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 2016 winner of the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:
Aicheng Chen received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Guelph under the supervision of J. Lipkowski. Subsequent to working in the chemical industry for four years, he joined Lakehead University in 2002 as an assistant professor, where he was promoted to associate professor in 2005, a CRC in 2006, and to professor in 2010. Chen worked at Hokkaido University with B. Ohtani in 2006 as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) visiting scholar. During his sabbatical in 2008, he worked with R.G. Compton in the Department of Chemistry at Oxford University. Chen's research interests span the areas of electrochemistry, biosensors, materials science, and nanotechnology. He has held the positions of chair of the Electrochemical Society Canadian Section and the Canada Regional Representative of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). Chen chaired the 15th ISE Topic Meeting held in Niagara Falls in 2014. He currently serves as a guest editor of Electrochimic Acta, and associate editor of Canadian Journal of Chemistry. Chen was a recipient of the 2003 Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the 2006 JSPS Fellowship, the 2009 Fred Beamish Award, the 2009 Lash Miller Award, the 2010 NSERC DAS Award, the 2012 Keith Laidler Award, the 2013 Lakehead University Distinguished Researcher Award, the 2013 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award, and the 2015 RBC Innovation Award. In addition, Chen was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2011, and a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2014.