Paul Semple Scholarship Awarded to Sammi Cheng

Posted on June 14, 2019



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(Left to right: Dr. Louise Meunier, Mark Baker, Sammi Cheng, Dr. Dominik Barz)

Sammi Cheng, a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s, was awarded the Paul Semple Scholarship for Innovative Mines.

One of the trustees of this award, Mark Baker, came to Kingston to meet Sammi and to personally deliver a scholarship cheque in the amount of $2,000 to her.

Mark is a Queen’s alumnas (BASc, MASc (Mining)) and works as Vice President, Projects at NorOnt Reserouces. Mark and Dr. Louise Meunier are both involved in various aspects of the development of chromite ore mining in the Ring of Fire.

Sammi (Queen’s Engineering Chemistry class of 2019) is working with Dr. Meunier this summer to evaluate the toxicity of graphene nanoplatelets. This fall, she will start her master’s research with Dr. Dominik Barz and Dr. Meunier, where she will work on a graphene-based microsensor to detect the presence of hexavalent chromium in drinking water and mine leachate.