2022 Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry (AGWIC)
Winner: Dr. Matthew Elsby
Matthew obtained his BSc (2015) and MSc (2017) from the University of Windsor (under the supervision of Prof. Sam Johnson), and his PhD from the University of Ottawa in 2022 (working with Prof. Tom Baker). He is currently an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University (working with Prof. Nilay Hazari). His current work involves mechanistic studies of transition metal hydride complexes for carbon dioxide utilization catalysis.
Honourable mention: Dr. Ryan McGuire
Ryan completed his PhD at Dalhousie University in March 2022 working under the supervision of Prof. Mark Stradiotto. His thesis research focused on the study of ligand design for enabling Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Ryan also completed an NSERC- and MITACS-funded 6-month internship at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) where he studied photocatalysis and multi-component cross-couplings under the supervision of Prof. Ruben Martin. Ryan will be joining Treeline Biosciences in Watertown, MA in May of 2022 as a medicinal chemist.
2022 Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry (AURIC)
Winner: Brady Austen, University of Windsor (Twitter: @AustenBrady)
Brady conducted his undergraduate Honours thesis research under the supervision of Prof. Marcus Drover at the University of Windsor. Brady’s work focused on the synthesis of cobalt hydride complexes supported by a novel boron-containing diphosphine ligand scaffold. This work led to a co-first-author publication in Dalton Transactions. Austen has also co-authored articles in Organometallics, Chem. Eur. J., Chem. Commun., and Trends Chem. Brady is currently an MSc candidate at the University of Windsor.
Honourable mention: Taylor Cosby, for research conducted under the supervision of Prof. Kim Baines at Western University; currently an MSc candidate at York University.
Honourable mention: Ethan Pezoulas, for research conducted under the supervision of Prof. Roland Roesler at the University of Calgary; currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley.
The award recipients will present their research in an Inorganic Division symposium at the 2022 CCCE conference in Calgary.