Formerly the Maxxam Award
Sponsored by the University of Windsor
The Ricardo Aroca Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.
The 2023 winner of the Ricardo Aroca Award is:
Aicheng Chen, FCIC
University of Guelph
Aicheng Chen is a Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Electrochemical Technology Centre at the University of Guelph, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electrochemistry and Nanoscience. He graduated from the University of Guelph with his PhD in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. J. Lipkowski. Subsequently, he spent four years working as a Research Scientist and Electrochemical Specialist in the chemical industry. In 2002, he joined Lakehead University as an Assistant Professor, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in 2006, and to Full Professor in 2010. Prof. Chen moved back to the University of Guelph in 2017.
Chen’s research interests encompass the areas of electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, biosensors, and nanoscience. For his accomplishments, Prof. Chen has received a number of awards, including the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Fred Beamish Award, Lash Miller Award, Keith Laidler Award, RBC Innovation Award, NSERC DAS Award, W. A. E. McBryde Medal, and the R. C. Jacobsen Award. He was also named as Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, and Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.