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 2021 winner of the CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award is:


Zheng Huang

McGill University
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Zheng Huang was born in China and received his B.Sc. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Jean-Philip Lumb at McGill University, working on aerobic catalysis and biomimetic total synthesis of complex natural product. He then joined the same group as a postdoctoral researcher working on total synthesis of medicinal natural product.

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Past Winners

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