Sponsored by Sciex, the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is presented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.
The 2017 winner of the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:
University of Western Ontario
Zhifeng Ding obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at Southeast University and Nanjing University in Nanjing, China; he received his PhD at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1999. As a postdoctoral research associate, he worked on electroanalytical chemistry at University of Texas at Austin with Allen J. Bard. Ding joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of Western Ontario in 2002 and has been promoted to the rank of full professor. At Western, Ding has initiated a challenging, interdisciplinary research program that spans in the areas of fundamental and applied analytical chemistry with his active team. For his independent career till 2017, he has published more than 105 research papers on electrochemiluminescence, scanning electrochemical microscopy, analytical instrumentation for energy materials, live cell bioanalytical chemistry, low limit spectroelectrochemistry detection and functional ionic liquids in high-impact, world-class scientific journals. His invention on electrochemical deposition of light-absorbing layers has been purchased for further license development in China. Ding is also very active in teaching analytical chemistry courses and training HQP in his research field. He is the recipient of the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2003), Western Science Distinguished Research Professor (2014-2015) and Western Faculty Scholar (2015-2016).