Sponsored by the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC)
The CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award is presented to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the 12–month period preceding the nomination deadline.
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The 2022 winner of the CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award is:
L. Reginald Mills
L. Reginald Mills was born in Toronto, Canada in 1993. He completed his B.Sc. at the University of Toronto in 2015, having worked with Prof. Aaron Wheeler (Chemistry), Prof. Amber Ross (Philosophy), and Prof. Ulrich Tepass (Cell and Systems Biology). From 2015–2020, he was a graduate student in chemistry at the University of Toronto in the lab of Prof. Sophie Rousseaux, where he developed new C–O and C–C functionalization reactions relevant to cyclopropanol chemistry, nitrile chemistry, and nickel catalysis. He earned his Ph.D. in 2020. He is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University in the lab of Prof. Paul Chirik, where he studies cobalt-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions.
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L. Reginald Mills, MCIC
Zheng Huang, MCIC
For research carried out at McGill University under advisor Professor Jean-Philip Lumb
Kathleen E. Prosser, MCIC
University of California
Soren K. Mellerup
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
For research carried out at Queen's University under advisor Suning Wang
Gilead Sciences Inc.
For research carried out at Simon Fraser University under advisor Daniel Leznoff, FCIC
For research carried out at McGill University under advisor Tomislav Friščić
Physikalisches Institut, Goethe-Universität
For research carried out at University of Waterloo under advisor Richard Oakley
California Institute of Technology
For research carried out at University of Alberta under advisor Jonathan Veinot.
For research carried out at University of Toronto under advisor Douglas Stephan.
Zachary M. Hudson
University of Bristol
For research carried out at Queen’s University under advisor Suning Wang