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The TomZiegler Award is presented in honour of Prof. Tom Ziegler (1945-2015) to a scientist residing in Canada who has made an outstanding early-career contribution to theoretical and/or computational chemistry.

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Christopher Rowley

The 2022 winner of the Tom Ziegler Award is:

Christopher Rowley, MCIC
Carleton University
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Christopher Rowley was born in Ottawa and just can’t stay away for long. Like an inordinate number of computational chemists, he completed his B.Sc. at Carleton University. He went on to graduate studies at the University of Ottawa. After completing his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2010, he held an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Chicago in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with Professor Benoît Roux. He was a faculty member at the Memorial University of Newfoundland from 2012 to 2020, before returning Carleton in 2021. He has been recognized by the Memorial University President’s Award for Outstanding Research, the ACS OpenEye Junior Faculty Award, and MGMS Frank Blaney Award in addition to the Tom Ziegler Award.

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Past Winners


Nick Mosey, MCIC

Queen’s University
Society: CSC

Artur Izmaylov

University of Toronto
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Erin Johnson

Dalhousie University
Society: CSC

Marcel Nooijen

University of Waterloo
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Tom Woo

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC