2018 Ludwig Mond Award Winner


Professor Warren Piers
Professor Warren Piers
University of Calgary

 

Awarded for outstanding contributions to the detailed mechanistic understanding of catalytic reactions, including FLP hydrosilations, olefin metathesis and small molecule activation processes


About the Winner


Warren Piers obtained his B.Sc. degree at the University of British Columbia in 1984 and continued there as a NSERC Postgraduate Scholar, graduating with a Ph.D. in 1988. He spent two years at the California Institute of Technology as an NSERC and Killam Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1990, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, moving to the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor in 1995. In 2000, he was promoted to the S. Robert Blair Chair in Polymerization Catalysis, and in 2013, was named a Tier I Canada Research Chair in the Mechanisms of Homogeneous Catalysis. His research interests include catalysis with perfluoroaryl boranes and transition metal organometallic compounds, focusing on mechanisms. 

His work is described in over 230 scholarly publications and 15 patents. He has held a Sloan Fellowship (1996), an NSERC E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2001) and the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship (2012). In addition to several national awards, he has held a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship (2014) and a Humboldt Research Award holder at the University of Tübingen (2015-2017). He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and is currently an Associate Editor for Dalton Transactions.


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