Sponsored by the CIC, the CIC Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada, this is the CIC’s top award.
The 2018 winner of the CIC Medal is:
Université de Montréal
André B. Charette received his BSc in 1983 from Université de Montréal. He then moved to the University of Rochester to continue his graduate studies under the supervision of Robert K. Boeckman Jr. where he obtained his PhD. in 1987. Following an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University with D. A. Evans. After three years at Université Laval he joined the Université de Montréal, where he is full professor since 1998. He is the holder of a Canada Research Chair in Stereoselective Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules, the co-director of the FRQNT Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis, the co-director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Continuous Flow Science, and the head of his Department of Chemistry since 2014. Charette’s research lies in the development of new methods for the stereoselective synthesis of organic compounds. He has devised novel and practical approaches to the design of catalysts and new green transformations. His awards include a Doctorate Honoris Causa from INSA-Rouen, the Alfred Bader Award, the Marie Victorin Award and an ACS Arthur C. Cope Award. He has been trained and developed over 200 researchers into highly qualified scientists.