Chemistry prof wins national award
Chemistry professor Michael Baird has won the 2009 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award, given annually to a researcher in chemistry or chemical engineering who is recognized as a leader in catalysis in Canada.
Dr. Baird’s current research includes the search for new catalysts to be used for “green” syntheses of pharmaceuticals. His team is also in the process of starting a new program to develop a new kind of biodegradable plastics, which would result in reduced litter from such items as grocery bags and disposable coffee cups.
The award consists of an honorarium plus funding for the winner to present a series of lectures across Canada.