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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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Nick Mosey

The 2021 winner of the Tom Ziegler Award is:

Nick Mosey, MCIC
Queen’s University
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Nick Mosey is a Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University. He received his PhD from Western University in 2006 and worked as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University. He started his independent career at Queen’s in 2008. His research group performs simulations of practical interest in chemistry and materials science and develops methods that permit more accurate simulations in these areas. This work has led to significant new insights in areas ranging from friction and coatings to fuel cells and clean energy. His work is used extensively in commercial contexts and his collaborative efforts, including membership in a multi-disciplinary team funded by a $4M Discovery Frontiers Grant developing Nickel-based catalysts for electrochemical clean energy, have helped develop new technologies. His work has been recognized through awards such as the Polanyi Prize in Chemistry and an Ontario Early Researcher Award.

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Past Winners


Artur Izmaylov

University of Toronto
Society: CSC

Erin Johnson

Dalhousie University
Society: CSC

Marcel Nooijen

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Tom Woo

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC