Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award
Submit a Nomination: To nominate someone for this award,
fill out the nomination form and submit your complete package as one pdf.
Consult the Terms of Reference
View the complete list of current and past winners
The 2012 winner is:
Université de Montréal
Department of Chemistry
Françoise Winnik was born and educated in France where she earned a Diplome d’Ingénieur chimiste of the École nationale supérieure de chimie de Mulhouse. She obtained her PhD in organic chemistry and photochemistry from the University of Toronto. After post-doctoral studies in medical genetics, she worked for 12 years as a research scientist in the Xerox Research Center of Canada. She joined McMaster University in 1993 as an associate professor in chemistry and physics. Since 2000, she holds a joint position as professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry of the Université de Montréal. Since 2011, she is a principal investigator at the Montreal Satellite Laboratory in the WPI Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics of the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. She is executive editor of Langmuir, the ACS journal of surface and colloid science. Her group is best known for their work on the chemistry of amphiphilic polymers: their self-assembly in water, their analysis by analytical tools such as pressure perturbation calorimetry (PPC) and field flow fractionation, and their applications in nanomedicine. She is also keenly interested in issues related to the toxicity of metal and semi-conductor nanoparticles.
Terms of Reference top
This award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering.
Deadline: July 2 of every year
Sponsor: NOVA Chemicals Corporation
Award: A framed scroll, $2,000 cash prize
The award shall be presented at the annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition or Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. The recipient will be required to present an award lecture.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
- Past Chair of the CIC Board of Directors as non-voting Chair
- Past Chair of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division
- Two past Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division award winners
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW