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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Cathleen CruddenThe 2022 winner of the Alfred Bader Award is:


Cathleen Crudden,
FCIC
Queen’s University
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Dr. Cathleen Crudden is the A.V. Douglas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in metal organic chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She holds a Research Professorship at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) in Nagoya, Japan, where she runs a satellite laboratory. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

Dr. Crudden has made significant impact on diverse areas of science. She described one of the first cross-coupling reactions with chiral, enantiopure molecules and has demonstrated the strength and versatility of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in materials science. This work was called “game changing”, “elegant” and “the new gold standard” by experts in the field.

She has won numerous awards including the 2019 Cope Scholar award of the American Chemical Society, Montreal Medal (2019), Canadian Catalysis Society Award (2018), and the 2018 Carol Taylor award from the International Precious Metals Institute.

Crudden served as President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry and is currently Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada. She is Director and CEO of the Carbon to Metals Coatings Institute and is Editor-in-Chief for ACS Catalysis.

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Past Winners

2021

Bruce Arndtsen, MCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC
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