The 2019 Fellows of the CIC are:

Francoise Bertrand

François Bertrand, FCIC
Polytechnique Montréal
Department of Chemical Engineering

François Bertrand is a leading expert in the multiscale modeling of multiphase flows in chemical engineering processes. He is Senior Vice-President and Vice-President Academic and Research at Polytechnique Montreal and was Chair of the department of chemical engineering in this university. He has trained a large number of highly qualified personnel and successfully transferred his research findings to numerous companies, thereby contributing to the economic development of Canada. Bertrand was Treasurer of the CSChE.

Josephine Hill

Josephine Hill, FCIC
University of Calgary
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Josephine Hill is an outstanding researcher, educator, mentor and advocate of chemical engineering and heterogeneous catalysis. She has many years of distinguished service on the executive of the CIC Catalysis Division and the CSChE Board of Directors. She is a leader in catalysis research in Canada with an outstanding record of publication, having advanced the development of solid-oxide fuel cells, catalytic gasification and the conversion of waste materials to activated carbon. She is a strong promoter and mentor of women in STEM.

Stephen Westcott

Stephen Westcott, FCIC
Mount Alison University
Department of Chemistry

Stephen Westcott has been integral in the development of borylation chemistry, an area that has tremendous applications in synthetic and pharmaceutical chemistry. While he has recently designed a new ‘phosphinoboration reaction’, his greatest impact, and something he is most proud of during his career, has been in the training and mentoring of many exceptional researchers for careers in academia, industry and the health sciences. ‘Among his many outstanding students include CIC members Johanna Blacquiere (Western), Paul Hayes (Lethbridge), and Mita Dasog (Dalhousie).

Mark Workentin

Mark Workentin, FCIC
University of Western Ontario
Department of Chemistry

Mark Workentin is a Canadian leader in the research area of physical organic chemistry of materials. He is a multiple award-winning teacher and educator, recognized for his in-class teaching, mentorship and policy development in education at Western and across the country, the latter through his role as CSC Director of Accreditation. He has served the CSC in several other functions including Program Co-Chair of the 102nd CSC Conference and as former Chair of the Organic Division.

Zhongxin Zhou

Zhongxin Zhou, FCIC
Gilead Albert ULC

Zhongxin Zhou conducted and directed process research and development for more than 160 drug substances in the pharmaceutical industry with 15 drug substances commercialized in the world in various therapeutic areas, including HIV, HCV, oncology, inflammation and respiratory. He has also led the planning, design and construction of two state-of-the-arts laboratory buildings that have won Big Project Sustainability Award of Alberta Construction Association. He participates in Gilead corporate mentoring programs and has a strong link with the University of Alberta chemistry students through internship programs, lectures and promotes inclusion through groups such as WISEST.

The 2018 Fellows of the CIC are:

Chunbao (Charles) Xu, FCIC
Western University
Department of Chemical Engineering

Charles Xu is an established researcher who has built an international stature in the field of biorefinery, particularly in the production of bio-energy, bio-fuels, bio-based chemicals and materials from agro-forestry biomass/residues. He has taken on many roles at CSChE Conferences and during his time at Lakehead University, worked to build a strong CSChE Student Chapter.

Glen Loppnow, FCIC
University of Alberta
Department of Chemistry

Glen R. Loppnow, a 3M National Teaching Fellow, chemistry professor and Vargo Teaching Chair at the University of Alberta, is a devoted chemistry and science educator, teaching mentor of faculty, a committed CIC volunteer, and a recognized expert in ultrafast photochemical reaction dynamics of biomolecules, particularly nucleic acids.

Nader Mahinpey, FCIC
University of Calgary
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Nader Mahinpey is internationally known for his high-calibre research programs in CO2 capture area. He is currently a Professor and NSERC-Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary. Mahinpey has been serving as the associate editor for The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and was also the technical Program Co-Chair for the 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, which was held in Calgary in 2015.

Hans-Peter Loock, FCIC
Queen’s University
Department of Chemistry

Peter Loock is an internationally renowned expert on instrument development for chemical and spectroscopic analysis. He has served the CSC in several functions including as Director for Awards and is well recognized as an outstanding mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.  Loock as been addressing of equity issues through an awareness campaign, equity video, etc. during his term as Director of Awards.

Stacey Wetmore, FCIC
University of Lethbridge
Department of Chemistry

Stacey Wetmore is a chemistry professor and Board of Governors Research Chair at the University of Lethbridge. She is an internationally recognized computational chemist who has made a major contribution to the field of nucleic acid modeling. She has contributed to the CIC/CSC in many capacities, including international conferences and division executive membership. She has represented the Canadian chemistry community on NSERC peer evaluation committees and as an associate editor of the Canadian Journal for Chemistry. She has distinguished herself as a mentor, encouraging young Canadians to participate and succeed in chemical research.  She is the first CIC Fellowship recipient at the University of Lethbridge.

Stephen E. Horne, FCIC
Health Canada

Stephen Horne is a well-accomplished synthetic organic chemist and an internationally recognized expert in organic process R&D for synthetic pharmaceutical compounds.  As VP, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Apotex Pharmachem Inc., he has mentored scores of industrial scientists and engineers globally in process development within Canada’s largest active pharmaceutical ingredient organization. He has served as adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and Western University, co-developing undergraduate course material in process chemistry and serving as research advisor. He has served in industry-regulatory forums for international harmonization of technical requirements for active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj
University of Calgary
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Uttandaraman (U.T.) Sundararaj, professor at University of Calgary, is an accomplished researcher and teacher and has been recognized with national and international awards in both areas including the CIC Award for Chemical Education. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in multiphase polymer materials and holds several patents. He served as president of CSChE from 2016–2017 and was chair of the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held in Calgary in 2015. In addition, he has held several roles in CSChE local sections and student chapters over the past three decades.

The 2017 Fellows of the CIC are:

Roland Andersson, FCIC
Chemical Institute of Canada

Roland Andersson has been executive director of the CIC and its Constituent Societies since 1998.  He has played a strong visionary role in bringing together solid partnerships with industry, academia and government. During his term he has built a strong financial and membership base for the CIC.  Andersson has brought international recognition of the Institute through national and international conferences.  He has been a passionate supporter of process safety management and industrial accident prevention.

Tom Baker, FCIC
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Tom Baker is a chemistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Catalysis Science for Energy Applications at University of Ottawa.  He is an inorganic/organometallic chemist who has had a major impact on green chemistry and catalysis in three different settings – industry, national laboratory, and academia. Baker has served as uOttawa’s CCRI catalysis centre Director, CSC Catalysis Division chair, CSC 2015 Conference chair and on advisory boards for Canadian Journal of Chemistry and GreenCentre Canada.

Aicheng Chen, FCIC
Lakehead University
Department of Chemistry

Aicheng Chen is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Lakehead University and an internationally recognized researcher who has made significant contributions to the discipline of electrochemical nanoscience. He is a pioneer in the design of functional nanomaterials for the development of advanced electrochemical technologies for energy, environmental, and medical applications, and has won numerous research awards. Chen has been an active CIC member and involved in many advisory committees, conference organizing committees and editorial boards including associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry and editor of Electrochimica Acta.

Phillip Choi, FCIC
University of Alberta
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Phillip Choi, professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, is a devoted chemical engineering educator and a recognized expert in molecular simulation of polymers and sustainable materials. He has received several awards for his teaching and mentoring of students and has a strong interest in increasing public awareness of the chemical enterprise. Choi has been involved with the CIC as CSChE Local Section Director, Edmonton Section chair and participation on several conference committees.

James Dickson, FCIC
McMaster University
Department of Chemical Engineering

James Dickson is professor emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University. He is a renowned researcher in membrane science and technology for nearly 45 years. Dickson has been involved with the Hamilton CIC Local Executive since the late 1980s. He is a strong mentor to undergraduate and graduate students and worked with the Chem Eng Club for over 25 years, encouraging the students, leading to several CSChE Student Chapter Merit Awards and many individual CSChE Student Scholarships.

The 2016 Fellows of the CIC are:

Michael Cunningham, FCIC
Queen’s University
Department of Chemical Engineering

Michael Cunningham is a well-recognized world leader in the fields of polymer colloids and a pioneering researcher in synthesis of nanoparticles by living radical polymerization. He was Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Director of Awards from 2006–2009 and a member of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division executive for many years. Cunningham holds an Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering and has received CSChE’s Syncrude Canada Award and several teaching awards from Queen’s University.

Handan Tezel, FCIC
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering;

Handan Tezel is a full professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Ottawa and an internationally recognized researcher as well as an award winning teacher. Her work is related to adsorption and membrane processes with applications in sustainable development, renewable energy, bio-fuels, environmental air and water pollution control, hydrocarbon and petrochemical industries, and thermal energy storage for solar and waste heat applications. Tezel was vice-dean of Engineering at the University of Ottawa from 2010–2015. She has been active in CSChE activities since 1988, as Director of Conferences, as well as chair of the 2008 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held in Ottawa.

Faisal Khan, FCIC
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of Process Engineering

Faisal Khan’s work focuses on process safety and risk management through the development of novel approaches, models, and tools. He is department head of process engineering at Memorial University. Khan is an active participant in the Process Safety Management Division (PSM).  He helped develop the teaching module for CSChE’s PSM Summer Institute, which promoted awareness among the faculty members of Canadian chemical engineering departments regarding the fundamentals of process safety and its inclusion in undergraduate and graduate programs. He regularly offers short courses on process safety and risk engineering.

The 2015 Fellows of the CIC are:

Janet Anne Wade Elliott, FCIC
University of Alberta
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Janet Elliott holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Thermodynamics, and has made internationally-recognized contributions to surface and colloidal thermodynamics along with collaborative research on cryopreservation; she currently serves on the editorial board of Cryobiology. She has been an active member of the CIC including serving on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. In addition to numerous national and local research awards, Elliott has received the University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award; as one student put it, “She could convince rocks to study thermodynamics.”

Daniel B. Leznoff, FCIC
Simon Fraser University
Department of Chemistry

Daniel Leznoff has worked tirelessly on behalf of the CIC and the Canadian chemical community. He is an outstanding researcher in organometallic/coordination chemistry and supramolecular metal-organic materials, a teacher and a mentor. He served as the chair of the inorganic chemistry division, the chair of the Vancouver CIC Local Section and was the scientific program chair for the 97th CSC Conference and Exhibition held in Vancouver in 2014.

Michael Wolf, FCIC
University of British Columbia
Department of Chemistry

Michael Wolf leads an internationally recognized research program focused on the development of new materials for energy harvesting and storage, chemical sensing and light emitting device applications. He is a pioneer in the development of metallated conjugated polymers, and his work has been recognized with a Killam Research Prize and the 2004 CSC Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry; Wolf is the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging Research (LASIR), a joint University of British Columbia/Simon Fraser University laser research facility. He has been active at the local, division and national levels of the CIC and CSC, having served as chair of the inorganic chemistry division and as CSC director for subject divisions.

The 2014 Fellows of the CIC are:

Cathleen Crudden, FCIC
Queen’s University
Department of Chemistry

Cathleen Crudden has been involved with the Canadian Society for and the Chemical Institute of Canada through work on the CSC Board of Directors as a board member, Vice-President and President. She has also served on the ACCN editorial committee and with the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. Crudden was involved in the organization of the last two Pacifichem Conferences. She has distinguished herself through her research and teaching as a professor and Queenʼs National Scholar at Queenʼs University, where she has run a large group of dedicated and highly achieving students and has won numerous research awards.

Ann English, FCIC
Concordia University
Department of Chemistry

Ann English is an international expert on metalloproteins and redox biology and has been instrumental in the development of these research areas within Canada and abroad. She holds a Senior Concordia University Research Chair in Bioinorganic Chemistry and is the founding Director of the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry at Concordia. English was chair of the Scientific Committee and program chair of the highly successful CSC Conference and Exhibition held in Montreal in 2011 and has organized many symposia and conferences on topics at the interfaces of chemistry, biology and biomedicine. She has represented the Canadian chemistry community extensively in peer review, serving on NSERC, CIHR, CFI, FRQ-NT, NIH and Killam evaluation committees

Xingfang Li, FCIC
University of Alberta
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Xingfang Li has made significant contributions to analytical chemistry and environmental health sciences. Her innovative analytical and toxicological methods have enabled studies of drinking water disinfection by-products, microbial pathogens, and molecular interactions. She has been an active member of the Environment Division since 2007 and is currently its chair. Li is associate editor for the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry and has participated on other editorial boards.  She has also been active on many advisory committees and conference organizing committees.

Yue Zhao, FCIC
Université de Sherbrooke
Department of Chemistry

Zhao has made significant contributions to developing novel stimuli-responsive polymers. In particular, his pioneering work on photocontrollable polymer micelles has generated worldwide interest in exploring light for remote, spatial and temporal control of polymer self-assembled structures and materials. Zhao built the first research laboratory on polymer chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke. He has been actively involved with the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division and has participated on the committee since 1995. Over the years he has organized several symposiums en emerging polymer materials in the Canadian Chemistry Conference, and organized three Canadian High Polymer Forums, serving as treasurer, program chair and conference chair.

Ying Zheng, FCIC
University of New Brunswick
Department of Chemical Engineering

Ying Zheng has made major contributions in the areas of catalytic reaction engineering, novel catalytic material and chemical process development. She has developed a number of innovative and commercially viable technologies. She has been recognized for her work nationally and internationally through numerous awards and fellowships. Zheng has been an active member of the CIC. She has been a member of the executive committee of Catalysis Division.  She was the scientific program chair of the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and has been involved inmany conference and awards committees.

The 2013 Fellows of the CIC are:

Bruce Lennox, FCIC
McGill University
Department of Chemistry

Trained as a physical organic chemist, Bruce Lennox has been very active in the development of electrochemical biosensors and nanomaterials. He has mentored over 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Many have gone on to occupy tenure-track or tenured positions in research universities and to occupy senior positions in Canadian and international industry. As chair of the Department of Chemistry at McGill University he has led the revitalization of the department overseeing the hire of 65% of its current faculty, over $40M of renovations and $35M of research funding through CFI, NSERC and FQRNT. He has served as president of the CSC and now serves as chair of the NSERC Evaluation Group in Chemistry. 

Chao-Jun Li, FCIC
McGill University
Department of Chemistry

Chao-Jun Li has made significant contributions to Green Chemistry in Canada and abroad both in terms of the research he has published and also in terms of his dedication to various organizations that promote Green Chemistry in Canada. Li holds the Canadian Research Chair in Green Chemistry and the endowed E.B. Eddy Chair in Chemistry at McGill University. He is co-chair of the CIC’s Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network.  He is director of NSERC CREATE in Green Chemistry and a co-director of the provincially funded Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis in Québec. He was the scientific Chair of the IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry held in Ottawa in 2010 and other symposia and conferences also relating to the topic.  He was awarded the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award and the U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

Christian Reber, FCIC
Université de Montréal
Department of Chemistry

Over the past 20 years, spectroscopy has played the key role in Christian Reber’s research at the Université de Montréal, as he has developed and applied a variety of advanced spectroscopic techniques in order to gain new insight on inorganic and materials chemistry. Reber received the Gerhard Herzberg Award from the Canadian Society for Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy and was the Hans and Marlies Zimmer International Scholar in Residence at the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the “Réseau québécois sur les matériaux de pointe”, RQMP, a center with significant materials characterization infrastructure at Université de Montréal and École Polytechnique, and participates in the Canada-wide RISE undergraduate student exchange program. He has been involved with the CIC Inorganic Division, presently as its vice-chair, and has served on many conference and awards committees.