Formerly the Maxxam Award

Sponsored by the University of Windsor

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.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

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.


Past Winners


Parisa A. Ariya, MCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC

Daniel Figeys, MCIC

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC

Xing-Fang Li, FCIC

University of Alberta
Society: CSC

John Headley

Environment Canada
Society: CSC

Lars Konermann

Western University
Society: CSC

Diane Beauchemin

Queen's University
Society: CSC

Michael A. Quilliam, FCIC

National Research Council Canada
Society: CSC

David D. Y. Chen

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Sergey Krylov

York University
Society: CSC

Jim Luong

Dow Chemicals Canada ULC
Society: CSC