CIC Fellowships

The 2016 Fellows of the CIC are:

Michael Cunningham, FCIC
Queen's University
Department of Chemical Engineering


Handan Tezel, FCIC
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemical Engineering

Faisal Khan, FCIC
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of Process Engineering


The 2015 Fellows of the CIC are:

Janet Anne Wade Elliott, FCIC
University of Alberta
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Janet Elliott holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Thermodynamics, and has made internationally-recognized contributions to surface and colloidal thermodynamics along with collaborative research on cryopreservation; she currently serves on the editorial board of Cryobiology. She has been an active member of the CIC including serving on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. In addition to numerous national and local research awards, Elliott has received the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award; as one student put it, "She could convince rocks to study thermodynamics."


Daniel B. Leznoff, FCIC
Simon Fraser University
Department of Chemistry

Daniel Leznoff has worked tirelessly on behalf of the CIC and the Canadian chemical community. He is an outstanding researcher in organometallic/coordination chemistry and supramolecular metal-organic materials, a teacher and a mentor. He served as the chair of the inorganic chemistry division, the chair of the Vancouver CIC Local Section and was the scientific program chair for the 97th CSC Conference and Exhibition held in Vancouver in 2014.


Michael Wolf, FCIC
University of British Columbia
Department of Chemistry

Michael Wolf leads an internationally recognized research program focused on the development of new materials for energy harvesting and storage, chemical sensing and light emitting device applications. He is a pioneer in the development of metallated conjugated polymers, and his work has been recognized with a Killam Research Prize and the 2004 CSC Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry; Wolf is the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging Research (LASIR), a joint University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University laser research facility. He has been active at the local, division and national levels of the CIC and CSC, having served as chair of the inorganic chemistry division and as CSC director for subject divisions.


The 2014 Fellows of the CIC are:

Cathleen Crudden, FCIC
Queen’s University

Cathleen Crudden has been involved with the Canadian Society for and the Chemical Institute of Canada through work on the CSC Board of Directors as a board member, Vice-President and President. She has also served on the ACCN editorial committee and with the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. Crudden was involved in the organization of the last two Pacifichem Conferences. She has distinguished herself through her research and teaching as a professor and Queenʼs National Scholar at Queenʼs University, where she has run a large group of dedicated and highly achieving students and has won numerous research awards.


Ann English, FCIC
Concordia University

Ann English is an international expert on metalloproteins and redox biology and has been instrumental in the development of these research areas within Canada and abroad. She holds a Senior Concordia University Research Chair in Bioinorganic Chemistry and is the founding Director of the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry at Concordia. English was chair of the Scientific Committee and program chair of the highly successful CSC Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal in 2011 and has organized many symposia and conferences on topics at the interfaces of chemistry, biology and biomedicine. She has represented the Canadian chemistry community extensively in peer review, serving on NSERC, CIHR, CFI, FRQ-NT, NIH and Killam evaluation committees


Xingfang Li, FCIC
University of Alberta

Xingfang Li has made significant contributions to analytical chemistry and environmental health sciences. Her innovative analytical and toxicological methods have enabled studies of drinking water disinfection by-products, microbial pathogens, and molecular interactions. She has been an active member of the Environment Division since 2007 and is currently its chair. Li is associate editor for the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry and has participated on other editorial boards.  She has also been active on many advisory committees and conference organizing committees.


Yue Zhao, FCIC
Université de Sherbrooke

Zhao has made significant contributions to developing novel stimuli-responsive polymers. In particular, his pioneering work on photocontrollable polymer micelles has generated worldwide interest in exploring light for remote, spatial and temporal control of polymer self-assembled structures and materials. Zhao built the first research laboratory on polymer chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke. He has been actively involved with the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division and has participated on the committee since 1995. Over the years he has organized several symposiums en emerging polymer materials in the Canadian Chemistry Conference, and organized three Canadian High Polymer Forums, serving as treasurer, program chair and conference chair.


Ying Zheng, FCIC
University of New Brunswick

Ying Zheng has made major contributions in the areas of catalytic reaction engineering, novel catalytic material and chemical process development. She has developed a number of innovative and commercially viable technologies. She has been recognized for her work nationally and internationally through numerous awards and fellowships. Zheng has been an active member of the CIC. She has been a member of the executive committee of Catalysis Division.  She was the scientific program chair of the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and has been involved inmany conference and awards committees.


The 2013 Fellows of the CIC are:

Bruce Lennox, FCIC
McGill University

Trained as a physical organic chemist, Bruce Lennox has been very active in the development of electrochemical biosensors and nanomaterials. He has mentored over 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Many have gone on to occupy tenure-track or tenured positions in research universities and to occupy senior positions in Canadian and international industry. As chair of the Department of Chemistry at McGill University he has led the revitalization of the department overseeing the hire of 65% of its current faculty, over $40M of renovations and $35M of research funding through CFI, NSERC and FQRNT. He has served as president of the CSC and now serves as chair of the NSERC Evaluation Group in Chemistry. 

Chao-Jun Li, FCIC
McGill University

Chao-Jun Li has made significant contributions to Green Chemistry in Canada and abroad both in terms of the research he has published and also in terms of his dedication to various organizations that promote Green Chemistry in Canada. Li holds the Canadian Research Chair in Green Chemistry and the endowed E.B. Eddy Chair in Chemistry at McGill University. He is co-chair of the CIC’s Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network.  He is director of NSERC CREATE in Green Chemistry and a co-director of the provincially funded Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis in Québec. He was the scientific Chair of the IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry held in Ottawa in 2010 and other symposia and conferences also relating to the topic.  He was awarded the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award and the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

Christian Reber, FCIC
Université de Montréal

Over the past 20 years, spectroscopy has played the key role in Christian Reber’s research at the Université de Montréal, as he has developed and applied a variety of advanced spectroscopic techniques in order to gain new insight on inorganic and materials chemistry. Reber received the Gerhard Herzberg Award from the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy and was the Hans and Marlies Zimmer International Scholar in Residence at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the “Réseau québécois sur les matériaux de pointe”, RQMP, a center with significant materials characterization infrastructure at Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique, and participates in the Canada-wide RISE undergraduate student exchange program. He has been involved with the CIC Inorganic Division, presently as its vice-chair, and has served on many conference and awards committees.


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