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 2021 winner of the Rio Tinto Award is:
Prof. Mark Stradiotto received his BSc (Hons.) in Applied Chemistry (1995) and PhD in Organometallic Chemistry (1999) from McMaster University, the latter under the supervision of Profs. Michael A. Brook and Michael J. McGlinchey. After conducting research as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley with Prof. T. Don Tilley (1999-2001), Mark moved to the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University where he now holds the rank of Professor with tenure. In 2013, Mark was named the Dalhousie University Alexander McLeod Professor of Chemistry, and in 2020 he was named a Dalhousie University Arthur B. McDonald Research Chair (university equivalent to a Tier I CRC). A major focus of Mark’s research is the development of new ancillary ligands to support highly effective cross-coupling catalysts based on nickel and other more-sustainable elements.