Sponsored by Rio Tinto
The Rio Tinto Award is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the fields of inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry while working in Canada.
The 2023 winner of the Rio Tinto Award is:
Kim Baines (FCIC) received a BSc from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (God’s country!) and a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1987. She then spent one year as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Universität Dortmund, Germany. She joined the faculty at Western University in 1988 where she is now Distinguished University Professor. Dr. Baines is a world-leading scholar in the fundamental chemistry of low-valent, highly reactive main group compounds, particularly those of silicon and germanium. Her research has been recognized through a DAAD Scholarship (2015), a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany (2015), the F.S. Kipping Award from the American Chemical Society (2022) and being named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2022 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2021. She is a former President of the CSC and a Montreal Medal recipient. Her most valued recognition is being awarded 1st prize with Melanie Liu in the inaugural CSC Inorganic Mixer Dance Competition!