Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry
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The 2012 winner is:
Mark Stradiotto, MCIC
Department of Chemistry
Mark Stradiotto completed his honours BSc in 1995 and PhD in 1999 in the Department of Chemistry at McMaster University, the latter as an NSERC postgraduate scholar under the supervision of M. A. Brook and M. J. McGlinchey. Subsequently, Stradiotto was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow with T. D. Tilley at the University of California at Berkeley, and in 2001 joined the faculty at Dalhousie University where he currently holds the rank of professor. Stradiotto's research efforts are directed toward developing new classes of ancillary ligands to support transition metal complexes that exhibit unusual structural and/or reactivity properties. The application of such novel complexes in catalysis has enabled important reactivity breakthroughs; notably, Stradiotto's "DalPhos" ligands have been commercialized and offer state-of-the-art performance in metal-catalyzed C-N and C-C bond-forming reactions. Stradiotto has received a number of awards in recognition of his excellence in teaching and research, and most recently was named a Faculty of Science Killam Professor for 2011–2016. Stradiotto is currently on the editorial advisory board of Organometallics.
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This award will be presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada. Eligible candidates must have held their first professional appointment as an independent researcher in academia, government, or industry for ten years or less at the time of nomination. Awardees must be members of the Inorganic Division working in Canada at the time of the award.
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Sponsor: Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Award: A framed scroll, an award lecture to be given in an inorganic chemistry symposium at the annual CSC conference, and a lecture tour to one or more Canadian universities that are not in major centers, and whose students normally do not travel to CSC meetings. Up to $1,000 in major travel costs for this tour will be reimbursed on application to the DIC Treasurer; local costs (taxis, accommodation and meals) will be expected to be covered by the host institution(s). Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for this award.
- CSC Director of Awards as non-voting Chair
- Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division
- Past two winners of the Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry
All nominations will remain in force for three years, subject to the limit of the eligibility window stated above. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete. The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW