André Charette, Canada Research Chair in Stereoselective Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules at Université de Montréal.
The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) has named its CIC Medal winner for 2018: André Charette, FCIC, from Université de Montréal.
Charette holds a Canada Research Chair in Stereoselective Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules. He also co-directs the FRQNT Centre in Green Chemistry and Catalysis and the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Continuous Flow Science, as well as directing the university’s chemistry department since 2014. Charette’s research lies in the development of new methods for the stereoselective synthesis of organic compounds. He has devised novel and practical approaches to the design of catalysts and new green transformations. His other awards include a Doctorate Honoris Causa from INSA-Rouen, the Alfred Bader Award, the Marie Victorin Award and an ACS Arthur C. Cope Award. He has guided and developed more than 200 researchers into highly qualified scientists.
The CIC Medal is the society’s premier honour, presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada.
As part of receiving the medal Charette will deliver a plenary lecture, entitled A Journey into Organic Synthesis: Evolution of Methods and Techniques to Tackle 21st Century Problems, at the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.