Formerly the Maxxam Award
Sponsored by the University of Windsor
The Ricardo Aroca Award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.
The 2020 winner of the Ricardo Aroca Award is:
Xing-Fang Li, FCIC
University of Alberta
Xing-Fang Li received B.Sc. (1983) in Chemistry from Hangzhou (Zhejiang) University, M.Sc. (1986) in Environmental Chemistry from the Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, M.Sc. (1990) in Analytical Chemistry from Brock University (Canada), and Ph.D. (1995) in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada. After postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta (1994-1997), she worked as a research scientist for a mass spectrometry company (1997-1999) and as the Director of the Analytical Division for a biopharma company (2000-2001). She joined the faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2011, where she is now Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Analytical and Environmental Toxicology. Her research focuses on the development of analytical/bioanalytical technologies and their applications to studying the occurrence, human exposure, and toxicological effects of environmental contaminants.