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2011 Award Winners

Congratulations to the four winners of the 2011 CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards:

Curtis P. Berlinguette, University of Calgary
Curtis P. Berlinguette obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 2000, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. Kim R. Dunbar. Following two years of postdoctoral studies at Harvard University under the direction of Prof. Richard H. Holm, he joined the faculty at the University of Calgary in 2006 as a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion. The overarching goal of his inorganic research program is to convert sunlight into more usable forms of energy. His specific objectives are to design metal complexes that efficiently convert light into electricity in dye-sensitized solar cells, and to develop catalysts to help store this electrical energy in solar fuels. With grateful acknowledgment of a CNC/IUPAC Travel Award for 2011, he will attend the IUPAC XIXth International Symposium on Photophysics and Photochemistry of Coordination Compounds in Strasbourg, France.

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
Jennifer Love received her PhD in 2000 under the direction of Prof. Paul Wender at Stanford University. She was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Robert Grubbs at Caltech from 2000-2003. She joined the faculty of the University of British Columbia in 2003 and was promoted to associate professor in 2009. Her research interests include the mechanistic investigation of M-X bond reactivity and applications in organic synthesis. She will be attending the 16th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Toward Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 16) in Shanghai, China in July 2011.


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.