Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award

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The Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award is presented to recognize the “best paper” published in the volume year of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) by a scientist residing in Canada.

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The 2019 winner of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award is:


Mita Dasog
Dalhousie University

For her paper: “Systematic evaluation of inorganic salts as a heat sink for the magnesiothermic reduction of silica” published in Can. J. Chem., 2018, 96(11), 965-968, Logesh Khanna, Yiqi Lai and Mita Dasog.

Mita Dasog obtained her BSc in 2009 from the University of Saskatchewan. She then moved to the University of Alberta to begin her PhD studies with Jonathan Veinot where she focused on the syntheses, properties, and applications of silicon quantum dots. After a short stay at the Technical University of Munich as a Green Talents visiting scholar, Dr. Dasog went on to hold an NSERC postdoctoral position with Nathan Lewis at the California Institute of Technology, where she studied light-material interactions. She joined the Dalhousie University Department of Chemistry in July 2016 as an assistant professor. Her independent research work focuses on the solid-state synthesis of nanomaterials for solar fuels generation, waste remediation, and plasmonic applications.

Past Winners

2018
Krysztof Starosta
Simon Fraser University

2017
James W. Gauld
University of Windsor

2016
Kevin Thurbide
University of Calgary

2015
Adrian Schwan, University of Guelph
Presented by Yining Huang, senior editor of Canadian Journal of Chemistry (right)