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The W.A.E. McBryde Medal is presented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.

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Kagan Kerman

The 2021 winner of the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

Kagan Kerman, MCIC
University of Toronto
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Kagan Kerman is a Professor of electroanalytical and bioanalytical chemistry in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. After completing his B.Pharm. degree at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Aegean University, he completed his M.Sc. studies in Analytical Chemistry in the same university. In 2001, he won the prestigious Monbukagakusho (MEXT Scholarship) from the Japanese government to pursue his Ph.D. studies at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2005, he held post-doctoral positions in Osaka University, University of Saskatchewan and Western University. Dr. Kerman’s research provides electrochemical platforms to develop diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. He has established a strong track record of research output with international collaborations and is recognized as a leading authority in the area of biosensors for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Past Winners


Alexandre G. Brolo, MCIC

University of Victoria
Society: CSC

Jean-François Masson

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC

Juewen Liu

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Zhifeng Ding

Western University
Society: CSC

Aicheng Chen

Lakehead University
Society: CSC

Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC

Lars Konermann

Western University
Society: CSC

Aaron Wheeler

University of Toronto
Society: CSC