W.A.E. McBryde Medal

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.

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The 2018 winner of the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:


Juewen Liu
University of Waterloo

Juewen Liu was trained in analytical and bioinorganic chemistry for his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, and his postdoctoral research was related to nanomedicine at the Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico. He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo in 2009. He is currently a full professor there and holds a University Research Chair. Liu has established a rigorous research program with international reputation. His expertise involves bioanalytical chemistry, catalytic DNA and aptamers, and biointerface chemistry. Liu’s work on DNA-based metal sensing was recognized by the Fred Beamish Award in 2014 and he also received an Early Researcher Award from Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation in 2010. Since 2002, Liu has published over 200 papers, receiving over 16,000 citations (H-index of 56). He is an associate editor of Analytical Methods and is also on the editorial advisory Board of Langmuir

Past Winners

2017
Zhifeng Ding
University of Western Ontario

2016
Aicheng Chen
Lakehead University

2015
Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu, Simon Fraser University
Presented by Ken Yeung, Chair, Analytical Chemistry Division

2014
Lars Konermann
Western University

2013
Aaron Wheeler
University of Toronto