Awards & Other Recognition

  1. University Scholar Recipient (2015)
  2. Rutherford Memorial Medal from the Royal Society of Canada ("for outstanding research in physics and in chemistry") (2014)
  3. Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences ("for exceptional research contributions from a scientist or engineer aged 40 or younger") (2013)
  4. E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship ("to highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research") (2013)
  5. Annual Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science ("to a young member of the scientific community who has distinguished himself/herself by a pioneering and important contribution") (2012)
  6. Dirac Medal (World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists; "for the outstanding theoretical and computational chemist in the world under the age of 40") (2012)
  7. Acenet Lecture Series (2012)
  8. Keith Laidler Award (Canadian Society for Chemistry; "for distinguished contribution to the field of physical chemistry while working in Canada. The award recognizes early achievement in the awardees independent research career.") (2011)
  9. Canadian Society for Chemistry "Best Student Chapter Award" (I am the advisor to the chapter) (2009)
  10. Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2008-2010)
  11. Premier’s Research Excellence Award (Ontario Government) (2004)
  12. Research Innovation Award (Research Corp.) (2004)
  13. Wiley International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Award (2002)
  14. Scholarship to the Kenneth Pitzer Symposium (2000)