Prestigious Polanyi Prize in Chemistry awarded to uOttawa Professor

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stephen Newman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of Ottawa is the recipient of the 2016 Polanyi Prize.  He is being recognized for his work in developing new chemical reactions and processes for application in the pharmaceutical, fine, and bulk chemical industries.

The Prestigious Polanyi Prize was created by the Government of the Province of Ontario in honour of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  This annual fund provides up to five prizes annually to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university.

The prizes have a value of $20,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) awarded the prize, which recognize outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career. The $20,000 prize will allow Professor Newman the opportunity to pursue his research, while contributing to Canada’s international research profile.

Read the news release by the Council of Ontario Universities

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