Sponsored by Strem Chemicals, Inc., the Strem Chemicals Award is presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada.
The 2018 winner of the Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry is:
University of Alberta
Eric Rivard completed his B.Sc. Hon. at Univversity of New Brunswick and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, with the latter studies under the supervision of Ian Manners. After NSERC sponsored postdoctoral work with Jonas Peters of Caltech and Philip Power of University of California Davis, and a brief research stay with Cameron Jones, Monash University, he joined the University of Alberta in 2008 where he is currently an associate professor with tenure (promotion to full professor rank in July 2018). He has published >110 papers and has given >120 invited talks worldwide. In addition to obtaining various teaching and research awards, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Long-term Visitation Fellow in 2015, an RCMS Visiting Professor at Nagoya University in 2016, and is now an Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow (2017–2019). He was also the inaugural Michael Lappert Lecturer (Royal Society of Chemistry) in 2016. His current research lies in the domain of main group element chemistry with a focus on uncovering new bonding environments and phosphorescent materials.