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The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering.

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Michael Cunningham

The 2022 winner of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award is:

Michael F. Cunningham, FCIC
Queen’s University

Prof. Cunningham is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University with a cross appointment to the Department of Chemistry. His research program focuses on the development of novel, sustainably sourced polymeric materials including functional polymer nanoparticles, hybrids of synthetic polymers and renewable polymers, and CO2-switchable materials.

Prof. Cunningham is Chair of the International Polymer Colloids Group and recipient of many research awards including the NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering, Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award, Syncrude Canada Innovation Award, Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research, and Professional Engineers Ontario Research and Development Award. He is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Engineering Institute of Canada.

Prof. Cunningham’s research has advanced fundamental and applied knowledge in multiple areas of polymer chemistry and has been recognized nationally and internationally for its exceptional quality, innovation, and impact.


Past Winners


Jean Duhamel, MCIC

University of Waterloo
Society: CIC

Dwight S. Seferos

University of Toronto
Society: CIC

Christopher Barrett

McGill University
Society: CIC

Alex Adronov

McMaster University
Society: CIC

Michael A. Brook

McMaster University
Society: CIC

Harald D. H. Stöver

McMaster University
Society: CIC

Julian X. X. Zhu

Université de Montréal
Society: CIC

Derek G. Gray, FCIC

McGill University
Society: CIC

Yue Zhao

Université de Sherbrooke
Society: CIC