EDUCATION:

B.S. Loras College, Iowa (Chemistry) 1967
M.Sc. Brock University (Inorganic Chemistry) 1971
Ph.D. McMaster University (Inorganic Chemistry) 1974 (defended 1973)

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Member: American Chemical Society (ACS) & Divisions of Fluorine Chemistry & Inorganic Chemistry
Canadian Institute of Chemistry (CIC),
Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (2002- )

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS:

1980-90 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University Research Fellowship, McMaster University

1986 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Young Scientist Travel Award

1996 President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, McMaster University (honorable mention)

1997 President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, McMaster University

1998, 1999 Canada Council Killam Research Fellow

1998 Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, American Chemical Society

1999 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

1999 Recipient of the Kazuo Nakamoto Distinguished Lectureship

2002 Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for outstanding contributions to industrial or academic inorganic chemistry)

2002 Alcan Lecture Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for a distinguished contribution in the fields of inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry)

2003 E.W.R. Steacie, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for a distinguished contribution to chemistry)

2007 Brock University Alumni Association’s “Thirty from the Past Thirty Award” (recognizes alumni who have built upon their Brock experience and enjoyed further significant achievements through their contributions to Canada and beyond)

2010 Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


RESEARCH FUNDING (past & present):

NSERC
PRF
U.S. Air Force
Canada Council (Killam Research Fellowship)