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The Fred Beamish Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates innovation in research in the field of analytical chemistry, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.
Professor Michaelis received his B.Sc. (Hons) in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2011 (NSERC PGSD) from the University of Manitoba. He was introduced to solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy by Prof. Scott Kroeker at the University of Manitoba who eventually became his Ph.D. supervisor. After graduate studies, Michaelis took up NSERC (2011-13) and Banting (2014-15) postdoctoral research fellowships at the Francis Bitter Magnetic Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. Robert G. Griffin in high field dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR spectroscopy. In 2016, Michaelis joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Magnetic Resonance of Advanced Materials. His research program aims to develop robust analytical techniques in solid-state NMR and DNP NMR spectroscopy to explore atomic-level structure and dynamics, where he seeks to discover next-generation energy and health materials. Michaelis was co-editor on the Handbook for High Field DNP and recipient of the Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career (2017) and Petro-Canada Young Investigator (2019) awards. He has co-authored over 100 journal articles in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and serves on the American Chemical Society journal Chemistry of Materials editorial advisory board.