Gwen Bailey wins the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Gwen Bailey, a former doctoral student in the department, won the Alice Wilson Award from the Royal Society of Canada for her outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present.

Gwen Bailey’s nationally acclaimed research spans synthetic inorganic chemistry, mass spectrometry, and catalysis. Her doctoral research exposed modes of undesired reactivity for the dominant, highly-active ruthenium catalysts during olefin metathesis, an exceptionally powerful and “green” technology for building carbon-carbon bonds. For her postdoctoral research at Caltech, Gwen will synthesize new metal clusters that mimic the structure of biological active sites, and explore their reactivity towards small molecules relevant to sustainability.

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