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The 2012 winner is:
John Grace, FCIC
University of British Columbia
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
John Grace completed undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Western Ontario and a PhD from Cambridge University. From 1968-1979 he was at McGill University in Montreal. He then moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC where he served as department head from1979-1987, dean of graduate studies (1990-1996) and acting director of the Clean Energy Research Centre (2008-2009). He has more than 500 publications, including co-authorship and co-editorship of seven books. He has supervised more than 100 graduate students as well as many post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars. With his students and colleagues, he has worked on a wide range of topics, both fundamental and applied, including hydrodynamics, heat transfer and mass transfer in low-velocity and high-velocity fluidized beds, reactor modeling, scale-up, combustion and gasification, steam reforming, COcapture, three-phase fluidization, spouted beds, spread and separation of contaminants, and removal of particulates from gas streams.
Grace has chaired several international conferences and served on various national committees. He is Director of the UBC Fluidization Research Centre, a member of the Board of Directors of Carbon Management Canada and on various editorial boards. He has served as a consultant for various companies in Canada and abroad. He is a past president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering and a past Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He holds a Canada Research Chair and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, and CIC. He is past winner of the CSChE’s R.S. Jane Memorial Award, the Career Achievement Award of the Science Council of British Columbia, an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario, a Killam teaching prize, the Thomas Baron Award of the AIChE and a Meritorious Achievement Award of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
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This medal is presented as a mark of distinction and honour to a resident of Canada who has shown significant leadership in or has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Sponsor: Montreal CIC Local Section and the CIC.
Award: A medal and travel expenses to the conference to present the plenary lecture.
The award shall be presented at the annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition or Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. The recipient will be required to present a plenary lecture.,
Eligibility: A Resident of Canada who has shown significant leadership in or has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada. According to the following considerations:
- Administrative contributions within the Chemical Institute of Canada and other professional organizations.
- Contributions by chemical educators, and by staff members of chemical industries.
- Single individual exploits which contribute to the advancement of the professions of chemistry and chemical engineering.
- Note: Contributions to the sciences of chemistry and chemical engineering are not to be considered. Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
- Past Chair of the CIC Board of Directors as non-voting Chair
- Chair of the Montreal CIC Local Section
- Chair of the CIC
- Most recent Montreal medalist
- Up to two persons appointed by the Past Chair of the CIC
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW