David Bryce, who was Trends editor of the journal for the past three years, has taken over the role of Editor-in-Chief with immediate effect.
Professor and University Research Chair in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at the University of Ottawa, he graduated from Dalhousie University in 2002 after working together with Rod Wasylishen. Following a PostDoc with Ad Bax at the NIH in Bethesda, USA, David started his own group at the University of Ottawa in 2005. He has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Keith Laidler Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry. David and his group are especially interested in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of low-frequency quadrupolar nuclei, halogen bonding, double-rotation NMR, biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, and solidstate NMR of inorganic and bioinorganic systems.
$1M over 5 years for Juan (Tito) Scaiano and his partners in South Africa and Kenya for “Light matter interactions: Development of smart photoactive materials for environmental applications". Read the complete article.
Congratulations to Kim Yang-Ping Apperley, Erin Nguyen, Z. Zhou, Jeanne Masson-Makdissi, Nicholas Bode and G. Brunet for their CSC Student Oral and Paper awards. Prizes were given out for undergraduate and graduate student posters and oral presentations delivered as part of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Toronto.
The University of Ottawa established the annual Excellence in Education Prizes to recognize educators of exceptional quality, driven by their passion to advance and share knowledge. These leaders in university education are outstanding in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field and have been recognized by students and peers alike.
University of Ottawa researchers studying everything from smart textile fabrication to new ways to prevent stroke and Alzheimer’s have received a $1.6 million boost from the Government of Canada for the cutting-edge tools they need to keep Canada at the forefront of innovation. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, announced the funding, which will be directed through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Read the complete article.