Formerly the Maxxam Award

Sponsored by the University of Windsor

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.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

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.

Past Winners


John Headley

Environment Canada
Society: CSC

Lars Konermann

Western University
Society: CSC

Diane Beauchemin

Queen's University
Society: CSC

Michael A. Quilliam, FCIC

National Research Council Canada
Society: CSC

David D. Y. Chen

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Sergey Krylov

York University
Society: CSC

Jim Luong

Dow Chemicals Canada ULC
Society: CSC