Top Canadian Chemistry Program Speakers

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) has given out many awards to top chemistry professors and speakers. These professors have spoken at many chemistry conferences, exhibitions, and programs.

The awards recognize exceptional individuals within specific fields of chemical science. Here we have a look at some of the awarded Canadian Speakers in Chemistry.

Francois Raymond – Beaumier Award for High School/CEGEP Chemistry Teachers

Francois Raymond from College Jean-de-Brebeuf won this award in 2019. The award is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching chemistry at the high school level. Francois Raymond studied chemistry at the University of Montreal and received an MSc in conductive polymers chemistry.

For his master’s thesis, he designed and studied new thiophane-based polyaromatic polymers. He spent two years in industrial research of organic electronics and received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2011.

Chao-Jun Li – Catalyst Award

Dr. Chao-Jun Li received the catalyst award for making a distinguished contribution to the field of catalysis. The award is presented every two years.

He received his Ph.D. at McGill University in 1992 and was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University from 1992-1994. In 2003, he returned to McGill University where he is the Research Chairperson in green chemistry.

Alison Thompson – Montreal Medal

The Montreal Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and honor for distinct leadership and outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry and chemical engineering in Canada.

Alison Thompson received her Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield for asymmetric aziridination and epoxidation mythology. She got her postdoctoral position in Strasbourg (France) and at the University of British Columbia. She moved to Dalhousie University in 2001. Her research involves the synthesis and application of pyrrole-containing species.

She strives to provide supportive training en route to prosperous careers in different fields.

Jean Duhamel – Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award

This award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering.

Jean Duhamel obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1989 at the Institute National Polytechnique de Lorraine in France with Dr. Andre. He learned about the important factors of fluorescence. He was a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Winnik at the University of Toronto from 1990-1993.

At the university he applied fluorescence to study polymers in solution.

All these award-winning professors are well-known speakers in the Canadian Chemistry Community and have provided many insights into chemistry.

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