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The W.A.E. McBryde Medal is presented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2019 winner of the W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

Jean-François Masson
Université de Montréal

Jean-François Masson is full professor of chemistry at the Université de Montréal. He received a BSc in chemistry from the Université de Sherbrooke, and a PhD from Arizona State University and did a postdoc at Georgia Tech. His expertise in biosensing integrates the concepts of plasmonic materials, instrument development, surface chemistry for the detection of broad range of molecules directly in crude samples. He has published more than 100 research articles and his research has led to filing more than 10 patents on various instrumental, materials or surface chemistry innovations for biosensing. He is an associate editor for the Analyst of RSC publishing. In 2015, Masson co-founded Affinité Instruments, a Canadian start-up company commercializing SPR instrumentation. He received several awards including the Tomas Hirschfeld Award, a NSERC discovery accelerator, the Fred Beamish Award and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for research at the Max-Planck Institute. In 2017, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry – UK and more recently, he was named in the 2018 power list of the top 40 under 40 analytical scientists from The Analytical Scientist – UK.

Past Winners


Juewen Liu

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Zhifeng Ding

Western University
Society: CSC

Aicheng Chen

Lakehead University
Society: CSC

Hua-Zhong (Hogan) Yu

Simon Fraser University
Society: CSC

Lars Konermann

Western University
Society: CSC

Aaron Wheeler

University of Toronto
Society: CSC