Sponsored by the CSC Organic Chemistry Division

The Alfred Bader award is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition for excellence in research in organic chemistry by a scientist who is currently working in Canada.

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Bruce ArnstenThe 2021 winner of the Alfred Bader Award is:


Bruce Arndtsen,
MCIC
McGill University
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Bruce Arndtsen obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Carleton College in 1988, followed by a Ph.D. in 1993 from Stanford University in the group of Prof. Lisa McElwee-White. He went on to do postdoctoral research from 1993-1995 at the University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Robert Bergman. In 1995, he began his independent career at McGill University, where he moved through the ranks to full professor. He is currently a James McGill Professor of Chemistry, the university equivalent to a Tier I CRC. Research in his group explores the use of metal catalysis in synthesis, and encompasses the discovery of novel reactions, their applications, and mechanism. These include most notably developmental work on multicomponent reactions, chiral anions in asymmetric catalysis, new classes of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions, the carbonylative formation of potent electrophiles, and exploiting alternative energy sources in metal catalyzed synthesis.

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Past Winners

2019

Todd Lowary

University of Alberta
Society: CSC
2018

Chao-Jun Li, FCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC
2017

Andrei K. Yudin

University of Toronto
Society: CSC
2016

Dennis Hall, FCIC

University of Alberta
Society: CSC
2015

Michael A. Kerr

Western University
Society: CSC
2014

Robert A. Batey

University of Toronto
Society: CSC
2013

B. Mario Pinto, FCIC

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC