Sponsored by Canadian Light Source Inc., CIC Materials Chemistry Division and Western University, Department of Chemistry 

Canadian Light Source

The Canadian Light Source T.K. Sham Award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to materials chemistry both in terms of research and mentoring while working in Canada.

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The 2019 winner of the Canadian Light Source T.K. Sham Award in Materials Chemistry is:

J.C. (Tito) Scaiano, O.C., FCIC
University of Ottawa

J.C. (Tito) Scaiano currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Applied Photochemistry at the University of Ottawa. His work has been recognized with many national and international awards. In 2002, he was awarded with the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal in Science and Engineering and three years later appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Scaiano’s scientific career includes the publication of more than 700 scientific papers, 2 books and several book chapters and patents. With an h-index of 77, he is widely recognized for his work in photochemistry and nanotechnology. His interests include organic photochemistry, nanomaterials, catalysis, sunscreens, laser induced photochemistry, and single molecule spectroscopy. In 2017, uOttawa appointed Scaiano as the founding Director of the new Centre for Advanced Materials Research (CAMaR), a new centre promoting the invention, characterization and use of a wide range of materials. Scaiano is also the founder of Luzchem Research, an Ottawa–based instrument manufacturer and the co-founder of the Reactive Intermediates Student Exchange (RISE) that promotes summer internships for undergraduate students. Scaiano has several international collaborations, in Latin-America, Europe and Africa, where he collaborates with local Universities and periodically teaches Master courses.

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