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2013 Award Winners

Congratulations to the three winners of the 2013 CNC-IUPAC Travel Awards:

Dennis Hore, University of Victoria
Dennis Hore received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 2003, under the mentorship of Profs. Almeria Natansohn (Queen's Chemistry) and Paul Rochon (Royal Military College, Physics). His dissertation examined the photo-induced orientation of light-responsive polymers. He was then a postdoc in Prof. Geri Richmond’s group at the University of Oregon, studying surfactant and water structure at the air-water interface. Since 2007, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria. His research interests are centred around characterizing the structure of molecules adsorbed at solid surfaces. He is particularly interested in how spectroscopic experiments, electronic structure calculations, and molecular simulations may be combined to arrive at a feature-rich description of interfacial structure. The CNC-IUPAC Travel Award will enable Prof. Hore to participate in the 19th European Conference on Polymer Spectroscopy in Prague, Czech Republic, July 2013.

Jung Kwonn Oh, Concordia University
Jung Kwon Oh is a Canada Research Chair Tier II in Nanobioscience and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Concordia University in Montreal. He earned his PhD degree from the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been employed at Korea Chemical Company in Korea and Dow Chemical Company in Michigan over 10 years. His research has been recognized with several prestigious awards including NSERC PDF in 2004, PCI Outstanding Paper Award in 2010, and CRC Award in 2011. His research interests involve the design and processing of macromolecular nanoscale materials for biomedical applications. The CNC-IUPAC Travel Award will fund Dr. Oh’s participation in the Congress of the European Polymer Federation (EPF-2013) in Pisa, Italy, in June 2013.

Tim Storr, Simon Fraser University
Tim Storr obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Victoria and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2005 working with Prof. Chris Orvig. He then pursued postdoctoral studies with Prof. T. Daniel P. Stack at Stanford studying metalloenzyme mimics. In 2008 he joined the faculty at Simon Fraser University where his inorganic chemistry research program targets the development of bimetallic systems for catalysis, and the investigation of site-directed therapeutics for neurodegenerative disease. His group is currently studying the use of redox-active ligands in catalytic applications. With the support of the CNC-IUPAC Travel Award, he will attend the 16th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Sapporo Japan in August 2013.