Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

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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.

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The 2019 winner of the Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry is:


Tim Storr
Simon Fraser University

Tim Storr completed his BSc at the University of Victoria in 1999 and his PhD at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2005 under the supervision of Chris Orvig.  After completing a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship with Daniel Stack at Stanford he started his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2008. His research program focuses on innovative applications of ligand design in medicinal inorganic chemistry, and the electronic structure and applications of redox-active ligands. In the field of medicinal inorganic chemistry he is developing a multitarget approach to drug design, employing multifunctional ligands to target protein misfolding and metal ion dysregulation in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. His research team has also discovered novel photophysical and reactivity properties associated with redox-active ligands. Tim Storr has co-authored over 75 scientific articles, edited a book on Ligand Design in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry, and is currently a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. 

Past Winners

2018
Eric Rivard
University of Alberta

2017
Dwight Seferos
University of Toronto

2016
Curtis P. Berlinguette
University of British Columbia

2015
Muralee Murugesu, University of Ottawa
Presented by Peter Byrne, Strem Chemicals (right)

2014
Paul Ragogna
Western University

2013
Mark MacLachlan
University of British Columbia