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Deadline extended from Aug 1 to Sept 1, 2023
The Environment Division R&D Dima Award is presented for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering, while working in Canada.
Myrna Simpson obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry & Mathematical Sciences (1993) and Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Chemistry (1999) from the University of Alberta. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University, she moved to the University of Toronto in 2002. In 2004, Myrna co-founded the Environmental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre which is the only high field NMR facility in Canada solely dedicated to environmental research. In addition, Myrna has developed mass spectrometry-based methods that is used with NMR data for a more holistic and integrative approach to unravelling complex environmental processes. She is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Biogeochemistry and has been awarded two NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2010 & 2015). Myrna has also received international awards including the IUSS PM Huang Award, the SETAC/RSC award for Environmental Science, and the RSC Analytical Division Sir George Stokes Award with A. Simpson, A. Wheeler, Bruker BioSpin + several trainees. Over her career, she has made several distinguished contributions to the field of environmental chemistry and has authored/co-authored over 230 publications which have been cited >11,000 times (h-index of 60).