John C. Polanyi Award
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The 2012 winner is:
Dennis Salahub, FCIC
University of Calgary
Department of Chemistry
Dennis Salahub is a professor of chemistry and the director of the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics at the University of Calgary. He is also vice-president (Research and International) emeritus following a 5-year term from 2002–2007. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Salahub served as the Director General of the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences at the National Research Council Canada in Ottawa from 1999–2002. From 1976–1999, he was a professor of chemistry at the Université de Montréal, holding a McConnell Chair from 1990. A native of Alberta, Salahub’s interests are in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry, especially in the theory and applications of density functional theory. He has published over 290 research papers and four edited books, and has delivered more than 400 invited lectures nationally and internationally. In 1987 he was named a Fellow of the CIC, in 1998 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2006 he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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This award is presented for excellence by a scientist carrying out research in Canada in physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics.
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Award: A framed scroll
The recipient will be required to present an award lecture at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for 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.
- CSC Director of Awards as non-voting Chair
- Vice Chair of the Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division
- Past two winners of the John C. Polanyi Award
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW