UBC chemist receives Rutherford Memorial Medal

Chemistry building at UBC. Photo by: Xicotencatl, CC.

UBC chemist and chemical engineer Curtis Berlinguette has been awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry for his research in solar energy conversion technologies.

Berlinguette’s lab has developed a new class of stable and high performance chromophores for mesoscopic solar cells, and invented distinctive protocols for accessing state-of-the-art heterogeneous catalysts that form hydrogen fuels and convert carbon dioxide into more usable products.

Berlinguette was recently awarded a NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. He is also a CIFAR Fellow, the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and a Tier II Canada Research Chair.

The Rutherford Memorial Medals, awarded for outstanding research in any branch of physics and chemistry, were established in 1980 by the Royal Society of Canada in memory of Lord Rutherford of Nelson.

Alex Walls
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