2011 Award Winners
Congratulations to the four winners of the 2011 CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards:
Curtis P. Berlinguette, University of Calgary
David L. Bryce, University of Ottawa
David L. Bryce is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He obtained his B.Sc. (Honours) degree from Queen's University (1998). His Ph.D. thesis work (Dalhousie, 2002) was carried out in the group of Rod Wasylishen at Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta. This was followed by an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship with Ad Bax at the NIH (2003-04). Research interests include solid-state NMR of quadrupolar and low-receptivity nuclides, quantum chemical calculations of NMR parameters, and biomolecular NMR. He currently serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for Canada's National Ultrahigh-Field NMR Facility for Solids. Dr. Bryce will be an invited speaker at an IUPAC-sponsored meeting in August 2011 in Siguenza, Spain: " IUCr Workshop - Categorizing Halogen Bonding and Other Noncovalent Interactions Involving Halogen Atoms".
Jennifer Love, University of British Columbia
Datong Song, University of Toronto
Datong Song received his B.Sc. from Nankai University in 2000, and his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 2003 under the supervision of Prof. Suning Wang. He did postdoctoral research with Prof. Robert H. Morris at the University of Toronto (2003-2004) and then worked with Prof. Stephen J. Lippard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow (2004-2006). In July 2006, he started his independent career at the University of Toronto. His research interests include organometallic chemistry, catalysis, small molecule activations, and luminescent materials. With the support of the 2011 CNC-IUPAC Travel Award, he will attend the 16th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Toward Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 16) in Shanghai, P. R. China.