UBC chemist receives Rutherford Memorial Medal

September 29, 2016

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.

For more information, contact…

UBC Public Affairs

  • Energy
  • Chemistry

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Faculty of Science

Office of the Dean, Earth Sciences Building
2178–2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada
V6T 1Z4
UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. A bookmark An ribbon to indicate a special marker. Calendar A calendar. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Time A clock. Chats Two speech clouds. External link An arrow pointing up and to the right. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. A Facemask The medical facemask. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Lock, closed A closed padlock. Lock, open An open padlock. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Mask A protective face mask. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Money A money bill. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. RSS Curved lines indicating information transfer. Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.