VMRP to polymer stars. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, November 13, 2009.

11. Ligand design in controlled polymerization and green materials. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, January 21, 2009.

10. Multi-dentate chelating ligands: Control over spin state, mechanism and stereochemistry in polymerization. Plenary Lecture, Maritime Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Moncton, NB, March 2, 2008.

9. Multi-dentate chelating ligands: Control over spin state, mechanism and stereochemistry in polymerization. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, November 23, 2007.

8-5. Correlation between metal spin state and catalytic reactivity: Polymerizations mediated by α-diimine iron complexes. University of Prince Edward Island, February 6, 2007. Brandeis University, January 22, 2007. University of Western Ontario, January 11, 2007. McGill University, April 6, 2006.

4-3. Multi-dentate chelating ligands: Promoting small molecule chemistry with V, Nb, Ta and Fe. University of Vermont, December 12, 2005. Memorial University of Newfoundland, May 16, 2005.

2. Small molecule activation by diamidophosphine complexes of vanadium, niobium and tantalum. Imperial College London, January 26, 2005.

1. Misadventures in group five: Diamidophosphine complexes of vanadium, niobium and tantalum. University of British Columbia, March 24, 2004.

All members of the Shaver group get the opportunity to present their work at regional, national and international conferences:

Contributed Research Papers Presented At Conferences

 41. Controlled radical polymerization mediated by aminebis(phenolate) iron(III) complexes. M. P. Shaver, L. E. N. Allan and J. P. MacDonald. Macro2012: 44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Blacksburg, Virginia, July 2012.

40. Mechanistic investigations of controlled radical polymerization mediated by amine-bis(phenolate) iron(III) complexes. L. E. N. Allan and M. P. Shaver. Macro2012: 44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Blacksburg, Virginia, July 2012.

39. Expanding the scope of vinyl ester polymerizations using vanadium bis(imino)pyridyl chloride complexes. M. R. Perry, L. E. N. Allan and M. P. Shaver. Macro2012: 44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Blacksburg, Virginia, July 2012.

38. Aluminum complexes for the living and immortal ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone, rac-lactide and ε-caprolactone. E. D. Cross and M. P. Shaver. Macro2012: 44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Blacksburg, Virginia, July 2012.

37. New and old catalysts for the immortal and stereocontrolled polymerization of cyclic esters. M. P. Shaver and E. D. Cross. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2012.

36. Anilido-aldimine aluminum complexes: Synthesis, characterization and lactide polymerization. L. E. N. Allan, J. A. Bélanger, L. M. Callaghan, D. J. A. Cameron and M. P. Shaver. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2012.

35. Controlled radical polymerization mediated by amine-bis(phenolate) iron(III) complexes. L. E. N. Allan, J. P. MacDonald and M. P. Shaver. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2012.

34. Cyclodextrin-based biodegradable polymer stars: Synthesis, degradation and fluorescence studies. G. K. Tennekone, B. D. Wagner and M. P. Shaver. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Calgary, AB, May 2012.

33. A theoretical investigation of metal-mediated catalysis. B. J. H. Sheppard, J. K. Pearson, M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012. Award winner

32. Targeting control of poly(lactic acid) polymer star and copolymer properties: The effect of tacticity. C. Agatemor, D. J. A. Cameron and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012.

31. Bis(imino)pyridyl catalysts in vinyl ester polymerization. M. R. Perry and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012. Award winner

30. Poly(lactic acid) star polymers with flexible and rigid 4, 6 and 8-armed polyol cores. G. E. Keefe, B. T. Grindley and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012.

29. Controlled Radical Polymerization mediated by amine-bis(phenolate) iron(III) complexes. J. P. MacDonald, L. E. N. Allan and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012.

28. Bioactive drug delivery systems based on cyclodextrin polymer stars that indicate delivery completion by molecular fluorescence. G. K. Tennekone, M. P. Shaver and B. D. Wagner. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012.

27. Aluminum salen and salan complexes for the living and immortal ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone, rac-lactide and ε-caprolactone. E. D. Cross and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Charlottetown, PE, March 2012. Award winner

26. Expanding the scope of vanadium mediated radical polymerization. L. E. N. Allan, M. R. Perry and M. P. Shaver. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 2011.

25. Stereocontrolled synthesis of poly(lactic acid) polymer stars. M. P. Shaver and D. J. A. Cameron. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 2011.

24. Controlled radical polymerization of vinyl acetate mediated by a bis(imino)pyridine vanadium complex. M. P. Shaver, L. E. N. Allan, J. K. Pearson, M. E. Hanhan, M. R. Jones. 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, August 2011.

23. Bis(imino)pyridine based vanadium catalysts in vinyl acetate polymerization. M. P. Shaver and M. R. Perry. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Montreal, QC, June 2011.

22. Vanadium mediated radical polymerization. M. P. Shaver, L. E. N. Allan, M. R. Jones, M. E. Hanhan. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Montreal, QC, June 2011.

21. Stereocontrolled dipentaerythritol polymer stars. M. P. Shaver, D. J. A. Cameron, M. R. Perry. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Montreal, QC, June 2011.

20. Stereocontrolled polymer brushes based on poly(lactones). M. P. Shaver, E. D. Cross. Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Montreal, QC, June 2011.

19. Bis(imino)pyridine based vanadium catalysts for poly(vinyl acetate) production. M. R. Perry and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Fredericton, NB, March 2011. Award winner

18. Calcium and zinc complexes for the controlled polymerization of lactide and caprolactone monomers. J. Gallaway and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Fredericton, NB, March 2011.

17. Aluminum catalysts supported by amine bis-phenolate ligands. G. K. Tennekone and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Fredericton, NB, March 2011. Award winner

16. Stereocontrolled synthesis of polymer brushes based on poly(lactones). E. D. Cross and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Fredericton, NB, March 2011.

15. Controlled Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate Mediated by a Vanadium Catalyst. M. P. Shaver, M. E. Hanhan and M. R. Jones. Macro2010: 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2010.

14. Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Polymer Stars: Control of Physical Properties. M. P. Shaver and D. J. A. Cameron. Macro2010: 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, July 2010.

13. Synthesis and Characterization of Stereocontrolled Biodegradable Polymer Stars. M. P. Shaver and D. J. A. Cameron. 93rd National Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Toronto, ON, May 2010.

12. Effect of Initiator Molecules on Multi-armed Polymer Stars. M. R. Perry and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Halifax, NS, March 2010.

11. Monometallic Anilido-Aldimine Aluminum Catalysts for the Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone. J. A. Bélanger and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Halifax, NS, March 2010.

10. Synthesis and Characterization of Dipentaerythritol-based Biodegradable Polymer Stars. D. J. Cameron and M. P. Shaver. Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Halifax, NS, March 2010.

9. Biodegradable Polymer Stars: Catalyst Design, Synthesis and Stereocontrol. M. P. Shaver, D. J. A. Cameron, A. E. J. Moore and L. M. Callaghan. 92nd National Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Hamilton, ON, May 2009.

8. Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable polymer stars. D. J. A. Cameron and M. P. Shaver. Maritime Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Moncton, NB, March 2009.

7. Vanadium catalysts in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. M. R. Jones and M. P. Shaver. Maritime Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Moncton, NB, March 2009. Award winner

6. Aluminum anilido-aldimine and phosphido-aldimine catalysts in the stereocontrolled polymerization of rac-lactide. M. P. Shaver, A. E. J. Moore and L. M. Callaghan. 91st National Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Edmonton, AB, May 2008.

5. Correlation between metal spin state and catalytic reactivity: Polymerizations mediated by diimine iron complexes. M. P. Shaver, L. E. N. Allan, H. S. Rzepa and V. C. Gibson. 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.

4. Computational studies on iron diimine complexes: Understanding the role of metal spin state in catalytic polymerization. H. S. Rzepa, C. Allan, V. C. Gibson and M. P. Shaver. 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.

3. Polymerization catalyst design based on metal spin state. L. E. N. Allan, M. P. Shaver, F. Tuna, E. J. L. McInnes, V. C. Gibson. 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.

2. Computational investigations into the mechanism of iron diimine catalyst polymerization: Examining the catalyst and the role of metal spin state. C. Allan, H. S. Rzepa, V. C. Gibson, M. P. Shaver. 232nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.

1. Correlation between metal spin state and catalytic reactivity: Polymerizations mediated by diimine iron complexes. M. P. Shaver, L. E. N. Allan, H. S. Rzepa and V. C. Gibson. 89th National Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Halifax, NS, May 2006.

Note: 12 conference papers from pre-2006 work omitted for brevity.

 

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