Sponsored by Canadian Light Source Inc., CIC Materials Chemistry Division and Western University, Department of Chemistry 

The Canadian Light Source T.K. Sham Award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to materials chemistry both in terms of research and mentoring while working in Canada.

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Dmitrii Perepichka

The 2022 winner of the Canadian Light Source T.K. Sham Award in Materials Chemistry is:

Dmitrii F. Perepichka
McGill University

Dmitrii (Dima) Perepichka is a Professor of Chemistry at McGill University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1999) from the Institute of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, followed by post-doctoral training at Durham University with Martin Bryce and at UCLA with Fred Wudl. He started his independent career at INRS-University of Quebec in 2003, then moved to McGill University in 2005, where he received his tenure (2010) and was promoted to Full Professor (2014). Since 2018, he has served as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. His group’s research focuses on the design of novel π-electron functional materials including small molecule semiconductors, conjugated polymers, 2D materials, and covalent organic framework. Some of these efforts were recognized previously by the CSC Award for Research Excellence in Materials Science (2015). Numerous prestigious scholarships, as well as “best paper” and “best thesis” awards, have been received by trainees in Perepichka’s group, most of whom now continue their career in academia, government, and industrial labs in Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.

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Past Winners


James Wuest, MCIC

Université de Montréal
Society: CSC

Mary Anne White, O.C., FCIC

Dalhousie University
Society: CSC

J.C. (Tito) Scaiano, O.C., FCIC

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC