Recent work by Peter Warburton and Ray Poirier has looked at defining both atoms and bonds in molecules by looking at the radial electron density. Continuing work in this direction will lead to new techniques in molecular modeling that are anticipated to significantly speed up many molecular modeling calculation types.
Since the arrival of Drs. Kerton and Kozak at Memorial University in September 2005, Green Chemistry has taken off and grown from being the focus of two researchers to over eleven in just three years. So what is Green Chemistry? Another name for it is Sustainable Chemistry and it is all about preventing environmental pollution from occurring by developing new, innovative chemicals and chemistry. A special article on Green Chemistry at MUN was published in the Gazette. (http://today.mun.ca/news.php?news_id=4242)