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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Reggie Mills

The 2022 winner of the CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award is:


L. Reginald Mills

Princeton University
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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.

Photo Credit: Jon Darmon

Past Winners

2022

L. Reginald Mills, MCIC

Princeton University
Society: CSC
2021

Zheng Huang, MCIC

McGill University
Society: CSC
2021

Zheng Huang

McGill University
Society: CSC
For research carried out at McGill University under advisor Professor Jean-Philip Lumb
2020

Kathleen E. Prosser, MCIC

University of California
Society: CSC
2019

Soren K. Mellerup

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Society: CSC
For research carried out at Queen's University under advisor Suning Wang
2018

John Thompson

Gilead Sciences Inc.
Society: CSC
For research carried out at Simon Fraser University under advisor Daniel Leznoff, FCIC
2017

Cristina Mottillo

McGill University
Society: CSC
For research carried out at McGill University under advisor Tomislav Friščić
2016

Stephen Winter

Physikalisches Institut, Goethe-Universität
Society: CSC
For research carried out at University of Waterloo under advisor Richard Oakley
2015

Mita Dasog

California Institute of Technology
Society: CSC
For research carried out at University of Alberta under advisor Jonathan Veinot.
2014

Gabriel Ménard

Harvard University
Society: CSC
For research carried out at University of Toronto under advisor Douglas Stephan.
2013

Zachary M. Hudson

University of Bristol
Society: CSC
For research carried out at Queen’s University under advisor Suning Wang